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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.

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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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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!

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Electric Car

Electric power takes off for bikes and cars.

AFTER a very slow start several years ago the electric car market in the UK is growing rapidly and most major manufacturers have an electric model in their line-up including the impressive BMW i3 and now the wind of change even includes much improved electric cycles and electric motor cycles.

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Column: Why I got my knitting needles out and joined the A listers

Column: Why I got my knitting needles out and joined the A listers

There was a time when the only person you ever saw knitting was your nan. Fast forward to 2017 and you are just as likely to see a Hollywood A lister clicking away with the needles as a grey-haired old lady.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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City Buzz Big Night Out with Gusto restaurants - you would be Christmas crackers to miss this amazing reader offer

READER OFFER: City Buzz Big Night Out - Gusto Christmas meal and drink for just £25pp

Hungry for a Christmas bargain party night out?

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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An alarm that replicates sunrise could be the answer to the winter blues. Filey Brigg by Tony Johnson.

Column: Shedding light on the winter blues

It’s that time of year again...

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Ragdale Hall first opened as a health hydro in 1973

Travel: Science, nature and luxury in Leicestershire

It’s now the last resting place of Richard III, but Leicestershire offers visitors science and nature as well as history, says Steve Bambridge.

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Madness are playing CarFest North.

Madness, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Jools Holland and The Proclaimers all set for CarFest as tickets go on sale

A string of top acts have been unveiled as tickets for next year's CarFest go on sale.

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RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

Feast on this hearty stew which gets a background flavour from crunchy celery.

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Darren Burke's son enjoyed a break of a different kind.

Family column: A break that's been far from relaxing for all!

Well, it has been a lively few weeks in our house.

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Chris Evans is the brainchild behind CarFest.

Tickets for Chris Evans' CarFest 2018 to go on sale this week

CarFest is back - and tickets for Chris Evans' Carfest will go on sale this Thursday.

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Former Wakey Up Your Wardrobe winner Angela Brookes.

Wakey Up Your Wardrobe in November

Remember, remember you can still sparkle in November.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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Alyssia on board new pony Mara.

In The Saddle column: Exciting times ahead as we welcome new arrival

Well, as some of you may remember, we've sold my daughter's first pony Jazz and have bought her a bigger second pony called Mara.

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Lamb Henry & creamy potatoes

Lamb Henry & creamy potatoes

I think we can all agree the nights have drawn in, the weather has not been kind and it’s getting colder by the day.

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