Bike route: All roads lead to next year’s Tour

For my final column of 2017, I wanted to go out with a bang and tackle one of Yorkshire’s true landmark climbs but the ice and snow forced me into a rethink.


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 view across the Sentry Circle.

Yorkshire’s answer to Stonehenge

Ten years ago, Derek Plews began building Yorkshires’ answer to Stonehenge. Now as the winter solstice approaches he tells Sarah Freeman why he wants to open up his stone circle to everyone. Main picture by Simon Hulme.

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Want to spend the festive season dressed as a panto dame? Meet the woman who might be able to help

If you want to spend the festive season dressed like a panto dame or a Christmas fairy, Helen Leavey meets the woman who might just be able to help.


Fighting for the future of communities in the Yorkshire Dales

There are fears that the number of second homes is forcing young people out of the Yorkshire Dales. Chris Bond visited Arkengarthdale and found that this isn’t the only issue.

Anton Du Beke

Big interview: Anton Du Beke - ‘The only time I’ve been star-struck is by Bruce Forsyth’

He might not be in tonight’s grand final, but Anton Du Beke tells Duncan Seaman why he will always consider himself a winner after more than a decade in Strictly.


Maverick railway engineers from Yorkshire hoping to stop HS2 in its tracks

Two railway engineers from Yorkshire believe they have come up with an alternative to HS2 which could save £20bn. Chris Burn reports on their fight to convince the Government.

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The Yorkshire club where gentlemen relish the past and look to the future

The Bradford Club is the last surviving traditional gentleman’s club in the city, but with an ageing membership it is struggling to attract new blood.

Artist Alex Chinneck with his temporary sculpture installation which popped up earlier this year beside the M1 Tinsley viaduct in Sheffield. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Alex Chinneck: Why I want to build a set of giant chimneys along a Yorkshire canal

Having been shortlisted for a £15m funding pot, plans for a series of giant chimneys along a Yorkshire canal just got one step closer. Jessica Barrett reports.

Peter Tuffrey collection

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Tunnel vision

Railway Feat of the Century trumpeted newspapers as the third Woodhead tunnel neared completion in early 1953.

1962: Prime Minister Harold Macmillan relaxes in the heather at the end of the day's shoot on the moors above Masham, North Yorkshire.

How TV finally dared tell of the rumours that threatened the Queen’s marriage and cuckolded the Prime Minister.

THEY WERE allegations that today would have scandalised the nation. But in the repressed 1950s, rumours surrounding the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prime Minister’s wife were the loves that dared not speak their name.

Two-thirds of UK businesses, or 4.6 million companies, are family owned. They generate more than a quarter of the UKs gross domestic product and pay roughly 125 billion in tax

Family firms urged to get legal advice

Two-thirds of the UK’s businesses are family run, so how do you stop life and relationships influencing profit and loss?

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Have festive fun with piggy games this Christmas

You’ll be snorting with laughter if you play with these piggy games for Christmas.
Rodney Beresford's snow plough on the road between Ingleton and Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park after winter weather brought snow to high ground across the north of England. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 18, 2016. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The father and son team who keep Yorkshire’s highest roads free from snow

With Yorkshire having seen its first proper dumping of snow this winter, Tony Greenbank meets the father and son keeping some of the county’s most remote roads open.

The Little White Bus service can be seen on the rural roads in the Dales. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

How a volunteer bus service is providing a lifeline in the Dales

“Oh Mr Porter what shall I do, I want to go to Garsdale Head but they’re taking me to Askrigg too.”


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.

Abigail Laidlaw, 6, with her winning Christmas card design

Abigail fights leukaemia to bring festive cheer to others

105,000 Morrisons staff will get Abigail Laidlaw’s Christmas card this year, but it is a Christmas her parents feared she might not see. Catherine Scott reports.

Lubaina Himid with one of her works of art titled A Fashionable Marriage, at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. (PA).

Lubaina Himid - the Turner Prize winner on art and why it matters

Lubaina Himid is the oldest artist and the first black woman to win the Turner Prize. She talks to Chris Bond about her surprise at winning and why art matters to people.


Underneath the arches

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

Kate Raynor, a volunteer at the project, says the charity is facing an uncertain future.

Barnsley homeless charity facing fight for survival as funding dries up

A charity which has been helping to transform the lives of homeless, addicted and vulnerable people for two decades now desperately needs assistance itself. Chris Burn reports.
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