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Alan Bennett’s Finest Works

Alan Bennett’s Finest Works

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and is one of the county’s (and the country’s) greatest living playwrights. Covering decades of success in screenwriting, the writer’s work is on the national English curriculum and is studied in Universities across the land. In this article we discuss the plays which have given him most acclaim. (more…)

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Sheffield’s First Muslim Mayor

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. (more…)

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3 Yorkshire News Stories You Might Have Missed (December)

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! (more…)

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Christmas Events in Yorkshire (2018)

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. (more…)

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Best Hotels in Yorkshire

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

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

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. (more…)

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The Best Bands of Yorkshire

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! (more…)

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