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First Fawn Of 2016 Arrives
An historic Leeds county estate has welcomed a cute new arrival to its ranks this month. After a nervous couple of weeks, the first fawn of 2016 has arrived safe and well at Lotherton Hall, which…
Mar
13
Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
28
1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
Jun
9
200 Years of Childhood at Hedon Museum
Jun
16
Yorkshire Festival 2016
Jun
17
Grassington Festival 2016
Jun
20
Cats - The Musical
Jun
29
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - on tour
Jul
2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
5
Gangsta Granny
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
10
Galphay Open Gardens 2016

Flaming Flower Pots! A Fairground Of Fire To Set Harrogate Ablaze


Harrogate may be famed for its waters but the Spa town was transformed by fire last night, kick-starting a spectacular three-night display.

'The Fire Garden', set in Valley Gardens is an epic,…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 1:33pm

South Yorkshire Woodland Event Aims To Boost Mental Health

Gemma Lockwood left and Hannah Parrott right from last year's event
Gemma Lockwood left and Hannah Parrott right from last year's event
A woodland-based nature event designed to boost mental health is to be held in Barnsley in July.

The Wombwell Woods Weekend has been organised to introduce people to their natural surroundings as…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 3:55pm

Peter Jones
Why 'Doomerang' Divorcees Need A Wider Support Network As Well As Parental Backing
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
Grandparents with a child photo by Nestle
Grandparents with a child photo by Nestle
The news that over seven million divorced or separated adults in the UK have back in with their parentsbecause they can't afford to live on their own emphasises the need for a wider support…

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Tue 21st Jun, 2016 | 10:45am

Bike Library Scheme Extends Across Yorkshire

Adam Yates and Brian, the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries van
Adam Yates and Brian, the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries van
Thousands more children will be given the opportunity to ride a bike as eight new Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries get set to open across the county.

The new Bike Libraries will open in North, West…

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Tue 7th Jun, 2016 | 2:10pm

Parents, Don't Panic About Exam Stress, Says Samaritans

photo - CollegeDegrees360
photo - CollegeDegrees360
In light of a report released recently about suicide in children and young people, citing exams as one of the five main reasons teenagers take their own lives, Samaritans is asking parents not to…

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Wed 1st Jun, 2016 | 2:00pm

Spring Has Sprung On National Trust Nostell's Lakes

Spring has truly sprung on National Trust Nostell's lakes. The slides of cygnets hatching were captured by Nostel's volunteer photographer, Paul C Dunn who has spent so much time taking wildlife…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 3:32pm

Student "Over The Moon" After Being Named Finalist In BBC 500 Words Competition

Thomas Gratonni-May who has been shortlisted in the BBC 500 Words writing competition
Thomas Gratonni-May who has been shortlisted in the BBC 500 Words writing competition
An Ashville College student is "over the moon" after his short story inspired by the first probe to land on a comet has been shortlisted in a national writing competition.

Thomas Grattoni-May was…

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Sat 14th May, 2016 | 6:30pm

Discover The World Of Farming

Chris Hardacre and Matt Bates
Chris Hardacre and Matt Bates
The public are being invited to 'Discover the World of Farming' at Bishop Burton College this month.

The agricultural College is hosting its first Open Farm Sunday event on Sunday, 29th May. The…

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Thu 12th May, 2016 | 2:44pm

#ChipMyDog At Brimham Rocks

Cockapoo Mollie is helping with recording rocks during a Become a Geologist activity day
Cockapoo Mollie is helping with recording rocks during a Become a Geologist activity day
A free dog-microchipping event is being held at Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate on 1 May. With the help of the Dogs Trust, the National Trust will be running drop in sessions at Brimham visitor…

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Sat 30th Apr, 2016 | 7:00pm

Tour de Yorkshire Pedals To The Courthouse

Create a Tour de Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists at Rural Arts
Create a Tour de Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists at Rural Arts
A local arts charity is gearing up to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire as the cycle race speeds through Thirsk on the 1st May. Rural Arts, based at The Courthouse in Thirsk, are holding a full,…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

Chabeel Day Comes To Leeds


Locals were treated to free drinks courtesy of Yorkshire's Sikh community this weekend as part of a religious event aimed at raising public spirits.

The uplifting gesture was part of Chabeel Day,…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 4:03pm

On The Trail Of Yorkshire's Many Market Towns

Kate Hardcastle and Sir Gary Verity are joined by Tom Naylor-Leyland, director of the Talbot Hote
Kate Hardcastle and Sir Gary Verity are joined by Tom Naylor-Leyland, director of the Talbot Hote
All eyes were on Malton this morning as the town played host to the official launch of a new guide celebrating the very best of Yorkshire's market towns.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 3:48pm

Young Volunteer Off To Meet The Queen

Edward Walsh with Commander Chris Hadfield
Edward Walsh with Commander Chris Hadfield
Edward Walsh (18) from Pontefract, has been selected as of one YHA's special guests at the iconic Patron's Lunch street party being held in London on Sunday 12 June.

More than 10,000 people will…

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Thu 9th Jun, 2016 | 9:30pm

Wildlife Friendly Gardener Wins An Award

Vanessa Cook in her Stillingfleet Garden - photo Jo Hughes
Vanessa Cook in her Stillingfleet Garden - photo Jo Hughes
An organic, family, wildlife garden at Stillingfleet, York has been named Visitor Attraction of the Year (under 50,000 visitors) at last week's Visit York Tourism Awards (26 May). The awards, of…

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Sun 5th Jun, 2016 | 3:30pm

Busy Volunteers' Week Planned At Brimham Rocks

The youngest litter fairy at Brimham picked over half a bin bag in under an hour
The youngest litter fairy at Brimham picked over half a bin bag in under an hour
Brimham Rocks, the natural sculpture park near Harrogate, is celebrating Volunteers' Week 2016 by making volunteering experiences available to all interested visitors. From 1-12 June everybody can…

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Sat 28th May, 2016 | 6:35pm

Chris Longden
Have Yer Potato An' Eat It
By Chris Longden
Features Writer
photo © cowcarlilyday.co.uk
photo © cowcarlilyday.co.uk
To be honest with you, I didn't fancy attending the Golcar Lily Day. Mainly because of the look that flickered across my other half's face when he heard that there might be an appearance of Morris…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 8:51am

Great British Tennis Weekend 14/15 May 2016


The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is launching its annual Great British Tennis Weekend this Saturday & Sunday (14/15 May) where thousands of free tennis events will take place across the country.…

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Thu 12th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

Leeds Music Centres Open Doors To Show Music Is For All

Ukulele class
Ukulele class
Leeds will be alive with sound of music this month, when eight community music centres open their doors to the public to help them discover or rediscover their musical talents.

ArtForms, the music…

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Fri 6th May, 2016 | 3:31pm

Discover The World Of Farming On A Local Farm This June


Visiting a farm on Open Farm Sunday, Sunday 5th June, is a wonderful way to discover the world of farming. Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us - from the food we eat, to…

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Fri 29th Apr, 2016 | 2:00pm

Sheffield Holds Classical Music Event For Children

L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11)  Angram Bank Primary School
L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11) Angram Bank Primary School
Two thousand captivated school children took part in Sheffield's largest classical music event of its kind at a packed out City Hall.

World famous orchestra, the Hallé, performed to children from…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 11:43am

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