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Yorkshire penthouse flats put on sale for £10m each

GENTEEL Harrogate, known for its leafy streets and refined tearooms, has many times been dubbed the ‘posh part’ of Yorkshire.

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A real fairy godmother

Christmas is the busiest time of year for fairy maker Julie Haigh. Sharon Dale reports on how she helps spread the magic from her live-work home. Pictures by Bruce Rollinson.

The front of the charity calendar. Inside is much more revealing.

Estate agents reveal almost all for cancer charity

You may well ask why a director of a top estate agency is posing next to a lavatory wearing a pair of skimpy orange underpants while clutching a pair of Christmas baubles. The answer is that Ian Hardisty is using toilet humour to get a very serious message across.

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The property market in Yorkshire is tipped to be one of the top performers in 2018.

Outlook bright for Yorkshire property prices

The latest house price data is good news for Yorkshire home owners. Sharon Dale reports.

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A Bg Lunch street party

Building a community is key to combatting loneliness epidemic

Jay Wiliams who organises Big Lunch events in Roundhay also makes a point of introducing herself to new neighbours and adds: “We have a few older people who live on their own and so if I’m baking a crumble, I’ll make a few small ones and pop round with them. It just reminds people that they are cared about.

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Bell House and Coiners barn

For sale: Home of rogue king that’s a luxury escape to the country

Bell House and Coiners Barn, Cragg Vale, Price: £950,000

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What will happen to house prices next year? Picture: PA

House price predictions for 2018 and beyond

What does the future hold for the housing market? Sharon Dale takes a look at the latest forecasts.

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Jayne's House, Langthorpe, near Boroughbridge

Happy house near Boroughbridge offers the best of town and country

Jayne’s House, Langthorpe


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Harrogate home styled for Christmas

Floral designer Lucy MacNicoll has used festive greenery to give her home a calm, contemporary look for Christmas. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

The Old Post House comes with a separate two-bedroom cottage

Two for one: village home with income-generating cottage

The Old Post House, Tosside


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Windows by Rationel

Timber is tops in architect’s guide to choosing new windows

Sam Foster, architect,

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Private landlords are leaving the rental sector

Rental market crisis as landords sell-up

A crisis is looming as landlords abandon the private rental sector amid tax rises and higher costs. Sharon Dale reports.

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Glynis Frew, chief executive of Hunters

Time to take the positives from political progress on property

Glynis Frew, Chief Executive of Hunters Property Plc,

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Batcliffe Wood House, Headingley

The most unusual houses in Leeds

Fancy living in a church, a working men's club or a cinema?

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Underneath the arches

This York townhouse has a stunning single-storey extension. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Simon Hulme and Mel Yates.

Gingerbread house kit, �35,

Have a happy handmade Christmas

Deck the tree with handmade decorations, make your own cards and have fun with festive greenery, says Sharon Dale.

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Are more bungalows the answer to accommodating  the older generation?

Tempting offers needed to make older people downsize

Tax incentives and better design are needed to entice older people to downsize.

York Harness Raceway comes with over 100 acres, stables, a menage and a house.

For sale: Premium equestrian Yorkshire property with five-bedroom house

Former boxer and scrap metal merchant Mick Welling knows he has upset fellow harness racing enthusiasts by putting his house and business up for sale, but the pull of Bow Bells has proved too strong to resist.

DREAM WORLD: William Woods and his daughter Sarah in one of the bedroom sets at Woods of Harrogate.

Historic Harrogate store where tradition matters

William Woods has steered his family’s 122-year-old business into the 21st century without sacrificing the traditions he holds dear.


For sale in Yorkshire: Social history with patio on roof

The last surviving Berkeley Statesman caravan is up for sale after quite a restoration.

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