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Weekend Walk: Leck Fell & Gragareth

Until last summer the wall which runs across the top of Gragareth - at 2060ft the highest point in Lancashire - marked the western boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Walks and Cycling
Picture Bruce Rollinson

Bike Route: Journey into heart of the Dales

Tomorrow sees this year’s Tour de Yorkshire reach its conclusion and to mark that occasion I went on a ride this week that features many of the same roads included on the final stage.

Analysis
PIC: Richard Ponter

Steamy romance: North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s 50 year labour of love

As it celebrates a landmark anniversary, Phil Penfold boards the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to discover how we all fell back in love with steam.

News
Cold spell hits farmers hard: The week that was April 25 to May 2, 1986

Cold spell hits farmers hard: The week that was April 25 to May 2, 1986

AGRICULTURAL experts believed the prolonged cold spell could spell disaster for some of the region’s farmers, who were fighting against the worst spring temperatures for decades.

Heritage
Firefighters deal with a huge blaze at a mill on Lumb Lane in Bradford . Picture Tony Johnson

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Fighting fires

Looking through a friend’s collection of old postcards, I came across a group of images featuring Yorkshire mill fires from the early 20th century.

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PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

YP Comment: The power of trains old and new

There are few finer sights than seeing Flying Scotsman steaming through the Yorkshire countryside and yesterday the world-famous locomotive was joined by three modern trains to celebrate the “past, present and future” of rail travel on the East Coast main line.

Opinion
Emma Raw from Fryup wearing a headpiece made by artist Bridget Bailey. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

A carved a career from my childhood brush with a wasp

Growing up in Sandsend in the 1960s, Bridget Bailey spent a lot of her youth beachcombing with her sisters and scouring the nearby North York Moors for fascinating objects. “My two sisters are older than me, so they were always finding better things,” she recalls. “But I loved turning over stones to see what was underneath them – maybe some bits of agate, maybe some sphagnum moss.”

News
PIC: James Hardisty

A burning impression on Yorkshire’s great moorland

On first glance it’s perhaps understandable how this picture of a solitary figure, seemingly enveloped by jaundiced-looking clouds of smoke, could make for a worrying sight.

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Whale watching off the East Coast, bottle nose dolphin.

Where to spot whales on the Yorkshire coast

Not so long ago, the chance of seeing any species of large whale was something most Britons had to travel abroad for. But that seems to be changing, with rising prospects of sighting several spectacular species off the Yorkshire coast, including minke, humpback and 
sperm, the gargantuan fin whale and regular pods of orcas and smaller dolphins.

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Feathers Hotel, Helmsley.

Take three...places to stay in a Yorkshire market town

We do the hard work for you as we profile some of the best places to stay in Yorkshire

Travel
Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway.

My Yorkshire: Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway on her favourite people and places

Lucy Pittaway studied graphic design at Northumbria University and now works as an artist in Brompton on Swale and is the Tour de Yorkshire’s official artist for the second year running. She lives in Richmond with her family.

Analysis
William Wilberforce.

Take five... influential Yorkshire politicians

Yorkshire has been the birthplace of some of the country’s most influential politicians who have left their stamp on the way we live.

Analysis

Betty Boothroyd speaks her mind on politics, Yorkshire and making history

Betty Boothroyd’s motto – ‘I speak to serve’ – is as relevant today as it was a quarter of a century ago when the Yorkshirewoman made Parliamentary history.

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Looking across Nidderdale from the old Nidd Valley Railway line.

Weekend Walk: Lower Nidderdale

This is a splendid walk in spring and summer, especially for those who prefer a route with gentle gradients that’s just a few miles in length.

Walks and Cycling
Gouthwaite Reservoir

Bike Route: Pay homage, enjoy the diversity

Exactly one week today the world’s best cyclists will be competing in the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire and second stage of the men’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Cycling
PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Windswept land of myth and 800-year-old spells

The famous limestone pavement at Sleights is pictured, above, looking up towards Ingleborough, beneath brooding, leaden clouds.

Analysis
Jo Smakman who runs Marston Grange Farm with her husband David on the site of the Battle of Marston Moor - the biggest of the English Civil War involving over 42,000 combatants.

The forgotten Yorkshire battlefield fighting to regain its place in history

Marston Moor is one of the forgotten battles of the English Civil War, but Sarah Freeman meets the farming family determined to put it back in the history books.

Analysis
Farmer’s beef on meat prices: The week that was: April 18 to 24, 1998.

Farmer’s beef on meat prices: The week that was: April 18 to 24, 1998.

Yorkshire farmers were demanding a government inquiry into alleged profiteering by supermarkets from sales of beef this week in 1998.

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Wentworth Woodhouse East front

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Seat of a dynasty

The Wentworth Woodhouse site near Rotherham has been occupied by many important and colourful characters over many centuries, from the Wentworth, Watson and Fitzwilliam families. The present building itself has also been involved in a number of skirmishes.

Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II at the launch at Buckingham Palace, London of The Queen's Baton Relay for the XXI Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast in 2018. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 13, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Commonwealth. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Week Ahead: What will make the headlines this week (beginning April 17, 2017)

Getting a handle on the week’s news headlines is no mean feat. Neil Hudson tries to get to grips with current and future trends and attempts not to drop the proverbial ball

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