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The impact of the First World War is revealed with historic houses exhibition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Driffield lads joining the Yorkshire regiment

9:41am Monday 19th May 2014

The centenary of the First World War, commemorated this year, has highlighted tales of loss, bereavement, courage and bravery from across the social divide.

Go up the garden path with the National Open Gardens Scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: High Hall, Steeton

9:34am Monday 12th May 2014

It’s almost that time of year when we can finally get out into our gardens.

Harlow Carr a delight for every gardener

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A greenhouse at Harlow Carr

2:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

'Gosh, I’ve never seen a heather that big.”

Explore the market town of Richmond

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richmond

12:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

It’s been a few years since my last visit to Richmond, but it has such a feeling of permanence that I doubt it will have changed in the intervening years.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show promises pedals among the petals as Tour is celebrated

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Reah, of Baldersby Gardens, Thirsk, preparing his bonsai

9:39am Monday 14th April 2014

Spring has finally sprung and excitement is building as Yorkshire counts the days until it hosts the Tour de France Grand Depart.

Head out and enjoy some of the many attractions in the region over the Easter holidays

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Sound Garden at Eureka!

11:41am Monday 7th April 2014

It seems like an age since we had chance to relax and revitalise over a Bank Holiday. So don’t spend a minute more indoors than you have to over Easter – get out there and enjoy what’s on offer. And there’s plenty to choose from.

All the sights and smells of city's history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: York Dungeon actor Dan Elmes as John Thomas – a rather smelly 15th century St Mary’s Abbey launderer.

8:59am Monday 24th March 2014

York must be doing something right, because last year more than four million people visited the city, with around a quarter of them from overseas.

Relive movie romance at Carnforth Station

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Carnforth Station

2:40pm Monday 17th March 2014

Walking along Platform 1 at Carnforth Station, a girl can’t help but hope for a speck of grit to land in her eye.

Going with the flow at The Deep

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Deep, the world’s only submarium, in Hull

9:08am Monday 10th March 2014

You can’t miss it. As we drove into Hull we spotted it, pointing skywards, like the prow of a ship.

Go back in time with toys

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Go back in time with toys

8:48am Monday 3rd March 2014

We hadn’t even stepped foot over the threshold when closer inspection of the uniformed bear guarding the doorway revealed a giant-sized Rupert-style teddy I remember from my own childhood.

Malton's rich history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: St Michael’s, ‘the church in the market place’

12:20pm Monday 24th February 2014

To many people from West Yorkshire, Malton exists as no more than a road sign as they travel past on the way to and from the coast.

Full speed ahead at the National Railway Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Japanese Shinkansen train

12:30pm Monday 10th February 2014

There is something irresistibly romantic about steam travel.

The sky’s the limit for thrills at the York Gliding Centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: York Gliding Centre instructor Keith Batty

9:20am Monday 3rd February 2014

Imagine being in a big plastic egg balanced on a giant perspex ruler thousands of feet above York Minster and praying quietly that the laws of physics will keep you aloft.

Relive the sights, sounds and even smells of the Vikings' world in York

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Jorvik Viking Centre’s Discover Coppergate glass-floored gallery

9:50am Monday 27th January 2014

Strolling along the streets of York, you are mindful of the past beneath the pavements.

Marvellous monastery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ampleforth Abbey

9:56am Monday 20th January 2014

Visits to British abbeys tend to involve centuries-old ruins.

Get away for a health boost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Get fit and feel healthier with a boot-camp-style weekend break

9:35am Monday 20th January 2014

Is it possible to lose weight in a long weekend? I took up the challenge with FitFarms in Somerset, UK.

Imperial War Museum North is centrepiece of revitalised city

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Imperial War Museum North

8:57am Monday 13th January 2014

A scratchy recording of troops singing It’s A Long Way To Tipperary haunted my visit to the Imperial War Museum North.

A winter wonderland at Stockeld Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stockeld Park’s Christmas Adventure is decorated with brightly-coloured illuminated characters

10:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

Making my way through an enchanted forest on a pair of skis, gliding past sparkling reindeer and a cackling snow queen, I finally got that festive feeling.

Plenty of outdoor fun at St Ives

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The playground at St Ives

10:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

Give a boy an old tyre and a piece of rope and he’s happy.

Wonderful world of the Yorkshire Wolds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bempton Cliffs

12:00pm Sunday 1st December 2013

When I was growing up, many a family day out was spent at the Yorkshire coast, enjoying the traditions of fish and chips, two pence slot machines and fairground rides.

Getting into the festive spirit is easy with all the Christmas markets and Yuletide events

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Grassington Dickensian Festival

11:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

I don’t feel that Christmas has arrived until I’ve visited at least one Christmas market.

District is busy gearing up for Christmas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Scroggling the Holly event on Haworth Main Street

12:00pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

Castle Howard exhibition focuses on members of the Howard family who have served in historic conflicts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Duty Calls exhibition is at Castle Howard near York

10:46am Monday 18th November 2013

'If I know you, you will have a party under any circumstances. About three weeks ago I did my first raid, it was great fun, and I came home on one engine as the flak had tampered with the other one. We had a damned good party that night.”

Escape to the Dales

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Settle

9:48am Monday 11th November 2013

Heading out to Settle on a Friday evening was just the ticket after a busy week at work.

Spooky night at Bolling Hall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bolling Hall

8:53am Monday 4th November 2013

Bolling Hall is already one of Bradford’s spookiest venues – recognised as the city’s most haunted building – but around Halloween it gets even scarier.

Family fun for the half-term

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Doctor Who Family Fun at the National Media Museum

9:04am Monday 21st October 2013

They are Doctor Who’s greatest enemy and have had generations of children hiding behind the sofa.

