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10 Ways To Improve As A Photographer - Lesson 7 : Composition. Using Lines, And Avoiding The Middle
Catching the viewer's attention is a key element in good composition. In this photo, there is very little information, with more than half of the image in complete darkness. But any more detail might…
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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Anthony Fox
Do Tattoos Paint A Bad Picture?
By Anthony Fox
Employment Specialist at Michael Lewin Solicitors

I have read an interesting article lately on the BBC News website regarding the issue of tattoos, and the fact that some people with tattoos struggle to find work, and are even dismissed for…

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Fri 29th Aug, 2014 | 5:47pm

Zutons and Coral members, to play tribute performance at Bingley Music Live

The Zutons
The Zutons
Yorkshire festival, Bingley Music Live have announced that Dave McCabe from The Zutons and Ian Skelly from The Coral are to play together at the festival on the 29th August in a special tribute…

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Tue 26th Aug, 2014 | 9:06pm

£175,000 Secured For Yorkshire Dales

Ribblehead landscape by Tanya St. Pierre
Ribblehead landscape by Tanya St. Pierre
The people, landscape and environment of the Yorkshire Dales are set to benefit from a £175,000 boost thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery.

The charity lottery launched in January…

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Tue 19th Aug, 2014 | 4:41pm

Pensioner Families To Suffer Social Security Cuts Worth Over £6bn A Year

photo by Images_of_Money
photo by Images_of_Money
Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth £6.38bn a year by the time the government's welfare reforms have taken full affect, the TUC warns today (Sunday) ahead…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 3:43pm

Roxy Turns Over A New Leaf At The Flower Show


As designers and landscapers across the region finalise their plans for show gardens at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, there is one special lady looking forward to making a spectacular come back.

Ro…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 2:50pm

Yorkshire Cancer Research Urges People To Help Reduce Their Risk Of Cancer

photo by Alan Cleaver
photo by Alan Cleaver
Yorkshire Cancer Research is urging people to consider how they can reduce their risk of cancer following the recent publication of a study that found overweight and obese people have a greater…

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Sat 16th Aug, 2014 | 10:18am

Gary Fawcett
Fairylights and Fish
By Gary Fawcett
Correspondent

Acorn Glade. The name immediately conjures a feeling of "getting away from it all" and relaxation. This retreat on the edge of the Vale of York does not have WiFi and doesn't allow children or…

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Fri 15th Aug, 2014 | 10:36am

Charity To Unlock £18,000 Treasure Chest In Support Of Yorkshire Parks

Proposed sensory garden at Beech Road
Proposed sensory garden at Beech Road
Environmental charity, Groundwork, has today announced that it will be unlocking an £18,000 'treasure chest' to support community fundraising appeals in West Yorkshire. The two areas…

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Thu 14th Aug, 2014 | 6:13pm

New Powers Could Bring "Click And Collect" To A Store Near You

photo by La Citta Vita
photo by La Citta Vita
New plans would enable British high streets to adapt to meet the changing needs of today's modern consumer, Penny Mordaunt said today
(11 August 2014).

The minister said that by freeing retailers…

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Mon 11th Aug, 2014 | 9:15pm

Local Laws And Customs Catching British Nationals Out Abroad


Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas. From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage clothing in Barbados, travellers…

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Thu 7th Aug, 2014 | 5:05pm

Motivational Monday: What's Your Direction?


"Keep taking action in the direction of your goals - however mundane or lofty they may be"

Jack Canfield


Despite our best intentions and best plans and preparations sometimes things don't…

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Mon 4th Aug, 2014 | 5:20pm

Summer Fitness Do's and Don'ts

photo by garryknight
photo by garryknight
Summertime has arrived and with it the sunshine has inspired many to
tone up, lose weight and get in shape.

