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'Most decorated' soldier's medals return home to Yorkshire

Is this 20th-century Yorkshire soldier one of Britain's most decorated servicemen?

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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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The Kirkgate exhibit at York Castle Museum

Dick Turpin’s old haunt in York in line for a makeover

IT WAS the one place in York no-one wanted to see the inside of: a collection of prison buildings housing women, debtors and, at one stage, the highwayman Dick Turpin.

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Puppy Mij indicates the next move in a game of dominos with her paw to the warden of Stainforth Youth Hostel, near Settle, in 1956.

Puppy who played dominos

Meet Mij the puppy who enjoyed a game of dominos.

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Desert Storm raises tensions: The week that was January 17 to 23 1991

AN arson attack on a mosque in Batley, West Yorkshire, prompted Home Secretary Kenneth Baker to warn that Britain would not tolerate attacks on law-abiding British Muslims who might support Saddam Hussein.

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Rossington first sod

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Pit’s sinking hopes

Photographs showing a sod cutting ceremony prior to the sinking of a new colliery are rare. An exception is Rossington Colliery near Doncaster, the exciting event being captured in 1912 by well known postcard photographer Edgar Leonard Scrivens. This was probably only one of two occasions the pit made spectacular headlines; the other occasion was during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike, but more of that later.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

Norwegian vessel takes off crew of 20

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Funeral of King George V in January 1936.  The Queen's coach driving from Windsor Station to St. George's Chapel . The picture was brought by aeroplane to Yorkshire.

A King’s farewell from the Yorkshire Post archives

This picture of the funeral of George V was specially flown by aeroplane from London to Yorkshire to make it into the latest edition in 1936.

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Then United Nations Secretery General Javier Perez de Cuellar, left, shakes hands with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, in this Sept. 14, 1987 file photo.  (AP Photo/File)

UN chief in late Iraq peace bid: The week that was January 10 to 16 1991

IN a last-ditch effort to prevent war in Iraq, United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar left on a diplomatic mission to Baghdad this week in 1991.

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Bramham House just before the fire  views from Park watercolour by Ziegler

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Bramham’s Trials

After a disastrous fire in 1828 Bramham Park house lay derelict for the remainder of the 19th century. Rebuilt prior to the First World War, when many other country houses and estates were being broken up, it is now thriving. The grounds play host to one of the country’s foremost rock events as well as the annual Bramham International Horse Trials

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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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Video: 50 years on, a final farewell on Coniston Water to record-breaker Donald Campbell

IN AN age in which it seemed Britain could still lead the world, Donald Campbell stood head and shoulders above almost everyone.

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National Coal Mining Museum for England

YP Comment: Industry’s mine of information

SEVENTY years after the nationalisation of the coal industry, the National Coal Mining Museum already has a rich seam of archive material for its forthcoming exhibition chronicling the history of an industry that – literally – powered Britain until Kellingley Colliery, the country’s last deep mine, closed in December 2015.

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Mining for memories of days when coal was king

IT came in on a great wave of optimism, sweeping away a system that had existed for centuries and bringing hundreds of private firms under government ownership.

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Pressure to axe soccer ID plan: The week that was January 3 to 9, 1989.

Pressure to axe soccer ID plan: The week that was January 3 to 9, 1989.

IN New Year week 1989, the government was under increasing pressure from backbench MPs to scrap its proposed football club identity card scheme – or risk defeat in Parliament.

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York Carriage Works First Class  Seats being Upholstered

Nostalgia on Tuesday: The full works

York is perhaps best known for its ancient history, but there are also other aspects to its past that are equally fascinating. One example is the former sprawling Carriage works that once provided work for up to 3,000.

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Craven dialect to be saved through new Settle heritage project

ARTS AND Heritage charity Settle Stories has been awarded £49,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to focus on the history and stories of a Craven poet and help save his rare dialect.

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the wheel of the new 133mph Austin Rover car, outside 10 Downing Street. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: PA

Terrorism and local politics: The Week that was December 27, 1985 to January 2, 1986

EIGHTEEN people were killed and 120 injured in simultaneous twin terrorist attacks at Rome and Vienna airports this week.

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Sheffield's Hole in the Road

Nostalgia on Tuesday: The Hole Truth

Good intentions do not always turn out as anticipated. This was the case with Sheffield’s ‘Hole in the Road’, a development opened on November 27, 1967.

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Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Jessie Macdonald of Francis Street, Leeds, will have a cold lunch on Christmas Day.

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