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The Production Studio

AniMotion show at Durham Cathedral

The AniMotion Show is set to transform Durham Cathedral Cloisters on Easter Monday 8.30 pm, Easter Monday the 21st of April 2014.

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Ascot Chase Raceday

Get your hearts racing this Valentine’s day at Ascot Racecourse

The thunder of hooves, the buzz of the crowd, the glorious scenery – what else could get the heart fluttering like a day at the races!

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AMR7YN Hessle Town Centre East Yorkshire. Image shot 06/2005. Exact date unknown.

Why I love Hessle - Adam Jennison, myHessle.com

Adam Jennison the man behind myHessle.com explains why the East Yorkshire town means so much to him

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The Clocktower, Thirsk

How Thirsk is trading its way to success

Retail is the life’s blood of Yorkshire’s traditional market towns. Many have been keeping their customers satisfied for centuries, but not all have found it easy to negotiate the incursion of online and out-of-town shopping.

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Food and Drink

Merewood Country House Hotel

Short Break - Merewood Country House Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere

Set in 20 acres of land overlooking Lake Windermere, the Merewood Country House Hotel is grand and yet very inviting

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Traffic light smoothie

Traffic light smoothie recipe

This vegan recipe makes enough for four and takes just 10 minutes to prepare

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Super food salad

Super food salad recipe

Superfoods are foods which are said to have particularly good vitamin content or are high in antioxidants. However, varying all the food you eat is important for a balanced diet. The method here is for a semi-warm salad, but it is equally good served cold.

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Walks

The Golden Lion and The King's Head public houses in the village of Allendale, Northumberland, England

Northumberland Walk - Allendale

It is sobering in England in 2013 to think that not so long ago, clean drinking water was by no means guaranteed, and that nasty diseases like cholera and typhoid were rife as a result.

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Vicars Pele

Northumberland Walk - Corbridge

Step back in time on this great walk which starts at Corbridge, or should that be Tynebridge?

Words and pictures by David Taylor

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People

Lewis Gray of Gateshead pays a visit and helps open the new 'LEGO' store at the Metro Centre Photo by Dave Charlton

The North East’s ‘Biggest Lego Fan’ opens new Metrocentre store

The LEGO Group has officially opened it’s brand new store in the Gateshead’s intu Metrocentre.

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The Royal Baby Bookazine

The Royal Baby

Congratulations to Prince George of Cambridge

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St Cuthbert

Retracing the steps of St Cuthbert’s final journey

To herald the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East, two men have retraced St Cuthbert’s final journey, as Helen Johnson reports

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Tomorrows - LD:NorthEast

Tomorrows is Not Just Another Day for LD:NorthEast

The Big Lottery is ‘Reaching Communities’ by supporting an exciting new project ‘Tomorrows,’ run by LD:NorthEast, the learning disability charity. ‘Tomorrows’ supports older people who have a learning disability, living in North Tyneside, to continue independent living and have a fulfilling life.

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Events

7th Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival

Autumnal Tipples at the 7th Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival

Although the racing is Flat, the drinks are anything but as Ascot welcomes the popular annual Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival for a seventh year, on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October.

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Ascot Beer Festival

Win tickets to Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival!

Be in with the chance of winning 4 Premier Admission tickets to The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival

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Home and Gardens

Slamp Veli ceiling light large £295; Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild Azulejos wallpaper PCL014/10 £58 p/roll; John Lewis: Cluster wall votive £24, Newark sofa in Designers Guild Varese Violet,£1,700, Cameo Demi Lune console table £599, Ice coffee table £199, Ice nest of three tables £199, Milan leather chair in Vogue Yellow Honey (made to order); Timorous Beasties for John Lewis Splitter/Splatter cushion £85; Designers Guild Franchini cushion £65; House by John Lewis knitted pouffe Teal £90; Sanderson Poppies rug £549 at John Lewis

Interiors products - Blue

Gain fresh inspiration from the most versatile of colours

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Lets drink to this swanky Nick Munro designed Smoke Martini Glass, £65 (for a pair) Lux Deco

Spring interiors - glass

Spring light sparkling on glass, just makes us think summer’s around the corner

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Lie back elegantly on this Sofas & Stuff - Aldeburgh white four poster double bed in Swaffer Whitworth from £1459, www.sofasandstuff.com

Interiors products - White

White is big on the catwalk for the new season and it’s a fashion trend that’s filtering into homeware too

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Moulin satin bench £399, black glass perfume bottle £18, Moulin satin king bedstead £999, Edwardian lace bedlinen from £30, silver jacquard bedlinen from £40,snake print bedlinen from £25, Luxe silver bedspread £200, cream/gold logo embroidered cushion £45,cream/gold dotty embroidered cushion £40, black beaded cushion £35, ivory beaded cushion £35, Logo jacquard towels in black and sand from £14, glass bathroom accessories from £10,Biba www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Interiors - Boudoir styling

Create a haven for yourself with the most gorgeous bedroom furnishings

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Large floral wire vase, £16.50 www.oliverbonas.com (available March)

Interiors - Love is in the air and we’ve got a passion for red this month

Love is in the air and we’ve got a passion for red this month

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Competitions

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2014

The home of inspiration, expert advice and homebuilding specialists returns to the NEC in full force

A visit to Britain’s biggest self-build and renovation event, The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, is a must for those building a new home from scratch or tackling a renovation project.

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Gardens

2 Create beautiful reflections in a  lake or pond with the Venice Floating Oil Lamp, £49.99, Posh Garden Furniture

Garden products to bring the indoors, outdoors

Treat the great outdoors as another ‘room’ and you’ll get the most out of summertime

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Celebrity interviews

The Royal Baby Bookazine

The Royal Baby

Congratulations to Prince George of Cambridge

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