Local fitness expert Anna Twose from AnnaMFitness has 6 do's and don'ts
to maximise your…

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Thu 31st Jul, 2014 | 5:18pm

Pip, pip hooray for an appilicious autumn show


Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (12 - 14 September 2014) is planning a frenzy of fruit this year with a new celebration of all things apple.

Taking visitors on the journey from Pip to Press, the…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 1:33pm

Dog Owners Warned: You Have 20 Minutes To Save Your Pet

photo by Nell Bird
photo by Nell Bird
Survey shows alarming ignorance towards danger of dogs left in cars

Most of us have seen a dog, locked up in a car, on a hot summer's day. But do you know how quickly conditions can become so…

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Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 | 4:27pm

Peter Foley
RHS Flower Show - Tatton Park Preview
By Peter Foley
Gardening Correspondent
The Great Garden Carnival
The Great Garden Carnival
With pretty well everything in the garden running up to three weeks ahead of itself this year I think that their title of 'The Great Garden Carnival' will be very apt indeed. I know that in my…

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Mon 21st Jul, 2014 | 9:33am

Research Shows British Seaside Resort Is Here To "Staycation"


As the summer school-holidays start, a new report shows that the British seaside tourist industry remains in remarkably good health despite fears that the recession and subsequent squeeze on…

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Fri 18th Jul, 2014 | 4:25pm

NEHS Grants Set To Make Garden Projects Grow

YDMT volunteers collecting meadow seed
YDMT volunteers collecting meadow seed
Guerrilla gardening and grow your own for family food banks, are among more than 30 community projects to benefit from grant funding by the North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) this year.

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Thu 17th Jul, 2014 | 9:47am

Leeds Does Vintage


On Sunday 12th October the fabulous Vintage Fashion Market will be back at the Leeds Club, Leeds. You'll be able to listen to live music whilst enjoying afternoon tea, get creative at the vintage…

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Wed 16th Jul, 2014 | 8:47pm

200,000 Visitors Have Seen Malham Cove Peregrines

John and Lindsey Eccles and their children
John and Lindsey Eccles and their children
The Peregrine viewing scheme at Malham Cove - a partnership between the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the RSPB - has welcomed its 200,000th visitor since it began in 2003.

Ove…

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Wed 16th Jul, 2014 | 12:08pm

Church Of England Decision On Women Bishops Is Good News For Equality - Kris Hopkins

Kris Hopkins MP
Kris Hopkins MP
Confirmation that the General Synod of the Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops has been warmly welcomed by Keighley and Ilkley Conservative MP Kris Hopkins.

Two years ago,…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 10:08pm

Medieval Makeover For University Of Leeds

Medieval Combat demonstrations
Medieval Combat demonstrations
More than 2000 of the world's most knowledgeable medievalists descended on Leeds for the 21st annual International Medieval Congress at University of Leeds this week.

Travelling to Leeds from 57…

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Fri 11th Jul, 2014 | 4:59pm

Natural Legacy Coffins To Feature On Countryfile

Adam Henson of Countryfile
Adam Henson of Countryfile
Natural Legacy coffins will feature in an episode of the BBC's Countryfile this weekend.

This week's programme is all about the wonders of the wool and presenter Adam Henson talks about the…

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Thu 10th Jul, 2014 | 6:15pm

The Colonel
Your Body Is For Life, Not Just For Summer!
By The Colonel
The Colonel's Journal

I have had emails, letters and tweets galore about how men and women want to get fit for summer holidays, trips and the bikini season. I think it's great everyone is fighting fit and wanting to…

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Wed 9th Jul, 2014 | 12:16pm

Coast To Coast Wheelchair Challenge Raises Over £23,000


With over 100 friends, 29 machines and 16 dogs, Roy Taylor successfully completed his 215-mile Coast to Coast wheelchair challenge and raised over £23,000 for the RSPB.

Roy - who works for…

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Fri 4th Jul, 2014 | 8:52pm

Pedal Power For Le Grand Depart


Le Grand Depart got the thumbs up from a group of vulnerable adults when they organised their own cycling challenge as part of the Tour de France celebrations.

