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Major solo show of Chilean artist’s work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last weekend saw the opening of a major solo exhibition by pioneering Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Festival of Dance at the Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge

Happy feet as festival gets the town up to dance

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival, Oct 20-22

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Piece Hall provides the backdrop to festive fun

Piece Hall provides the backdrop to festive fun

Christmas events

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek first look as Jurassic Kingdom dinosaurs roar into Leeds

A MONSTER sized family fun day out has roared into Leeds with Temple Newsam park transformed into Jurassic Kingdom - home to more than 30 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs.

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By Scott Maxfield.

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Sunset over The Piece Hall, by Scott Maxfield.

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The League Of Gentlemen team, who have been filming in Sowerby Bridge

A local location...League of Gentlemen team come to Calderdale and film in Sowerby Bridge

What’s all this shouting? We’ll have no trouble here...and onlookers in Calderdale were good-natured when television’s dark comedy The League Of Gentlemen popped into town to do some filming.

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Alan Godfrey with a copy of his new autobiography, Who Or What Were They?

Expected demand means Alan Godfrey, former Todmorden policeman in UFO case, book signing moves venue

The venue for Alan Godfrey’s book launch and signing session this weekend has been moved due to larger numbers of people than expected likely to attend.

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By Marianne Sellars.

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The Calder and Hebble Navigation at Salterhebble, by Marianne Sellars.

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Jurassic Kingdom coming to Leeds

WIN: Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur exhibition family tickets- coming to Leeds

Jurassic Kingdom is a roar-some new animatronic dinosaur exhibition coming to Leeds and to celebrate we have dino-mite prizes to be won - five family tickets.

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Henry Moore's Upright Motives at Yorkshire Sculpture Park Photo Jonty Wilde.

WIN: Yorkshire Sculpture Park prizes to celebrate its 40th anniversary

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), an open-air gallery showcasing world famous art by the likes of Henry Moore, is 40-years old and to celebrate we have prizes to be won.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: World's 'oldest fish supper' revealed at Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley

The world's oldest fish supper - believed to be 3,500 years old - has gone on display in the heartland of fish and chips as part of a new Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley.

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By Keith Johnson.

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Stunning sunset over the wind turbines above Ogden, by Keith Johnson.

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David Glover's talk at Square Chapel Arts, Halifax (pictured) , about Sir Francis Crossley is the first in a new series of fundraisers

Life and legacy of Sir Francis Crossley begins new season of fundraising talks at Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Historian David Glover begins a fresh series of fundraising talks at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, on Wednesday, September 20 (2pm).

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By Jen Simpson.

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Beautiful colours at Ogden Reservoir, by Jen Simpson.

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Here’s how a slice of very good luck got Anna’s rhymes printed in a book

Here’s how a slice of very good luck got Anna’s rhymes printed in a book

What do a famous comedienne, a professor from Belarus and a former English teacher have in common? writes Tim Worsnop.

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Inside Todmorden Town Hall

Heritage Lottery fund bid looks to invest £1m into Todmorden Town Hall

Proposals to invest £1 million into Todmorden Town Hall to make it into a thriving heritage destination will be discussed by leaders at Calderdale Council

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Gay and Zoe Spink are twin sisters and former Leeds/Miss England beauty queens. Picture Tony Johnson

Calderdale beauty queen twins still working at 65

Beauty queen twins Gay and Zoe Spink won a string of national titles in their youth. Now both are in their 60s and are enjoying a resurgence.

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Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Elland born royal artist Rebecca Hind dies aged 59

Elland born royal artist Rebecca Hind dies aged 59

Yorkshire-born artist Rebecca Hind, whose work has graced the walls of numerous sacred buildings around the world, and her talent attracted the attention of both Prince Charles and the Queen, has died aged 59.

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