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Century-old narrow boat uncovered at canal site

IT was once the site of a thriving waterway, bustling with canal traffic serving the industrial sites along its banks near Chesterfield.

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The remains of the old spur, which ran into Harehills Avenue

Roadworks uncover forgotten Leeds tramway

Excavation work on a main Leeds road has uncovered a fascinating glimpse into the area's past.
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The food scare over toxic soil: The week that was August 15 to 21, 2006

The food scare over toxic soil: The week that was August 15 to 21, 2006

A major health alert was launched in York this week in 2006, after tests revealed that soil on allotments was contaminated by lead and arsenic. Allotment holders were warned not to eat food produced on the land around a pupil support centre at Danegate off Fulford Road, and anyone who had visited the area was told to remove clothing and shoes before entering their homes to avoid taking contaminated soil inside.

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Bridlington new Spa and opera house

Nostalgia on Tuesday: A spa is born

Bridlington’s Spa, the Spa Royal Hall and the Theatre, have provided a wide variety of exceptional entertainment and facilities stretching back over many years. The area has experienced highs and low points.

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The Harrying of the North: Yorkshire's own Game of Thrones plot

The Harrying of the North: Yorkshire's own Game of Thrones plot

One of the bloodiest chapters in Yorkshire's history is the inspiration for a long-running Game of Thrones storyline.

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Meet the Yorkshire couple who have set up a cheese museum

Meet the Yorkshire couple who have set up a cheese museum

One Yorkshire couple are so passionate about cheese they have launched a museum devoted to the stuff. Joan Ransley meets the Swinscoes.

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Chairman of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust Sarah McLeod at the historic Grade 1 listed house, near Rotherham. Picture Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire first as National Trust partner with Wentworth Woodhouse

IT’S future was put in safe hands when it was sold for £7m back in March, but now the protectors of Wentworth Woodhouse are to work with the gatekeepers of English conservation, the National Trust, in the first partnership of its kind in Yorkshire.

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Britains Sebastian Coe runs along the track carrying the flag after winning the gold medal 8/11 in the 1,500m run.
8/11/84-Los Angeles.

Coe races to Olympic glory: The week that was August 8 to 15, 1984.

One man was killed and 20 people injured when police fired plastic bullets at a Belfast Republican rally in an attempt to capture the banned Noraid leader Martin Galvin.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: All round appeal

Games involving individuals hitting a ball with a suitably shaped piece of wood extend back many centuries. How and when this activity developed into a game where the thrower of the ball takes aim at a target defended by the person with a bat is, unfortunately, unknown. There is also no clear evidence about when the person with the bat attempted to score points.

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A CGI of the development at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds.

How Kirkstall continues to Forge into future

A 21st century village is emerging out of industrial land on the fringe of Leeds city centre. Sharon Dale reports on the rise of Kirkstall Forge.

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The Black Bull, Boroughbridge.

A tour of Britain via its historic coaching inns

They are visible reminders of an earlier age. Roger Protz tells Phil Penfold why he took a tour of Britain via its historic coaching inns.

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Indian Brass Band Bombay Baja at Holy Trinity Infant School, Ripon.

Throwback Thursday: Yorkshire's only street arts festival in 2007

Ten years ago, the Green Space Festival was in full swing across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Boroughbridge.

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Faster train on Pennine line: The week that was August 1 to 7, 2003

Faster train on Pennine line: The week that was August 1 to 7, 2003

A new fleet of faster trains and a £280m investment were planned to revitalise Yorkshire’s flagship rail route across the Pennines, it was announced this week in 2003.

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Bike Route: A course where you’ll go flat out

Bike Route: A course where you’ll go flat out

One of the best things about cycling in Yorkshire is the wide variety of landscapes we have at our disposal. A few weeks ago I took on one of the hilliest loops I’ve ever undertaken in the North York Moors, and this week I was in South Yorkshire to sample arguably the flattest long-distance ride I’ve ever undertaken. That’s not to say it was any less of a challenge, or any less enjoyable; as each terrain brings with it its own unique characteristics.

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Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

A Yorkshire castle has had to return an insurance pay-out after four 'stolen' candlesticks re-appeared in strange circumstances.

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The abandoned village of Lodge. Picture: Yorkshire Water

Abandoned Dales village is preserved after new features discovered by dig

A conservation project to protect newly exposed features of an abandoned village in the Dales has been completed.

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Anne Buckley with the book of memoirs by German PoWs in Skipton. Picture: Simon Hulme

Unearthed after a century: Remarkable story of forgotten PoW camp in the Dales

THEIR MEMORIES, like their footsteps over the Dales, had been lost in the winds of time.

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Family first for moderate Blair: The week that was July 25 to 31, 1994

Tony Blair kicked off his drive to establish Labour as the party speaking up for family this week in 1994, by saying it was wrong for a mother to seek to have a child outside of a steady relationship.

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Lotherton Hall April 1979

Nostalgia on Tuesday: History behind art

Sir Alvary and Lady Gascoigne donated Lotherton Hall to Leeds in 1968. Their gift included a magnificent garden, parkland, an art collection as well as an endowment fund. A little later the hall became one of three art museums run by Leeds City Council, the others being Leeds City Art Gallery and Temple Newsam House.

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York Glaziers Trust director Sarah Brown. Picture by Simon Hulme

How they spared York’s windows for the world

IT WAS a rare propaganda slip-up by the Nazis. A careless word from an official revealed that its latest airborne offensive was not the “retaliatory measure” Goebbels had claimed but a concerted attempt to destroy Britain’s cultural treasures.

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