An enthusiastic group with learning…

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Fri 4th Jul, 2014 | 5:02pm

Survey Reveals Leeds Wobbly Relationship With The Belly


Sick of the demoralising routine of sucking in their bellies in front of the bedroom mirror, it seems that the men of Leeds are waging war on their bulging bellies. Looking to make belt-loosening…

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Fri 29th Aug, 2014 | 3:28pm

Welfare Reforms Spectacularly Fail The Prime Minister's New Family Test, Says TUC

photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks
photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks
The majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families, according to a new report…

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Fri 22nd Aug, 2014 | 2:31pm

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival this September

Nordic Walking at Scammonden Reservoir - photo Pennine Prospects
Nordic Walking at Scammonden Reservoir - photo Pennine Prospects
One of the best ways to experience any landscape is on foot, which makes this year's festival the perfect place for anyone wishing to explore the hidden gems of the South Pennines. Taking place…

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Tue 19th Aug, 2014 | 8:24am

Stone And Wood Auction Creates Firm Foundation For Ongoing Works

York Minster's Stoneyard auction - photo Duncan Lomax
York Minster's Stoneyard auction - photo Duncan Lomax
Friday's auction of stones and timbers from York Minster has raised over £44,000 towards ongoing works to conserve and repair the Gothic cathedral.

The auction, which took place in Dean's…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 3:14pm

Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday: Making Mistakes
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"Making mistakes is better than faking perfection."

I'm sorry but I'm not ready.

I have no Motivational Monday article written. Now I could explain. I could outline all the things that I have…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 12:00pm

MP Supports War Veterans Fund

Normandy Beach Landings - photo Stephanie Richard
Normandy Beach Landings - photo Stephanie Richard
Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, is supporting The Big Lottery Fund as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings through its 'Heroes Return 2' Programme.

The Programme has so…

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Fri 15th Aug, 2014 | 4:29pm

Yorkshire Greyhound Day Campaign Rehomes Retired Racing Dogs

June and Terry with greyhound, Polly
June and Terry with greyhound, Polly
More than 50 cute canines have found new best friends this summer thanks to a campaign celebrating the third annual Yorkshire Greyhound Day.

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium has helped to re-home the…

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Fri 15th Aug, 2014 | 9:11am

Dubail, New York, Singapore... Leeds Jewellers Designs Revealed As Well Travelled

Leeds-based award-winning jewellers, Form Bespoke Jewellers, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by asking customers to think back to their weddings, honeymoon and engagement destinations and…

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Wed 13th Aug, 2014 | 12:05pm

Motivational Monday: When Quitting Is A Bad Thing


"Yo, Mr White, it's time to quit!"

Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad


My wife and I have come late to the Breaking Bad party. Despite virtually everyone I know recommending the show, we both let…

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Mon 11th Aug, 2014 | 10:09am

Graham Clark
Enchanting Edinburgh!
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent
View from Edinburgh Castle
View from Edinburgh Castle
The good thing about living in Yorkshire is that we are nearly equidistant between Edinburgh and London.

A few days in Edinburgh is a real tonic. With trains leaving Leeds and York regularly or a…

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Tue 5th Aug, 2014 | 3:58pm

Bald Is Beautiful - Bird Trainer To Shave Her Head To Save Vultures

The bird team - Justine Lig, Ben Coulson and Heather Scott
The bird team - Justine Lig, Ben Coulson and Heather Scott
Bird trainer and presenter at the Tropical Butterfly House in Sheffield, Justine Lig, is proving that bald is beautiful by shaving her head in an effort to raise £5000 to help save…

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Sat 2nd Aug, 2014 | 8:00pm

Love Parks Week


The magical parks of Leeds are set to be celebrated as part of a special week of events which began this weekend.

