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Visitors’ senses to be dazzled by Barnsley luminarium

IT IS eye-catching as it is unusual, and has taken up residence in the centre of a Yorkshire town.

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Yorkshire becomes just one of eight UCI Bike Regions in the world

Yorkshire's reputation as a cycling mecca has been enhanced with the announcement that it has been awarded UCI Bike Region status.

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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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Bike Route: Familiar roads, but oh, so tough

I was back on familiar roads this week to tackle a loop which started and finished in Keighley and took me right to the edge of the county before venturing into the Dales and then back through the Wharfe and Aire Valleys. It was a tough old route.

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Heath Common

Weekend Walk: Heath & Goosehill Circular

The village of Heath on the east side of Wakefield is a surprising and pleasant discovery for many, its elegant houses arranged around wide greens and flanked by a lovely 130-acre Common.

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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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Looking across Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

Weekend Walk: Ravenscar-Hayburn Wyke

All walks should be so easy to follow, and be so enjoyable from start to finish.

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Bike Route: Welcome return to Wolds way

Bike Route: Welcome return to Wolds way

I was back in the Yorkshire Wolds for work this week so I brought my bike along with me and once I’d finished I took a trip from Driffield to Hull on the back roads to the west of Beverley. While the route wasn’t particularly challenging, it took me through some of the prettiest villages in the county before venturing into our current City of Culture.

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Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards 2016.  New Dock Hall.  4 November 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

REVEALED: The shortlist for this year’s Excellence in Business Awards

Some of the best businesses in Yorkshire are honoured today as the shortlist for this year’s Excellence in Business Awards is published.

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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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The Yorkshire end of Standedge Tunnel, at Marsden on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Bike Route: A family-friendly outing on canal

I was looking after my 10-year-old nephew last week and as he’d read a few of these very columns, he’d asked if he could join me on one of my rides. I didn’t want to shatter his spirits by thrashing him around the fells so I found a nice, family friendly route in Welcome to Yorkshire’s handy pocket guide Discover Cycling in Yorkshire. It took us on a 14-mile, there-and-back trip along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from the town centre to Marsden.

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The Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Calverley

Weekend Walk: Apperley Bridge

In 2015 the railway station at Apperley Bridge, near Rawdon in Leeds was reopened after a gap of 52 years

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Bike Route: On the roads the M62 left behind

Bike Route: On the roads the M62 left behind

There are few more iconic landmarks in Yorkshire than the Humber Bridge and I started this week’s ride in its shadow before heading west to Selby on the backroads which skirt the M62. My inspiration came from an article I read recently harking back to the days before the motorway reached these parts in the 1970s. All those roads still exist and I sampled a selection of them as I traversed from the East Riding into North Yorkshire.

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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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Pateley Bridge High Street

Weekend Walk: Pateley Bridge Circular

Pateley Bridge is the capital of Nidderdale and starting point for a number of excellent walks.

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Scammonden Reservoir in West Yorkshire: Picture by Tony Johnson

Bike Route: Make a date for ride on route 68

I visited Sustrans’ brilliant National Cycle Network website to get inspiration for this week’s ride and route 68 – the Pennine Cycleway – immediately jumped out at me. The full route takes you all the way from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed but I hopped on just over the Yorkshire border at Dunford Bridge and followed it to Hebden Bridge.

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