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Six of the Best: Yorkshire Days Out

Before our brains become saturated with festive fayre and muddled with a multimedia onslaught in the run up to the big day, you might want to get away from it all... so here are six places to visit in Yorkshire

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Leeds recommends: Christmas toys

Leeds recommends: Christmas toys

With Christmas shopping season in full swing, we asked the parents and grandparents of Leeds to recommend their favourite festive toys for children.

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A lone stag relaxes in the grounds of Harewood, near Leeds.

A monarch and master of all that he surveys

IF you happen to be travelling from Leeds to Harrogate on the Number 36 bus, it’s always worth clambering up to the top deck if you can. The views open up once you’re out of the city and on a good day you get enticing glimpses of the Dales in the distance.

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Dr Kevin Grady, head of Leeds Civic Trust, who steps down from the role after 29 years next week.  (Tony Johnson)

Dr Kevin Grady - Leeds Civic Trust boss on how the city has changed

After almost 30 years at the helm of Leeds Civic Trust Dr Kevin Grady is stepping down. He tells Chris Bond about how the city has changed during that time and the challenges it still faces.

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Six of the best: New Leeds developments

Was there a recession recently? No-one told Leeds City Centre, which carried on with ‘business as usual’, with new developments across the city and it’s not finished yet... here are six recent and forthcoming schemes.

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Leeds recommends: Best places to see Santa

Christmas is coming - so we asked families in Leeds to suggest the best Santa’s grottos in the city and beyond for children wanting to meet Father Christmas.

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Tim Gibson in his second hand ambulance which he uses for his work with Cryonics UK.

Why I’m going to have my brain cryogenically frozen when I die

Tim Gibson was one of the team who helped freeze the body of a 14 year girl after she died from cancer. Now he tells Sarah Freeman why he believes there might just be life after death.

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Christmas Eve with family and a dog

Grandparents set to spend £1.4b

Grandparents are gearing up to spoil their grandchildren to the tune of £1.4bn this Christmas according to research by Saga Money.

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Leeds recommends: Christmas markets

Leeds recommends: Christmas markets

With Christmas around the corner, we asked the #Leedsrecommends community to suggest their favourite festive markets in the UK and Europe.

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Some of the last miners at Kellingley Colliery coming off a shift. Picture by Roger Tiley.

A year after Britain’s last deep mine closed, what happened to the men of Kellingley?

In December 2015 Britain’s last deep mine closed forever. Now almost 12 months on, Sarah Freeman finds out what happened next to the miners of Kellingley Colliery.

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Six of the Best: Santa’s grottos in Leeds and beyond...

Leeds Christmas lights switch-on, the John Lewis festive TV advert, it all means one thing - the Christmas season has officially begun. So, here are six of the best Santa’s grottos to visit in and around Leeds

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Towneley Bonfire Night takes place on Saturday

Six of the Best: Bonfires in Leeds (on Nov 5 or after)

Many of the large organised bonfires are taking place on Friday November 4 but here are still plenty of events marking Bonfire Night and later on in the week. Neil Hudson rounds up six of the best.

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Leeds recommends: Best places to stay fit

Whether it’s staying in-trim, pumping iron or just going for a casual session, Leeds offers plenty of options when it comes to staying fit. Here’s what readers have been recommending.

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Jane Beedle (right), Andrew Smyth and Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off.

Farewell GBBO, but Mary, Mel and Sue promise to be reunited on screen

After seven years of soggy bottoms, burnt biscuits and who could forget, Baked Alaska-gate, fans of the Great British Bake Off gave an emotional farewell to the show on the BBC.

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Shows like Sex in the City celebrate female friendships, but they become increasingly hard to find the older you get.

Why is it so hard to make friends after you hit 30?

A new app promises to help women make friends. Don’t laugh says Siobhan Smith, finding someone to spend a little quality time with gets harder the older you get.

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Leeds recommends: Best place to go for pasta

Leeds recommends: Best place to go for pasta

Leeds has a great selection of Italian restaurants, so we asked the #Leedsrecommends for the best place to go for pasta.

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South Shields Lecture 2014 guest speaker Alan Bennett at Harton Technology College, with David Miliband

Six of the Best: Leeds writers

As big name writers descend on Harrogate this weekend as part of the town’s history festival, we look at six of the best authors from Leeds, many of whom have changed the world.

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Mum’s recipe for TV success

Mum’s recipe for TV success

Winning MasterChef has changed housewife Jane Devonshire’s life. Catherine Scott finds out how.

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Kevin Atherton, pictured with his sculpture A Reflective Approach at Leeds Dock.

The 1970s films shedding new light on Leeds

Artist Kevin Atherton tells Grant Woodward why he’s bringing his art films back to Leeds 40 years on.

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Dr Andy Harris speaking at a conference in Leeds

#SpeakYourMind: Support continues to flow for YEP campaign

Support is rushing in for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s crucial new campaign to encourage people to talk about mental health and help combat the damaging social stigma that still surrounds the issue.

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