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Yorkshire Dales on a budget: my peaceful little Swaledale cave

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Some hostels cry out to be visited on the strength of their location alone. The little pink triangle that marks the position of Grinton Lodge on the OS map declares its magnificent isolation on the southern slopes of ...

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...

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...

Yorkshire CCC are institutionally racist. For me there is no other conclusion

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club are institutionally racist. There: that wasn’t so hard, was it? For years Yorkshire enabled, tolerated and normalised a dressing-room culture of racist discourse. They failed to create a ...

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...

Tom Cruise spotted on location in North Yorkshire! Why am I so excited?

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Like the giant tropical sunfish spotted in Hartlepool last summer, or the Thames whale, the sighting of a celebrity far from his or her natural habitat is a source of wonder and amazement: something to tell the grandc...

What’s missing from a Yorkshire dartboard? The Weekend quiz

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1 What is kept in the Lord Chancellor’s purse?2 Which island got its name thanks to spin by Erik the Red?3 What year is the longest, so far, in Roman numerals?4 Whose parents met in a Russian class in Hawaii?5 What vi...

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...

Hillsborough: trial of former South Yorkshire police officers collapses

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A judge has stopped the trial of two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s former solicitor, who had been charged with perverting the course of justice for amending police statements after the 1989 Hi...

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...

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...

South Yorkshire police agree payouts for Hillsborough ‘cover-up’

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South Yorkshire police has agreed a settlement with more than 600 people to compensate them for the false police campaign that sought to avoid responsibility for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and blame the victims in...

Yorkshire gooseberry competition returns with 85-year-old taking top prize

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An 85-year-old awarded the trophy for heaviest gooseberry has expressed his pride, saying he thought his “winning days had come to an end”. Bryan Nellist’s victory, in the Yorkshire hamlet of Egton Bridge near Whitby ...

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 ...

Sajid Javid says ‘heads should roll’ over Yorkshire cricket racism claims

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Yorkshire are facing the wrath of senior political figures over their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Headingley, with the club’s chair set to be questioned by digital, culture, media and sport comm...

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