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Staycity Apartments - York
One of the most successful parts of the hospitality sector over the last few years has been the serviced apartment area with expansion continuing at a rapid pace. Surprisingly York has not had one…
Outside view of Staycity York
Mar
13
Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
Mar
17
Exhibition of Wellcome Image Awards
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
28
1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
Jun
18
Kate Whiteford OBE - False Perspectives
Jun
25
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Jul
8
Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
15
Kunsthuis Gallery presents "Kleurvelden" (fields of colour)
Jul
15
Exhibition: Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer curated by Catriona McAra
Jul
18
'People and Places in the Dales'
Jul
23
In Your Face
Jul
23
Summer Adventure Time
Jul
28
The World Goes Round
Aug
1
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Aug
1
Nature, Design and Capability Brown
Aug
3
Exhibition: It's not all Brown and White at Burton Constable
Aug
3
Country House Brewing
Aug
5
Consuming Passions by Alan Ayckbourn
Aug
13
Foundation Myths
Aug
16
Terrific Trees Treasure Hunt
Aug
19
Local Artists Unite for a Unique Exhibition
Aug
30
Relatively Speaking - Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Sep
3
Art in the Gardens
Sep
4
Jane McDonald - Making Memories
Sep
6
Wuthering Heights
Sep
7
Sue Perkins 'Live! in Spectacles'
Sep
8
Amaali Spice - Demo and Dine
Sep
9
Roger Davies & His Band
Sep
10
South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2016
Sep
10
Brassed Off - Exhibition at The Gallery
Sep
10
The Original Print Show
Sep
10
Striving for Adequacy - on the Panorama
Sep
10
Katherine Jenkins & the National Symphony Orchestra Live
Graham Clark
Interview: Leeds Oktoberfest, The Tetley, 6-9th October
By Graham Clark
Gig Correspondent

The Munich Oktoberfest is one of Germany's biggest events and draws visitors from all parts of Europe. This year you do not have to travel that far to witness the atmosphere of this celebrated…

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Thu 25th Aug, 2016 | 9:53am

Emily Yates
How To Look Good Sitting Down: My Experience As A Wheelchair User
By Emily Yates
Features Writer

I started this piece with the intention of giving fashion and style tips, and I quickly stopped myself.

First things first, I am no Gok Wan. Although I could give him a run for his money on the…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 3:13pm

Emily Yates: TV Presenter, Games Maker And Writer Of Lonely Planet Guide To Accessible Rio


Emily Yates is a 24 year old accessibility consultant, travel writer and TV presenter, and has been splitting her time between the UK and Rio de Janeiro where she has been working on the access…

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Tue 9th Aug, 2016 | 10:17am

REVIV Launches In Harrogate

Graham getting ready!
Graham getting ready!
REVIV is a new concept in beauty and wellness therapy using Intravenous Technology. Once only available to sports professionals and celebrities REVIV has successfully been running a clinic at…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 8:16pm

Launch Of Great British High Street Competition 2016

Bishy Road York - photo debs-eye
Bishy Road York - photo debs-eye
High Streets Minister Marcus Jones today (7 July 2016) called on communities across the country to enter their villages, towns and cities into the Great British High Street competition 2016.

Now…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 10:18am

Artwork Set For Auction At The Great Yorkshire Show

Ashley Jackson with his watercolour
Ashley Jackson with his watercolour
Visitors to the Women's Institute pavilion at this year's Great Yorkshire Show will have the unique opportunity to acquire a painting by one of Yorkshire's leading artists.

Ashley Jackson donated…

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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 | 8:30pm

Public Views Sought On Howsham Fish Pass Plan


The Environment Agency is seeking public views on proposals to install a lamprey, fish and eel pass at Howsham Weir on the River Derwent in Yorkshire.

