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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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VIDEO: Sheffield Arena named as one of world's top selling music venues

Sheffield Arena is celebrating after being named as one of the world's top music venues for ticket sales.
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Pan roasted Yorkshire pork fillet.

Restaurant review: Thirteen, Leyburn

I’m a big fan of small, intimate restaurants run by just a couple of people. Half-a-dozen or so tables catered for by a pair of hands in the kitchen and another front-of-house allows the restaurant to focus its offering and demands that everything runs efficiently. Ingredients are used wisely and product knowledge runs deep. It’s a very attractive way to cook and to eat. No-one is ever going to make a fortune running such a small concern but a chef can ensure that the food he wants to make is delivered to the diner without compromise. That feeling of complete control must be just as attractive to the person making the dishes as the feeling that every morsel you eat has been truly cared for is to the customer.

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The George Inn at Hubberholme.

Pub of the Week: The George Inn, Hubberholme

Next to the bridge over the stream in the Upper Wharfedale hamlet of Hubberholme stands what is possibly the quintessential Dales pub. The George Inn is a white stone farmhouse with a cosy lounge, a cosier bar, flagstone floor, mullioned windows, a range fire, wooden bench seats and a welcome as warm as anywhere in Yorkshire.

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READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and it just got better - we have an amazing reader offer to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets!
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The BBC Proms

BBC Proms to broadcast from Hull as part of City of Culture celebrations

The BBC Proms may be as much part of the London scene as the Changing of the Guard.

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While She Sleeps

PREVIEW: While She Sleeps wake up fans with Yorkshire homecoming gigs and album You Are We

Sheffield post-hardcore band While She Sleeps are planning to wake up a whole new army of fans with a 60 date world tour to plug new third album, You Are We.

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"I will be singing my songs the way that I intended them to be - I'll put everything into it," says Rory Graham. Photo: Dean Chalkley for Sony Records.

AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: I'm only Human but I'll put everything into Live At Leeds, vows Rag 'n' Bone Man

Rag 'n' Bone Man stands head and shoulders above the rest as Britain's biggest new music star - but that's more to do with his voice than his looks.
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Burger King

1,000 jobs at risk at Burger King franchises - including four outlets in Yorkshire

Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk after Burger King franchisees, which run branches across the country, were forced to call in the administrators.
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VIDEO: Rock superstars Queen and Adam Lambert to rock UK

Rock superstars Queen with frontman Adam Lambert will rock the UK with dates including Leeds and Sheffield Arenas, it was announced today.
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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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Yorkshire lamb rump, cannellini beans, spring cabbage and Salsa Rossa.

Restaurant review: Salvos, Headingley, Leeds

When Salvatore Dammone opened Salvos in August 1976 we rejoiced. Back in the day there were precious few good places to eat in Leeds, so a genuine Italian restaurant serving traditional family food was a blessing. Those of a certain vintage will recall the queues snaking round the block of a Friday and Saturday night. On one occasion my visiting Australian Auntie Maureen grumbled her way round, mumbling ‘I can’t believe I’m queuing for pizza’. She piped down once she had a quattro formaggio in front of her.

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SHEAFS on stage. Photo: Lewis Evans.

PREVIEW: SHEAFS launch single with sold out homecoming at Sheffield's Rocking Chair

Rising indie stars SHEAFS are heading home to Sheffield this weekend to launch their new single and they’ve promised an explosive set for their South Yorkshire fans.
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Win this enormous Vango Nadina 600 family tent and a mountain bike from GO Outdoors.

WIN: £800 mountain bike and family tent with GO Outdoors

Spring is in the air and to celebrate we have teamed up with GO Outdoors, the ultimate destination for all your staycation needs, to give you the chance to ride off with a mountain bike and a family tent worth £800.
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VIDEO: Shot At Discovery for Sheffield's Velcro Teddy Bears

If you go down to Islington O2 Academy on April 27 you're in for a big surprise...Sheffield's own The Velcro Teddy Bears and fans will be gathered there for a certain shot at the big time.
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The Laurel Inn, Robin Hood's Bay,

Pub of the Week: The Laurel Inn, Robin Hood’s Bay

Set aside a day if you’re visiting Robin Hood’s Bay as there’s plenty to divert you; once home to the busiest smuggling trade on the Yorkshire coast, tea, gin, brandy and tobacco were amongst the contraband brought into the village. It’s easy to visualise what must have been frenetic activity as you weave through the warren of tiny, narrow paved paths, nooks and boltholes.

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A contactless mobile phone payment

How contactless payments could land drive-thru users with a £200 bill

Drivers could be fined up to £200 for using contactless payment via their mobile phone while at the wheel, a police force has warned.

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The Tharavadu restaurant

Restaurant review: Tharavadu, Leeds

Tharavadu had been brought to my attention some time ago, but it took their recent success in winning Best Indian Restaurant for three years on the bounce at the Oliver Awards run by our sister paper the Yorkshire Evening Post to remind me of the fact.

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Oasis legend Liam Gallagher to play Leeds and Reading Festivals 2017

BREAKING: Oasis legend Liam Gallagher to play Leeds and Reading Festivals

Oasis legend Liam Gallagher has been added to the stella line-up for this year's Leeds and Reading Festivals.
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Oh baby! Win a London family break to celebrate arrival of The Boss Baby.

WIN: London family break to celebrate arrival of The Boss Baby

Oh baby! We have a fantastic London family break to be won to celebrate the arrival of a new DreamWorks Animation comedy, The Boss Baby.
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