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4 Wins from March so far

We all need a win sometimes. I think that all too often, the news is full of doom and gloom. We wanted to bring a bit more sunshine to your day, so here are some of the most uplifting news stories from around the county this month so far. 1) Lottery Fund to support underprivileged
Yorkshire has given birth to countless incredible, inspiring women. To celebrate international women’s day, here are some inspirational quotes from some reet good lasses: Dora Thewlis Dora Thewlis, a Yorkshire mill-worker, was famously known as the ‘Baby Suffragette’. At just 17 years old, she joined the Suffragettes and broke into the Houses of Parliament, which
Believe it or not, there is more to St. Paddy’s day than downing too many pints of Guinness in a ridiculous green hat. Here are some of the best events bringing a little bit of Ireland to Yorkshire this Paddy’s day! 1) St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Leeds For a family-friendly St. Patrick’s day, enjoy traditional
i-Yorkshire will soon be launching a new exciting project titled “The People of Yorkshire”. We will look to interview specific individuals, charities and businessess with interesting stories. We want to uncover the real Yorkshire, and explore our County’s culture from first-hand accounts of it’s people. We thought we would start by reaching out to some

The Strangest Place Names in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has some interesting, weird, and downright confusing place names. From Slack Bottom to Scurvey Scar, Yorkshire folk sure know how to make out-of-towners double-take as they drive past our road signs. So without further ado, here are seven of our favourites! 1) Bedlam Bedlam is a rural village outside of Harrogate, and shares the
Forget Brexit… Let’s Yexit. 1. We basically have our own Language Ey up, Eh Bah Gum, Moff darn t’pub! Commonly known as Tyke, Yorkie or Broad Yorkshire, the dialect is something synonymous with the character and culture of God’s own County. We like to make it difficult for other Britons (especially southerners) to understand us.

Yorkshire Votes No Deal

With tomorrow’s historic vote in the House of Commons, it’s crunch time for Brexit. Theresa May faces MP’s who will have to decide to vote for or against her deal to leave the EU. Having already delayed the original vote from late last year, Mrs May’s back is against the wall. Knowing her deal would
Now in its third year, Ripponden Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 1st December from 11-5pm with its old favourites and some new surprises too. The Market starts with the arrival of Father Christmas on a vintage tractor at the head of a 12-strong parade of tractors carrying festive characters at 11pm.  The parade
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