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Trinity Walk chief’s favourite things about Wakefield

Cormac Hamilton came to Wakefield three and a half years ago to become Trinity Walk’s new centre manager. He played a key role in driving forward to the newly formed Wakefield BID. He’s keen to see Trinity Walk play a big part in the city’s resurgence.

Serena Korda, Hold Fast, Stand Sure, I Scream a Revolution 2016.

Behind the scenes at The Hepworth

Emily Riddle, assistant curator at The Hepworth Wakefield gives an insight into her role:

The stylish Absalon Hotel on Helgolandsgade, Vesterbro.

Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.
Neato Botvac WiFi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 649.99,

Gadgets: 5 of the best Robot vacuum cleaners

We look at 5 of the best Robot vacuum cleaners

Gardening gauntlets cream leather and English rose linen

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gloves

We look at 5 of the best garden gloves

A stunning kitchen can transform your home

How to transform your kitchen cheaply

Kitchen looking a bit dated? Sick of seventies avocado-green cupboards, itching for something a little more fresh? Gone are the days when you have to consider getting a full refit just to revamp your kitchen.

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Chef Chris Hale shares his Favourite Things.

FAVOURITE THINGS: Chef Chris Hale shares what he loves most about Wakefield

This week, Cumbrian-born Yorkshire MasterChef Chris Hale, who runs Pop Up North catering company and is also the executive chef of The Hepworth Gallery Cafe, tell us what he loves most about our city.

COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

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.

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.

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.

Alcohol provides extra market for Yorkshire rhubarb growers

A rising demand from the makers of artisan spirits, wines and craft beer is driving an increasingly lucrative new sideline for Yorkshire rhubarb growers.

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.

Greek gods.

Book Review: Mythos by Stephen Fry

An entrancing audio book about the wonderful world of the Greek gods and goddesses.
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.
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.

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.

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.

Normanton Gala parade. Picture: Allan McKenzie

Councillor’s favourite things about Normanton

Coun Pam Mayne is the deputy leader of Normanton Town Council.

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.

The Hepworth Wakefield, pictured by Amy Lilley.

My favourite things about Wakefield

Amy Lilley, 26, is a well known face from the Wakefield arts’ scene.

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