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Yorkshire Dales National Park celebrates 60th anniversary

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12:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MY first experience of the Yorkshire Dales came on a long, hot summer 30 years ago. I'd given up my civil service job in London, bought a tent and a rucksack, then set out to walk from John O' Groats to Land's End.

Flowers fit for a king

Gazette & Herald: The Richard III Flower Festival at the church of St Helen & the Holy Cross in Sheriff Hutton. Pictured is Mary Masefield. Picture David Harrison. (8487334)

1:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

King Richard III may be staying in Leicester. But a small parish church north of York has its own connections to the last Yorkist king - and plans to celebrate them next month. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on Sheriff Hutton's Richard III Flower Festival

A hidden gem in Helmsley’s historic walled garden

Gazette & Herald: A small tortoiseshell butterfly feeds on a Dahlia Happy Single Flame flower at Helmsley Walled Garden. Pic: Mike Tipping (10173030)

3:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

STEPPING into the stunning surroundings of Helmsley Walled Garden it is easy to imagine the Victorian lady of the house enjoying the late summer sunshine as she selected the floral decorations for Duncombe Park.

Turn back time with new book about Kirkbymoorside

Gazette & Herald: Author Chris Boddy with his book The Millers of Kirkbymoorside at Moorside Rooms.Nigel Holland (9329500)

3:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FASCINATING book looking at the history of local mills has been produced by Kirkbymoorside History Group,

Old photographs from the Gazette & Herald archive

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12:27pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE York offices of the Gazette & Herald and its sister paper, the York Press, are on the move. The demolition of the newspaper’s former printworks, paper reel store and rear offices in Walmgate is complete and Vinci Construction UK is building flats and apartments for 654 university students in its place.

Putting your camera skills to the test

Gazette & Herald: SINGLE USE ONLYBarrie Tuck - One more push

10:57am Friday 5th September 2014

THERE are many types of sports and we are lucky in having such a variety available either on our doorstep, or within easy reach. Sport is often a challenge to photograph, especially when it is fast paced, but when it works, you get a great deal of satisfaction.

Fine dining experience on an historic scale

Gazette & Herald: Settrington Orangery. Karen Storey of Settrington House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9329264)

11:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

KAREN DARLEY gets a behind-the-scenes look round an historic house which is opening its doors to the wider public.

Rich dialect 'round the ringside

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3:52pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ey up, it’s time to talk dialect with Yorkshire’s own ‘Olympic champion’ ADAM COLLIER.

Taking on the glorious Tough Mudder challenge

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4:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT's 10.42am on a Sunday morning and I can barely breathe.

Collection of miniature historical scenes on display for last time

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4:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A REMARKABLE collection of miniature historical scenes which had remained hidden for decades are on public display for the final time this weekend.

Yorkshire coast wildlife picture wins award for photographer

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4:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Yorkshire wildlife photographer has received international recognition at a photography competition in the US, for his photograph capturing the amazing wildlife of the Yorkshire Coast.

Hovingham Primary School history brought to life

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5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

HOVINGHAM Primary School is celebrating 150 years at the heart of the village

Kevin Hollinrake: A true blue who wants a fairer society

Gazette & Herald: Kevin Hollinrake, the prosepective MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Pic: Mike Tipping (9247034)

10:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

ASK most would-beTory MPs who their heroes are, and you'll get a fairly predictable answer: Margaret Thatcher or Sir Winston Churchill most likely.

Supporting Scarborough's lifeboat heroes

Gazette & Herald: The Scarborough lifeboat on a training exercise close to the North Bay shore. Picture: Matt Clark (9038998)

2:11pm Monday 11th August 2014

The North Sea is not a good place to be stranded but rescues cost serious money and Scarborough lifeboat is running an appeal for new equipment. MATT CLARK discovers why.

Snapshot of changing seasons

Gazette & Herald: Bicycle made for two

2:58pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THIS month’s feature from Malton Camera Club offers five fantastic images by one of its members, Sue Hogarth.

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Columnists

Custom shows an age of innocence

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3:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ONE of the long-surviving customs in parish churches was the display of a Maiden’s Garland at the funeral of an unmarried woman or girl. This was a visible sign of her virginity and innocence.

A crushing blow to my mobility

Gazette & Herald: Dale Lowther

3:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I AM writing this rather in the style of a rock pianist standing to pound out a number on an upright piano.

Independent approach to Scotland’s big decision

Gazette & Herald: John Clark

1:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I LOVE Scotland. I would like to live in the same country. I don’t want it to become a foreign country. That’s all, of course, what I want and nothing to do with the independence vote. The decision is up to the Scottish people and no-one else.

Feasts of summer

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9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MIKE BAGSHAW, travel and countryside writer lifts the lid on the lowly snail.

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Readers' letters

Failure of superstore plan displays a lack of vision

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8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SO Tesco is not going to follow up on their plans in Kirkbymoorside?

Store surprise

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8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT is surprising that Ryedale has been able to issue the consent for the supermarket on Wentworth Street car park so soon after the Secretary of State decided not to call the matter in.

Railway regression

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8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IN the 1800s, railway engineers had the technical ability to construct lines over tens of thousands of watercourses, ranging from massive rivers to small drainage culverts.

Why, oh why?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WE’VE just had the Conservative Party flyer introducing Kevin Hollinrake as the new parliamentary candidate for the Thirsk and Malton constituency.

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Fundraising Fun

Recycle your old clutter and pick up a bargain

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9:39am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to recycle with the return of the popular ‘Give or Take’ days.

Businesswoman gives profits to cancer charities

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8:52am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A businesswoman will donate five per cent of all her profits for a month to two cancer charities.

Cancer patient plans to take on Yorkshire Marathon

Gazette & Herald: Aislaby runner Dave Smith who is to run in the Yorkshire Marathon in October. Picture David Harrison. (10448050)

3:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A RYEDALE man who was diagnosed with cancer is preparing to lace up his trainers and take on the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

Castle Howard Christmas Fair extended

Gazette & Herald: Castle Howard over the seasons

10:14am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS fair which last year raised more than £40,000 for the NSPCC is being extended to a three-day event.

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