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Father’s Day 2018: What inspired this annual tradition and where it is celebrated?

Father’s day is soon upon us and with this will come the last-minute induced panic from those who have forgotten to pick up a card or present to mark this occasion. But where did the annual tradition of father’s day come from and why do we celebrate it?

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Leeds Armed Forces Day: New location announced for the return of popular city centre event

Saturday June 23 will see the annual return of one of Leeds’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, which will be held in a brand new city centre location this year.

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June 29 - July 8 will see the city of Bradford come alive with literature, as the popular Bradford Literature Festival returns

Bradford Literature Festival: Everything you need to know about this year’s literary extravaganza

June 29 - July 8 will see the city of Bradford come alive with literature, as the popular Bradford Literature Festival returns.
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Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe were both advocates of the suffrage movement and their lifelong effort for rights and opportunities for women are still remembered toda

The Leeds suffragettes who valiantly fought for women’s right to vote

This year marks 100 years since some women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote. For suffragettes, suffragists and other women’s rights campaigners, this was a huge leap forward in the bid for equal rights and opportunities for women.

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300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale: The life and work of the Otley-born designer

Today marks the anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s 300th birthday, and with this the nation reflects and celebrates one of it’s most famed furniture designers.

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Light Night Leeds is set to shed new light on the stories of stalwart Suffragettes Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe (Photo: Leeds City Council)

Light Night Leeds: Suffragettes to light the way at city centre cultural spectacular

A century after the rise of the suffragettes, one of Leeds’s biggest cultural celebrations is looking to shed new light on the stories of stalwart Suffragettes Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe.
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Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the May bank holiday weekend

9 things to do in Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend

The second bank holiday of the month is shortly upon us and with this comes the search for fun events and activities around Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the upcoming May bank holiday weekend.
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Yorkshire's beautiful landscape provides a wonderful setting in which to retire

The Golden Years: Why Yorkshire is the best place to enjoy retirement

When to comes to retirement, there are few better places to settle down and enjoy the golden years than right here in Yorkshire.
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A playful rivalry between Yorkshire and Lancashire still exists

Wars of the roses: How the rivalry between Yorkshire and Lancashire still exists today

The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York in order to gain control of the throne of England, and all these years later a rivalry between Yorkshire and Lancashire still exists.
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Today marks the beginning of the third Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, which will run until May 27

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival: The popular annual live-scored silent film festival returns

Today marks the beginning of the third Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, which will run until May 27. Founded in 2016, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is the UK's largest celebration of live-scored silent film.

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Leeds Indie Food Festival is now in its fourth year, with even more events and collaborations than ever before (Photo: Tom Joy)

From street food to wine debates: Popular Indie Food Festival returns to Leeds this week

From May 10-28, Leeds’ thriving independent food and drink community will once again put on a mouthwatering feast at the annual Leeds Indie Food festival.
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Threads for Treads will be available to see this Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 5pm.

New display at Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates cycling couture on the Tour de Yorkshire weekend

Coinciding with the Tour de Yorkshire weekend, a new display at Leeds Industrial Museum is celebrating Leeds’s impressive track record in regards to cycling couture. Threads for Treads will be available to see this Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 5pm.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of different art galleries which boast different styles of art

10 of the best art galleries in Yorkshire according to TripAdvisor

Art galleries are frequented by people of all ages, allowing visitors to soak up something new, learn about a new or different type of art and embrace art dating back hundreds of years ago, or even just a couple of months ago.

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Tomorrow sees the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, but what is the weather forecast over the four-day event?

Tour de Yorkshire: The weather forecast over the four-day cycling event

Tomorrow sees the start of the Tour de Yorkshire and as competitors get ready to partake in the race, many people around the region will be gearing up to go and watch the action unfold in front of their eyes.
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A new display at Leeds City Museum celebrates what it was like to grow up in Leeds

New exhibition at Leeds City Museum celebrates what it was like to grow up in Leeds

A new display at Leeds City Museum, has brought together memories of The Beatles, Bowie, football and festivals, all celebrating growing up in Leeds.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of places to visit and things to do, with every corner of this great region having something new and exciting to explore.

The 10 top sights in Yorkshire according to Lonely Planet

Yorkshire has a wide array of places to visit and things to do, with every corner of this great region having something new and exciting to explore.

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Tomorrow is May 1 and with this comes May Day, an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the globe.

The origins and traditions of May Day: Why and how do we celebrate it?

Tomorrow is May 1 and with this comes ‘May Day’, an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the globe.

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

Win VIP tickets and step back in time to experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, in a stunning pop-up Elizabethan theatre in the historic city of York this summer.

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Yorkshire is known for its significant contribution to the world of confectionery.

From Jelly Babies to Fruit Gums: The 15 sweet treats that Yorkshire gave the world

Yorkshire is known throughout the world for many different reasons, whether it be sporting champions, Yorkshire Tea or renowned actors, but one of the things many people know it by is for its significant contribution to the world of confectionery.

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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