A tale of two Yorkshire cities

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Headrow and Leeds town hall by night Picture: Leeds City Council

The quintessentially English towns of Leeds and York offer diverse charms

‘No, we don’t say ‘ay up’ either. That’s another misconception.”

I’m sitting in Friends of Ham in central Leeds, a restaurant that concentrates on dried meats, cheese, beer and wine. I had come to this city full of preconceptions of what it might be like.

In my poor, ignorant head, I had an image that involved a silent black-and-white film of men with sooty faces and flat caps walking past chimney stacks...

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