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Review: Magna Carta on fantastic form at Ripley

It's taken Chris Simpson 45 years of playing live concerts round the world to finally bring Magna Carta to a Yorkshire village where his deepest family roots lie - Ripley.
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Harewood House to open for Christmas for the first time in five years

Harewood House to open for Christmas for the first time in five years

Autumn usually heralds the closure of one of Yorkshire's finest country houses to the public.
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Headlining this weekend at Newby Hall food and drink event - Huey Morgan of BBC7 Music and Fun Lovin Criminals.

BBC6 Music's Huey Morgan for Newby Hall food fest

It's only days until a three-day new feast of brilliant street food and music begins at at Newby Hall.
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Reeling in the years - Past programmes of Harrogate Film Society's seasons of diverse films.

Soaring membership for Harrogate Film Society

Harrogate Film Society is enjoying an amazing membership boom as its latest season of movies gets into swing.
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Paul Youngs Los Pacaminos with Paul, centre.

Ticket go fast for Paul Young in Harrogate

The bad news for Paul Young fans in Harrogate is tickets for his intimate show at The Ivory this weekend are nearly completely sold out.

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One of the prints on sale at the Mercer Gallery

Exhibition celebrates genius of forgotten Yorkshire artist and textile designer

The genius of forgotten Yorkshire artist and textile designer Sheila Bownas is apparent for all to see at the Mercer Gallery’s latest exhibition. Sharon Dale reports. Main pictures by Gary Longbottom.

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Fancy living in a former foghorn station on the Yorkshire coast?

Fancy living in a former foghorn station on the Yorkshire coast?

Its romantic name evokes its past as a cornerstone of maritime history - and now Hornblower Lodge near Whitby is up for sale.

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Saturday night headliners Kasabians lead singer Tom Meighan who emerged from his sick bed to play Leeds Festival.

Leeds Fest 2017: Top 10 moments

The biggest crowds for years lapped up the sunshine and live music at Bramham Park at this year’s Leeds Festival, staged last weekend.

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Rapper Eminem pictured enjoying countryside stroll near Leeds

Rapper Eminem pictured enjoying countryside stroll near Leeds

He lit up Leeds Festival with his incredible performance at the event this year.

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Dig will reveal remains of punishment treadmill at Yorkshire prison

Dig will reveal remains of punishment treadmill at Yorkshire prison

It was once home to the world's largest treadmill.
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Leeds Festival date - Harrogate musician and songwriter Scott Quinn. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Brilliant Harrogate musician to shine at Leeds Festival

A brilliant Harrogate electronica singer-songwriter is preparing to appear in Leeds Festival at Bramham Park as the event gets under way in earnest today.
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Flashback - Mods from Yorkshire scooter clubs at the release of the movie Quadrophenia.

Don't miss Mods on the Beach in Knaresborough

Knaresborough’s popular Urban Beach has been entertaining families throughout this year’s feva - but it’s having the last laugh this weekend by outlasting the festival!

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Ripley date - Legendary Dales musician Chris Simpson takes a bow on stage with his million-selling band Magna Carta.

70s rock legend's cracking line-up for Ripley

Perhaps the last of the 1970s as yet ‘undiscovered’ classic rock bands is coming to Ripley giving music local fans the first chance to see them in 40 years.
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New exhibition reveals hidden side of Brimham Rocks

New exhibition reveals hidden side of Brimham Rocks

Dedicated walkers, scientists and climbers are among the quarter of a million visitors who flock to the famous natural landscape of Brimham Rocks every year.

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Concerned resident Clare McCormack outside the disputed Harrogate building - Victoria Park House. (17080774AM2)

Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

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Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Mansun in their 1990s heyday with lead singer Paul Draper, second from right.

Interview: Britpop era music hero is back!

Harrogate fans of iconic 90s band Mansun will be thrilled to know its former lead singer has his first highly-anticipated solo album out and is back on the road.

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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.
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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.

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Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival Republic

Leeds Festival boss's call to tackle 'gender imbalance' in music

The chief organiser behind this year's Leeds Festival is backing a new initiative to support female-led bands and female solo artists.

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