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I'll openly admit to anyone that I've never been reet-impressed with status symbols, brands, the latest in whatever consumerist tosh that far too many people in western society tend to be. But I'd…
Nellie: One of the delights of Bradford's splendid industrial museum
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Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
Jul
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Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
23
In Your Face
Sep
23
York Food & Drink Festival
Sep
30
balletLORENT's Snow White
Oct
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'Nature, Skin and Bones'
Oct
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Underneath a Magical Moon
Oct
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Light Night 2016
Oct
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Forest of Light
Oct
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Cardboard Joe and The Book of Mysteries
Oct
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Roundabout - I Got Superpowers For My Birthday
Peter Jones
Five Factors That Facilitate A Good Marriage AND A "Good" Divorce
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
Holding Hands 2 photo by Brett Sayer.jpg
Holding Hands 2 photo by Brett Sayer.jpg
A good marriage and a "good divorce" might sound like extreme opposites - however both can hinge on critical common factors which can pave the way for a civilised split.

Here are five areas that…

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Wed 21st Sep, 2016 | 3:39pm

Sheffield Set To Continue Refugee Help

Staff Nurse Rose
Staff Nurse Rose
Sheffield is set to carry on helping refugees fleeing war-torn countries with the continuation of a Government-funded refugee resettlement programme.

The city, the UK's first City of Sanctuary,…

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Mon 12th Sep, 2016 | 9:00pm

Let June Make A Difference - First Anniversary

June in Equador
June in Equador
The charity, Let June Make A Difference, celebrates its first anniversary on 2 September 2016. The charity was established in 2015 to offer a helping hand to children aged between 7 and 17 and…

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Fri 2nd Sep, 2016 | 8:30am

Harrogate International Children's Festival In Magical Spiegeltent


Enter the mirrored walls to uncover sword fighting, fairy tales and fun!

Harrogate International Festivals present a weekend packed with History, Science and Art featuring the UK's finest…

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Mon 22nd Aug, 2016 | 3:54pm

Yorkshire Times
Rescue Dogs At Very First Olympups
By Yorkshire Times
Yorkshire Times
photo - Jeff Moore
photo - Jeff Moore
Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity is celebrating the success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics by putting on their own version of the world's greatest sporting event - the Olympups, to…

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Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | 4:29pm

If You're Breaking Up This Summer - How Do You Tell Your Children?

discussion photo by anthony kelly
discussion photo by anthony kelly
For many relationships under strain, the summer holidays are one of the key calendar events when spouses and partners realise it's 'make or break' time.

Being forced to spend more time together…

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Fri 5th Aug, 2016 | 8:44am

Experts Warn Of Dangers To Children's Eyesight

photo - Plougmann
photo - Plougmann
A Castleford eye expert is advising parents to encourage their children to spend more time outdoors in the summer holidays as research proves a lack of sunlight and too much time playing on…

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Sat 30th Jul, 2016 | 11:13am

Chris Longden
Pokemon Goes Yorkshire
By Chris Longden
Features Writer
 Huddersfield Pokemon Go fans locate Pikachu....
Huddersfield Pokemon Go fans locate Pikachu....
A little snippet of conversational life surrounding 'Pokemon Go'.

Scene: the kitchen, West Yorkshire. Father of the house, daughter and her friend and me.


Young Friend: (Showing my daughter…

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Fri 29th Jul, 2016 | 5:12pm

Wow It's Hot Out There!

Dogs keeping cool - photo Tracy Lee
Dogs keeping cool - photo Tracy Lee
With the summer months and increasing temperatures upon us we have to put measures in place to keep our pets safe and cool.

Here are our pet safety during summer tips!

Over heating is one of the…

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Wed 20th Jul, 2016 | 8:00am

Liv Hammond
A Charmingly Nervous Gamekeeper
By Liv Hammond
Features Writer
Photo by Darren Clare
Photo by Darren Clare
Standing in the Country Pursuits Arena of the Great Yorkshire Show - and head to toe in tweed - was a charmingly nervous gamekeeper.

He was here to inform us of the environmental benefits of…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 12:22pm

Discover Seals This September

Young common seal - photo Nicholas Downing
Young common seal - photo Nicholas Downing
September is a great time to step out in search of seals. The UK is home to two species, the grey seal and the common seal; both of which may be spotted on and off Yorkshire's coastline.

The grey…

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Tue 13th Sep, 2016 | 4:31pm

Young Children Still Exceeding Sugar Recommendation

photo - comprock
photo - comprock
Children aged 4 to 10 years are consuming more than double the recommended amount of sugar, although consumption of sugary drinks has fallen compared to 6 years ago.

This is according to the…

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Fri 9th Sep, 2016 | 10:50am

Family 'Light The Night' After Cancer Scares

The Bradwell family
The Bradwell family
A family from Sheffield are joining a sponsored walk this October to raise money and awareness for their local cancer hospital after seeing first-hand the effects of a diagnosis.

The Bradwell…

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Thu 25th Aug, 2016 | 12:10pm

Bar Helps To Raise Funds For Beautiful Libby

Holly and Ali from Everybodys, Guiseley
Holly and Ali from Everybodys, Guiseley
Everybodys Bar and Restaurant in Guiseley is putting on a special 'Fundraising Day' on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August, to help raise funds for Libby, the daughter of their team member, Sean.

The…

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Sat 20th Aug, 2016 | 1:07pm

Kilnsey Show & Sports 2016

Kilnsey Showfield
Kilnsey Showfield
The local agricultural show season reaches a thrilling climax with Kilnsey Show & Sports, on Tuesday, August 30.

Organisers, Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society, report all is proceeding on…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 4:10pm

Does Your Pet Have Fleas?

photo - DebMomOf3
photo - DebMomOf3
With most pets experiencing fleas at some point in their lives, prevention is always the best treatment so regular flea spot-ons or tablets are advised to keep your pets flea-free.

However, with…

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Sat 30th Jul, 2016 | 12:00pm

Holiday Time Is Here But Don't Forget Your Pets


What is the best option for YOUR pet while you are away?

Summer is finally here so you may be thinking about your holiday, but what plans have you made for pet's holiday care while you are away?

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Fri 29th Jul, 2016 | 9:00pm

Butterflies In Decline In The UK

Red Admiral on buddleia - photo Rob Harris
Red Admiral on buddleia - photo Rob Harris
This year's wet weather, combined with last year's colder than average temperatures has led to a decline in butterfly populations in the UK.

Poor weather during butterflies' flying period means…

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Sat 23rd Jul, 2016 | 10:18am

Norman Taylor
Ten Negotiation Techniques To Help Diffuse Family Feuds
By Norman Taylor
Family Law Correspondent
Negotiations photo by Amy Lenzo
Negotiations photo by Amy Lenzo
It is a fact of life that family members fall out with each other and that family feuds can be fuelled by stressful times of the year such as Christmas and children's holidays.

I recently ran a…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 9:15am

Female-led Production Company Back By Popular Demand

Hunt the shoes in the shoe trail!
Hunt the shoes in the shoe trail!
She Productions,the all-female, Beverley based theatre company, is back by popular demand with a new original summer family show, following the sell-out success last year at the East Riding…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 11:34am

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