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Guernica - Birth of the blitzkrieg that rained death on a quiet town

It’s 80 years since German planes bombed the Spanish town of Guernica. Chris Bond looks back at what happened and why the attack was so significant.

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Wentworth Castle.

YP Letters: Tragic loss of a piece of our heritage

From: A Phillips, Gledhow Avenue, Leeds.

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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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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.

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Leeds Art Gallery crowdfunding drive for re-opening piece

Leeds Art Gallery crowdfunding drive for re-opening piece

Leeds Art Gallery has started a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of producing “one of the most ambitious commissions” of an artist’s career.

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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.

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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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ART LOVER: Lotte Inch at her gallery in York.Pictures: Gary Longbottom.

Putting art on the map

York’s Lotte Inch Gallery, is bright, stylish and welcoming and its founder has co-devised an art map to the city. Steve McClarence reports.

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Body of work

Body of work

The latest exhibition at the Hepworth breaks down the barriers between art and fashion. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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The Nationaql Coal Mining Museum for England in Overton, near Wakefield.

Museum that is home to a rich seam of history

When Kellingley colliery in North Yorkshire closed in December 2015, it brought the curtain down on one of the country’s biggest and most successful industries.

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A herd of young Roe and Fallow Deer relaxing on the grounds in front of Harewood House. (James Hardisty).

Young deer bucking the trend at Leeds Harewood House

It’s not often that you get a herd of young Roe and Fallow Deer, like those seen here in this enchanting photograph, relaxing quite so close to the front of Harewood House.

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Conservator Caroline Rawson examining historic clothes moth damage to a carpet at Brodsworth Hall in Yorkshire, as experts have warned that the insects are an increasing risk to the nation's heritage.

The scourge literally eating away our nation’s heritage

CLOTHES moths are not just a nuisance for homeowners who find a much-loved jumper destroyed, they are an increasing threat to the nation’s heritage, experts warn.

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In the picture

In the picture

An exhibition at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford explores the rich history of British photography and includes some iconic images.

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Video: How these pictures brought my Falklands experience into focus

Terence Laheney isn’t one to rewrite history. Sitting in the living room of his North Yorkshire farmhouse when he remembers himself at 21, sailing through the water of the South Atlantic towards the Falkland Islands he says there was just one emotion. “I was excited. We all were. Our ship was the HMS Fearless. A few years earlier it had appeared in the 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me, so there felt like an extra bit of glamour. We weren’t kidding ourselves, we knew that we were going to war, but if I’m honest it felt like one big adventure. We felt invincible.”

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WATER POWER:  George Weatherills Whitby watercolours, including this one of the harbour with the old bridge beyond, are on sale at Bonhams.

Paintings by the ‘Turner of the North’ go up for auction

Harbour master.... river mouth views by a Yorkshire watercolourist dubbed the ‘Turner of the North’ will soon light up Bonhams. John Vincent reports.

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Jenny’s film to be shown at awards do at Leeds Town Hall

A short film created by a team of over-60s in collaboration with media students will receive a special screening at an Oscar-style event in the city.

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A 'mermaid' at Bramley Baths, Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

YP man takes top picture award

THIS stunning portfolio of pictures yesterday earned a photographer on The Yorkshire Post one of the industry’s most prestigious awards.

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The portrait of 
JK Rawling is placed on the wall

Harry Potter and the art show where the eggs follow you around the room

A PORTRAIT it may be, but unlike the Mona Lisa it’s not the eyes that follow you around the room, it’s the boiled eggs.

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Inside the Cordings Harrogate store.

Fashionably arty: Head to Harrogate for country art originals sale

Countrywear specialists Cordings is holding a Country House Art Sale at its Harrogate store, starting today and running throughout this weekend, March 24-26 2017, writes Stephanie Smith.

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Grand design: Yorks historic Stonegate. (YPN).

Dan Cruickshank - why great architecture matters to us all

Historian Dan Cruickshank is in Yorkshire next week to talk about what makes a great building and why good architecture matters. Chris Bond spoke to him.

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