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My Yorkshire: The garden designer behind Welcome to Yorkshire’s plot at the Chelsea Flower Show

Sheffield-born garden designer Tracy Foster has been chosen to create the Welcome to Yorkshire plot at the this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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Sunrise at Saltwick Bay. PIC: Dave Zdanowicz

Life on the edge: Yorkshire’s coastline in a new light

Dave Zdanowicz picked up a camera only four years ago, but his latest collection shows the Yorkshire coast in new light.

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Rory Bremner.

Big inteview: Rory Bremner on a boom time for satire

Politics may never have been more unpredictable. Bad news for the rest of us, perhaps, but good news for satirist Rory Bremner. He talks to Yvette Huddleston.

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Musical roots: Inside The Processed Pea - one of Britain’s oldest folk clubs

The Processed Pea is one of the oldest folk clubs in Britain. Sharon Dale reports on the why the music plays on and sew-on patches are back.

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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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York Helmet held at the Yorkshire Museum.

Blood and treasure: Viking conquest of the North revisited

Two of the most significant collections of Viking age treasure in Britain are being brought together for the first time in Yorkshire. Phil Penfold takes a look.

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Clarion Call Terry Howard, Roly Smith and Dave Sissons. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Taking a step back in time with the country’s first working class walking club

It was the country’s first working class walking club and helped pioneer countryside access. With a new book out, Stephen McClarence takes a step back in time with the Clarion Ramblers.

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Pam Dalley with her collection of goods in 'Pam's Attic'  in the Georgian Tearooms Antique store. PIC: Richard Ponter

The rejuvenation of Bridlington’s Old Town

Two years since Dad’s Army descended on Bridlington, Sue Wilkinson revisits the Old Town to chart its regeneration. Pictures by Richard Ponter.

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Paul Rose getting to grips with English wine making on a visit to a Wolds vineyard.

Why global adventurer choose the Yorkshire Wolds Way for his latest expedition

He’s been pinned down by a polar bear and dived in some of the world’s most remote waters, but Paul Rose tells Sarah Freeman why he chose the Wolds Way for his latest expedition.

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Max Fajman and Irenie Zelickman.

Brexit: Meet the Yorkshire couples living in limbo land

For his latest project, Jeremy Abrahams photographed and interviewed couples wondering whether to leave or remain as the real impact of the Brexit vote becomes clear.

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Mat Fraser.

Mat Fraser: To play Richard III is actor’s crowning glory

He might be best known as a cabaret performer, but could Richard III be Mat Fraser’s crowning glory? He talks to Sarah Freeman.

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David Hockney by Pam Glew.

York plays home to gallery representing some of the world’s most radical artists

A gallery representing some of the world’s most radical artists has just opened on one of York’s most historic streets. Julian Cole takes a look at what’s on show.

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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.

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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.”

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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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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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Curator Kajal Mehghani with a crown presented to the Prince by the Taluqdars of Auradh in 1876 at the Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Souvenirs of a royal grand tour go on display in Bradford

These days a royal tour usually last a week, possibly two. Back in the late 19th century, things were a little different. It was in October 1875 that the Prince of Wales set off on an epic four-month tour, a journey that would see him travel nearly 7,600 miles by land and 2,300 miles by sea. As he made his way through India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal, he shook the hands of more than 90 rulers as he did his best to strengthen ties between the subcontinent and the British Crown.

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Haytime below Ingleborough

Another country: Carve-up in the Dales and other stories handed through the generations

It was a piece of skulduggery perpetrated by the burghers of Ingleton which happened more than two centuries ago, yet it still rankles. They have long memories in the Dales. It concerned a swathe of land on the slopes of Ingleborough, the table-topped fell that has become the most-climbed summit in Yorkshire. Known as a turbary, this was land on which local people were allowed to cut peat turf to burn in their hearths. Before the industrial revolution peat was the main fuel for domestic cooking and heating in Yorkshire.

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Manor from heaven: Inside Britain’s biggest house

It’s spring when thoughts turn to home repairs and redecorating and we groan at the prospect of the upheaval and expense. So, spare a thought for Julie Kenny, who has just totted up the restoration costs for Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, and arrived at £50m. It’s an eye-watering sum but after pulling off the seemingly impossible task of raising the £7m needed to buy the gargantuan grade I-listed property, there is every reason to believe that the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust will achieve its goal of turning it into the “Chatsworth of South Yorkshire”.

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Amy Lord and Rebecca Whitney at work

Our dream job didn’t exist, so we created it

Cut adrift from university, graphic art and design graduates Rebekah Whitney and Amy Lord were temping and trying to keep their spirits up while hunting for a dream job. The search turned out to be pointless as the job they wanted didn’t exist, which is how the imaginative pair came to create a new profession and are now fully-fledged Connoisseurs of Make Believe and joint founders of one of Britain’s most exciting creative agencies.

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