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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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Ranked: What’s driving Brits to the countryside?

A NEW survey has revealed what Brits love about the countryside - and it might not be what you’re expecting.

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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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NAPB 1301261AM7 Nidderdale in the snow. Greenhow. Picture: Adrian Murray (1301261AM7)

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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A view across a snow covered Langstrothdale Valley, above Buckden,  in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Cold comfort on Valentine’s Day as temperature hits four-year low

Valentine’s Day brought the UK’s coldest temperature in four years as snow and icy weather swept large parts of the country.

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A runner runs through the snow at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. (Picture by Simon Hulme)

Picture special: More snow unlikely but freezing temperatures expected to continue across Yorkshire

As temperatures plummeted over the weekend, parts of Yorkshire woke up Sunday morning to its first major snowfall of the year.

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Danby village in the the North Yorkshire Moors was under a blanket of snow this morning with a temperature of -1. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Weather update: Sub-zero temperatures until next Tuesday

Yorkshire was shivering through a second day of sub-zero temperatures today, with forecasters warning of no end in sight until the middle of next week.

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A woman walks across a snow cover field in front of Barden Tower, a 12th century forest lodge rebuilt by Henry Clifford and Lady Anne Clifford in Lower Wharfedale between Bolton Abbey and Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales. (Picture James Hardisty)

Icy blast to bring snow and frost to Yorkshire this week

BRITAIN’S spell of unseasonably mild temperatures looks to be over with plunging mercury this weekend expected to be followed up with an icy blast this week.

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The scene in Whitby on Monday evening

Sandbags at the ready as Whitby prepares to tackle flooding threat

WHITBY is still bracing itself for more flooding after flash floods late on Monday which closed the main routes into and out of the North Yorkshire town.

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