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My dear old thing... Henry Blofeld to retire from TMS commentary job

Henry Blofeld will retire from his role as commentator on the BBC Radio 4's Test Match Special programme in September.

Cricket
Approximately 13,000 people descended on the neolithic monument in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4.52am - up from 12,000 last year.

Picture special: Flowers and fun as 13,000 gather to mark the summer solstice

Thousands of sun-worshippers witnessed a spectacular dawn as they gathered at Stonehenge for the summer solstice.
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Wonderful windmills are given the stamp of approval in new collection

They are landmarks across the nation which have stood the test of time, and are a lasting testament to industries from a bygone era.

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Windfall for cycling city. The week that was June 20 to 26, 2008

Oil-rich states should use the trillions of dollars they were making from soaring prices to finance new nuclear power plants in Britain, said Prime Minister Gordon Brown during this week in 2008.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Grand opening

Hull-born aviator Mrs Amy Mollinson (better known as Amy Johnson) officially opened Sewerby House and park in brilliant sunshine in front of 15,000 people on June 1, 1936. The Mayor of Bridlington said it was a pleasure to welcome the greatest airwoman in the world. Her record had not been equalled, let alone surpassed.

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The hay bale tank at Lotherton Hall

Staff create amazing 'hay bale tank' at stately home

Tanks on the lawn!

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Are we set for a Downton Abbey movie?

Lily hints at rosy future in Downton Abbey: The Movie

Lily James has hinted that she is in talks over a Downton Abbey film.

What s on
Pontefract to audition new town criers

Pontefract to audition new town criers

It is a tradition that dates back to medieval England.

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The Leeds primary school that was built on the site of a 17th-century gallows

The Leeds primary school that was built on the site of a 17th-century gallows

Today it's a listed building and a busy school in a popular Leeds suburb.
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Tide turns in flood battle: The week that was June 13 to 20, 2002.

Tide turns in flood battle: The week that was June 13 to 20, 2002.

More than 1,000 hectares of land along the River Humber could be turned into flood plains as part of
long-term plans unveiled this week to reduce
the threat posed by rising sea
levels.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Rise of the tram

After submitting plans for the Spen Valley Light Railways Order in 1899, and a further one in 1900, the British Electric Traction Group established a subsidiary company – the Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways Co Ltd (YWD). The YWD was to operate tramways radiating from Dewsbury, to feed the heavy woollen districts of Thornhill, Ravensthorpe, Heckmondwike, Batley, Liversedge, Hightown, Moorend and Birkenshaw.

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Waterloo Lake: The secrets lurking in its murky depths

Waterloo Lake: The secrets lurking in its murky depths

Thousands of triathletes swam in its waters this weekend as Roundhay Park welcomed the World Series races.

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Look carefully: The hidden Leeds air raid shelters you can still see

Look carefully: The hidden Leeds air raid shelters you can still see

As war loomed in 1938, work began to prepare industrial Leeds for the expected aerial attacks.
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Clifford's Tower in York.

Campaigners lose challenge over visitor centre plan for Clifford's Tower in York

Campaigners have lost their High Court challenge against a plan for a visitor centre at one of the best known historical monuments in northern England.

Environment
PA photo; Stefan Rousseau

Euro ‘not ruled out’ says Hague: The week that was June 6-12, 1998.

Tory Opposition leader William Hague suggested this week that his hardline stance against the European single currency might soften if it proved over time to be an economic boon and did not create a European superstate.

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Bentley colliery underground

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Pit’s tragic past

Coal mining costs, in terms of human life, were extremely high throughout 19th and 20th centuries. Mining communities were extremely fortunate if they did not experience loss of life on a large scale. Sadly, Bentley colliery was to witness two disasters during its existence from 1908 to 1994.

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The 'secret' railway station beneath Leeds's modern platforms

The 'secret' railway station beneath Leeds's modern platforms

Leeds Station - one of the busiest in the country and a hub of the national rail network.
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A visitor to York Minister tries out the app. Picture by Tony Johnson

Choirboy who saved York Minster brought back to life in augmented reality app

THERE could hardly be a better guide for American visitors to York Minster than the choirboy to whom it owes its continued existence.

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Sharlston Colliery.

Pit community sees mining end: The week that was: May 30 to June 5, 1993.

SHARSTON’S winding gear ground to a halt after 128 years, when the last full shift ended at Yorkshire’s oldest working pit this week in 1993.

Analysis
Newby Hall and Garden

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Grandest designs

Yorkshire has much to offer in the way of great country houses. Of infinite variety in terms of age and grandeur, they are glorious survivors of a bygone age.

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