Tag : yorkshire

TV | Last Tango in Halifax – More Alan Bennett than Wuthering Heights

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You could be forgiven for having missed the first series of the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, not to be mistaken for the Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris, under any circumstances, students are not exactly its intended audience however, having earned universal acclaim from critics, drawing in huge … Read More

News | Privately owned homes on the rise

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Leeds has been named as one of the top 10 cities in the UK for private student accommodation. According to research carried out by commercial property adviser GVA, Leeds ranked sixth in the country for students choosing to buy rather than rent homes. The news follows a considerable expansion of … Read More

Theatre | People – Alan Bennett in old age

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photo: Catherine Ashmore 4/5 Stars There is a little something of both Miss Havisham and Big Edie in Dorothy Stacpoole, the aged heiress to a decaying Yorkshire country house which she has ‘taken for granted’ for so long that it has fallen into decay and disrepair. Sitting atop a growling, … Read More

Photography | Yorkshire Photographers – a celebration of landscape and history

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photo: Leeds Gallery It’s exciting to see such a diverse collection of work under one roof. YP ONE brings together The Yorkshire Photographers, 15 to be precise, at Leeds Gallery in Munro House from October 23 until November 19. The subject matter is, of course, Yorkshire itself; from landscapes, to … Read More

Blogs | New Friends on New Station Street

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Like Roald Dahl’s pig in ‘The Pig’, we’ve all tried to puzzle out what life was really all about. At Friends of Ham on New Station Street where I spent my monday night, I think they’ve figured it out. I’d heard through the grapevine the odd whisper about paper thin … Read More

Sport | England Strike Yorkshire Ballance

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Three Yorkshire players have been selected in England’s Ashes squad for the return series in Australia this winter. Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and newcomer Gary Ballance have all caught the selector’s eye and have been named in the 17 man squad. Zimbabwe born left hander Gary Ballance has impressed for … Read More

Sport | Thanks Hoggy

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Jack Fairs Matthew Hoggard, the former Yorkshire and England swing bowler, has announced his retirement from cricket. The Leeds born 36 year old played 67 times for his country at Test level, taking 248 wickets at an average of 30.50. Hoggard played for Yorkshire for 13 years between 1996 and … Read More

Leeds Must-See: Harewood House

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Anna Beketova explores one of Leeds’ top attractions and unearths some of its artistic delights, including the current ‘In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature’ exhibition Next weekend if you find yourself craving some more aesthetic stimulus than the graffiti strewn streets of Hyde Park, jump on the number 36 bus – 20 minutes … Read More

Kiwi Challenge Continues

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David Grant 22/02/2013 New Zealand v England England have resumed the second leg of their tour of New Zealand in the one day format and on Wednesday morning clawed their way back into contention with an impressive win against the black caps in Napier. Last Friday England comprehensively overhauled New … Read More

Exhibition Review: Wool Re-Fashioned

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Delving into our history, the newly opened Wool Re-Fashioned exhibit at Saltaire is a wonderful study of the past, with an innovative and fresh new spin.