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Yorkshire's Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker stars in 'morally dubious' BBC drama Trust Me

Doctor Who fans will get a glimpse of Jodie Whittaker in a leading role as she masquerades as a real doctor in psychological drama Trust Me tonight.

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Committee member Anna Airaksinen checking the condition of the apples in the orchard. PIC: James Hardisty

The Yorkshire parish that refused to wither

It had lost its school, post office and chapel, but Lucy Oates finds how one Yorkshire village regained its community spirit thanks to a neglected area of meadow.

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The Black Bull, Boroughbridge.

A tour of Britain via its historic coaching inns

They are visible reminders of an earlier age. Roger Protz tells Phil Penfold why he took a tour of Britain via its historic coaching inns.

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Low Row, Swaledale, by Sylvia Slavin.

Revealed: Ambitious project to photograph every square kilometre of Yorkshire Dales National Park

Tom Marsh sometimes goes by another name. Owing to his choice of headwear when he leads groups on photographic walks around the county, he has become known as the Flat Capped Photographer and the nickname also reflects his love of the county where he was born and bred. He’s been photographing the place for years, but having just completed an 18-month project to capture every square kilometre of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, he now knows it even better.

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"Prep" al fresco

Meet Yorkshire’s own campfire gourmet

If you see a man with a pan on top of a mountain it could be Paul Robinson. Sharon Dale meets the Yorkshire Gourmet.

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As well as the outdoor areas, there is also an indoor play barn at William's Den.

Couple turn corner of their Yorkshire farm into massive adventure playground

Inspired by Swallows and Amazons, Lucy Oates meet the couple who have turned a corner of their Yorkshire farm into a massive adventure playground.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Lin Sunderland: Meet Spurn Point’s ‘Lighthouse Witch’

Seventy-year-old Lin Sunderland calls herself the Lighthouse Witch. Helen Leavey travels to Spurn Point to meet one of the volunteers who are a beacon of hope for seafarers.

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York is a magnet for tourists, but Alfred Hickling wants to give them something different.

The unexpected joys of owning a Yorkshire walking tour company

From gun-obsessed Ukrainians to a Filipino mother desperate for a daughter-in-law, Alfred Hickling on the unexpected joys of owning a walking tour company.

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Martin Smith with his mechanical money tree.

Meet the Huddersfield artist building his own money tree

Who said there’s no such thing as a money tree? Sarah Freeman meets a kinetic artist building one right now in his Huddersfield studio.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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