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Tour de Yorkshire Wows Crowds Again
The first stage of this year's Tour de Yorkshire saw four season's worth of weather before a thrilling sprint finish in brilliant sunshine in Settle. Thousands of people lined the route to cheer on…
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"
Mar
26
Kunsthuis presents..."Colour, Surface, Description"
Mar
26
Process and Practice
Apr
1
"The Dales: People, Landscapes, Seasons"
Apr
1
April Fools - Barnsley launches its first ever Comedy Festival
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
6
The Secret Army
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
Art and the World of Cycling
Apr
16
In Tandem - Exhibition of paintings
Apr
20
The Government Inspector
Apr
22
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth
Apr
22
Brideshead Revisited
Apr
23
Ceramics, Still life & Abstraction
Apr
23
Meet the artist - 'New Horizons' by Richard Rowan
Apr
25
"I Live Hull"
Apr
25
Leeds Digital Festival at Leeds Dock
Apr
25
Heartbeat
Apr
26
NT Connections
Apr
28
Our Day Out by Willy Russell
Apr
29
Ronnie Wood Exhibition
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
29
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Apr
30
Masham Market Spring Festival
Apr
30
Skipton Waterway Festival 2016 - 15th anniversary
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
Apr
30
New Horizona by Richard Rowan
Apr
30
WiLd! - a new play by Evan Placey
Apr
30
Jak's Legacy Charity Auction
Apr
30
Russell Watson - Songs from the Heart
May
1
Tour de Yorkshire Pedals to the Courthouse
May
1
North Yorks Moors Cycling Festival
May
1
Geronimo Festival 2016 - 'Glastonbury for kids'
May
1
Canary Girls - Mikron Theatre Co.
May
2
Burnsall Charities Day
May
2
Jane Eyre - a romantic drama
May
3
The Last Tango: Vincent And Flavia
May
3
Canary Girls - Mikron Theatre Co.
May
3
An Inspector Calls
May
4
Disney On Ice - Silver Anniversary Celebration
May
4
The Merry Wives - Light, funny and wickedly entertaining Shakespeare
May
4
Laila: The Musical
May
5
Fashion, Style and Culture Extravaganza - Not For Sale Campaign
May
5
Opening Skinner's Box
May
6
Illusion is the First of All Pleasures
May
6
In or Out - the pros and cons of Brexit
May
6
Wheatus
May
6
The Best Thing
May
6
John Wrightson Band
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Tour de Yorkshire Wows Crowds Again
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Planned Roadworks - Yorkshire And The Humber: Monday 2 May To Sunday 8 May 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 29 April 2016 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 29th Apr, 2016 | 4:37pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On Syrian Peace Talks And Ongoing Violence


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"The Intra-Syrian peace talks can only succeed if both sides are prepared to discuss political transition, the cessation of hostilities is respected and full…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 9:00pm

'Boar's Eye' View From Sutton Bank


The North York Moors National Park Authority's giant land art to mark Stage Three of this year's Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on May 1 has been unveiled on the top of Sutton Bank.

The whopping…

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 10:00am

Hillsborough Inquest Verdict: Prime Minister's Statement


Prime Minister David Cameron said:

"Today is a landmark moment in the quest for justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who died on that dreadful day in April 1989.

"It is also a long overdue day -…

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Tue 26th Apr, 2016 | 7:30pm

UK Sends Experts To Support Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

UK Foreign Office staff on the ground in Pedernales, Ecuador. photo -FCO
UK Foreign Office staff on the ground in Pedernales, Ecuador. photo -FCO
UK engineers and a humanitarian advisor have arrived in Ecuador to help the country recover and rebuild following the devastating earthquake on Saturday 16 April.

The team of British experts form…

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Tue 26th Apr, 2016 | 2:02pm

Nepal Earthquake Anniversary - UK To Double Donations

 8-year-old Nirmala lost her leg in the earthquake - photo Lucas Veuve/Handicap International
8-year-old Nirmala lost her leg in the earthquake - photo Lucas Veuve/Handicap International
On the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the UK will match public donations to a new appeal to help thousands of…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 4:00pm

Foreign Secretary Condemns North Korea Missile Test


Following reports of a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on 23 April, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"This latest provocation, yet another violation of UN Security Council…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 11:00pm

St George's Day 2016: David Cameron's Message

David Cameron PM
David Cameron PM
David Cameron said:

"St George's Day - England's national day - couldn't fall on a more appropriate date: the anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

"This year marks 400 years since the…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 12:28pm

Jan Harris
St George's Day 2016
By Jan Harris
Assistant Editor
St George's flag - photo Foreign & Commonwealth Office
St George's flag - photo Foreign & Commonwealth Office
St George's Day celebrates everything about being English and our great English Heritage. The day is celebrated each year on the 23rd April. It is celebrated on this date as this is supposedly…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 12:01am

More Than 1 Billion People Will Be Involved In Earth Day

photo - world by Bart
photo - world by Bart
Over one billion people in 192 countries will take action to protect our shared environment. All across the globe, in big cities to small villages and everything in-between, people are organizing,…

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Fri 22nd Apr, 2016 | 9:22am

Mammoth Tree Planting Project Underway In Yorkshire Dales

Tree planting across Malham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales
Tree planting across Malham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales
An ambitious plan to plant 50,000 trees in a part of the Yorkshire Dales is underway by the National Trust. Throughout April, native trees and shrubs are being planted on Malham Moor, as part of…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm


Wed 27th Apr, 2016

Dear Editor,

Immunisation Week

This week marks World Immunisation Week 2016. I would like to praise everyone involved in organising Immunisation Week, as well as all the medical professionals around the world who help to carry out…

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Foreign Secretary Visits Colombia To Reaffirm UK Support For Peace Process


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has arrived in Colombia to highlight the UK's support for the country's peace process and fight against narcotics during visits to Bogota and Cartagena.

Visiting…

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 9:17am

Cash Boost For Repairs To Village's Old Signs

photo - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
photo - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Historic roads signs on the outskirts of a village in Swaledale have been given a facelift thanks to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

The three…

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Tue 26th Apr, 2016 | 2:55pm

Plan Your Journeys For The Tour de Yorkshire

photo - Welcome to Yorkshire
photo - Welcome to Yorkshire
Thousands of visitors and locals are expected to attend the event which will take place in 3 stages on 29 and 30 April and 1 May.

The race starts on Friday with the first stage taking place from…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 5:01pm

Nepal, One Year On From Devastating Earthquake


A year ago, people across the Leeds diocese raised over £124,651 for Catholic charity CAFOD in response to the earthquake that devastated vast areas of Nepal.

Their generosity enabled…

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Sun 24th Apr, 2016 | 8:00am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber - Monday 25 April To Sunday 1 May 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 22 April 2016 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 7:12pm

I'm Not For Sale


In early 2015, a young woman whose identity must be kept anonymous - let's call her Jane - was tricked and taken from her home and illegally trafficked from Nigeria to the UK.

Jane had been a…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 12:12pm

PM Call With Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte: 22 April 2016


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister called the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte earlier today to discuss the migration crisis. The Prime Minister said he welcomed the steps that…

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Fri 22nd Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On Yemen Peace Talks

photo - Gisela Lednichenko
photo - Gisela Lednichenko
Philip Hammond has welcomed the start of UN-led Yemeni peace talks, which have started today in Kuwait.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"Only a political solution can bring an end to the…

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Fri 22nd Apr, 2016 | 9:04am

Yorkshire Word of the Day
watter wolffabled creature said to be swallowed from dirty streams
Definitions kindly supplied by the family of the late Arnold Kellett, wordsmith of the Yorkshire Language
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