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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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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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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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Grandson latest victim of swooping seagulls.

Gulls: boy hurt as action still awaited

A young boy has been injured by a swooping gull grabbing his sandwich as attacks grow without any protection for the public.

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Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale accuse North Yorkshire County Council of unlawfully reaching its decision to approve Third Energy's planning application to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton.

Court date set for Ryedale fracking legal challenge

A judge will rule on whether North Yorkshire County Council acted unlawfully in reaching its decision to approve a test drilling site for the extraction of shale gas in Ryedale at a hearing in November.

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Boulby Mine near Staithes

140 more jobs to go at Boulby - but owners say site is safe for another 40 years

ANOTHER 140 jobs are to be lost at the country’s only potash mine, in the North York Moors National Park.

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Weekend weather: Summer showers and fresh breezes as heatwave blows over

COOLER temperatures are on the way after a wave of thunderstorms and torrential downpours swept parts of Britain.

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The Met Office has warned temperatures will cool across the county on Friday.

Wrap up! Colder weather coming Yorkshire's way

Don't put that winter coat away just yet. Temperatures across Yorkshire are set to cool on Friday.
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Temperatures are set to hit 22C across Yorkshire (including Thixendale pictured above) this weekend.

Spring at last - Yorkshire hotter than Greece this weekend

Yorkshire is set to positively sizzle in temperatures of up to 22C this weekend - just days after many of us woke up to a blanket of snow.

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Towns and cities across Yorkshire could be shrouded in smog this weekend.

Toxic cloud to hit Yorkshire this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit Yorkshire later this week.

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Yorkshire is braced for snowfall

Warning: Yorkshire braced for Friday snowfall

The Met Office has issued a weather warning in Yorkshire as snow is set to take over the region on Friday (April 29), the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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The moorland roads between Castleton and Rosedale in North Yorkshire are covered in snow this morning. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Snow go: With just three days to the Tour de Yorkshire, this is what part of the route looks like

WINTRY April showers left part of this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire route under several inches of snow this morning.

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Snow is forecast for high ground on Friday.

Warmest day of the year so far in Britain - but snow may be back in the north

England and Wales enjoyed the warmest day of the year so far - but forecasters warned some areas may see SNOW on Friday.

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The price of petrol rose last month for the first time since July last year.

Drivers warned 'good times are over' as price of petrol goes up

Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over after the cost of petrol rose last month for the first time since July 2015.
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Readers are concerned over a ban on neonicotinoids being lifted which they say would harm bees. See letters

Shrinking bees a threat to crops

Bees are shrinking in size due to more intensive farming - posing a risk to our crops, warns new research.

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The clocks will go forward next weekend on Easter Sunday.

When do the clocks go forward in 2016?

It’s almost time to put the clocks forward and for British Summer Time to officially begin.
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Apricots.

Fruit packs withdrawn due to cyanide fears

Packs of organic apricot kernels have been withdrawn because wrong labels fail to warn of cyanide poisoning risk if too many are eaten.

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