Yorkshire tourism chief receives top French honour

Yorkshire tourism chief Sir Gary Verity has been given a top honour by the French government.
The stunning ruins of Kirkham Priory.

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

Life has been a little hectic over the last week but I have still had time to enjoy myself. I thought that the ground would be a little less muddy underfoot but I was sadly wrong, and several times this week have returned with the dogs and me in a muddy state.

50 Shades of Hatton is at Scarborough YMCA on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

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Your guide to what's on across the region this weekend.
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We are set for a milder Bank Holiday weekend after a chilly week.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of the Wolds Federation.

The headteacher column with Steve Woodhouse

This week I’m writing my article from one of my favourite places, Albufeira. Located in Portugal’s Algarve region, Albufeira is a popular tourist resort that many of you will have visited.

Stamford Bridge Parish Council chairman Chris Kealey is pictured with Norman Pearson and Sylvia Ward at the awards ceremony.

Citizens Awards honour for Stamford Bridge residents

Stamford Bridge Parish Council chairman, Councillor Chris Kealey, presented Citizens Awards to Norman Pearson and Sylvia Ward during a short ceremony at the village’s sports pavilion.

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

A police raid in Leeds earlier this week targeted an illicit drugs laboratory which was believed to be producing contaminated heroin linked to a number of deaths.

Harry Davies is raising funds for Lupus UK

Harry’s flying high ahead of 90th birthday glider flight

A Pocklington pensioner will take to the skies for his 90th birthday and is hoping to raise money for a good cause.

Emma Croft, farm trader at Anderson Grain Marketing Ltd.

The grain column with Emma Croft

Old crop feed wheat values have slightly retreated this week as £150/T ex-farm begins to slip from the farm-sellers reach. Most end-user bids for spot delivery are now in the region of £153/T-£155/T delivered, making it very difficult to put £150/T on the farm.

Joe Bonamassa. Photo: Glenn Ashley

REVIEW: Fantastic entertainment from guitar hero Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Arena

The name Bonamassa apparently means 'good oracle, the shape of things to come'. Well, at least to some etymology geek I Googled.

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The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment

VIDEO: The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment with music video Chasing Shadows

Yorkshire's latest high flying Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks have launched pre-orders for debut album Live For The Moment with the release of new music video for single Chasing Shadows.

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Tour de Yorkshire: Forged by legacy

The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race arose as a legacy event following the success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to God’s own county.

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The Tour de Yorkshire will be racing through Pocklington tomorrow (28 April).

Opinion: The council leader’s column with Stephen Parnaby OBE

We’re only a day away from one of the biggest events in Yorkshire’s sporting calendar and this year I’m delighted that Pocklington will be playing a big part in it.

Kay Collier, Helen Longworth and missing from picture Janet Collier who helped with the decorating outside the Hair Studio

Pocklington is looking Tour-tastic!

It’s finally here! The Tour de Yorkshire will sprint through Pocklington tomorrow and doesn’t the town look Tour-tastic.

Tributes flood in for former Pock mayor

Tributes flood in for former Pock mayor

A former mayor and police inspector in Pocklington who spent more than 30 years serving the town has passed away aged 91.

We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.


Video - Joe Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

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Typical Welsh pigs.

The farming column with Sam Walton

Normally hill farmers are fairly restricted in what they can do owing to their position and the type of land and buildings at their disposal.


SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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Dean Harrison leads the way at Oliver's Mount

Harrison hits winning form at Spring Cup meeting

The current king of English road racing continued his domination as he took seven victories from seven starts over the two-day meeting at Oliver's Mount last weekend.

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