The Yorkshire house made of straw

This straw bale self-build is one of a long line of achievements for young craftsman Sam Atkinson. Sharon Dale reports.

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An illustration by Elizabeth Newsham from the Little Book of Building Fires.

Hotting up: how to make the best fire and how to cheat

Autumn’s chill is here so we look at how to build and light the perfect fire and what to do if you don’t have the time. Sharon Dale reports.

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Everyone agrees we need to speed up housebuilding. Photo: National Builders Federation

Experts reveal how to fix the housing market

The budget may bring stamp duty changes and funding for new homes but will it fix the housing market? Yorkshire experts give the chancellor their advice. Sharon Dale reports.

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Roscoe bed, �399, by at Redbrick Mill, Batley

Bed head update

Modernise your bedroom with a statement headboard. Sharon Dale reports

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The coastguard station at Flamborough has potential for conversion into a home.

Flamborough coastguard station goes under the hammer with a chance to create a grand design

Coastguard station up for auction with a guide price of £25,000

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The contemporary, two-storey extension was designed by Brierley Groom and constructed by York Builder

Altogether heavenly 21st century update to Georgian rectory

Two contemporary extensions have added 21st century style to this Grade II-listed Georgian rectory. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

the two cottages on St Mark's Terrace

Time warp cottages for sale

3 and 4 St Mark's terrace, Kirk Deighton, £300,000
The chapel is up for sale with a guide price of 500,000

Landmark chapel up for sale in Ripon

This Ripon chapel has been a supermarket, hi-fi shop and offices. Now the landmark building is up for sale and may be reborn as flats or a bar/restaurant. Sharon Dale reports.

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The open plan living space

Spirit of adventure

This energy effficient home near the sea was built with a spirit of adventure and meticulous attention to detail. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

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Fox by Finch

Unforgettable sew and sew

The fabulous Mister Finch has a worldwide following. Now fans of the secretive maker are in for a treat as an exhibition of his magical creatures launches at Leeds’s new Victoria Gate shopping centre. Sharon Dale reports.
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Jonathan Morgan

Yorkshire grit, bold ideas and vision to give city centre the homes it needs

Jonathan Morgan of Morgans City Living, looks at the past, present and future of the Leeds city centre property market

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