In what is always a packed programme of activities, guided walks and volunteering…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 1:34pm

Motivational Monday: The Less Travelled Road


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost


The fact that we have more choices actually means we have…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 9:36am

A Tasty Line-Up Of Chefs For Scarborough Seafest 2014


A tasty line-up of top chefs, including MasterChef finalist Tom Rennolds, will entice seafood lovers into the 16th annual Scarborough Seafest.

Seafest is a three-day festival on Scarborough's West…

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Tue 22nd Jul, 2014 | 4:43pm

Motivational Monday: Persistence Your Best Tool


"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence."

Calvin Coolridge


Last week I wrote about the power of stories and I was raised on stories of all kinds - from first- hand…

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Mon 21st Jul, 2014 | 9:01am

Generous Tesco Customers Donate An Incredible 5.1 Million Meals To Feed People In Need

photo by Snohomish County
photo by Snohomish County
Generous Tesco customers have donated an incredible 5.1 million meals for people in need. The total was calculated following the Neighbourhood Food Collection which took place in every store…

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Thu 17th Jul, 2014 | 12:24pm

Living With Vision Impairment: The Rise Of Macular Degeneration In Yorkshire


In a modern world where technology seems to provide the answer to every problem in our lives it remains an uncomfortable truth that vision loss is a major issue in Yorkshire, the UK and…

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Wed 16th Jul, 2014 | 9:28pm

Heart Charity Celebrates Community Success In Yorkshire

Jack Stearman of York City Knights
Jack Stearman of York City Knights
Yorkshire-based national charity Heart Research UK has been celebrating its community grants in the North by hosting the first Northern Healthy Heart Grant Convention.

The charity gathered…

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Wed 16th Jul, 2014 | 4:19pm

Taylor Wimpey Team Tackles Three Peaks For MND Association


Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire is thrilled to announce that a team of staff has raised more than £1,300 for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) after completing the 25 mile Three Peaks…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 10:34pm

Motivational Monday: Clay Diamonds


"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger"

Ben Okri


There are few absolute constants in life but one of my personal ones is that every time I have ever had to fill…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 1:32pm

Review series - Napoleons Casino and Restaurant Leeds


After reviewing Napoleons Casino and Restaurant in Leeds I've now reviewed three and there are a number of things that I have noticed. From a consistency point of view Leeds ranked the same as…

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Fri 11th Jul, 2014 | 11:25am

Step Out To Support St John Ambulance September Stroll

four walking children dressed as superheroes
four walking children dressed as superheroes
First aid charity St John Ambulance is inviting people in Yorkshire and the Humber to put their best fancy-dressed foot forward and get set for the most fun first aid fundraiser around - the…

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Thu 10th Jul, 2014 | 8:00am

Motivational Monday: Four Tips On Gaining A New Perspective


"The world grows dull in our perspective and yet seen again from a new perspective would it not again be filled with wonder?"

Routine is good. It helps you do daily tasks easily, efficiently and…

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Mon 7th Jul, 2014 | 8:38am

Lawyer Pedals Safety Message As Tour De France Approaches

Paul Morris
Paul Morris
With The Grand Départ nearly here, a leading personal injury lawyer says recent reports about cycling helmets being pointless should be treated with caution and is advising all road users to take…

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Fri 4th Jul, 2014 | 5:10pm

Princess Anne Launches Leeds MND Wheelchair Service At Seacroft Hospital

LTHT Chief Executive, Julian Hartley; MNDA Chief Executive, Sally Light; HRH Princess Anne and LTHT Chair, Linda Pollard
LTHT Chief Executive, Julian Hartley; MNDA Chief Executive, Sally Light; HRH Princess Anne and LTHT Chair, Linda Pollard
HRH The Princess Royal, highlighted a new service for people with motor neurone disease when she launched the MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Wheelchair Service at Seacroft Hospital this week.

The…

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Fri 4th Jul, 2014 | 1:28pm