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Harewood House to open for Christmas for the first time in five years

Autumn usually heralds the closure of one of Yorkshire's finest country houses to the public.
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John Prescott chatting about Regional Assembly during an interview in Leeds on Saturday 17th Januray 2004.

Forum’s vision for the North: The week that was September 19 - 25, 2004

The North might one day be able to compete economically with London and the South-East – but only if there was massive spending on new homes and better transport to help realise the region’s untapped potential, said a forum of business and political leaders this week in 2004.

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'Brother Thomas' Don Holton of  Sheffied based Heuristics with 'Monks' from left Rebecca Kirby 7 yrs; Kerry 7yrs and Emma Goddard 6yrs at the 850th anniverary celebrations at Roche Abbey

Nostagia on Tuesday: The Abbey habit

Much has been written about the lead-up to Henry VIII’s savage dissolution of the monasteries but little is mentioned about the actual dismantling of the buildings. This is not the case with Roche Abbey, near Rotherham.

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Pictures of the day... Stunning images that made the news in Yorkshire and further afield

From the aftermath of Parson’s Green to London Fashion Week, here are the images that made the news on Monday.

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5 Sept 2017...John Adam cleans the newly restored memorial, inside Doncaster Minster, to the men of the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons who died during the First World War. Picture Scott Merrylees

Search on for relatives of Yorkshire fallen remembered on war memorial

THEIR NAMES were etched into the limestone monument, so in the generations to come, a town could remember their sacrifice.

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RAF re-open radar base on Britain's most northerly island

RAF re-open radar base on Britain's most northerly island

A remote Cold War radio base on a Scottish island is being re-opened for the first time in over a decade.

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Utopia in Sheffield: Life in a Victorian commune

Utopia in Sheffield: Life in a Victorian commune

It was one of the country’s first communes, but within two years the idyll was over amid arguments and recriminations. Stephen McClarence looks back on John Ruskin’s St George’s Farm.

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The long haul: Portraits which tell the story of our fishing heritage

Having spent four years photographing Britain’s fishing industry, Joanne Coates tells Sarah Freeman how she earned her sea legs.

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Pubs are struggling financially in the current climate.

28,000 pubs close as industry is now facing a ‘ticking time bomb’

AS MANY as 28,000 pubs have closed since the 1970s as the sector faces a “ticking time bomb” over its future, a report published today has warned.

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'Blind-friendly' Jane Austen £10 banknote enters circulation

A new £10 banknote celebrating Jane Austen has entered circulation and will start to show up in people's pockets in the coming days and weeks.

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Lyceum Theatre Pirates of Penzance  David Ian Centre Plays Frederick Dec 1990

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Theatres aflame

Some of Sheffield’s old theatres experienced far greater dramas than anything they put on stage.

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Stamp collector Richard Smith looks at his collection. Picture Tony Johnson.

Why stamp collecting might be on the brink of a comeback

It might be second only to trainspotting when it comes to nerd value, but Sarah Freeman meets the men determined to inject a little cool into the art of stamp collecting.

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Ken Dash, outside Bishop's House.

Historic house wasn’t home to bishops after all

IT is one of Sheffield’s oldest and most interesting buildings which has enthralled historians for generations.

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Fancy living in a former foghorn station on the Yorkshire coast?

Fancy living in a former foghorn station on the Yorkshire coast?

Its romantic name evokes its past as a cornerstone of maritime history - and now Hornblower Lodge near Whitby is up for sale.

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History of Bradford fire brigade reveals the service's deadliest years

History of Bradford fire brigade reveals the service's deadliest years

From mill blazes to the Low Moor disaster, Bradford City Fire Brigade has faced challenges and tragedies during its long and distinguished history.

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John Gaunt, Joint MD of Edwin Woodhouse Co Ltd, looking through one of the many guards books.

Picture James Hardisty.

‘Significant’ textile collection secured for the future

IT is one of the most significant woven textile archives in the country, that helps to tell the social history of one of West Yorkshire’s mill towns - and now, its future has been secured.

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Alarm mounts over heroin: The week that was September 5 to 11, 1995.

Alarm mounts over heroin: The week that was September 5 to 11, 1995.

Clear evidence of Britain’s growing heroin problem emerged in official figures released by the Home Office this week in 1985, revealing that increasing quantities of the drug were being smuggled into the country.

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Hatfield Main 1971

Nostalgia on Tuesday: King coal’s demise

Hatfield Main was the last colliery to close in South Yorkshire, an area once proudly boasting over 30 pits which provided work for tens of thousands.

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Matilda Jones with the 'Excalibur' sword she found.

Yorkshire schoolgirl left stunned after discovering 'King Arthur's' legendary Excalibur

A schoolgirl could become the stuff of legend after pulling a 4ft sword from the same Cornish lake where King Arthur's Excalibur was famously thrown.

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Dig will reveal remains of punishment treadmill at Yorkshire prison

Dig will reveal remains of punishment treadmill at Yorkshire prison

It was once home to the world's largest treadmill.
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