Richard Beecham visits Cyprus to see how the country is recovering after its banking crisis, and finds a remarkably proud and friendly people
We throw them into cement mixers,” said our guide, as I chewed on chunks of grilled octopus. “We can tenderise many at a time that way.”
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On a trip to Tochni village, the owner of the local tavern (surrounded by friendly cats!), Sofronis Potamitis, treated us to another meze with fritatas and sausage.
Summer has arrived, and the Chapterhouse Theatre Company is making the most of the fine weather with an outdoor performance at Red House Museum in Gomersal.
If you are yet to experience the likes of Brad, Janet, Riff Raff and Frank-N-Furter in the stocking-clad flesh, now is the time to join the party.
In 1990 the film Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, was an Oscar- winning hit and now it is set to come to the stage.
Owners of Apple iPhones will often say they can’t live without their favourite gadget.
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Dewsbury Collegians this week launched themselves into a colourful, moving and yet rumbustious production of the musical Half A Sixpence.
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Baby poo and wet dogs are top of the list of the worst smells in Britain.
Jonathan Harvey’s uplifting tale of two 15-year-old boys discovering their sexuality got its first airing in 1993 - a time when the age of consent for gay men was 21 and the repealing of the Thatcher government’s Section 28 of the Local Government Act was still 10 years away.
World War Two is in full swing but inthe nightclubs of London there’s stillplenty of fun to be had.
Charlie Daniels is, in her own words, one very feisty lady. After reading her sometimes hilarious, often harrowing autobiography Priceless: My Journey Through A Life of Vice, it’s not hard to see why.
Free ballet and opera performances are to be beamed onto big screens in Bradford and Leeds.
Bandsmen who will be launching their Last Night of the Proms concert in Batley on Saturday are girding themselves up to encourage young people to follow in their footsteps.
Perhaps this is more a reflection of my preconceptions (or call them prejudices if you wish) than of his personality but, nevertheless, Haroon Mirza seems as far removed from the image of an avant-garde artist as it’s possible to be.
It is well-known in folk circles that Vin Garbutt is one of the hardest acts to follow – but after the Tyneside Troubadour’s mesmerising performance in Cleckheaton town hall last year, next month’s Cleckheaton Folk Festival looks to have found his match.
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In my experience, city “breaks” are rarely that - they’re the sort of jaunt that couples extreme sightseeing with sore feet.
Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!
“It’s not about the celebrity, it’s about the legacy,” says Charlie Daniels.
Morris dancers will be whipping out their hankies on Saturday for Mirfield Coronation Festival of Dance.
Musical comedy Half a Sixpence is to be staged by Dewsbury Collegians, from June 11-June 15. Based on the HG Well’s novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, it tells the story of an orphan who unexpectedly inherits a fortune.
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When it comes to curtain up time at the Rocky Horror Show in Leeds on Monday night, one of its stars admits he will be nervously pacing backstage.
Olly Murs will be joining Scouting for Girls and Blue in taking to the stage at Temple Newsam this summer for this year’s Party in the Park, it’s been announced.
The sounds of the silver screen will be brought to life at a unique concert taking place in Batley next month.
A fascinating period of British history was brought to life this weekend at Harewood House in Leeds.
In 2013, the degrading, unapologetic sexism spouted by big boss Franklyn J Hart (Ben Richards) in 9 to 5 the Musical is a stark reminder of the struggles women have faced in the workplace.
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When a performer tells you not to breathe a word about what happens in their show, writing a review could present a bit of a problem.
Visitors to Brighouse this weekend might think they’d stepped into a time slip as the town goes back to the 1940s.
An unusual take on stand-up comedy takes place this weekend at Huddersfield’s Lawrece Batley Theatre.
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In this week’s paper, we bring you the amazing story of a couple who conceived naturally after seven years of trying for a baby, despite being told it would be a miracle.
Half a Sixpence is the musical comedy that was written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele.
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Standing on stage in the buff is literally the stuff of nightmares for most people.
A taste of life in the Middle Ages is on offer this Sunday and Monday at Harewood House’s annual Medieval Fair.
Shane Meadows’s highly anticipated documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone will be shown at the Showcase Cinema in Birstall next week.
Maureen Nolan could not seem to bring herself to smile during her stranding ovation at the opening night of Blood Brothers at Leeds Grand on Monday.
What’s on this weekend
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Chart hits of the 1970s and 1980s are set to fill the dancefloor at a charity event.
This weekend has been mostly spent telling anyone who will listen about my amazing discovery.
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Weather for Cleckheaton
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 23 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 11 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: East