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Yorkshire apologise to ‘victim of inappropriate behaviour’ Azeem Rafiq

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Yorkshire have apologised to their former player Azeem Rafiq after their 10-month investigation into his allegations of racism found that he had been “the victim of inappropriate behaviour” that was “clearly unaccepta...

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen: ‘The only spa I know about is a Spar shop’

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Our Yorkshire Farm, now in its fifth series, has been a surprise hit for Channel 5: it’s the broadcaster’s most popular show since 2016. It follows the adventures of 47-year-old Amanda Owen and her husband, Clive, on ...

Labour’s Tracy Brabin elected first mayor of West Yorkshire

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Labour’s Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire, setting up another byelection in a marginal seat targeted by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. Brabin was named as the inaugural West Yorkshire...

Tributes paid to two killed in North Yorkshire helicopter crash

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Tributes have been paid to a pilot and a teenage German exchange student who died when a helicopter crashed into a North Yorkshire field. Police confirmed Ian Macdonald, 66, died in the crash near his home in the vill...

Yorkshire accept Azeem Rafiq was victim of racial harassment and bullying

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Yorkshire have accepted there was “no question” Azeem Rafiq was the victim of racial harassment and bullying during his first spell at the county. Last summer Rafiq made serious allegations about his time at the club,...

A great walk to a great pub: The Fauconberg, North Yorkshire

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Start The Fauconberg, CoxwoldDistance 6.8 milesTime 2.5 hoursTotal ascent 230 metresDifficulty Moderate Coxwold is an endearing, honey-hued village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Part of the Howardian ...

Police charge 29 men over child sexual exploitation in West Yorkshire

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Twenty-nine men have been charged with the sexual exploitation of a victim over a seven-year period in West Yorkshire. The men have been charged with various offences including rape, conspiracy to rape and indecent as...

Yorkshire care home resident, 100, pleads for end to Covid isolation

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A 100-year-old care home resident has issued a video plea for greater freedom, complaining that thousands of people can go to pop festivals but she is being prevented from seeing two of her children at her home in Yor...

Glamping sites accused of pricing tent campers out of Yorkshire Dales

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Expensive glamping sites and luxury lodge parks in the Yorkshire Dales are pushing out less affluent national park visitors who just want to pitch up in a tent. John Amsden, the chair of Richmondshire district council...

Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra brought back to life after 66 years

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Seventy-four years after it first formed, the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra (YSO) has been revived to support musicians in northern England hit by the pandemic. The orchestra, formed in Leeds, will play a series of liv...

Labour’s Dan Jarvis to step down as mayor of South Yorkshire after first term

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Dan Jarvis, who has spent the last three years as a Labour MP and the mayor of South Yorkshire, will not seek another term in the latter job, he has announced, saying he had never planned to carry out the dual role in...

The North Yorkshire seaside resorts during lockdown – a photo essay

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Yorkshire’s coastal resorts have always been a mix of pleasure beach, fishing port, working heritage and rugged beauty. They bring back happy memories of my childhood family holidays, but over the last few years they ...

Yorkshire startups vie for a slice of the meat and dairy substitute pie

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When Castleton Mill in Leeds opened almost 200 years ago it housed steam-powered flax spinning machines. These days the former textile mill is part of another Industrial Revolution – the shift to plant-based food. The...

Yorkshire church to install stone carvings celebrating women

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They have graced the exterior of one of the most beautiful medieval churches in England for 500 years. But carvings at St Mary’s in Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, have become unrecognisable fragments, erod...

Get spirited away on a gin-making adventure in North Yorkshire

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‘It’s about to happen, I promise!” says Rob Crossley, the “Professor”, as he uses asbestos fingers to gingerly tip-tap his way along a copper pipe to where the magic is to begin. When the heat spreads all the way down...

Yorkshire Building Society first to bring back 95% mortgages

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Yorkshire Building Society will become the first lender to relaunch 95% mortgages in the mainstream market, nearly a year after the pandemic spooked lenders into withdrawing low-deposit home loans. However, the deal w...

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