A consultation will run from Thursday 30 June…

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Tue 28th Jun, 2016 | 3:56pm

"Instant" Garden Inspiration At The Great Yorkshire Show

Jim Buttress, the former Royal gardener
Jim Buttress, the former Royal gardener
The creation of a complete cottage garden in just 45 minutes will be one of the spectacles for visitors to enjoy in the popular horticultural section of the 2016 Great Yorkshire Show, along with…

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Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | 3:35pm

Ryedale's Market Towns Fuelling Regional Tourism

Ryedale - photo alh1
Ryedale - photo alh1
It's full steam ahead for Ryedale's market towns with the launch of a new visitor guide to help tourists find their way round the bustling 21-miles of high street where business is booming.

Togethe…

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Mon 13th Jun, 2016 | 8:00am

Chris Longden
Honley Show
By Chris Longden
Features Writer

A friend of mine was appalled that I've lived in this neck of the woods for several years now and never visited the famous Honley Show.

"So sell it to me," I told my buddy. And he proceeded to…

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Mon 6th Jun, 2016 | 4:00pm

Yorkshire Amongst The Worst Regions For A Good Night's Sleep In The UK

Photo by Aweisenfels
Photo by Aweisenfels
People in Yorkshire suffer from the worst quality sleep in the UK, a new survey has revealed.

39% of people in Yorkshire have a poor or very poor quality of sleep - worse than any other region in…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 10:49am

Huddersfield Recycling Point For Anti-perspirant And Deodorant Aerosols


Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust in Huddersfield has signed up as one of the UK's first public collection points for AEROCYCLE, a new recycling scheme from Right Guard which enables the people of…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 11:37am

20,000 Trees Tell A Tale

Ormsgill landscape
Ormsgill landscape
More than 20,000 native trees have been planted to create a new woodland called Ormsgill Wood in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Located on the hillside above Airton, and boasting long distance…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 6:57pm

Hilton London Bankside Hotel

Reception
Reception
This 5 star hotel has only been open for just over 9 months so everything feels new.

Located just south of the river Thames, the hotel is just a short walk away from the Tate Modern and Southwark…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 2:40pm

Polishing The Silverware

Edward and Joseph Smith polishing the trophies
Edward and Joseph Smith polishing the trophies
If you've ever felt daunted by the dusting, spare a thought for Edward and Joseph Smith!

With just a week to go until the opening of England's premier agricultural show, Edward and his student…

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Mon 4th Jul, 2016 | 4:27pm

Miniature Sculptures Hidden To Honour Huge Sacrifice of Armed Forces

Nic Joly's miniature sculptures
Nic Joly's miniature sculptures
Innovative British artist Nic Joly, who specialises in creating miniature sculptures, has launched the '141 Days' project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Referencin…

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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 | 9:29am

All People Should Live Free From Discrimination And Violence

Baroness Anelay and Baroness Verma hold up the rainbow flag
Baroness Anelay and Baroness Verma hold up the rainbow flag
Marking London Pride in 2016, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Minister, Baroness Anelay, and Department for International Development Minister, Baroness Verma said:

"We are proud to…

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Sat 25th Jun, 2016 | 10:08am

Jess Mell
Charities- The Lifeline For Somebody In Need
By Jess Mell
Lifestyle Correspondent
photo - Peter T
photo - Peter T
With the waiting list for mental health services extending far beyond the national target set by the government, where do those suffering turn to in order to receive the immediate support they…

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Tue 21st Jun, 2016 | 5:15pm

The George Hotel, Edinburgh

Hotel Exterior
Hotel Exterior
Edinburgh remains one of the most desirable historic cities to stay in the UK and whether visiting on leisure or business finding an hotel that meets all your requirements and has the high…

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Thu 9th Jun, 2016 | 10:24pm

Phil Hopkins
Tagaytay - It's Smokin', Literally!
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre & Travel Correspondent

This week we are running a series of features on the Philippines. Our theatre and travel man, Phil Hopkins, has been on an amazing three-week adventure to the other side of the world, and here…

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Wed 1st Jun, 2016 | 8:00am