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FLOOD ALERT: Yorkshire at risk as heavy rain continues

Flood warnings have been issued for parts of Yorkshire as heavy rain continues to fall.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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What will the weather be like in November?

What will the weather be like in November?

Weathermen have issued a mixed forecast for November.

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Hundreds of twitchers flock to Easington near Hull, to try and spot this rare Siberian accentor. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video: Hundreds of bird watchers descend on Yorkshire village to see rare Siberian accentor

Hundreds of bird watchers have descended on an East Yorkshire village, after a rare species, never before seen on the British mainland, landed in a car park.

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Hydropower station could start generating electricity to power homes

The biggest hydropower station in Yorkshire could begin generating electricity next month.

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Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing guide with a wild brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the Aire at Glusburn between Skipton and Keighley. The conservation body the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) has just done some river restoration work there in partnership with the Environment Agency to allow fly fishing back on the river. Picture Tony Johnson.

Can Yorkshire’s rivers pass a clean bill of health?

They may look idyllic, but with almost all of Yorkshire’s rivers failing to meet European water standards, Andrew Griffiths meets those trying to bring them back to health. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Major study examines antibiotics use in sheep sector

The rise in human resistance to antibiotics has prompted a major study to establish when and why sheep farmers use the drugs, in a bid to reduce dependency in agriculture.

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A flock of Wensleydale sheep have been added to the farm at Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire operated by Harrison Spinks bed manufacturers.

Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker

A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.

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Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Campaigners’ fears that new fracking appeal sets ‘dangerous precedent’ for Yorkshire

Campaigners are urging the Government to consider each fracking case on its own merit as an appeal is passed in Lancashire to overturn a local authority decision.

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Shanks waste recycling plant officially open

Shanks waste recycling plant officially open

The lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire officially opened the district’s waste recycling plant.

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George Monbiot says the dry stone walls and patchwork of fields of Britain's rural landscape should be allowed to be replaced by wilderness.

Is it time to let wolves back into the British countryside?

Author and environmentalist George Monbiot is at the forefront of a movement to bring back Britain’s natural landscape. Mark Piesing and Grace Hammond report.

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VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Fracking fears in national park

FEARS of fracking and over-development hitting the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) have been highlighted in a major new survey on its future.

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People relax in the autumn sun on the beach.

It’s getting hot but lots of snow is forecast for winter

We might have enjoyed a hot start to October, but the sunshine might not last.

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Tea plants may grow well in Sri Lanka but any chance of trying to grow them in the UK was soon to be thwarted.

Trying to grow tea on a Yorkshire allotment

Yorkshire is famous for its tea, so when I read that you can grow the stuff in England and that there was even a plantation growing in Scotland I thought that I might have spotted a gap in the market and I ordered some bushes to put onto the allotment.

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Appeal after Christmas tree ‘goes missing’

Appeal after Christmas tree ‘goes missing’

A Christmas tree planted with the help of school children as part of park improvements has gone missing.

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Met Office storm names - is your name on the list?

Met Office storm names - is your name on the list?

The Met Office has announced the names of this year’s winter storms.

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Will MPs succeed in getting fox hunting ban repealed?

Will MPs succeed in getting fox hunting ban repealed?

The government is planning on pushing ahead with attempts to repeal the ban on fox hunting, sources have said.

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Harvest moon

Hopes for clear skies to spot tonight’s spooky Harvest moon

Stargazers are hoping for clearer skies offering a view of tonight’s Harvest moon.

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Warm weather seems to be on the way

Yorkshire set for Indian summer with weeks of warm and dry weather

YORKSHIRE might not have had much of a summer so far this year - but all that could be about to change.

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