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Village focus: Still hanging on the line - the beauty spot that once had two train stations

IT IS so far off the beaten track that its residents must still use dial-up modems to get on the internet, yet the beautiful East Riding estate village of Londesborough was once the beating heart of a technical revolution.

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It has been some year for spoonbills. Picture by Natural England/PA Wire.

Birdwatch: Remarkable year for spoonbills

In a first for Yorkshire a pair of spoonbills has successfully hatched young at the RSPB’s Fairburn Ings reserve near Castleford in what has been a remarkable year for them.

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Sue Woodcock enjoyed spending time in the garden this week before heading over to Nidderdale for a day out with a friend.

Wolds Diary: A sunset worth stopping for

Another glorious week, when the sun has been shining, the temperature warm and the countryside beautiful. I have been tackling various bits of the garden and to my delight found a splendid bright yellow frog in the long grass. I made sure to put it in the safety of an area that the dogs cannot get to.

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Rivers and streams ‘risk drying up as too much water pumped out’

More than half the chalk streams and a quarter of rivers in England are at risk of drying out as too much water is being pumped out of them, wildlife experts have warned.

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Householders began the big clean-up after floods on Boothferry Road, Hull. Picture: Terry Carrott

Memories of 2007: the days the heavens opened

OF the the £146m spent nationally on surface water flooding over a six-year period nearly half has been secured for Hull and the East Riding.

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Rachel Glossop, Flood Risk Planning manager at Hull Council Picture Tony Johnson.

Floods of 2007: Green plan to stemming floodwater

FOR too long water has been “out of sight, out of mind” buried underground in pipes. The latest thinking on flood management is aimed at reconnecting people with water.

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Michael Barnett, who died when he became stuck in a storm drain in 2007

Floods of 2007: A catalyst for change

THE floods of 2007, which saw the tragic death of Michael Barnett, 28, trapped in a flood drain in Hull, were a gamechanger for the emergency services.

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Floods of 2007: ‘Everything was ready - and then we got flooded’

IT’S any bride’s nightmare: a wrecked house weeks before a wedding.

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The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones and the Provincial Grand Master of The Province of Yorkshire West Riding, David S Pratt, are watched by Harrogate Freemasons council employees as the pair perform the honours. Picture: Different PR

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons celebrate anniversaries with flower power

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons have turned to flower power to help celebrate key milestones in the fraternity’s history.

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Coun Mike Thompson, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, communities and environment with Hull City Council, Coun Stephen Parnaby, leader East Riding Council
Neil Longden, area flood coastal risk manager Yorkshire and East with the Environment Agency and Stephen Semple MD North Central Balfour Beatty at the �14m Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation scheme. Picture Tony Johnson.

What will Brexit mean for our flood defences?

The future funding of major flood defence schemes could be thrown into doubt post Brexit, a council leader has warned.

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Michael Gove is the new Environment Secretary.

Sir William Worsley: Will Michael Gove help unlock rural economy’s potential?

THE doctrine that a week is a long time in politics has never been truer than it is right now. Following an unexpected election result came the Ministerial reshuffle, in which there was no bigger surprise than the return of Michael Gove to the Cabinet.

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Yorkshire is set to be hit by thunderstorms

Severe weather warning: When to expect thunderstorms in Yorkshire

The heatwave is set to come to an end today with the warm air creating dramatic thunderstorms.
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Approximately 13,000 people descended on the neolithic monument in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4.52am - up from 12,000 last year.

Picture special: Flowers and fun as 13,000 gather to mark the summer solstice

Thousands of sun-worshippers witnessed a spectacular dawn as they gathered at Stonehenge for the summer solstice.
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Staying cool can be easier said than done when there's no air-conditioning to rely on.

How to stay cool during a heatwave

Thermometers have hit 30C in Yorkshire during a prolonged heatwave.

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A fracking rig.

YP Letters: Election outcome may save us from fracking

From: Steven M White, Great Edstone, York.

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Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Yorkshire

Severe weather warning issued for Yorkshire as heatwave comes to an end

Thunderstorms are set to sweep across Yorkshire as the heatwave ends with a bang.

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Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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Micoplastic clothing fibre against a coin

How plastic 'microbeads' may be endangering wildlife in 'pristine' Antarctic

LEVELS of tiny plastic fragments in “pristine” Antarctic waters are much worse than expected, researchers from Yorkshire have found.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It's hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn't working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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Adele Beard sunbathes during the 39th North Yorkshire County Show on the Camp Hill Estate in Yorkshire. PA

It's been hotter than Istanbul overnight - but how long will the Yorkshire heatwave last?

It was hotter in parts of Yorkshire overnight than it was in Istanbul during the day, and temperatures are expected to remain warm this week.

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