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Birds Swoop Into Shopping Centre To Greet Shoppers
Visitors of a feathered variety swooped down on the Airedale Shopping Centre last weekend to the delight of Keighley shoppers. York Birds Of Prey Centre brought three different birds of prey to meet…
European eagle owl Rolo

Make Someone's Day At Brimham Rocks

Day Maker Stephen taking visitors back 320 million years, beginning of Brimham Rocks
Day Maker Stephen taking visitors back 320 million years, beginning of Brimham Rocks
One of Yorkshire's hidden gems; Brimham Rocks is looking for new volunteers. The National Trust site near Pateley Bridge is a place enjoyed by thousands each year and the volunteer opportunities…

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Sat 2nd May, 2015 | 11:53am

Furry Field Breaks World Record At The Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup

The Mascot Gold Cup 2015 in full flow
The Mascot Gold Cup 2015 in full flow
The Mascot Gold Cup took place at Wetherby Races yesterday and 131 mascots help break a Guinness World record for most mascots in a race.

Organised by national healthcare charity Sue Ryder and…

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Mon 27th Apr, 2015 | 5:05pm

Charity Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Menston 50th Group
Menston 50th Group
Groups in Yorkshire which host monthly tea parties for isolated older people are urging local people to support the national charity behind the initiative, Contact the Elderly, as it celebrates…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 6:41pm

Mascots To Establish World Record In Yorkshire This Sunday

The fur will be flying this Sunday!
The fur will be flying this Sunday!
The Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup 2015 will take place at Wetherby Races, West Yorkshire on Sunday 26th April and an expected world record field will be Going Fur Gold!

The Mascot Gold Cup,…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 9:34am

Family Fun With The Tour de Yorkshire

Cycling near Danby Beacon - photo Tony Bartholomew
Cycling near Danby Beacon - photo Tony Bartholomew
A cycling-themed family fun day at The Moors Centre at Danby will mark one of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar this year - the Tour de Yorkshire.

The first stage of the inaugural…

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Thu 16th Apr, 2015 | 6:24pm

Hat-Trick Of Awards For Yorkshire Mum's Baby Toothbrush Invention

Rowena with her daughter Saskia
Rowena with her daughter Saskia
A Yorkshire mum and market trader who has invented a new-style toothbrush that babies from six months old can use by themselves has scooped three top awards, including Best New Product at the Baby…

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Sat 11th Apr, 2015 | 11:52am

Shared Parental Leave Among New Regulations Coming Into Force

photo - Tomas Beck
photo - Tomas Beck
Parents in work can now share responsibility for looking after their newborn or newly adopted child as Shared Parental Leave law becomes effective (5 April 2015).

Eligible couples whose child is…

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Mon 6th Apr, 2015 | 12:23pm

Easter Start To Peregrine Falcon Watch

photo - YDNPA
photo - YDNPA
Visitors to Malham Cove this weekend will have an extra Easter treat - the chance to watch two Peregrine falcons in action.

A pair of the beautiful birds - the fastest animals on the planet - have…

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Wed 1st Apr, 2015 | 5:02pm

How To Stop Your Loved Ones Falling Out Over Your Will


A will is meant to ensure your loved ones are looked after once you pass away. It sets out who should inherit items such as property, wealth or other assets.

But if anything is unclear, your best…

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Mon 30th Mar, 2015 | 10:48pm

Sponsor Saves The Day For Haworth's 1940 Weekend


It's safe to say that the 1940's weekend has become the most popular event in Haworth and this year's over 40,000 people are expected to take part in the vintage gathering.

It has become a…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 11:48am

Scarborough's Donkeys Celebrate The Tour de Yorkshire


Even the donkeys on Scarborough beach are joining in the fun for the Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage 1 of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire ends in Scarborough on Friday 1 May between 4pm and 4.30pm.

And…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 8:00am

Cycling Spectacular Rolls Into Leeds

Previous Sky Ride participants
Previous Sky Ride participants
Join the cycling revolution in Leeds as Sky Ride returns for its third year bringing thousands of cyclists and spectators to a traffic free city centre.

The free family friendly…

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Mon 27th Apr, 2015 | 9:57am

New Ebor Street Fringe At Tour de Yorkshire 2015


The New Ebor Street Feast is proud to be able to add a splash of fun and a hint of magic to what already promises to be a fantastic day, as the inaugural Tour De Yorkshire sweeps into town. We…

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Thu 23rd Apr, 2015 | 7:36pm

Whitby Welcomes The Tour de Yorkshire

Alistair Griffin
Alistair Griffin
A day of festivities, including music from local hero Alistair Griffin, maypole dancing, and a search for the best fancy dress Bradley Wiggins, will mark the passing of Stage 1 of the inaugural…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 5:01pm

Babies And Buggies At The Ready

Adult's names (L-R) Shani Barnett, Stacey Brook, Ashleigh Burniston, Lucy Hunt and Chelsea Oxley
Adult's names (L-R) Shani Barnett, Stacey Brook, Ashleigh Burniston, Lucy Hunt and Chelsea Oxley
A Sheffield nursery is the first to sign up for a new charity buggy push supporting Jessops maternity hospital, to help them care for all the babies and their families who need their help.

Buggy…

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Tue 14th Apr, 2015 | 8:15am

Ilkley Carnival Announces The Cover Competition Winner!

Ilkley Carnival committee member Liz Tennant, carnival creative winner Jessica Marshall and assistant retail manager at Bettys Café Tea Rooms Keri Parker
Ilkley Carnival committee member Liz Tennant, carnival creative winner Jessica Marshall and assistant retail manager at Bettys Café Tea Rooms Keri Parker
An inspired fantasy and fiction themed picture has scooped first prize in this year's Ilkley Carnival Creative Competition.

Jessica Marshall (10) from Addingham was the committee's chosen overall…

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Mon 6th Apr, 2015 | 12:55pm

Sure Start Centres Must Be Protected, Says TUC

photo - D Sharon Pruitt
photo - D Sharon Pruitt
Commenting on reports today (Thursday) that hundreds of Sure Start centres could be at risk of closure under Conservative spending plans, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The…

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Thu 2nd Apr, 2015 | 9:22am

Men In Sheds Project Needs Your Help


Environmental charity Groundwork Leeds is appealing for help having just launched its first ever crowdfunding appeal.

The charity is aiming to raise £10,000 for their Men In Sheds project,…

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Wed 1st Apr, 2015 | 2:27pm

Peter Jones
Closing The Door On Divorce - Lesson Learnt From Landmark Case
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
money in a bag photo by House Buy Fast
money in a bag photo by House Buy Fast
A landmark case allowing a woman to make a claim for financial support from her ex-husband decades after their divorce could open the floodgates for similar claims.

Five Supreme Court judges…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 11:50am

Spring-time Family Fun - As The Easter Adventure Returns For An Action Packed Holiday Season At Stockeld Park


Fresh air and Spring-time family fun awaits at Stockeld Park's Easter Adventure. Beautifully crafted GIANT hand painted eggs, gambling 'Live Lambs', hopping Bunnies, Little Bo Peep, and an…

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Mon 23rd Mar, 2015 | 9:00am

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