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Travel review: Finding an oasis of calm in the North Yorkshire countryside

Ducks are incredibly exciting when you are a year old - especially when they are right on your decking, making a pitch for a bit of your apple.
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The New York skyline from the dinner cruise

Travel review: Taking my first bite out of the Big Apple

They call it the city that never sleeps.
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Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons

Here’s a recipe for some classy chocolate macaroons from Darren Parkinson head chef at the Shibden Mill Inn near Halifax.

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Ivy Cottage, Slack Top, Heptonstall - �575,000 (Ryburne & Co 01422 844963)

Fine period detached Grade II listed property

Renovated to a very high standard

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Anita Marsh.

In The Saddle column: Mounting excitement for the annual show

The one date in the diary every year for our horse competitions is the Epworth Country Show.

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Marc Almond.

LIVE REVIEW: Sixties sparkle, tugged heartstrings and pop power as Marc Almond shines from the shadows

If you want to want to feel old, it is now nearly 40 years since Soft Cell's synthpop classic Tainted Love topped charts around the globe.

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COLUMN: I’m not going potty, miracles can happen!

COLUMN: I’m not going potty, miracles can happen!

Miracles can happen; I know they can, because I have toilet trained a boy.

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Amy Macdonald is heading out on a 13 date UK tour.

'Turning 30 wasn't a big deal:' Scots songstress Amy Macdonald chats to us ahead of local concert date

Sometimes, hitting a major birthday can be a milestone, a turning point in one's life.

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COLUMN: Back to school and back to the touchlines

COLUMN: Back to school and back to the touchlines

If like me, you have children of a certain age, the recent return to school will have also signalled the return of another hardy annual that parents seem to love and loathe and equal measure.

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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

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Survivalist and explorer Ray Mears treks to the Victoria, Halifax

Survivalist and explorer Ray Mears treks to the Victoria, Halifax

Ray Mears, survivalist, bushcraft expert, author, photographer and the star of countless television series is embarking on a 31 date UK this autumn - Born To Go Wild - which arrives in Halifax at the end of October.

Theatre and Comedy
RECIPE: Caramelised soda bread

RECIPE: Caramelised soda bread

Just perfect for dipping into some warming autumnal soup, try making this delicious and easy bread.

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Yorkshire's best spots for a digital detox break

Yorkshire's best spots for a digital detox break

We’re all guilty of being a little too attached to our phones, tablets and computers, but taking a break from technology is easier said than done

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Michael Ainsworth, owner of real ale bar The Grayston Unity in Halifax

Tour of the best live music venues in Calderdale

This week Stephen Desmond speaks to Michael Ainsworth about the area’s proud legacy of hosting live bands.

News

Four new host towns revealed for Tour de Yorkshire 2018

It's good news if you live in Richmond, Ilkley, Barnsley or Halifax.
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Help us choose the finalists for out Chip Shop of the Year 2017 competition

Halifax Courier Chip Shop of the Year 2017 - Vote for your finalists

Time is running out for you to vote for your favourite chippy in the Courier Chip Shop of the Year 2017.
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Darren Burke is learning to love life on two wheels again.

Health column: Why I'm having a wheely good time back on the roads on my bike

They say (although I’m not sure who ‘they’ are) that you never forget how to ride a bike.

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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

Environment
How short term goals can  make you superhuman

How short term goals can make you superhuman

It always appears as though the world of exercise is comprised of two sorts of people: those who are able to bore through excruciating pain with apparent ease (the “superhuman” archetype) and those who crumple into a red-faced,

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Anita Marsh with April.

In The Saddle column: Onto a winner with a great ride!

It's really been one busy competitive season this year and last weekend was no exception.
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