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3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014
AWARD-WINNING documentary maker Mark Flowers has played with lemurs in Madagascar, swum with river dolphins in the Amazon rainforest, joined in a Mali mud festival in the heat of Africa and tracked down giant fish in the turbulent rapids of Laos.
2:27pm Friday 18th July 2014
3:44pm Friday 11th July 2014
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3:07pm Friday 27th June 2014
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3:34pm Friday 20th June 2014
EVERY week for more than 50 years, Elaine and Tom Ewbank have wheeled water in a milk churn from their farm cottage in Marsett, high above Semerwater, to the Methodist chapel in this hamlet of just nine souls. There’s a congregation of around a dozen, an official membership of eight.
3:05pm Friday 13th June 2014
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4:27pm Friday 30th May 2014
Challenging is the diplomatic term Paul Burns uses to describe dealings with music artists. Off the record, the director of Tees Music Alliance (TMA) reveals which middle-aged performer is so vain he insists on being lit a flattering way and the identity of the hard-drinking frontman who demanded a sick bucket by the side of the stage.
1:05pm Friday 23rd May 2014
2:05pm Friday 16th May 2014
2:46pm Friday 9th May 2014
3:52pm Friday 2nd May 2014
2:54pm Friday 25th April 2014
3:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
They have fought in war zones and risked their lives for their country, but for some ex-servicemen and women, their biggest challenge begins when they return home. Hannah Bryan meets the Royal British Legion's new north area manager.
2:02pm Friday 11th April 2014
3:09pm Friday 4th April 2014
12:05pm Friday 28th March 2014
3:30pm Friday 21st March 2014
THE profusion of wildflowers which Bainbridge artist Janet Rawlins captures so exquisitely in the intriguingly titled A Grass Rope to Catch a Unicorn speaks of a landscape teeming with life and colour and texture.
3:37pm Friday 14th March 2014
10:50am Friday 7th March 2014
2:29pm Friday 28th February 2014
3:29pm Friday 21st February 2014
SINCE 1856, the Victoria Cross – the highest award for military valour – has been awarded 1,356 times. Although many Yorkshiremen are among this select group of individuals, only one Dalesman has received the honour – Arthur Poulter.
3:04pm Friday 14th February 2014
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11:34am Monday 27th January 2014
THERE is a rare chance to see a collection of photographs from one of the 20th century’s most prolific recorders of the Dales landscape and architecture at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s headquarters in Bainbridge.
3:53pm Friday 24th January 2014
3:20pm Friday 17th January 2014
WITH 12,000 troops and 8,000 dependant families, Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire is the largest concentration of troops in Europe. Under the Government’s Strategic Defence Review, it is set to grow even further.
2:58pm Friday 10th January 2014
WHAT breeds a Newcastle United fan? None can have arrived in the ranks more oddly than Geoffrey Bucknall. He came via his primary passion – fishing. A noted angler, author of a dozen or so highlyregarded books, he is also an expert flydresser. Among his successful flies is one created specially to catch trout that rise at dusk on Somerset’s Blagdon Lake – a phenomenon known as the Blagdon Boil.
3:53pm Friday 3rd January 2014
JO Davies is passionate about wool. Set her off on the subject and she will spin yarn after yarn, listing her favourite breeds of sheep and extolling the virtues of wool in all its manifestations, from fleece to yarn to knitted jumper.
12:22pm Monday 6th January 2014
10:48am Friday 20th December 2013
12:45pm Friday 13th December 2013
2:49pm Friday 6th December 2013
2:06pm Friday 29th November 2013
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3:25pm Friday 22nd November 2013
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12:57pm Friday 8th November 2013
BRAMLEY trees are groaning with fruit while branches laden with damsons are drooping heavily to the ground. Crab apples, too, are plumping up nicely. In orchards and gardens all over the North-East and North Yorkshire, we are enjoying a bountiful autumn.
11:46am Friday 1st November 2013
3:32pm Friday 25th October 2013
3:42pm Friday 18th October 2013
4:15pm Friday 11th October 2013
WHEN Clare Moss- Clennell and her husband Shaun found they were short of space in their onebedroom barn conversion, they came up with a practical, if slightly unusual, solution – they had a shepherd’s hut installed in their garden.
3:31pm Friday 4th October 2013
THE Cold War might be consigned to the history syllabus, but high on the North York Moors, a huge radar base continues its 24-houra- day, 365-days-a-year vigil, looking for deadly ballistic missiles heading our way.
2:19pm Friday 27th September 2013
12:01pm Friday 20th September 2013
THROUGH his manual of good citizenship, Scouting for Boys, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged young men to Be Prepared for any eventuality: runaway horses and trains, poisonous snakes, mad dogs and murderers, were all to be tackled with fervour, a selfless disregard for safety and a cheery smile.
2:52pm Friday 13th September 2013
IN the middle of a barn on the outskirts of Whitby, surrounded by bundles of willow sticks tied together with string, stands a cluster of eerie metal skeletons. Two huge birds, a group of small deer, and the towering figure of a horse, all made from thin metal poles, huddle together.
2:33pm Friday 6th September 2013