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Campaign Against 10 Cottam Wind Turbines

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to halt plans for a huge wind farm which residents say will blight one of the most remote and beautiful locations in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. It follows an application by RWE npower … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Wolds Treasures ‘as important as Stone Henge’

HISTORIC “at risk” treasures have been saved across the Yorkshire Wolds after archaeological features were hailed “as important as Stonehenge”. English Heritage has taken almost 100 of the region’s scheduled monuments off its At Risk Register, including ancient burial grounds, … Continue reading

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Wind Farm Planned for Cottam

A WIND farm could be built on the highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds. RWE npower renewables has confirmed it is undertaking some early technical investigations into the potential for a wind farm development at Cottam Airfield near Driffield. The company could … Continue reading

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David Hockney returns to LA

After eight years in Yorkshire, the 76-year-old artist is back in the city where he lived for nearly three decades. Ahead of a major new show in San Francisco, he talks about painting new portraits (including Larry Gagosian), a donation … Continue reading

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition

San Francisco exhibitions. David Hockney at de Young Museum. From October 26, 2013 to January 20, 2014. If you have the chance, don’t miss this important event. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, … Continue reading

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Why David Hockney’s not mad to have swapped an exclusive LA address for East Yorkshire

[adsenseyu1] By Laura Davis: ON SUNDAY, I risked the sharp elbows of fellow Aldi shoppers and the scratch-risking circumnavigation of the packed car park in order to buy a kite. Facilitated by an alert on my Aldi iPhone app (seriously … Continue reading

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Dale Farm Holidays

Welcome to Dale Farm Surrounded by peaceful countryside at the north eastern edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and a couple of miles from the lovely beach at Hunmanby Gap, our location can’t be beaten for exploring the best of Yorkshire. … Continue reading

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Secretary of State to have the final say on Wolds wind farm plan

[adsenseyu1] CONTROVERSIAL plans for six wind turbines near a Yorkshire Wolds stately home will be decided by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles. The scheme has been called in for a Government decision following a public … Continue reading

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Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Situated in a dramatic cliff-top position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland. Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone from the magnificent award-winning gardens to the … Continue reading

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Anger at wind turbine plan on land that inspired David Hockney

PLANS for a 45m wind turbine in the heart of Wolds – which has inspired artist David Hockney – are being opposed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The owner of Tuft Hill Farm in Woldgate, near Bridlington, has already … Continue reading

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Hockney Woldgate Tree Chainsawed

In September 2006 David Hockney started a painting called ‘Woldgate Tree’ which was part of the series ‘A Year in Yorkshire’. The tree on Woldgate has been effectively cut in two with all the branches cut down and left as … Continue reading

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Decision due on Yorkshire Wolds Wind Turbines

[adsenseyu1] CONTROVERSIAL plans for ten wind turbines on the Yorkshire Wolds are being recommended for approval by Ryedale District Council planners today. While 380 letters of objection have been sent to the council, 552 have been written in support of … Continue reading

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Decision due on Yorkshire Wolds Wind Turbines at West Heslerton

[adsenseyu1] CONTROVERSIAL plans for ten wind turbines on the Yorkshire Wolds are being recommended for approval by Ryedale District Council planners today. While 380 letters of objection have been sent to the council, 552 have been written in support of … Continue reading

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First Loco for the Yorkshire Wolds Railway

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway has taken delivery of its first locomotive at the site of its proposed Visitor Centre. The diesel-hydraulic shunter, purchased from a site near Doncaster, was delivered to the YWR site near Wetwang. The locomotive was built … Continue reading

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Award Winning Wines from the Wolds

[adsenseyu1] Set on south-facing slopes at the foot of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, Ryedale Vineyards is not only the most northerly commercial vineyard in England, it’s also the largest. Stuart and Elizabeth Smith planted at Westow, about seven miles from … Continue reading

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Decision due on Yorkshire Wolds Wind Turbines

CONTROVERSIAL plans for ten wind turbines on the Yorkshire Wolds are being recommended for approval by Ryedale District Council planners today. While 380 letters of objection have been sent to the council, 552 have been written in support of siting … Continue reading

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The land of Hockney and prize-winning fish and chips: Yorkshire is in a world of its own.

[adsenseyu1] The first place in the Yorkshire Wolds we set on the satnav (we took the arrow- straight Roman road route up through Lincolnshire, and over the Humber Bridge) was the address of, officially, Britain’s best chippy of 2011.  At … Continue reading

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Malton Dodger Bus Service

A BUS service accessing some of the most idyllic and remote parts of the Yorkshire Wolds is returning for a new season. On Easter Saturday, the seasonal Driffield Malton Dodger (Service 133) will begin operating between Driffield and Malton every Saturday, … Continue reading

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Alice Fox, Stef Mitchell & Colin Self Exhibition at Gallery Forty-Nine

6th – 27th April 2013 Showing in the Gallery’s new ‘White Room’ Last summer the lighthouse and nature reserve at Spurn formed the base for a residency by textile artist Alice Fox, and the body of work she created is … Continue reading

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Condolences to the Friends and Family of Dominic Elliott

David Hockney’s studio assistant and close friend Dominic Elliott, aged 23 has died after being taken to hospital from the painter’s east Yorkshire home. Mr Elliott is a well known local sportsman playing Rugby in Bridlington and Hockney at Driffield. … Continue reading

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