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Mother Shipton: The legend of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess

With its rugged landscape, hidden valleys and windswept hills, Yorkshire has long been famed for its mysterious countryside – and some of its inhabitants have proved to be equally curious.
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£9million improvement scheme for North York Moors Railway approved

Councillors have approved a £9m development at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway that will see the building of a “stable” to protect 40 carriages from the weather, and a workshop for the restoration of historic artefacts.

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Nostalgia: When the winds of terror battered Yorkshire

In an 18-hour spell beginning shortly after midnight on Sunday 11 February 1962, hurricane force winds sweeping across Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire left a 60-mile trail of damage.

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Wilberforce House in Hull was commended for its welcoming atmosphere

Visit England reveals Yorkshire's best attractions

Visit England has announced it is awarded 13 Yorkshire 'attractions accolades' in recognition of the best visitor experiences in the region.

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The tragic story of the Yorkshire mill girls who died in an inferno

The tragic story of the Yorkshire mill girls who died in an inferno

It was a disaster that should never have happened, and one symbolic of an age of industrial barbarity which seems incomprehensible today.

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The Barnsley pit village that may have been cradle of the Industrial Revolution

For years it was a pit village, an important cog on the wheel of coal that kept the West Riding turning.

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Fascinating find during building work at Victorian farmhouse

Fascinating find during building work at Victorian farmhouse

Window fitters made a surprising discovery when they uncovered a selection of century-old newspapers while working on a farmhouse in Yorkshire.

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A team of volunteers remove church bells that have been in the bell tower of All Saints Church, Bolton Percy near York since 1603. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire

Ringing in the changes as centuries old bells are restored

THREE huge bells weighing in at over two tons sit outside the grade-I listed All Saints Church in Bolton Percy, under the crisp winter sun, for the first time in 400 years.

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Votes for women: Yorkshire women in vanguard

In any discussion of the suffragette movement, the names that most frequently crop up are those of the London-based leaders – in particular the Pankhurst family – but Yorkshire women had a significant part to play in the campaign.

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The fascinating tale of the suburban Leeds home that sheltered suffragettes on the run

The fascinating tale of the suburban Leeds home that sheltered suffragettes on the run

This Victorian terrace in the desirable Leeds suburb of Chapel Allerton has an intriguing past.
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David Richardson with the Harewood ledger

The time a land sale at £50 an acre saved Harewood

IT IS one of the jewels in the crown of Yorkshire’s grand estate, but newly-discovered documents reveal just how close Harewood came to joining the ranks of the “lost houses” destroyed by their owners in the face of crippling post-war death duties.

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North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

A Yorkshire heritage railway has been named as one of the top locations in Europe for marriage proposals.

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Joanne Medd looks at the Roman Piggy Bank at Leeds Museum..31st January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Copper load of this! Ancient coin stash at Leeds City Museum

A remarkable Roman stash made up of hundreds of ancient coins has gone on display in Leeds this week.

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Picture past gallery

Have a look through a superb picture gallery of some of our best old pictures from times gone by.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Hall of fame

Oakwell Hall, Birstall, appears much the same today as it did when built over 400 years ago by John Batt, from Halifax, in 1583; the date of construction is carved in the wall above the porch.

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Yorkshire mansion that was home to a Chancellor of the Exchequer goes on sale for £1.5million

Yorkshire mansion that was home to a Chancellor of the Exchequer goes on sale for £1.5million

A Grade II-listed stately home that was once owned by a Viceroy of India has gone on the market.

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Malcolm Neesam: When councillors decided if films were too racy for Harrogate folk

Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam looks back to a time  - just 40 years ago - when films due to be shown in the town's cinemas had to be approved by a council sub-committee before being screened.

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Everyone over to mine, as York mayor throws open house at a mansion

IT is the oldest official Lord Mayor’s residence in the country, so it seemed only fitting that a historic ritual should accompany its reopening – even if, as they freely admit, they made some of it up.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Road to riches

Briggate, one of the principal shopping streets in Leeds, has been in existence as a thoroughfare since 1207.

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