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Fancy living in this Tolkien-style gentleman’s retreat in the North York Moors?

It wouldn’t look out of the place in Lord of the Rings.

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Project curator, Simon McCormack reviews the Chippendale archive at Nostell.''Picture: National Trust / North News and Pictures

Chippendale 300: Discover the world of interiors created by the ‘Shakespeare of furniture’

HE was known as the ‘Shakespeare of furniture’, with his innovative designs still influencing pieces today.

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Flying Scotsman passes over the River Derwent

Flying Scotsman sweeps through Yorkshire countryside en route to Edinburgh

The Flying Scotsman has returned to her home county as the locomotive's summer tour schedule gathers pace.
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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today, but her birthday wont be publicly celebrated until June 9, her second birthday of the year

Queen Elizabeth II: Did you know these 20 unusual facts about our monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today, but her birthday won’t be publicly celebrated until June 9, her second birthday of the year. This is a time when the nation will be looking back at the Queen’s reign and celebrating her life and achievements, but did you know these unusual facts about our monarch?

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85 not out: Yorkshire legend Dickie Bird achieves yet another milestone in his glorious life

A legend, a character, a familiar face to cricket fans the world over, Dickie Bird is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

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Yorkshire flour mill advertises for new miller for the first time in 20 years

The retirement of a professional miller has led to a 17th-century working museum recruiting a new artisan for the first time since 1998.
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The unlikely story of the lost Leeds amusement park that was modelled on New York

The unlikely story of the lost Leeds amusement park that was modelled on New York

One of Leeds' most tranquil parks was once a haven of rowdy hedonism.
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Did you know that Leeds once had an open-air swimming pool?

Did you know that Leeds once had an open-air swimming pool?

It's only April - but this year's spring heatwave will remind older readers of the days when they could swim outdoors at Roundhay Park.
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Wool Stories: The Felted Mill features an eye-catching collection of textile creations inspired by and paying tribute to the citys industrial heritage.

Leeds Industrial Museum exhibits new material masterpieces inspired by the city’s industrial heritage

Leeds Industrial Museum have just unveiled a new exhibition named ‘Wool Stories: The Felted Mill’, which features an eye-catching collection of textile creations inspired by and paying tribute to the city’s industrial heritage.

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Curator Chris Sharp looks at a garment made by Chloe Greenwood named Hard Times,  part of the exhibition 'The Felted Mill', which is felt creations by local felters inspired by the Leeds Industrial Musuem, Armley Mill. Picture Tony Johnson.

Artists’ tribute to Leeds mills’ record breaking history

A HEART-FELT tribute to the city’s industrial past has been unveiled after a year-long examination of a museum’s archive.

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Picture Past: A photographic journey back in time

We have rummaged in our picture archive and discovered more superb photographs.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Trolley travel

Railless traction was pioneered on the continent during the early 20th century. Vehicles collected power from overhead, similar to trams, but there were no rails.

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Sikhs from the Gurdwara Temple taking set off for the Vaisakhi Parade from the temple into Leeds City Centre

The Vaisakhi Parade returns to Leeds this April celebrating the Sikh creation of the Khalsa

On April 21, the highly attended annual Vaisakhi Parade, which has become a regular highlight of Leeds’s cultural calendar, will travel through the streets of Chapeltown before landing at Millennium Square in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

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The heroic airman who saved a teenage cadet's life in a Yorkshire plane crash

The heroic airman who saved a teenage cadet's life in a Yorkshire plane crash

An incredible act of heroism took place in the skies above North Yorkshire in the summer of 1951.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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The Yorkshire churches that were built with a kidnapper's ransom

The Yorkshire churches that were built with a kidnapper's ransom

Studley Royal and Newby Hall are two of the finest country estates in North Yorkshire.
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One of the nation's favourite tipples, gin, will be the focus of a talk held at Leeds City Museum

Love gin? Discover the fascinating history of this beloved tipple at Leeds City Museum

It’s widely known that the UK’s love of gin keeps on growing, and with this so does the gin market. Today, there are hundreds of different gins available to buy, ranging from classic gin to new, extravagant flavours, and we just can’t get enough of it.

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The story of the Yorkshire doctor who designed the Masters golf course at Augusta

The story of the Yorkshire doctor who designed the Masters golf course at Augusta

It's one of the world's most famous golf courses - and Augusta National was designed by a Yorkshireman.
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Nine-year-old Ollie made an astonishing discovery in an Ice Age cave

Nine-year-old boy finds extinct hyena's tooth while visiting Ice Age cave

Staff at an ancient heritage site were stunned when a Yorkshire schoolboy made a rare find on a guided tour.

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Picture Past: A photographic journey back in time

We have rummaged in our picture archive and discovered more superb photographs.

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