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'Win a Yorkshire Wedding' Competition Winners Tie The Knot
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'Win a Yorkshire Wedding' Competition Winners Tie The Knot

Eloise Emmerson (nee Worrell), and Tim Emmerson from Pickering, North Yorkshire had the day of their dreams when they married at Rudding Park in Harrogate on Thursday 26 July, having won a Rudding Park ‘Win a Yorkshire Wedding Competition worth over £12,000’. Rudding Park partnered with a selection of the county’s best loved suppliers including the White Wedding and Event Company (Yorkshire), Tim Hardy Photography, Flowers by Colette, The Event Music Company, Poppy Pickering Cakes, The Hair Studio and Ogden of Harrogate to provide one lucky couple with the chance to get married at Rudding Park, considered one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Yorkshire.

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YORKSHIRE ATTRACTION’S OFFICIAL PETITION TO CLEAR RICHARD III'S NAME
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YORKSHIRE ATTRACTION’S OFFICIAL PETITION TO CLEAR RICHARD III'S NAME

An official petition is now live on Change.org, asking for the excavation of the alleged remains of the “Princes in the Tower”, in order to determine if they are the remains of Richard III’s nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, and if so, if there is any evidence that foul play was involved in their deaths. The petition goes live with the launch of The York Dungeon’s summer campaign, Richard III – Hero or Villain? In the attraction, visitors will experience York in a time under the Yorkist King’s rule, where the country was still at war, and Richard’s claim to the throne was hotly contested. “We want the public to decide for themselves what kind of a man Richard III was” explains Marketing Executive, Simon Alnaimi. “But at the same time, we wanted to do a bit of digging ourselves, which is why we thought of the petition.” The campaign follows the news that a descendant of the nephews has now been found, meaning if DNA research was done on the remains, a positive match could now be made, as long as Westminster Abbey give approval; something The Dungeon is hoping will happen if enough people back their petition. “As far as we’re aware, no-one has ever rallied the public together in order to challenge the Abbey on excavating the remains” continues Simon. “In the interest of historic accuracy, and for the sake of Richard, we think it’s high time that justice be served to our Yorkist King, especially after missing out on being buried in York Minster.” The York Dungeon is hoping to get enough signatures sent to Westminster Abbey and the current Dean, John Hall, in a bid to convince them to allow the excavation. “We have technology that never existed when the remains were last excavated. If people really care about Richard III and the history of England, then they will sign this petition, and help write a new chapter in the history books”. Those who wish to sign the petition can head to: https://www.change.org/p/richard-iii-excavate-the-remains-of-the-princes-in-the-tower-for-archaeological-examination For more information on The York Dungeon and their Richard III campaign, head to: https://www.thedungeons.com/york/en/

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Piers Browne Illustrated
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Piers Browne Illustrated

From the 1st to the 30th of September The Old School Muker is extremely pleased to be holding a retrospective of renowned Wensleydale printmaker, artist, author and poet, Piers Browne, showing over 90 of his best original etchings taken from his eight books, published between 1988 and 2018. Piers Browne Illustrated is the first (and perhaps last) exhibition that brings together a specially curated collection of etchings from all of Piers books into a single show. As part of the exhibition Piers will be at The Old School Muker on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd September to discuss his work and inspiration.

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MAGIC AND THE METROPOLIS: An art exhibition at Curzon Ripon
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MAGIC AND THE METROPOLIS: An art exhibition at Curzon Ripon

Ripon-based artist John Cockshaw presents an exciting exhibition of painting, photography and drawing inspired by cinema and literature over the summer at Curzon Ripon. Beginning on 20th July and running to 31st August the exhibition is located in the first floor studio and upstairs foyer of the Curzon Ripon cinema. The exhibition is family friendly and will delight film fans with its many references to the SF and fantasy genres using themes of magic and the city to connect it together. Entry is free and the show can be found in The Studio on the first floor of Curzon Ripon FRI - SUN 1pm - 10.30pm. The art can be viewed outside of these times at the advice of the box office downstairs.

