Yorkshire sailor to replicate historic voyage of Christopher Columbus

A brave sailor is organising a series of live music fundraisers as he prepares to cast off on the same perilous route taken by Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago.

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The village pond at Newton-on-Rawcliffe

Weekend Walk: Newton Dale & Levisham

The view over Newton Dale is one of the finest in the North York Moors, and it comes to life in specular fashion whenever a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is passing through.

Anthony Dowson  28, Moorland Beat Keeper for the Thimbleby estate, near Northallerton, is pictured counting grouse on the moor with his dog Millie.
Picture: James Hardisty.

Glorious Twelfth: Ian Botham, Chris Packham and the fight for North Yorkshire’s moors

It keeps thousands of people in jobs, ensures Yorkshire’s moorland stays diverse with wildlife and contributes more than £2bn to the national economy.

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Rod licence warning as river fishing season approaches

Rod licence warning as river fishing season approaches

Anglers old and new are being urged to buy a rod licence for the start of the new river fishing season next week.

Sport action at Moor Lane,  Illingworth

£100k boost for playing fields

Playing fields in Calderdale have received a £100,000 bost in the latest round of funding from Sport England.


What’s on in Calderdale this Easter?

Whatever the weather, Easter in Calderdale will be all-white - and here’s just a few of the egg-cellent things to do over the next few days


How yoga can help you to recharge your energy levels

Have the winter blues taken their toll on your energy levels? With Spring around the corner, it’s time for a fresh start and an action plan.


Get your walking boots ready for the big navigation sponsored walk

ROTARIANS are organising a big sponsored walk along the Calder and Hebbel Navigation - and they need you to join them.


Everyone can play a part in the New Year, says Square Chapel

Square Chapel, Halifax, has unveiled its latest list of projects for people across Calderdale.

Anglers on the Rochdale Canal, Todmorden.

Canal should be for everyone to share: Anglers speak out on attack

AN ANGLER who was thrown into a canal five years ago has spoken out after a 64-year-old was kicked into the water by a cyclist.

Wim van de Spek with his Dutch Courage beer at Little Valley Brewery, Cragg Vale.

Get your walking shoes on for a wild time in Calderdale

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend then help is on the way.

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