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Drop in the ocean of a global crisis

It is a long way from West Yorkshire, and even further from the Hollywood Hills, to the straw roofs, makeshift shacks and dirt tracks whose proliferation has created the settlement of Bidi Bidi in northern Uganda.

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A series of fundraising campaigns have begun to get a book created to celebrate words of everyday nature that have been removed from the junior Oxford English Dictionary into all of Yorkshire's primary schools. French teacher Vicky Cooke is running the Bradford campaign. Pictured at The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley is Charlie Clerici, 10,  with 'The Lost Words'.

Grassroots campaign getting book celebrating ‘lost words’ of nature into hundreds of Yorkshire schools

A grassroots movement is getting a book celebrating ‘lost words’ of nature that have been cut from junior dictionaries into hundreds of Yorkshire schools. Chris Burn reports.

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Adam Kay has turned his experiences in the NHS into a book and a stage show.

From tragedy to comedy for former junior doctor turned best-selling author and performer

A former junior doctor turned comedy performer is lifting the lid on the extreme pressures facing NHS staff in a new stage show heading to Yorkshire. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

From feared Yorkshire smuggling haven to tourists’ delight

Its picturesque beauty has made the seaside community of Robin’s Hood Bay a popular haunt for tourists but in centuries past, the small fishing village to the south of Whitby had a fearsome reputation for its involvement in the smuggling trade.

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William Roache

How positive thinking helped Coronation Street’s Bill Roache handle tragedy that would have been beyond his ken

IT was five years and one month ago, as his world collapsed around him, that a lightbulb went on inside Bill Roach’s head.

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Sledmere House has been welcoming visitors for more than 250 years.

Village Focus: Sledmere is a house at the heart of the community

The entire population of the local parish may number less than 400 but despite its small size, it is unlikely that you would not take note of Sledmere on a journey through the Yorkshire Wolds’ scenic B-roads.

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Real Home: All about eaves

A clever attic conversion created a luxurious loft apartment in this house in Wharfedale. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre brings the Bard to York

Creating a pop-up Shakespearean theatre in the middle of York has certainly been a challenge – but the result is something to behold. Phil Penfold reports.

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Big interview: Dyfan Dwyfor on playing Richard III in York

Dyfan Dwyfor takes on the role of Richard III at the Rose Theatre in York. Chris Bond talks to him about playing one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and villainous characters.

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The San Andreas Fault. PIC: PA

Travel review: Palm Springs - mud baths in the desert

Guaranteed sunshine, picture-postcard national parks and oodles of avocados make Palm Springs a welcome remedy to stressful living, says Josie Clarke.

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HIGH FLYER: James Cundall.

My Yorkshire: The man behind the firm which created Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

James Cundall is CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, which has created Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and village in York.

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Chapter and verse on Shakespeare - the greatest writer in the language

He is the greatest writer in the English language so we asked actors, playwrights, theatre directors and an academic to tell us ‘What Shakespeare means to me…’ Compiled by Chris Bond.

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Rrhubarb, strawberry and buckwheat.

Restaurant review: The Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge

The Yorke Arms has earned plenty of plaudits down the years and Amanda Wragg finds that it’s still in brilliant form.

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The community cast are under the direction of Alex Ferris. (Pictures: Nick Singleton).

The heart and soul of a city at the Playhouse

The final production at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre before it undergoes a major redevelopment is a celebration of Leeds and its community. Chris Bond reports.

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Nick Baines: Finding common ground between sport and prayer as World Cup kicks off

This month will either be a joy or a torture for you.

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Frank Gardner speaking at commemoration event for victims of Tunisian terrorist attack. Picture: Getty Images

BBC’s Frank Gardner on making most of ‘second chance’ at life after being paralysed in terrorist shooting

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner has written his second novel about a daring M16 agent taking on terrorists - but his own life is arguably equally extraordinary. Chris Burn reports.

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‘When I swim I am just like anyone else – I feel the same’ says Kayleigh as she gets readyto swim the Channel

‘When I swim I am just like anyone else – I feel the same’ says Kayleigh as she gets readyto swim the Channel

Two years ago, Kayleigh Davies could hardly swim, now she is overcoming serious illness to tackle the English Channel. Catherine Scott

finds out why.

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Class of 82: England promised much in Spain that year but ultimately (and not for the last time) fell short.  (Picture: PA).

The mullets and the memories of a World Cup that made a football fan

As the World Cup finally gets under way in Russia, Chris Bond looks back at his earliest memories of one of the greatest sporting shows on earth.

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The group at the top of Tajumulco volcano

Jenny scales the height in the footsteps of her father

Jenny Rayner has trekked five active volcanoes in Central America in memory of her mountaineering-loving father Martin who died when he was just 55. Chris Burn reports.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Nature and science combine at site of Yorkshire waterfall

Natural wonders combine with man-made innovation at the beautiful North Yorkshire location of Linton Falls, close to Grassington.

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