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‘The kids clapped me, the whole school’: Yorkshire head on telling pupils he’s gay

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His pupils probably still think of him as a bit of “a git”, but the spontaneous applause that headteacher Colin Scott received after he came out as gay at the school assembly brought tears to his eyes. The assembly at...

‘We’re collateral damage’: fury in Yorkshire village at its role in migrant detention plan

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For Priti Patel, the findings of the report on her desk were no doubt unpalatable. Fixated on creating a system that detained and quickly removed asylum seekers, the home secretary would have been shocked to discover ...

10 of the best Yorkshire Dales pubs with outdoor space

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The village of West Tanfield stands on the banks of the Ure, where the fells and moors of Wensleydale soften to the undulations of the Vale of Mowbray. The Bull Inn was a ferryman’s cottage before the bridge was built...

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 ...

A great walk to a great pub: the Fox & Coney, Yorkshire Wolds

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Start Fox & Coney, South Cave, East Yorkshire Distance 6½ or 9½ milesTime 3 or 4½ hoursTotal ascent 252 metresDifficulty Easy Classroom blackboards, pavement hopscotch, goalposts and cricket wickets drawn on wall...

A great walk to a great pub: the Green Dragon, Yorkshire Dales

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Start Green Dragon pub HardrawDistance 9½ milesTime 3-4 hoursTotal ascent 490 metresDifficulty moderate An important truth was established some time ago when that celebrated bar room pundit Aristotle proved beyond all...

Dig reveals 6,000-year-old salt hub in North Yorkshire

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Neolithic people were manufacturing salt in Britain almost 6,000 years ago, before the building of Stonehenge and more than two millennia earlier than was first thought, a new archaeological discovery suggests. Excava...

Eco-airship contract to launch 1,800 jobs in South Yorkshire

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About 1,800 jobs are to be created in South Yorkshire building 10 new environmentally friendly airships. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a small Bedford-based company, announced on Wednesday it had signed a deal to provide...

Far-right threat feared at huge base for asylum seekers in North Yorkshire village

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A senior police chief has admitted officers are consulting with counter-terrorism experts about threats from the far right at a military base in North Yorkshire where the Home Office is planning to house 1,500 asylum ...

First world war bomb survives bumpy ride in Yorkshire litter pickers’ car

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Two litter pickers unwittingly drove half a mile home with a live first world war bomb in the car as their weekly good deed turned into a scene from a Hollywood thriller. Rachel Wills and Simon Briscombe thought they ...

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...

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...

Hedgerow highway will keep dormice thriving in the Yorkshire Dales

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For the first time in 100 years, dormice have the freedom to roam among the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, thanks to a project to restore their delicate natural habitat. Landowners and farmers in Wensleydale ha...

Helicopter crashes into field in North Yorkshire

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A helicopter has crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, police said. North Yorkshire police said the incident happened off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale shortly before midday on Monday. The force tweeted that...

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...

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