Yorkshire weather: Temperatures rival Tenerife as spring returns with glorious sunshine

Temperatures are set to rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend.
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Fracking protesters outside County Hall, Northallerton.

YP Letters: Opposition shows that the North does not back fracking

From: Tim Padmore, Huddersfield.

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Armed police outside Leeds train station yesterday.

Police boost number of armed officers on duty after Westminster terror attack

Police chiefs have ordered a major surge in the number of armed officers on duty in the wake of the Westminster attack.

Will fracknig be good for Ryedale - or not?

YP Letters: Why shale gas could transform rural life for the better

From: Lorraine Allanson, Rains Farm Holidays, Allerston, Pickering.

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Traders and councillors in Bellhouse Road, Firth Park, Sheffield

Now Sheffield Council tells shopkeepers to finish paving their street

SHEFFIELD Council was accused today of leaving a pavement half unfinished, and telling shopkeepers to do the rest themselves.

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Police talk to protesters in Chippinghouse Road.

Now police face legal action over Sheffield tree-felling arrests

CAMPAIGNERS who were arrested as they protested at tree-felling by Sheffield Council say they plan to take South Yorkshire Police to court.

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Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

A sheep and lambs in the snow near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales as snow hits parts of the UK.

Yorkshire weather: North Yorkshire under a blanket of snow as winter returns with a chill in the air

Heavy snow left much of northern Yorkshire under a blanket of snow this morning as spring was once more shunted into the shadows by winter.
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A jackdaw, pictured by Chris Rushton.

Country & Coast: Harbinger of misfortune warrants admiration

Twice at the weekend I heard the chacking of jackdaws. The first location was on the Hunslet side of the River Aire, just downstream from Leeds city centre, then a few hours later they were scattering noisily away from a cliff near Ilkley.

Over 1,000 people in Harrogate are assisting the search for little Alfie. Picture: Vicky Short

Have you seen him? Harrogate rallies to help find 'Alfie' the missing pooch

A 'desperate' owner has pleaded for anyone who sees her missing dog to get in touch, as the Harrogate District community have rallied round for almost two weeks to find him.
The forestry Countryside Stewardship Scheme has been branded "not fit for purpose".

‘Tree cover target has no chance of success’

A government target to achieve 12 per cent woodland cover across England by 2060 has no chance of success, a chartered surveyor has claimed.


YP Comment: Pollution poser

ONCE again, it would be churlish not to acknowledge the pragmatism of Parliament’s select committees which contribute so much wisdom to the policy-making process.

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Spring has sprung a leak! Arctic blasts of hail sweep Yorkshire

THE first official day of spring has brought an Arctic blast of snow, hail and storm-force winds.

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Ministers facing ‘super inquiry’ from MPs over poor air quality

MINISTERS are set to come under renewed pressure to tackle poor air quality as MPs launch a new ‘super inquiry’ on the issue.

Cherry Tree Walk in full bloom on The Stray in Harrogate.

Donor celebrates his 50th sapling along Harrogate’s beautiful cherry tree walk

It is one of Harrogate’s most photographed sights and credit for its beauty is owed in no small part to prolific donor, Guy Tweedy.

Fewston Reservoir in the Washburn Valley.  Picture: Gerard Binks.

Bounty of trout set to lure anglers to Nidderdale

An influx of anglers is expected at a North Yorkshire beauty spot to enjoy vastly replenished fish stocks.

Fracking protesters at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: We’re grateful for support in our fight against fracking

From: Michael Farman, Willow Grove, Beverley.

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The anti-fracking camp at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Proud of fracking camp members acting for community

From: Terry Walls, Yorkshire Party member, Driffield.

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The Yorkshire weather is set to take a turn on the chilly side.

Yorkshire weather: It's officially the first day of spring... so expect some snow and wintry showers this week

THE Equinox heralded the first day of spring today, just as weather experts warned of a cold snap that could see snow falling across the county this week.

Isla Stanton, 10, enjoys the daffodils in Foots Cray Meadow near Sidcup, Kent.

Happy equinox! As of 10.28am today, it’s officially spring

The vernal equinox, the astronomical beginning of spring, occurred between showers this morning.

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