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College dealt training blow: The week that was May 23 to 29, 1977

BRADFORD College, the country’s only comprehensive college of higher education, was defended by the city’s Community Relations Council this week following the announcement that Bradford District Council was recommending the removal of teacher training from the college.

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Doncaster Wheatley Hall  Engraving

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Material benefits

At the turn of the 19th century, Doncaster had grown into a thriving railway town. Great engineers such as Archibald Sturrock, Patrick Sterling and H A Ivatt were responsible for designing and building notable main-line express locomotives at the town’s works established in the early 1850s. Carriage and wagon construction and repair were also undertaken at the works and the railway industry employed more than 5,000.

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Celebrity bride Pippa Middleton's Leeds links

Celebrity bride Pippa Middleton's Leeds links

It was the celebrity wedding of the year, attracting royalty and stars alike.
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dramatic intervention: Andy Linghan, centre, rises above Mark Bright to power a header past Chris Woods in the Sheffield Wednesday goal in the 120th-minute of the 1993 FA Cup final replay.  (Pictures: PA)

On this day: Andy Linighan’s header proves a dagger to the hearts of Sheffield Wednesday fans as Arsenal complete a Wembley cup double

IT was a season when Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal grew sick of the sight of each other.

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Paddle steamer moored at Victoria Pier, Hull, August 1931

Coast is clear on early aerial views

THEY were bird’s eye views of Yorkshire that only the birds themselves had seen.

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Crackdown in era of unrest: The week that was. May 16 to 22, 1985.

Crackdown in era of unrest: The week that was. May 16 to 22, 1985.

The Conservative government unveiled tough new proposals to reform the law on public order this week in 1985.

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Queen in Hillsborough Park With  Prince Philip 12 July 1977

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Duke down the pit

W hen Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, announced he was retiring from public duty a couple of weeks ago, he was applauded for the countless public engagements he had undertaken.

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The grounds of Kings Manor, York, the planned site to be scanned for a Roman amphitheatre.

After Richard III, could a car park conceal the remains of York’s Roman amphitheatre?

IT would not be the first time a piece of England’s past had been swallowed whole by a car park.

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Middlesbrough's Italian striker Fabrizio Ravanelli is escorted off the pitch after sustaining an injury during the FA Cup final of 1997. (Picture: Reuters)

Bygones: Histrionics of the ‘White Feather’ left Middlesbrough ill-prepared for moment in spotlight

MENTION Middlesbrough’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea two decades ago to any Boro supporter and memories of what happened beforehand quickly come to the fore, as opposed to events on the pitch.

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Wind Power, a clean renewable energy producing no greenhouse gas, consumes no water, and uses little land. The natural flow of air passing through each blade and with each turn, it helps to powers a generator which  in turn makes electricity.
This large EDF Engery Rusholme Wnd Farm, near Newland, Selby, North Yorkshire, is estimated an annual electricity production of 51 Million Kwh, that is the equivalent to electricity consumption of over 11,000 households.

Camera Details: Nikon D4, Len 12-24mm, Shutter speed 1/500sec, Aperture f/8, ISO 160, (timelapse image) using an Nikon MC-36a intervalometer with a frame rate set at 2 secs, taking over 400 images which are then stacked during editing. Picture James Hardisty

Picture post: Winds of change keep blowing across Yorkshire

They have gone on to dominate the local landscape and help provide electricity to thousands of homes, but these wind turbines in East Riding were once the cause of considerable controversy.

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The Yorkshire Air Museum came alive this weekend as specially invited re-enactors brought the site to life, recreating the atmosphere of an operational wartime airbase.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Against All Odds: Yorkshire WW2 airbase roars back to life

A SOARING Spitfire fly-past saw a small corner of North Yorkshire’s wartime history roar back into life.

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Buck's Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982 with 'Making Your Mind Up'.

The best (and the worst) of the United Kingdom's Eurovision song contest entries

From Bucks Fizz to Daz Sampson, the UK has offered its neighbours in Europe some interesting delicacies across the 61-year history of the Eurovision song contest.
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Harrogate stickmaker Ken Horner. Picture: Tony Johnson.

‘By hook or by crook, I’ll help you’ Ken’s walking sticks raise £50,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

If you’re a regular at North Yorkshire’s agricultural shows and auction marts, then chances are you’ve admired the beautiful sticks and shepherd’s crooks made by Ken Horner.

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Royal Exchange, Boar Lane

The Leeds tragedy which killed wife of Britain's first black circus owner

Pablo Fanque was one of the most famous characters in the history of the British circus.

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WATCH: See inside creepy abandoned mansion in the moors

WATCH: See inside creepy abandoned mansion in the moors

This abandoned mansion was once the hunting lodge of a prominent industrialist.

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Author Benjamin Myers' new novel is inspired by the Cragg Vale Coiners who in the 18th century were behind the biggest countefeiting scam the country had ever seen. Picture Tony Johnson.

Money at the root of evil for Yorkshire’s very own Robin Hood

Everyone knows Dick Turpin and more films have been made and books written about Robin Hood than most historical figures, but the name of David Hartley is little known outside of a few historians and a small corner of West Yorkshire.

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Is the White Rose the best emblem for Yorkshire?

Roger Ratcliffe: Why the white rose may not be best choice as our Yorkshire symbol

Back in the 1920s the poet and naturalist Geoffrey Grigson went straight from Oxford to a reporting job in the London office of The Yorkshire Post.

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Chatsworth staff make final adjustments to ' A View of Chatsworth ' by Jan Siberechts, painted circa 1703 which has recently been added to The Devonshire Collection. Picture Scott Merrylees

Flemish landscape artist’s painting offers an insight into how stately home looked in the 18th century

A bird’s-eye view, it captures everything in minute detail – from the colours of the flowers in the elaborate gardens to the splashing water from the numerous fountains.

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PA photo: Phil Noble.

Election and a rural tragedy: The week that was May 9 to 15, 2001

TONY Blair launched Labour’s bid for an historic second term as he announced that the country would be going to the polls on June 7.

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