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Mincemeat pies

I know it’s a little early but I love mincemeat pies and as such I can’t help but share the recipe for these festive favourite says Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax based caterer.

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Looking down Huddersfield Road towards the town centre

Echoes of the past: Snapshot shows town’s thriving industrial past

Almost a dozen mill chimney’s and all within a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. This is a real snapshot in time caught on camera c1900. This illustrates what a thriving industrial town Brighouse was over a century ago.

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The band outside the British Legion hall in Bradford Road during the summer of 1966

Echoes of the past: Birth of British Legion Youth Band

Back in the 1960s, youth culture was something new, with the new music scene young people wanted their own style and to create their own individuality.

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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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Bailiff Bridge War Memorial 1921

Echoes of the past: Parades and processions in remembrance

This weekend marks the time when the whole nation remembers all those who lost their lives during wartime conflicts.

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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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South Indian Chicken Curry

South Indian Chicken Curry

This fiery curry is softened by the sweetness of the shallots and the coconut milk and is perfect for Bonfire Night. Shallots do not need to be cooked thoroughly like onions and lend themselves extremely well to Indian spices.

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The Globe Inn in Rastrick found themselves in a tricky situation when their Christmas tree wouldnt fit through the door

Echoes of the past: A Christmas conundrum

Well, the countdown is now definitely on for Christmas with many shops already displaying things for those early shoppers for presents.

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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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This very rare image shows one of the cards that were made available to all the people who attended the 1856 peace celebrations 161 years ago

Echoes of the past: Procession to celebrate end of Crimean War

For over thirty years I have had a series of original letters and accounts dated May 1856.

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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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Whilst in this photograph the main factory buildings are up, there are signs that a lot more work is still needed

Echoes of the past: Looking at Brighouse from above

This fascinating aerial image was taken c1970 and shows Brighouse Road to the left. This is the main road through from Hove Edge to Hipperholme and the large building is the new Phillips International Electrical Company.

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This group were just some of a party of children and helpers from the Smith House Estate community association

Echoes of the past: Do you remember trips down to Sunny Vale?

There was something special about the children’s annual summer treat, whether it was the one with Sunday school or one organised by the community.

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Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

​​Lip balm. Check! Water spray. Check! Fan. Check! Snacks. Check! Drinks. Check! Drugs. Check!
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