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COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

Well this year started much like the last one; I went through every emotion on New Year’s Eve - happy tears fell as I reflected on the lovely things that had happened in 2017, then I sobbed about some not so happy moments.

Lifestyle
Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

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The infinity hot tub at Coniston's spa

Travel review: Enjoy a proper Yorkshire getaway at Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa

​Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.
News
A BA flight lands at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport dismay as BA reduces Heathrow flights

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has criticised British Airways (BA) after the airline has decided to reduce the number of weekly flights to Heathrow from 20 to 10 in each direction.

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Greek gods.

Book Review: Mythos by Stephen Fry

An entrancing audio book about the wonderful world of the Greek gods and goddesses.
Arts
Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
Health
Wakey up your wardrobe winner Joanna Noga with Gillian Reid doing make up

Bring in the new year with a fantastic makeover

Now is your chance to usher in 2018 with a new look.

Lifestyle
Camel trekking is a feature of Sidi Kaouk beach.

Travel: Sample fine food and architecture in this charming African gateway

It’s not just in the geographical sense that Morocco is the gateway to Africa.

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The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hounds Boxing Day hunt meet in Aberford village.

Annual Boxing Day hunt meets take place in Yorkshire

The chairman of a Yorkshire hunting group has said the activity is “well supported” as annual Boxing Day events took place in the region.

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The Sensimar Arona Gran Hotel and Spa, Tenerife.

Travel: Satisfy your need for some sun with new year break to Tenerife

As the nights darken and the air grows crisp, a yearning for the heat of the sun becomes something of a British past time.

Lifestyle
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your home - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....
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Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your - how to make pork tenderloin

Here’s a smart and tasty week-night supper option during December from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s new cook book....

Whats on
Christmas at the Gendarmenmarkt.

Travel: A sparkling taste of Christmas in Germany’s capital city of contrasts

As the snow began to fall and the sparkling lights glistened on the wooden roofs it was easy to see why thousands of people visit the continent’s Christmas markets each year to add festive sparkle to the seasonal celebrations.
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Nick Hodgson.

Ex Kaiser Chief’s Leeds date with the Cribs

It’s almost five years to the day since Nick Hodgson publicly announced he was vacating the drummer’s stool in Kaiser Chiefs and “moving on” after a decade and a half in Leeds’s most successful band of recent times.

Music
Widow Twankey, that star of Wakefield's Christmas panto Aladdin.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS: What the city’s panto star loves most about Wakefield

Welcome to our new column about what people love most about Wakefield. And who better to be our first subject but the city’s most glamorous dame - Widow Twankey!

Theatre and Comedy
Enjoy a late autumn walk in Newmillerdam. Picture by Simon Hulme

WALKING: Why Newmillerdam is the perfect place to be on an autumn day

The air is crisp and clear, the leaves are golden brown – and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy a late autumn walk in Wakefield.

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Wakey up your wardrobe winner Joanna Noga

Joanna wins the Trinity Walk and Wakefield Express makeover contest

BEING a dedicated working parent often means there’s less money and time to shop for yourself.

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Chef Rick Stein.

Food & Drink: Five minutes with... Rick Stein

Rick Stein, the celebrated seafood authority, famous chef and restaurateur extraordinaire – a man who’s travelled the world eating and collecting traditional cooking techniques, magpie-like– claims to be “only a very, very enthusiastic amateur when it comes to Mexican food”.

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Sample the delights of fine food and drink in London.

Travel: Food glorious food and luxury living in the capital

London has been on our ‘to do’ list for a while.

Lifestyle
COLUMN: My job is all about time travel...

COLUMN: My job is all about time travel...

Ask anyone in a theatre who has the best job, and they’ll always say it’s theirs. Mine however, is!

Theatre and Comedy
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