Yorkshire

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A photo of artist Francesca Simon standing next to a painting of black and white squares inside an art gallery

Artist's Statement: Francesca Simon on the clarity of age and the beauty of the North York Moors

Francesca Simon, who graduated from Central St Martins in 2010, on succeeding in the art world at the age of 62 and the pull of the North York Moors.

A black and white photo of a group of schoolchildren at Harewood House in history

This is what life was like for servants who worked at Harewood House across 230 years

Harewood House, in Yorkshire, has just launched an amazing digital Servants' Database spanning more than 250 years of history. Take a look at some of the pictures here.

A photo of a man and a woman posing in a fragrance advert as part of an exhibition on Henry the eighth at York's Barley Hall

Décapitation perfume inspired by Catherine Howard indiscretions aims to turn museum visitors into "virile Tudor males"

A perfume dubbed Décapitation, honouring Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's allegedly unfaithful fifth wife, has been launched in York.

a photo of three decorated earthenware pots with abstract designs on them by Dylan Bowen featured in Ceramics Art York 2015

Ceramic Art York 2015: Ten British studio ceramicists you need to know

A new three-day selling fair of contemporary British studio ceramics takes place in York next month. Here are ten ceramic artists to whet your appetite.

A photo of archaeologists working at the site of the 1066 Battle of Fulford near York

Archaeologists investigating Anglo-Viking Battle of Fulford find ancient road and route of English retreat

A two-week dig has revealed an ancient road at the site of the Battle of Fulford, where a Viking army defeated the Saxon troops of Mercia and Northumbria in September 1066.

A photo of a circular memento containing an image of an anti-slavery symbol from the 18th century

Object of the Week: An 18th century anti-slavery brooch inspired by Josiah Wedgwood

This plaintive plea encircles the figure of a manacled and kneeling slave on a piece of jewellery which was to become a hugely important part of the British abolition movement.

Mark Hearld in the Lumber Room

York Art Gallery review: Yorkshire charm, reactionary pieces and breathtaking art

Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at York Art Gallery - featuring a peerless ceramics collection at the centre of an £8 million refurbishment.

A photo of a sculpted toad coloured green with red hair and a black jacket

Hull to be covered in giant kaleidoscopic toads for 30th anniversary of Philip Larkin's death

An eight-metre inflatable Flying Toad, soaring on the skyline of the city, will perhaps be the highlight when sculpted toads take over Hull for five days in August.

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Did flying heroine Amy Johnson visit Scarborough? Coffee shop owners appeal for help over mystery photograph

Could pioneering aviator and feminist icon Amy Johnson have visited Scarborough?

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