1960s/70s hitmaker wide-eyed and fantastic at Ripley

Review by Stuart Rhodes: Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders, Ripley Town Hall.
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VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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A spectacular scene from one of the short films screening at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival in Harrogate. (Picture by Brett Lowell)

Spectacular Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Harrogate

Four inspirational Yorkshire mums who became famous after rowing the Atlantic are to introduce a film about their incredible adventures in person in Harrogate at spectacular film event.
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Brian (Jones) in North Africa by Thomas James Butler - Collage and pen on manuscript paper.

Classic movie and pop icons in new Harrogate exhibition

Stunningly cool collages and paintings of 1950s film icons and 1960s pop culture feature in a new exhibition launched in a Harrogate art gallery this weekend.

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Learn to play world music from the experts in a series of North Yorkshire workshops.

Half-term activities idea - Kids learn to play world music for free

Youngsters in the Harrogate district and North Yorkshire can learn to play and perform world music during the half-term next week.
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Ripon Market Square.

Wilfred Owen sculpture to be placed in Ripon Market Square

A sculpture of Wilfred Owen will be placed in Ripon Market Square to celebrate the war poet’s connections to the city, if Harrogate Borough Council gives the project the go-ahead.

Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

The Divine Comedy to headline North Yorkshire Festival

The ‘Latitude of the North’ has been revealing more of its bill for this summer in North Yorkshire.

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Chris Difford at Warehouse Recording Co in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Review: Squeeze man shines at Warehouse gig in Harrogate

Take Me I'm Yours, Up The Junction, Tempted, Pulling Muscles From A Shell, Goodbye Girl, Cool For Cats...
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David Aynesworth holds his polecat ferret, whilst judge Simon Smith holds an Albino ferret, before the start of the evening's ferret racing at the Craven Arms pub, Appletreewick.

Dales pub where they still race ferrets - with bonus video

There is a pub in the charismatic Yorkshire Dales village of Appletreewick called the Craven Arms. It has flagged floors, real fires, gas lighting and all the snug nooks and crannies one could hopes for from a 16th century inn. Sited at the rear is its undisputable crowning glory, a traditionally built cruck barn – hand-crafted from bent oak trees, with walls insulated with sheep’s wool and rendered with traditional lime and horse hair, and roofed with a hand-pulled heather ling thatch.

Chris Difford, centre, pictured with Squeeze.

Squeeze frontman to play Harrogate gig tonight

A Squeeze icon, a new purpose-built live venue and a new Whispering Bob’s Bar – tonight, Friday is certainly an important one for Harrogate rock and pop fans.

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Billy Bragg.

Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army!

Billy Bragg may be an English icon but it's a long time since he was the leftie folk-punk singer of legend.
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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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Snowdrop displays at Goldsborough

Snowdrop displays at Goldsborough

People are being invited to enjoy the sight of some of the country’s rarest snowdrops.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Interview: Billy Bragg - from meeting The Queen to US railroad songs

The last time Billy Bragg’s path crossed with Harrogate’s he was still the earnest nasal-voiced leftie folk-punk singer of legend.

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Forthcoming Ripon gig - Hope and Social.

Ripon pub becomes must-visit live venue

Rejuvenated Ripon venue The Golden Lion is looking ahead to a fantastic year of live gigs.
On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

Norwegian vessel takes off crew of 20

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Kate Tempest.

North Yorkshire music festival unveils star line-up for 2017

The names unveiled so far for the family-run Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe are the best to date - Kate Tempest, The Divine Comedy and Teenage Fanclub.
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The Martin Barre Band.

Jethro Tull legend for gig in Harrogate area

One of the area’s top live music venues may have seen its main promoter opt for ‘retirement’ but 2017 still looks set to be another vintage year for fans of the blues, soul and rock at Ripley Town Hall.
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Squeeze with Chris Difford, centre.

Unveiled: more support acts for Chris Difford's Harrogate gig with Bob Harris

More live acts have been announced for the night Squeeze icon Chris Difford plays for ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris in Harrogate at the launch of a new facility at the town’s leading recording studio.

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in the frost (Andrew Butler)

Record-breaking visitor numbers for historic Yorkshire site

An historic North Yorkshire attraction has enjoyed a record number of visitors over the festive period.

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