Mike Pannett's glorious beat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Pannett's book

1:40pm Monday 14th October 2013

As a country bobby, Mike Pannett never quite knew what to expect when he was pounding his North Yorkshire beat.

York Minster uncovered

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: York Minster

9:10am Monday 7th October 2013

York Minster has to be one of the most iconic ecclesiastical structures in the world.

Plenty of excitement to be had at Brimham Rocks for the price of parking your car

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Brimham Rocks

12:30pm Monday 30th September 2013

There is nowhere quite like Brimham Rocks.

Three museums, one fascinating look at our social history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ripon's Police and Prison Museum

10:50am Monday 23rd September 2013

Three museums in one day? A bit much, you might think. But no – not when all three are within easy walking distance of each other, small, and linked through three fascinating areas of social history.

Taking it to the Bridge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The canal at Sowerby Bridge with Wainhouse Tower in the near distance

8:54am Monday 9th September 2013

Overlooking Sowerby Bridge’s canal basin is a striking statue called Jack O The Locks, depicting a canal worker in cloth cap and boots pushing against a lock gate arm, with a little boy beside him.

Fairburn Ings - A nature lover's paradise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There are a dozen different areas of open water at Fairburn Ings RSPB nature reserve.

8:45am Tuesday 27th August 2013

Spot rare birds and insects along the many trails at RSPB nature reserve Fairburn Ings

On track for a fun day out on famous Settle and Carlisle railway

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Waverley pulls into Shipley Station on its way to Carlisle along the Settle and carlisle railway

9:38am Monday 5th August 2013

Enjoy a trip back in time with the Waverley’s beautiful journey on the Settle to Carlisle railway

Ilkley's Roman past to Manor borne

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manor House Museum in Ilkley

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley's oldest buildings, the Manor House, has been converted into an attractive museum and art gallery. On the ground floor visitors are given a glimpse into Ilkley’s past while the first floor galleries provide the venue for a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

Bradford's National Media Museum explores the worlds of every modern media

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s National Media Museum, which is a treasure trove of millions of items and hands-on experiences right in the city centre

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

From Victorian cameras to digital gaming, the National Media Museum traces the history and development of the still and moving images that have shaped our lives.

Life during Bradford's industrial powerhouse days is captured in old mills

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s Industrial Museum

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Bradford Industrial Museum is a powerful and exciting monument to the hard work that made Bradford famous throughout the world.

Bradford Colour Experience

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Colour Experience

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

The Colour Experience - formerly the Colour Museum - is run by the Society of Dyers & Colourists.

Industrialist’s Keighley legacy has been restored to its Victorian splendour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The magnificent Cliffe Castle in Keighley which has been lovingly renovated inside

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum has re-opened its doors in time for summer following a year-long refurbishment.

Bradford Peace Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Peace Museum

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

The Peace Museum is the only museum dedicated to the history and (often untold) stories of peace, peacemakers and peace movements, in the UK.

Cartwright Hall is Bradford treasure trove of art

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cartwright Hall features contemporary exhibitions alongside permanent galleries

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Cartwright Hall is Bradford’s civic art gallery and the jewel in the district’s museum crown.

Red House Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Red House Museum

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

A Grade II* Listed 1830s cloth merchant’s home with fascinating Bronte connections. Charlotte Bronte visited often and featured Red House in her novel Shirley. Includes period rooms, enchanting recreated gardens and exhibitions in restored outbuildings.

Bolling Hall offers a fascinating trip into Bradford’s colourful past

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parts of Bolling Hall date from medieval times, and the building is a mix of architectural styles

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Bolling Hall offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives and times of the Bradford families for whom it provided a home over 500 years.

Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel and Ingrow Loco Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the carriages from the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is featured in South Riding.

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

These are wo wholly separate museums, run by different groups, but sharing a location and a theme – railways. Together with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a great day out for rail enthusiasts and families.

East Riddlesden Hall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: East Riddlesden Hall looks bloomin’ lovely with its gardens in full bloom in this shot by Ann Bland, from Silsden

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

A 17th-century manor house with romantic, intimate gardens - for generations, the East Riddlesden Hall estate was a hive of farming activity; producing enough milk, cheese and bread to adequately supply the household and its workers.

Keighley Police Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andy Wade, chairman of Keighley and District Local History Society, in the Police Museum at Keighley Civic Centre

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Come and see how the disused old Police Station was transformed into a police museum.

Haworth's Bronte Parsonage Museum is jewel in crown of attractions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bronte Parsonage Museum

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Without the Bronte sisters, Haworth would be just another village perched on the edge of the South Pennines.

Two-in-one Bradford gallery of modern art exhibitions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford 1 Gallery and the Impressions Gallery

8:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Two complementary galleries – one for art and one for photography – share space in the heart of Bradford City Centre.

You’ll be sure of a big surprise in City Park

8:46am Monday 22nd July 2013

A teddy bears’ picnic will be held not in the woods, but in Bradford’s City Park. Local libraries are organising the Bookstart Teddy Bears’ Picnic tomorrow to kick off their summer activities. Children and their teddy bears are invited to bring a picnic for a free fun play day with stories and rhymes. There will be singing, crafts, face-painting and balloon modelling. A saxophone player and the Bookstart Bear will also entertain youngsters.

Valley of adventure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Ultimate roller coaster at Lightwater Valley

8:44am Monday 22nd July 2013

When it comes to roller coasters, I’ve never been what you’d call a coat-holder.

Meet the gentle giants with a day on shire horse farm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tony Jenkins helps children get up close to two of the farm’s shire horses

9:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

Tony Jenkins’ love affair with shire horses was sparked by the Gulf crisis.



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