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Queen Elizabeth II: Did you know these 20 unusual facts about our monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II turns 92 today, but her birthday won’t be publicly celebrated until June 9, her second birthday of the year. This is a time when the nation will be looking back at the Queen’s reign and celebrating her life and achievements, but did you know these unusual facts about our monarch?

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Nuclear threat: How Yorkshire residents were told to protect themselves in the 1980s

Back in the 1980s the threat of a nuclear attack loomed over every household in the UK, but to calm the fears of those waiting for the alarm call, there was a detailed booklet which advised people of what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.
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Wool Stories: The Felted Mill features an eye-catching collection of textile creations inspired by and paying tribute to the citys industrial heritage.

Leeds Industrial Museum exhibits new material masterpieces inspired by the city’s industrial heritage

Leeds Industrial Museum have just unveiled a new exhibition named ‘Wool Stories: The Felted Mill’, which features an eye-catching collection of textile creations inspired by and paying tribute to the city’s industrial heritage.

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According to science there is a correct procedure for making a good cup of tea, but  there are a variety of different methods out there, so which is the best way to make a proper cuppa?

Which is the correct way to make a proper cuppa?

It’s well known that Yorkshire folk love a good cup of tea, but everyone has their own methods of what they think makes the ‘perfect cuppa’.
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Yorkshire has a wide variety of real ale pubs which serve a selection of this flavoursome beer

10 of the best real ale pubs in Yorkshire

Going to the pub is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes, but for some it has to be real ale all the way. With many pubs now serving real ale, or some purely specialising in it, there’s plenty of places to go for those who enjoy this particular tipple.
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Yorkshire has a wide array of steakhouses, where you can enjoy a great night out and a delicious steak dinner

10 of the best steakhouses in Yorkshire according to TripAdvisor

For those who eat meat, a steak is usually up there on the list of favourite meat dishes, especially when choosing what to eat whilst out at a restaurant.

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Leeds has an array of beautiful places where you can enjoy a stroll, take in the views and relax in the countryside with a picnic basket full of your favourite goodies

10 of the best picnic spots in Leeds

The weather is now getting warmer, which means more and more people will be eager to venture outside and soak up the sunshine, a welcome change from the dreary weather of the past few months.
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Sikhs from the Gurdwara Temple taking set off for the Vaisakhi Parade from the temple into Leeds City Centre

The Vaisakhi Parade returns to Leeds this April celebrating the Sikh creation of the Khalsa

On April 21, the highly attended annual Vaisakhi Parade, which has become a regular highlight of Leeds’s cultural calendar, will travel through the streets of Chapeltown before landing at Millennium Square in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

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If you want to combine walking your dog with having a pint or two, taking your dog on a walking pub crawl is a great way to go about it

Take your pooch on this dog-friendly pub crawl around Leeds

If you want to combine walking your dog with having a pint or three, taking your dog on a walking pub crawl of Leeds is a great way to go about it.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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There are a wide array of vegan eateries in Yorkshire which offer a huge variety of delicious dishes

9 of the best vegan eateries in Yorkshire

Veganism is becoming more and more well-known and with many people opting to change to a vegan lifestyle, the request for vegan eateries is on the rise.

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One of the nation's favourite tipples, gin, will be the focus of a talk held at Leeds City Museum

Love gin? Discover the fascinating history of this beloved tipple at Leeds City Museum

It’s widely known that the UK’s love of gin keeps on growing, and with this so does the gin market. Today, there are hundreds of different gins available to buy, ranging from classic gin to new, extravagant flavours, and we just can’t get enough of it.

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Beer festivals are held in Yorkshire throughout the year and draw hundreds of visitors to them

11 of the best beer festivals in Yorkshire

Beer festivals are a great place to go if you love beer, beer and more beer. They offer plenty of choice and the chance to try something new, proving popular all over the UK, especially in Yorkshire.

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Visit the beautiful city of Barcelona this April

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

Fly to these destinations this month from Manchester airport for under £50

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Take a stroll down the Champs-lyses in Paris

11 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Doncaster Sheffield airport for under £55

Fly to these destinations this month from Doncaster Sheffield airport for under £55.
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Everything you need to know about York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

The works of William Shakespeare are known throughout the world, and this summer the city of York will embrace the world of Shakespeare by hosting Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

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Earth Day is an annual event which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement

Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?

April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970.

Environment
Friday the 13th has been a superstitious day for hundreds, if not thousands, of years

Friday the 13th: The superstitious origins surrounding this ill-fated day

At least once a year, the feared day of Friday the 13th occurs, a day which is surrounded by superstitions and the common belief that this day is of an extremely unlucky nature.

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Whitby Goth Weekend: Everything you need to know about its origins and this year’s spring event

Whitby Goth Weekend is a twice-yearly music festival, located in North Yorkshire’s seaside resort of Whitby, which will return to the coastal town at the end of this month.

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The Tour de Yorkshire will return to the white rose county this May

Tour de Yorkshire: Changes made to the race as the four week countdown begins

With just under four weeks to go until this popular cycling race returns to the white rose county, excitement is beginning to build and preparations are busily underway.

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