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In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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Met Office issues snow warning for Yorkshire and Humber

Weather disruption could continue this week as the Met Office warns snow, sleet and hail are on the way.

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‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

Thundersnow’ is set to batter the UK and could sweep across Yorkshire this week, forecasters have said.

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Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions

VW owners stand to pocket thousands from emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.

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Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Friday the 13th will be the coldest day of winter so far - with the entire country expected to be blanketed in up to four inches or 10 centimetres of snow.

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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70mph Storm Barbara to hit Yorkshire as Christmas break begins

YORKSHIRE will be battered by Storm Barbara just as the Christmas weekend begins, forecasters said today.

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WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

The Met Office has this morning issued a yellow warning for wind for West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire as Storm Barbara bears down on the UK.

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2017 set to be among warmest on record

2017 set to be among warmest on record

As Christmas fast approaches, may people will be hoping for a dusting of snow and a chill in the air. But temperatures aren’t falling fast in what has been a warm year - and 2017 will bring more of the same.

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National newspapers are reporting that Storm Barbara could bring severe weather this winter - but the Met Office aren't as sure about the forecast.

Is Yorkshire set for another stormy Christmas?

Yorkshire could be hit by another storm this Christmas, according to national reports.

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Probe after oil spill near river

Probe after oil spill near river

An oil spillage near the river Calder is being investigated as suspected fly-tipping.

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Make your own binoculars out of cardboard

Birdwatchers can make their own binoculars out of cardboard at a craft event at RSPB Fairburn Ings this weekend.

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FLOOD ALERT: Yorkshire at risk as heavy rain continues

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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