Six Of The Best

Six Of The Best

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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Otley, February 1947
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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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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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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee in action.

Six of the Best: The sporting stars who have made Leeds proud in 2016

With the New Year Honours List due next week, here’s our round-up of six deserving sporting stars from Leeds who have made a city proud in 2016.

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Date:27th May 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Gaping Gill, situated on the SW slopes of Ingleborough at an altitude of 1300ft (400m) above sea level in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. A natural cave in North Yorkshire and probably the most well known pothole in the United Kingdom. Twice a year between May and August two local caving clubs Bradford Pothole and Craven Pothole arrange the Gaping Gill Winch. This is where cavers can explorer well known tunnels and visitors to the site are lowered in a chair decending 330ft(100m) through Britain�"s highest unbroken waterfall as it lands on the floor of Gaping Gill, the largest cavern in Britain, known as the Main Chamber and large enough to fit most of York Minster, two Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets, the volume of 18 Olympic swimming pools or the plan area of ten doubles tennis courts.  Pictured Bradford Pothole Club Secretary Ian Cross, aged 58, in the main chamber of Gaping Gill.

Six of the Best: Yorkshire Records

It’s not called God’s Own County for nothing - here in Yorkshire we are blessed with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Here are half a dozen examples of the great Yorkshire outdoors

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Six of the Best: Unusual Christmas Gift ideas in Yorkshire

Stuck what to get your loved ones this Christmas? Do you want to get them something a little different? Here are six suggestions for unusual yuletide gifts, available in Yorkshire

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A Stellars Sea Hawk and his handler at the Duncombe Park Bird of Prey Centre. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

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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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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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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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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Six of the Best: Leeds music acts

Bob Dylan might have scooped a Nobel Prize for his lyrics but Leeds boasts its own lists of music acolytes. Neil Hudson takes a look at some of the bands, groups and musical movements shaped by our proud city

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Six of the Best: Hidden Treasures

Leeds is a awash with historical artefacts and strange object d’art, from ornate carvings to 100-year-old biscuits. Neil Hudson takes a look at half a dozen of these wondrous heirlooms

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Six of the Best: Students’ guide to best bars in the city

Some 30,000 new students have just arrived in Leeds and over the coming weeks and months will be getting to know our great city. Here’s a brief guide to six of the best water holes Leeds has to offer.

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Indian actor Rajinikanth, centre, poses with his director daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth and music composer AR Rahman, right, at a photo call for Kochadaiyaan: The Legend, at a west London hotel, Saturday, March 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Six of the Best: Music acts coming to Leeds

The Leeds music scene is thriving, with big name acts flocking to the city. As the city celebrates one of its own - Nathan Clark from The Brudenell Social Club - being listed in the Indie50, we look at six top acts heading your way

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7 September 2016.......    Oliver - La Casita, Horsforth
Slow cooked Daube of beef, mustard trufle and wild mushrooms.
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Six of the Best: Tapas Restaurants in Leeds

Tapas restaurants are more popular than ever and Leeds has no shortage of them, so if you fancy nipping out to indulge in the Spanish cuisine, here are half a dozen places to try

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Six of the Best: Upcoming shows for Autumn 2016

Six of the Best: Upcoming shows for Autumn 2016

The start of a new academic year chimes with the launch of the new arts season, so as the nights begin to lengthen, here are half a dozen shows to give you something satisfying to fill them with

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City Beach Millennium Square, Leeds  aug 2016
The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper with Zophia Tursy, eight and Phoebe Eddy, seven

Six of the Best: Last Minute Summer Holiday Treats

There’s still a full week left before the ‘back to school’ blues kick in, which means it’s time to make the most of those precious sunshine days. Neil Hudson looks at options for the final week of the school summer holidays

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Six of the Best: Burgers in Leeds

Six of the Best: Burgers in Leeds

August 25 is National Burger Day, which is really just an excuse to go out and tuck into some posh fast food. This week we take a look at six of the best beef burger meals Leeds has to offer

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Six of the Best: Paralympians with links to Leeds and Yorkshire

Last week we looked at prominent Yorkshire Olympians - this week we feature six Paralympians, past and present, who have links to the Leeds and Yorkshire area

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