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The voice of food and drink: Nigel Barden’s celebration of Yorkshire fare

Talking to Nigel Barden is like listening to a who’s who of the food and drink scene in Yorkshire. If he doesn’t know a food producer or restaurateur you get the feeling they aren’t worth knowing.

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Early spring snowdrops, crocus and winter aconites

Todmorden in Bloom: Spring blooms to lift winter glooms

Spring is on its way! Each new flower heralds its arrival as gardens comes to life again.

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Inspirational

Inspirational

It was one of the most horrific moments of the Falklands conflict when two Argentinian war planes attacked the RFA Sir Galahad.

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In every way a souper soup ..

In every way a souper soup ..

After showing readers the way to make a very tasty but very naughty syrup sponge recipe last column I felt it was only right to go with a healthy recipe this week, writes Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd the Halifax-based catering company.

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The art of the perfect Yorkshire pudding

With February 5 marking Yorkshire Pudding Day, Mark E. Johnson speaks to Pride and Pudding author Regula Ysewijn to find out the story behind this signature British dish.

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The view from the Island Girl Catamaran Tour.

Travel review: Tobago - the island spirit

Tobago has managed to retain the charm and character that other corners of the Caribbean have lost – and its taste for rum says Ruby Kitchen.

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Collaboration of art and horticulture ...

Hebden Bridge Open Studios has joined forces with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to create a special open cultural weekend this summer, writes Paul Clarke.

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Perfect batter for tasty fish

Perfect batter for tasty fish

There’s nothing nicer than fresh fish, especially home caught varieties like cod and haddock - those served in the majority of fish and chip shops.

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Magic and music adds up to fun for youngsters

Magic and music adds up to fun for youngsters

Singing, storytelling and sharing music can be enjoyed by Yorkshire’s youngest residents as part of a programme of family-friendly performances and workshops run by Opera North.

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Amazon is for sellers as well as buyers

Fed up with eBay? Try these four lucrative alternatives for sellers

SELLING your spare junk on eBay is so easy now that many of us give barely a second thought to the alternatives. Yet there is a raft of other online resources that could give you as much, if not more, bang for your buck.

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Chicken with fruit and ale

Chicken with fruit and ale

When you think of a drink accompaniment to food it’s natural to reach for a bottle of wine.

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A delightfully light way to finish off your meal ...

A delightfully light way to finish off your meal ...

And here to finish the meal is a decorative lemon posset - an ideal light end to your meal.

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A round of applause for the ultimate star of the show ...

A round of applause for the ultimate star of the show ...

A forerib of beef is the star of any dinner party.

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Cheeky cauli & cheese soup

Cheeky cauli & cheese soup

Throughout the year Alasdair Nunn and Rachel Berry who together form Halifax catering company RachAls Kitchen have been giving up the secrets of their food in a series of recipe columns.

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Great Yorkshire break: Comfort and joy at the Falcon Manor, Settle

Great Yorkshire break: Comfort and joy at the Falcon Manor, Settle

There’s something wonderfully comforting and uplifting about driving through those rolling hills of North Yorkshire that are “the Dales”.

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Sir Douglas Alexander. Nostalgia.

Douglas Alexander, teacher who became boss of the world’s biggest sewing machine company

A hundred years ago a Hipperholme man was president of the Singer Manufacturing Company, the world-famous sewing machine producer.

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Elland aerial late 1960s

Bird’s-eye view: Elland

It is just 50 years since plans for the latest stage of the mammoth rebuilding of Elland town centre were announced. This was Southgate phase 2 and in this picture work is under way in the centre right of the photo, an area bounded by Southgate, the town’s main shopping street, left of the development area, Huddersfield Road, Timber Street and Casson Place.

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This is Todmorden Angling Clubs national championship team in the mid-1970s. Standing, from the left, are John Lacey, Jim Newham, Peter Spencer, Tony Waterworth, David Nadin, Don Rainford, Paul Smith and Steve Mills. In front are Brian Emmott, Gerry Smith, John Higginson and Bruce Clark.

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This is Todmorden Angling Society’s national championship team in the mid-1970s. Standing, from the left, are John Lacey, Jim Newham, Peter Spencer, Tony Waterworth, David Nadin, Don Rainford, Paul Smith and Steve Mills. In front are Brian Emmott, Gerry Smith, John Higginson and Bruce Clark.

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Pulman story, Nostalgia.Pulman's depot in Horton Street, Halifax, 1970s.

John Edgar was killed in France and Cuthbert in Belgium. Their bodies were never found

Through the recent generosity of two talented Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax, white crosses ornamented with crocheted red poppies now adorn all the Great War inscriptions in the cemetery.

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