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Six of the Best: Burns Night events in Leeds and Yorkshire

Haggis, bagpipes and a ‘toast to the lassies’ - it’s a Scottish tradition which travels (and translates) with astonishing ease - if you’re not holding your own Burns Night event on January 25, here are six to try across Yorkshire

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Leeds recommends: Best place for a good, old-fashioned pint

Andy Irving. The Grove is number one for me! Amazing music, beautiful ales, beautiful people. It’s one of the treasures of the city!

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Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: ‘The endgame is to call an end to this nonsense’

Pro-Europe campaigners across Yorkshire are joining forces in a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit taking place. Chris Burn reports on a movement desperate to turn back the clock.

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The interior of the new Habitat store in Moortown

Can Habitat be the high street’s comeback kid?

Habitat has new owners and is about to open its first regional stand-alone store in Leeds. So does this spell a renaissance for the iconic brand? Sharon Dale reports.

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Dianne Green, from Farsley, near Leeds, who went through four unsuccessful cycles of IVF before having her son William and twins Sophie and Charlie. Picture Tony Johnson.

Why cuts to IVF could deny thousands the chance of a family

As a creaking NHS looks to save £22bn in the next four years, there are fears that life-changing fertility treatment be among the first to face the axe. Sarah Freeman reports.

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Kara Tointon is about to appear on stage in Yorkshire in Gaslight.

Kara Tointon: I was so naïve that I thought that the critics were kind to everyone.

She might be a relative novice, but Kara Tointon is already making her mark on the stage. She talks to Phil Penfold.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park's poet in residence for 2017, Simon Armitage.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson

How poet Simon Armitage is helping celebrate 40 years of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

It’s a grey December day just before Christmas, but the inclement weather somehow only adds to the allure and atmosphere of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I’m there to meet poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage who has just taken up a 12-month residency for the park’s 40th anniversary. Armitage will be helping the YSP celebrate its unique appeal throughout 2017, visiting in different seasons and producing new work in response to the park as well as curating a programme of readings and events, and launching a new publication in the autumn.

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Paralympian Kadeena Cox. Picture James Hardisty.

My Yorkshire: Kadeena Cox on her favourite people and places

Kadeena Cox, from Leeds, is the first British athlete in more than 30 years to win two gold medals in two different sports at the Paralympics. She is taking part in this year’s series of The Jump.

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The photo of Otley taken in February 1947 (Let It Snow, Yorkshire Evening Post January 2, 2009) asks where it is? It's on the Wharfe just past the bridge at Otley. I was taken there when I was a child by my father. My auntie lived in one of the cottages seen in the picture. 
Gary Wheelhouse, Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, Leeds, email: ggazw@aol.com

Six of the Worst: Winters in the UK

With the first widespread snowfall of the season, Neil Hudson takes a look back at some of the worst winters to affect Yorkshire. If you think it’s cold now, think again...

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Nathan Clark at Brudenell Social Club.

Leeds recommends: Best venue for live music

Leeds has played host to some top musical talent over the years, but where is the best venue in the city to see some live music?

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Raise a glass to dry January

Raise a glass to dry January

A Skipton company has created the taste 
of the perfect G’n’T – but without the gin. Julie Marshall reports.

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Woods at Newmiller Dam

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Six of the Best: Winter Walks

Christmas may be over but winter has a long way to go yet, which means there’s ample opportunity to get out and discovered some of the breathtaking beauty we have right on our doorsteps.

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Sister Agatha, from York's Bar Convent, who gave up a life of luxury to become a nun. Picture Tony Johnson.

Meet the heiress to a fortune who gave it all up to become a nun

She was one of the last debutantes destined to live a life of luxury, but then she had a calling from God. Sister Agatha tells Sarah Freeman about her extraordinary life.

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Cake ... and eat it?

Leeds recommends: Best place for delicious cake

Forget those New Year’s resiolutions to lose weight - try some of these tips for the best place to get a delicious slice of cake in Leeds.

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‘Leeds will be North’s digital capital in 2017’

The year 2017 promises to be a big one for Leeds’s digital sector. Here, Leeds Digital Festival Director Stuart Clarke discusses what the next 12 months have in store.

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Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman play husband and wife John and Mary Watson in Sherlock, which is back on BBC1 on Sunday nights. The couple announced their real-life split last month, saying that is "very amicable" and showing all couples, married or not, that it is possible to achieve a discreet, dignified and friendly separation. Picture courtesy of the BBC.

Stephanie Smith: Happy Divorce Day ... but be careful what you wish for

Congratulations to all married couples who manage to survive Divorce Day. That’s the first working day back after New Year, apparently, and lawyers have been bracing themselves (or rubbing their hands in glee) for the expected annual rush of those seeking to untie the knot.

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Actor Bill Nighy is patron of the Leeds based theatre in education company Blah Blah Blah.

Why the arts must not be squeezed off the school timetable

Budgets have been slashed and the number of dedicated teachers have fallen, but as a new term starts Deborah Pakkar-Hull on why we need to reclaim the arts in schools.

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Brian and Pauline with Deborah Marshall, a Day Support Worker at Armley Grange, in Leeds.

My battle with dementia

In the first of a four-part series examining the impact of dementia in the UK, Chris Bond talked to Brian Robinson who was diagnosed with the condition four years ago.

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Leeds recommends: Best place to celebrate New Year

Leeds recommends: Best place to celebrate New Year

With New Year’s Eve nearly here, we asked Leeds partygoers to suggest the most exciting cities to welcome the arrival of 2017 in.

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New Orleans is set to come into its own in 2017.

From witches to platonic dating and a new kind of veganism - welcome to 2017

The last 12 months was all about fake news, political change and selfies, but what can we expect from 2017? The forecasting company JWT Intelligence has been busy predicting the biggest trends and its report makes for some interesting reading. Veganism, unisex beauty products and paganism will all come into their own in the next 12 months. Oh and good news for those who have spent the holiday overindulging, next year plus-size fashion will go mainstream.

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