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Butterflies In Decline In The UK
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 that…
Red Admiral on buddleia - photo Rob Harris
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Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
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Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
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1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
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Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
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Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
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All Creatures.....
Jul
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Amazing Animals Summer Holidays event:
Jul
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Common Ground Theatre present The Lumberjills
Jul
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Wicked
Jul
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In Your Face
Jul
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Summer Adventure Time
Jul
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Tiny Time Tales
Jul
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ParkFest 201
Jul
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Action Packed Summer at Thackray Medical Museum
Jul
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Medieval Day at Selby Abbey
Jul
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Seafest 2016
Jul
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Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Jul
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Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
Jul
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Muston Scarecrow Festival
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National Playday
Aug
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Dogs Trust Leeds - Fun Day

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

Performing Puppets Take Centre Stage


What do you think Noddy, Usain Bolt and an undercover secret agent have in common?

The answer is a puppet show devised by talented pupils at leading independent Harrogate prep school Belmont…

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Sun 10th Jul, 2016 | 11:00pm

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

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

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…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 9:15pm

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

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