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Slow cooked beef brisket

Melt in the mouth beef that you have let cook slowly all afternoon? What could be easier. Here celery, shallots and carrots form the basis of a rich, flavourful gravy.

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Children at Carr Green Nursery in December 1993

Echoes of the past: Special visit from Santa

Staying with our Christmas party theme - here we have another generation of Christmas party goers.

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This photograph was taken 68 years ago at Blakeboroughs

Echoes of the past: Celebrating Christmas with a party

This photograph was taken 68 years ago which means all these children if they are still with us in the Brighouse area will be in their mid to late 70s.

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Vegan and gluter free Tiffin

Vegan and gluter free Tiffin

If your friends and family are anything like mine then you will have a real mix of dietary

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Nick Hodgson.

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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Pam Lloyd PR Asparagus Recipes (26th January 2016)

Asparagus Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Serves 4.

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Eastmans butchers at 5 King Street

Echoes of the Past: Decline as butchers face the chop

’Nah-then what can I get thi’, said the butcher, spitting into his hands as he stood in front of every kind of meat and pies you could think of .

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Left to right are: Hilary Kaye, Jackie Dilley (social secretary), Eileen Metcalfe (treasurer), Marlene Travis (vice chairperson), Janet Gee (vice president), Dorothy France (secretary), Jean Vint and seated right is Joyce Wormold (chairperson).

Echoes of the past: Forgotten community groups of Brighouse

Having been speaking to different groups for almost forty years throughout the county, sadly many of those organisations I was invited to in the early days have now all faded into the history books.

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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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Pam Lloyd PR British Leafy Salad (15th March 2017)

Herby lemon chicken wrap

Cooking time: 1 ½ hrs

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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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Car washing in the Ford in 1976

Echoes of the past: Remembering the summer of 1976

This week I am going to take you back forty one years to that incredible summer of 1976.

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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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In this weeks featured mid 1970s photograph many readers who were the same age as these youngsters were at the time will I am sure recognise this open space

Echoes of the past: Getting ready for cycling proficiency test

Back in the 1970s the must-have for most young lads was the Raleigh Chopper bike, it was described as a cultural icon of the period.

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Mincemeat pies

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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