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Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

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A silver and gold hoard (927 AD) found in the Vale of York in 2007 and acquired jointly by the British Museum, the Yorkshire Museum and Harrogate Museum. Picture: Trustees of the British Museum and York Museums Trust.

Seven best archeological hoards found in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has been at the heart of English history for more than 2,000 years and its past and its landscape have been shaped by Roman and Viking invaders, the War of the Roses and the English Civil War.

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Flying Scotsman will be one of four locos travelling in tandem

Y17 conference: Unique rail date as Flying Scotsman meets new Azuma loco

THE PAST, present and future of Yorkshire’s east coast main line will converge in a unique rail event next month, it was announced today.

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The Vikings have returned to Jorvik.

Culture clash as Viking life is relived in 21st century York

IT IS a clash of cultures like no other: the “Great Heathen Army” of Danish warriors who built a fortress in Viking York are being brought back to virtual life as a 21st century “national centre of excellence”.

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The Lister Arms  in Malham.

Dales pub voted among Britain’s top dogs

A DALES pub has been named one of the most dog friendly in Britain.

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Yorkshire’s literary tourism trail

Everyone knows that books are good for the soul, but now it turns out that they are also providing a boost to Yorkshire’s tourism industry.

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The TV cast of Fat Friends

Exclusive: Fat Friends the Musical to premiere in Leeds this year

A slimming club where the members confessed their inner most secrets while desperately try to shed a few more pounds proved a TV ratings winner. And now Fat Friends, created by Yorkshire screenwriter Kay Mellor, is about to get a new lease of life as a musical.

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Video: Inside the newly-restored Ferens Gallery in Hull

It was on January 12, 1917 that the industrialist and philanthropist Thomas Robinson Ferens bought a plot of land in the centre of Hull to build a brand new gallery. So it was something of a happy coincidence that exactly 100 years on the gallery which bears his name reopened its doors following a £5m renovation project.

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An art installation titled Arrivals and Departures by arts collective 'imitating the dog' is projected onto The Deep in Hull, forming part of the Made in Hull series marking the official opening of its tenure as UK City of Culture.

‘How this culture extravaganza has already changed opinions of Hull’

AROUND 60,000 people poured into Hull to see the opening night of City of Culture 2017, with tens of thousands more experiencing the spectacular fireworks display from vantage points across the North and South bank of the Humber.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is expected to bring record crowds

How to get an 18-day break on just nine days’ leave this spring

TOURISTS flocking to Yorkshire to see the third running of the county’s annual cycle race will help create what officials are expecting to be a record period of trade this spring.

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Ballet dancers Alice Rathbone, Benjamin Jones, Daisy Edwards and Daisy Kerry recreate The Nutcracker in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth House. Picture: F Stop Press

Five golden rings: Yorkshire’s poshest Christmas trees

When Kelly Smith says she makes two guys from building services attend bauble- hanging classes before they get near one of Castle Howard’s Christmas trees, she’s not entirely joking. While the workshops aren’t formal, Kelly, who is known as Fairy Christmas around the North Yorkshire stately home, has certain rules that must be obeyed.

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‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Sue Fisher, Director of Development at Ampleforth Abbey and College  walking by the abbey

As its monks win £3m from the lottery, Downton’s creator says it all started at Ampleforth

IT IS one of Yorkshire’s most significant abbeys yet also, perhaps, its most secluded. But an injection of nearly £3m from the national lottery could soon change that.

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Enid and Peter Nutland (l) from the Blackpool Church return the ancient cross to Canon Barry Pyke, Canon for Rural Engagement and Education and Ripon Cathedral Dean, The Very Rev. John Dobson (s).

Back in Yorkshire! Ripon Cathedral return for ancient Saxon stone

Ripon Cathedral held a special service to mark the return to the city of an ancient Saxon stone, which had been housed for many years in a Lancashire church.
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The Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman to visit Worth Valley

The World-famous Flying Scotsman is to make an appearance at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway next year.

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Inside the Standedge Tunnel

Legging it across the Pennines: Engineers descend on Standedge Tunnel

Britain’s longest and deepest canal tunnel, along a three-and-a-quarter mile path beneath the Pennines, is getting its annual “health check”.

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Mark Ellis with the tools of his trade. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

Dry stone circle: Lost art of the labyrinth

In a forest on the edge of the North York Moors stands a stone circle, its entrance marked with standing stones aligned to the midsummer sunrise. The circle is part of something bigger – a vast maze, full of tricks and blind endings and features with mysterious sounding names such as smout holes, moon gates, bee boles and squeezer stiles. The walls are too high to see over, but when you look closer you see they have been inscribed by hundreds of people, who came to leave their mark in stone, as long ago as... well, 2016 actually.

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Parts of Cliffords Tower which have been unseen for decades will be revealed once more after planners approved an ambitious English Heritage project to transform the visitor experience

Hidden York: Revamp will open up ‘lost’ parts of Clifford’s Tower

PLANS for a radical revamp of one of Yorkshire’s oldest and most popular tourist attractions have been given the go-ahead.

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Investment in attractions in the likes of Scarborough has helped put Yorkshire in the tourism spotlight this year, Sir Gary Verity said, as new figures showed VisitBritain had secured record-breaking tourism spend from international and domestic visitors.   Picture: Ceri Oakes

Why everybody’s flocking to Brexit Britain

BRITAIN’S future economic strength may well depend on progressive post-Brexit government policy but one of the economy’s great pillars of strength already offers encouraging reassurance for this new era.

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