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World record-breaking whale set to visit Harrogate

A world record-breaking whale is set to arrive in Harrogate as this summer's Sea Creatures exhibition travels around Europe.
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Adorable Oystercatcher chick rescued from 6ft deep Yorkshire drain

An Oystercatcher chick who feel 6ft in to a Yorkshire drain was saved thanks to some plucky heroes.

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Councils rake in millions from garden waste collections

Councils rake in almost £74 million a year from charging to collect garden waste, new figures reveal.

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Yorkshire to bake in year’s hottest temperature as mercury tops 30C

The mercury will rise above 30C this week as Yorkshire and the rest of the country bakes in its hottest temperatures so far this year.

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The Yorkshire farm shops you have to visit

We are a county blessed with fantastic produce.

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A large red damselfly, photographed by Richard Burkmar.

Yorkshire’s wetlands are prime spots to witness nature’s aerial acrobatics

As much as butterflies represent lazy summer days in the meadows and woodlands, so the sight of brightly-coloured dragonflies and damselflies are a quintessential part of a summer visit to any wetland. Zipping about over the water, and fighting fierce battles in mid-air, with rattling wings and incredible aerobatics, dragonflies are great fun to watch.

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A young swift ready to fledge at Mr and Mrs Hoare's cottage. Picture by Edmund Hoare.

New hatchlings boost Sedbergh’s efforts to save the swift

A community project to save a threatened bird species in the Yorkshire Dales has produced a fresh set of chicks.

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There have been years of protests against tree-felling work in Sheffield.

Government 'tree champion' makes Sheffield saga a priority after 'unprecedented' protests

The Government’s new ‘tree champion’ is to make the controversial programme to replace thousands of street trees in Sheffield a priority in the wake of “unprecedented” strength of feeling from local residents.
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Sir William Worsley is the Government's new Tree Champion.

Sir William Worsley: Trees must be at the heart of our environmental vision

FORESTRY is in my blood. I grew up at Hovingham, in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and trees are, and will continue to be, a hugely important part of my life.

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Yorkshire is set to be just as hot as GIBRALTAR next week as temperatures are set to soar

The temperature is on the rise and next week the UK will be basking in temperatures as hot as Gibraltar and Southern Spain, with temperatures set to reach a scorching 30C (86F).

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Yorkshire is set for the hottest June on record since 1976

June is on track to be the UK's hottest since the scorching heatwave of 1976.

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We could be enjoying the hottest June in Leeds since 1976- and it's getting warmer!

June is on track to be the UK's hottest since the scorching heatwave of 1976.

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Leeds is expected to be hotter than MARBELLA next week as temperatures are set to soar

The temperature is on the rise and next week the UK will be basking in temperatures as hot as Spain, with temperatures set to reach a scorching 30C (86F).

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The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year

Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Leeds

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.

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Temperatures across the UK are set to climb to 30C

Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Yorkshire

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.
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Plans are being drawn up for a Clean Air Zone in Leeds.

Dr Therese Coffey: Everyone has a part to play to clean up our air

AIR pollution is the fourth biggest risk to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease. It affects people’s wellbeing and cuts lives short on average by about six months.

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Martyn Brown at High Woodale Farm in Nidderdale. Credit: Yorkshire Water.

10,000 trees planted in Nidderdale as part of visionary project

Over 10,000 trees have been planted at High Woodale Farm in Upper Nidderdale to boost wildlife habitat as part of a wider target for Yorkshire Water to plant one million trees on its land.

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Stunning photos show sunrise at Ilkley Lido's solstice swim

A record number of swimmers saw the sun rise over Ilkley Lido on the longest day of the year.
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The caravan on the Stray in Harrogate this week. (1806291AM3)

New: Caravan park on Stray - action this Friday?

There are no signs this morning so far of the caravan 'camp' on Harrogate's Stray moving on - but Harrogate council's efforts to move it on will hit a crunch point as early as Friday.
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Bikers on the CityConnect Cycling Superhighway in Leeds.

Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day

A rush hour bicycle ride will take place in Leeds to promote greener transport methods.

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