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Sporting success for basketball player, Myles
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Sporting success for basketball player, Myles

WHEN Myles Sanderson left full-time education he had no interests and would just sit in his bedroom. Today, the 21-year-old from Brampton Bierlow, Barnsley, is looking forward to representing team GB in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi next March. Mum Helen puts the massive change down to a chance meeting with basketball coach Steve Woodhouse. “As he was leaving college I was introduced to the basketball coach Steve Woodhouse. Steve changed Myles’ life beyond anything I could hope for,” said Helen. “Myles went for a taster session and enjoyed himself so much he went back for more. From that point he has excelled in the sport. He has gone from playing one hour a week to playing seven hours a week! “He has improved so much over the last three years. It gives him somewhere to go and to meet other young players who have learning disabilities, but also young people who have no disabilities.” The changes that his interest in sport has brought makes Helen all the more proud because at the age of two Myles was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum and communication and routine was very difficult at that time. At the age of ten, he was diagnosed as having moderate to severe learning difficulties. “I am very proud of my son – he has done so much in his life by the age of 21.” In August 2017 Myles participated in the Special Olympics, which were based in Sheffield, playing basketball for South Yorkshire and Humber and helped the team win a bronze medal! Myles has since been picked to represent team GB in the Special Olympics: World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. Helen said: “To represent team GB is a great honour. There are 129 athletes that are representing team GB. There are only 10 male basketball players who have been chosen – Myles being the only one from Barnsley and Rotherham area.” As well as huge support from his Mum, Myles has been helped on his amazing journey by Barnsley Premier Leisure. He has been going to Fitness Flex at Dearneside Leisure Centre since he found out that he had a place at the world games. And when BPL facility manager Martin Prest heard about Myles’ achievements he nominated him for a FANS sponsorship which means that the young athlete is awarded a year’s full subscription. ‘ Martin said: “Barnsley Premier Leisure are delighted to support the training requirements of Myles to help him to achieve his goals, which is to continue representing Great Britain at basketball. We would like to wish Myles continued success, particularly with the forthcoming Special World Games in Abu Dhabi next March.’’ Helen said: “He goes to the gym three times a week with his Papa and occasionally with me. He really enjoys going and the relaxed environment there is an advantage. “We tend to go at the quiet times as otherwise Myles finds it hard to cope with the crowds and loud noises. We’re really grateful for the FANS sponsorship as this has enabled him to enjoy going to the gym and enjoying the facilities whilst getting fit for the world games.” Notes to Editors BPL is a not-for-profit social enterprise and charitable company that was established in July 1999. We seek at all times to provide affordable, value for money health, sport and leisure facilities and activities. We operate a diverse portfolio of sports and leisure facilities across Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Pontefract. Our unique venues include multi use leisure centres, public golf courses, school out-of-hours amenities, and standalone health and fitness facilities. We also operate the Metrodome Leisure Complex, an award-winning regional attraction in Barnsley, South Yorkshire that houses Calypso Cove Waterpark, Metrodome Bowling, Rigby Café & Lounge, the Metrodome Arena and Fitness Flex Metrodome. Our mission statement is ‘Working together to enrich lives’ and we are proud of our diverse and exciting portfolio of health, sport, and leisure facilities. This press release was issued by Script Media on behalf of Barnsley Premier Leisure. For more information please contact Katie Walters via bpl@scriptmedia.co.uk or 01226 734 690.

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Piers Browne Illustrated Exhibition
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Piers Browne Illustrated Exhibition

From the 1st to the 20th of September The Old School Muker is extremely pleased to be holding a retrospective of renowned Wensleydale printmaker, artist, author and poet, Piers Browne, showing over 90 of his best original etchings taken from his eight books, published between 1988 and 2018. Piers Browne Illustrated is the first (and perhaps last) exhibition that brings together a specially curated collection of etchings from all of Piers books into a single show. As part of the exhibition Piers will be at The Old School Muker on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd September to discuss his work and inspiration.

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SUMMER STEAM OPERATIONS AT THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY
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SUMMER STEAM OPERATIONS AT THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY

The Wensleydale Railway is pleased to confirm that steam hauled trains will be operating throughout August. The newly restored former North Eastern Railway ‘J27 Class’ 0-6-0 Tender locomotive, No 65984, will arrive at Leeming Bar on Thursday 26th July. This locomotive was one of the last steam engines in service in North East England, being withdrawn from traffic as late as 1967. This locomotive is ideal for the Wensleydale Railway, which was originally built and operated by the North Eastern Railway, so the locomotive will be very much at home hauling passengers through the beautiful Wensleydale scenery. Two return trips daily originating at Leeming Bar will operate on 31st July departing 1215 and 1540, and in August departing 1045 and 1445 on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 27th.

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