Features

We truly are the Mighty Redcar

We truly are the Mighty Redcar

By Thomas Reyer First things first, unless you’re from Teesside, it’s likely you’ve never heard of the seaside town of Redcar. However, once you’ve finished this article I can guarantee it’ll be at the top of your post-lockdown visiting list… probably. Possibly most well-known of late for the steelworks, let me tell you why else you should know our little […]

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Teesside – Decline, Renewal and Parmo

Teesside – Decline, Renewal and Parmo

By Ryan Cumberworth Whenever I was asked at University where I was from, I always replied: “The North East, near a town called Stockton-on-Tees.” The common response was: “Is that near Newcastle then?” If I had a pound every time I was asked this I wouldn’t be living as a student on a £20 shopping budget. Midway between York and […]

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Vintage heaven with a thriving nightlife – Headingley has something for everyone

Vintage heaven with a thriving nightlife – Headingley has something for everyone

By Kudzai Chinembiri Stuck on places to visit after lockdown is over? You have come to the right place my friend. If you are a university student, I’m almost positive you have either heard of Headingley or have lived there yourself. It’s no secret Headingley has become home to thousands of students over the years which has made it one […]

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The Monarchy of LS6: A guide to the residents and landmarks of Hyde Park

The Monarchy of LS6: A guide to the residents and landmarks of Hyde Park

By George Arkley Hyde Park is home to bomb-makers, burglars, drug dealers and a whole bunch of students. To the outside eye, Hyde Park looks exactly like my dream man: rugged with overpriced clothing and a pretentious attitude. But when you a little closer, as with any man, you might just find a few surprises. First up, everything is filthy. […]

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The ‘hole’ of Leeds’ Alwoodley in one: Golf, manors and Range Rovers

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                            By Immy Share Three golf clubs, homes worth well over a million pounds and personalised number plates galore. No, it’s not the Surrey heartland but the LS17 area of North Leeds that includes Alwoodley. The up-market residential area is home to three major golf clubs: Sandmoor, […]

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Harrogate: Yorkshire’s poshest town

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By Richard Liddle If you ever tell someone you’re from Harrogate, the immediate response is almost always along the lines of “oh, so you’re posh then.” Even Google backs up the assumption – if you search for Harrogate, the first suggestion for related searches is “Is Harrogate posh?” As much as it’s a stereotype, it is a fairly well-deserved one, […]

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Need a quaint city with bags of character? Lincoln is the place to be

Need a quaint city with bags of character? Lincoln is the place to be

By Jack Walker Be honest with yourself, you haven’t heard of Lincoln, have you? Most people haven’t, so when they visit, they are pleasantly surprised by what the city has to offer. An impressive Gothic cathedral sits atop the Lincoln skyline, and in its shadow are the remnants of Lincoln Castle, built in 1068 – mostly just castle wall and […]

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From a new castle to the Geordie Shore: a brief history of Newcastle Upon-Tyne

By Jamie Heron Newcastle upon-Tyne, more commonly known as just Newcastle, is the largest city in the North-East of England. The city unsurprisingly got its name from a new castle being built, just next to the River Tyne. Some parts of the very same castle – originally built in 1177 – can still be seen inside Newcastle’s city centre. Tickets […]

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Leeds feature: Come to Alwoodley…bring hummus!

Leeds feature: Come to Alwoodley…bring hummus!

By Zoe Peck The leafy West Yorkshire suburb of Alwoodley, a stone’s throw from the countryside, offers everything anyone could possibly need – unless you’re aged 13-30 or hate the outdoors. Alwoodley (derived from Old English for “woodland clearing”) is situated at the northernmost point of built-up Leeds before residential streets suddenly give way to the sprawling Yorkshire Dales. A […]

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REVIEW: Philippa Gregory’s Tidelands – A new series and a different century, with the usual courageous heroine

REVIEW: Philippa Gregory’s Tidelands – A new series and a different century, with the usual courageous heroine

By Emily Horner It’s the 1640s during the English Civil War in a bleak, rural village of the Sussex marshes. Not much goes on except the tedious hardships of its villagers struggling to survive. Amongst the villagers is Alinor- a herbalist, midwife and single mother of two teenagers, whose absent husband shows no sign of return. “It’s a dangerous time […]

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