Bonfire night has been and gone which means the countdown to Christmas is officially on and there's a string of festive markets due to pitch up in and around Leeds in the next few weeks to help kickstart that seasonal cheer.
IT was back in 1972 that Ragdale Hall first opened as a "health hydro" for women to lose weight and get in shape. Guests were allowed just 500 calories for the first three days, rising to a 1,000 calorie blow-out on the last day.
Walking through Hebden Bridge this late summer’s afternoon, I am amazed at the vibrancy and sizes of the sunflowers, protruding from the wildflower beds which glisten along the edges of the park like glittering confections of multicoloured candy, writes horticulturalist, author and poet Simon Zonenblick.
The grey skies and ominous clouds that greeted me this past Sunday morning did not exactly fill me with much eager desire to go outside, and as the raindrops started to fall I decided that a short walk, donned head to toe in waterproof clothing, would suffice for the day’s activity, writes Caroline Spalding.