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Sheffield’s First Muslim Mayor

Magid Magid has become a global celebrity since being announced as Lord Mayor of Sheffield in May 2018. A Somalian refugee who arrived in Sheffield in 1996, Magid Magid is the first black, first Muslim and youngest Mayor of Sheffield. Appearances on international television have made him known around the world and this fame has got millions talking about Sheffield. The mayor has been bold in his new position, having already banned Donald Trump from entering Sheffield and squatting on the bannister of the town hall stairs for his official mayor photo. These are controversial moves which divide the people...

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3 Yorkshire News Stories You Might Have Missed (December)

This one comes bit early this month, as we’ll all be out of the office next week having some much-needed downtime over the festive period. Yes, you heard that right – even online content writers need a break sometimes! However, no matter what time of year it is the news does not stop rolling. And there have been quite a few interesting things happening around Yorkshire in this December that you might want to know about. Here are just three of them! Kaiser Chiefs to Open Art Exhibition in York We’ve reported on the success millions-selling Leeds-based band before on...

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Christmas Events in Yorkshire (2018)

Yorkshire is a fantastically diverse county, filled with glorious scenery, crumbling castles, stately homes, vibrant cultural city centres and more. Many of these places look even more beautiful with a bit of snow or they might just put on premium events in December. So, get out and about this festive season and explore the best this county has to offer, with our guide to the most exciting Christmas events in the Yorkshire area. Stately Homes & Gardens Every December, dozens of Yorkshire’s largest and most impressive manor houses, deck themselves out for Christmas and open their doors to the public....

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Best Hotels in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a truly spectacular county to visit, at any time of the year. From stunning landscapes to mysterious caves, sandy beaches, crumbling castles, rugged coastline and thriving cultural centres – our county really has it all to offer. But what are some of the best, most highly recommended places to stay during your visit here? (more…)

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A Brief History of Early Modern Yorkshire

We last left of surprisingly epic (but still rather brief) history of Yorkshire series, in 1652. Always leave them wanting more, eh? Still, we though it was high time we finished off our series and brought you up to date with the history of this great county in early modern times. Unfortunately - or fortunately depending on how you look at it - the 1700s was not a hugely exciting period for the Yorkshire area. Most major events of this century centered around Britain’s colonial efforts and overseas war. For sure, Yorkshire born men probably fought in some of these...

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Channelling New Opportunities: Channel 4 to Open Headquarters in Leeds

The Great British North-South divide is an oft discussed topic in the UK media. Northern folk are (on average) more likely to die early, be fat, and perform less well in education than their southern counterparts. Understandably, this has left many Yorkshire residents pretty upset at this state of affairs – and a sizeable population of activists and politicians has been harassing the government to get things changed. With initiatives such as the Tory’s much publicised Northern powerhouse scheme yet to deliver on many promises, as we move into 2019 the onus may be falling on private interests and companies...

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The Best Bands of Yorkshire

Yorkshire has a proud musical heritage in a variety of genres – one we’ve covered before in these pages. However, it is definitely rock and guitar music which has made Yorkshire cities famous for their thriving musical output. This bands on this list have 16 UK top 10 singles and three number ones between them. Not bad for a county of only 5 million people! Arctic Monkeys Formed in 2002 in Sheffield, it only took three years for the Alex Turner fronted band to grab their first UK number one with the riotously raw I Bet That You Look Good...

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Poets of Yorkshire

The county of Yorkshire is one of unparalleled natural beauty, so it is no wonder that it has inspired some of the British Isles best poets over the years. Plus, poets just love walking – as it gives them tranquillity and time for reflection - and Yorkshire has some of the most famous and scenic trails in the country. So dear reader, it’s time to fall upon our way and see what this fairest blogger had to say, about the greatest poets of Yorkshire from ancient to the modern day. Ted Hughes ‘The convenience of the high trees! The air's...

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