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YEP Oliver Awards 2018: Deadline for nominations extended

The deadline for nominations for this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post annual restaurant industry awards - known as the Oliver Awards - has been extended until noon on Tuesday November 21.

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Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Ministerial resignation over Budget leak

Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Ministerial resignation over Budget leak

Times change but sometimes it feels as though we’re been here before, as illustrated by the front page on this day in 1947.

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Leeds nostalgia: Curious case of quarter mile on Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Leeds nostalgia: Curious case of quarter mile on Leeds & Liverpool Canal

We return once again to the milemarkers on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which have been the subject of debate on account of the orientation of the restored markers, whose signs appear to have been put on back to front, as it were.

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Waging war on tinnitus

Two years living with... tinnitus

This week I am reluctantly marking two years living with tinnitus: a horrible condition which, for those who don’t know (how lucky you are) is ringing in the ears.

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NUT JOB: Squirrels have stripped Bramley Fall Wood clean of nuts... so what does it all mean?

Neil Hudson: Nuts and the weather... and being over 40

Being over 40 has its advantages. Yes, you begin to notice bits of your body aren’t working as they should, yes your hairline recedes (if you’re a man) and of course you’re suddenly so out of touch with youth culture, it feels like you’ve been given a one-way ticket to the Antarctic.

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Leeds.  25th November 1992

A CHEERY gang of "golden oldies" which belts out the ballads of the past is proving a hit with people in South Leeds.

The Belle Isle Day Centre Choir, formed 11 years ago, has a full diary touring community centres and pensioner homes which cannot get enough of them.

Under the baton of Mr Walter Silver, the 20 men and women, average age around 65, have an accomplished programme from Black and White Minstrel classics to rousing choruses of Jerusalem and Holy City.

Pat Rowe, warden of the day centre at Belle Isle and a former choir leader, siad: "Our choir gives and receives great satisfaction.  It is in contant demand".

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds choir had X-factor back in 1992

Leeds, November 25, 1992: A CHEERY gang of “golden oldies” which belts out the ballads of the past was proving a hit with people in South Leeds.

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Alan Blake, who has sent in some letters from the First World War, written by his uncle, who never made it back to Leeds
10th November 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Trenches war letters penned by tragic Leeds soldier who just wanted to be home for Sunday dinner

HEARTRENDING letters penned by a soldier during the First World War have been discovered in Leeds. They were found by Alan Blake, 88, from Meanwood, amongst the belongings of his late mother, Lucy McMillan.

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Date:19th November 2015. Picture James Hardisty. 
YEP Photo Essay.......Salvo's Restaurant & Salumeria, Otley Rd, Leeds. Owners of Salvos, brothers Gip, and John Dammone.

Your YEP backs local dining scene with 10th annual awards

Restaurateurs have spoke out to back the importance of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Oliver Awards, which recognise excellence in the dining industry.

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Leeds International Film Festival - the Welshman who says it’s a ‘game changer’ for indie filmmakers

Leeds International Film Festival - the Welshman who says it’s a ‘game changer’ for indie filmmakers

Actor and producer Craig Russell tells Neil Hudson why Leeds Film Festival is so important for indie filmmakers

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Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: The gift of Weetwood Wood

Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: The gift of Weetwood Wood

This week 70 years ago the retiring Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife, Sir George and Lady Martin, gifted some eight or nine acres of land to the city to mark their retirement.

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Leeds, Wellington Street, 26th September 1970

Equipmant being moved into the new Yorkshire Post Building.

Leeds nostalgia: The fall of Bean Ing Mills and the YPN HQ

Ah, the good old days when newspapers could sell over 100,000 copies with nary a flat-cap wearing street vendor breaking a sweat... in fact, the stated circulation of the Yorkshire Evening Post and Yorkshire Post used to be well above that.

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Leeds, 30th November 1983

Mr. Robert Maxwell addresses members of the national Graphical Association during his visit to Leeds yesterday to open Petty's new plant.

Printing magnate Mr. Robert Maxwell today launched a scathing attack on government industrial relations legislation while visiting a Leeds printing works.

Mr. Maxwell flew into Leeds by helicopter to open a new press at Petty & Sons, Whitehall Road, Leeds.

Leeds nostalgia: November 1991: Media tycoon who came to Leeds found dead

Media tycoon Robert Maxwell went missing at sea off the coast of Tenerife.

The indefatigable 68-year-old, owner of Mirror Group newspapers (MGC), was presumed to have fallen into the sea after suffering a heart attack on November 5.

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Oliver Awards, at Elland Road Pavilion, Leeds...6th March 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Oliver Awards: 10th annual Yorkshire Evening Post restaurant industry awards NEEDS YOU to tell us about your favourite restaurants

The tenth annual Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards are up and running and we’re already received almost 100 entries for what looks set to be our biggest ever awards ceremony.

Business
Leeds nostalgia: October 1947: Leeds Police receive 20 ‘999’ calls in three hours

Leeds nostalgia: October 1947: Leeds Police receive 20 ‘999’ calls in three hours

Turn the clocks back 70 years and the police in Leeds had access to a total of 10 vehicles.

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From the YEP 11th October 1990


Colin Hartley Repointing the wall around Harewood House

Leeds nostalgia: October 1990: What we call ‘a steady job’ up here in Yorkshire

Now some people think watching paint dry is boring and others prefer staring at a wall.

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Guiseley, Harry Ramsden's 30th October 1989

Waitresses wait for fish and chips.

Leeds nostalgia: October 1989: Memories of Harry Ramsden’s

It was the most famous fish n’ chip restaurant in the world and was started by Harry Ramsden when he bought a wooden shed in 1928, serving his first fish supper in December of that year.

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School children in class.
18th October 1989

Leeds nostalgia: October 1989: Do you recognise schoolchildren?

Schoolchildren pictured by our photographers on October 18, 1989 but at which school?

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2nd October 1990.

The Derwent Reservoir which is just over a third full. For the past two years the water has been so low the ruins of the village can be seen.

Yorkshire nostalgia: ‘Sunken’ Derwent village re-emerges from waters during drought

The worst drought for 40 years meant the sunken village of Derwent, near Sheffield re-emerged from the waters of the Ladybower Dam, as water levels dropped to new lows.

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Gillian Hepworth, who changed careers to become an Indian head masseur.
16 October 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

The reflexologist who works from her shed

Gill Hepworth grew up in Heckmondwike and worked in retail in Leeds before giving it all up to become a reflexologist. Interview by Neil Hudson

Health
Leeds nostalgia: October 1947: Margarine muscles out butter in the nation’s larder

Leeds nostalgia: October 1947: Margarine muscles out butter in the nation’s larder

On this day in 1947, two years after the end of the most destructive war in history but not yet beyond the clutches of rationing, margarine shouldered its way into the larders of the nation’s housewives, pushing butter out of the way in the process.

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