What does the future hold for pigeon racing? The sport born in a Leeds pub

Like dominoes and darts, pigeon racing is a Great British pastime. But with fanciers claiming the historic sport is under threat Sarah Freeman finds feathers are flying. Pictures by Bruce Rollinson.

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Author and historian Sam Taylor.

My Yorkshire: Historian and author JPG ‘Sam’ Taylor

Historian and author JPG “Sam” Taylor was a teacher for almost half a century. Educated at Cambridge and now nearly 90, he is currently researching material for a new book, based on family diaries.

Jez Belsten at the Euro Supermarket.

A food shop tour of Bradford with cult Saltaire chef and baker Jez Belston

Desperate for some za’atar or kaffir lime leaves? Cult Saltaire chef and baker Jez Belston takes Joan Ransley on an epicurean tour of his favourite Bradford food shops.

Carol Cavendish pictured at North Shire, Liverton, Saltburn by Sea...The Hobbit House.25th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Meet the woman who has built her own land of make-believe in North Yorkshire

Abandoned as a baby, Carol Cavendish grew up escaping through fairytales. Now she tells Lucy Oates how she has built her own land of make-believe in North Yorkshire.

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Barrie Rutter in Rutherford & Son in 2013.

Barry Rutter: Sound and fury of a bard in a Northern voice

As Northern Broadsides marks its 25th anniversary, Nick Ahad takes a walk down memory lane with founder Barrie Rutter and finds the future is far from certain.

STUFFED FULL: Heather Bowser in Pandoras Cabinet of Peculiarities and Other Side Show Curiosities. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

York to welcome new museum that will be a shrine to the oddball

Railways, chocolate and the Vikings are already covered, but now York is set to welcome a new museum that will be a shrine to the oddball. Sarah Freeman reports.

Khadijah Ibrahiim.

Khadijah Ibrahiim: My Yorkshire

Leeds-born Khadijah Ibrahiim is artistic director of Sema Roots Theatre and executive director of Voices of a New Generation youth slam festival. She is also creative associate of Ode to Leeds at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Tracy Foster would encourage a stranger to Yorkshire to take a walk among the flowers at RHS Harlow Carr.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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