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Big Farmland Bird Count Entries Are Flocking In As Farmers Start To Count!
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's (GWCT) third Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) is now under way, with farmers across the UK starting to count their resident birds. The GWCT is encouraging all…
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Chicago Blues Brothers
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Reach Out Festival 2016
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1st Yorkshire Dark Skies Festival
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Minister For Africa Visits Senegal
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Minister For Africa Visits Senegal


During a two day visit to Senegal, Mr Duddridge signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement with the Senegalese Minister for Energy. This Agreement will see the UK and Senegal work together to…

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Wed 10th Feb, 2016 | 10:31pm

Flood Advice For Skipton And Glusburn

Skipton floods - photo Rob Harris
Skipton floods - photo Rob Harris
Residents and business owners in Skipton and Glusburn will be offered advice over the next few weeks on how to prepare for floods.

The Environment Agency is targeting properties in areas at risk…

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Tue 9th Feb, 2016 | 12:54pm

PM Phone Call With Italian Prime Minister: 8 February 2016


Following the meeting a Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister briefly spoke to the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, this afternoon. They discussed the Supporting Syria…

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Mon 8th Feb, 2016 | 8:00pm

Foreign Secretary Condemns North Korea's Missile Launch


Following news of the launch Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"I strongly condemn North Korea's ballistic missile technology test. This is a clear and deliberate violation of a number of UN…

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Sun 7th Feb, 2016 | 10:00pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And The Humber - Monday 8 February To Sunday 14 February 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 5 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sat 6th Feb, 2016 | 12:19pm

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Dad's Army Van Restored By Ford Platoon
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor
A platoon of Ford apprentices helped with the renovation
A platoon of Ford apprentices helped with the renovation
The 1935 Ford BB van, which features in the legendary sitcom "Dad's Army" as Corporal Jones's van, has been given a new lease of life as a new Dad's Army film is launched.

A platoon of…

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 3:40pm

PM Meeting With President Of The European Parliament: 4 February 2016


David Cameron welcomed the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, to Downing Street for talks last evening.

Following the meeting a Downing Street Spokesperson said:

"The Prime…

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 8:15am

UK To Invest An Extra 1.2 Billion Supporting Syria And The Region

Boys running....
Boys running....
The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

The pledge was made on the day high-level…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 6:00pm

Loss Of Wild Flowers Across Britain Matches Pollinator Decline

Bell heather (Erica sp.) with the flowers bagged to exclude pollinators  so we can collect the nectar produced over a 24 hour period. Credit:   Mathilde Baude
Bell heather (Erica sp.) with the flowers bagged to exclude pollinators so we can collect the nectar produced over a 24 hour period. Credit: Mathilde Baude
The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators shows that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 9:52am

Recovery And Repair Projects Following Record-Breaking Floods

photo - Janet 59
photo - Janet 59
The ongoing work to assess and repair flood damage following Storm Desmond and Storm Eva will be outlined at an open Board meeting today, chaired by Acting Chairman Emma Howard Boyd.

Heavy rain…

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Tue 2nd Feb, 2016 | 3:53pm

Prince's Trust Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Group of young people
Group of young people
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, joined MPs and ambassadors of the Prince's Trust to celebrate the charity's 40th anniversary.

The Prince's Trust supports young people into…

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Tue 9th Feb, 2016 | 10:30pm

Pancake Day Steals The Region's Heart From Valentine's Day

Nation's favourite - Traditional lemon and sugar pancakes
Nation's favourite - Traditional lemon and sugar pancakes
This year Yorkshire is swapping flowers for flour as 47% of people in the region are planning to celebrate Pancake Day compared to only 35% who plan to mark Valentine's Day.

The YouGov research…

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Tue 9th Feb, 2016 | 12:16pm

How To Apply For Hull 2017 Funding For Your Project

Hull city centre - photo Tim Herrick
Hull city centre - photo Tim Herrick
Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is today publishing detailed guidelines on how to apply for funding through its Creative Communities Programme.

Grants ranging from £300 to £10,000 are…

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Mon 8th Feb, 2016 | 3:11pm

Our Wildlife After The Floods

Kingfisher
Kingfisher
"It's going to be a hard year ahead for our kingfishers." Environment manager at the Canal & River Trust, Jonathan Hart-Woods, talks about the impact of the Boxing Day floods on waterway wildlife.

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Sat 6th Feb, 2016 | 7:16pm

Messages Of Support Flood In For Yorkshire Rows

Yorkshire Rows on a wave - photo Ben Duffy
Yorkshire Rows on a wave - photo Ben Duffy
A growing number of celebrities are backing four Yorkshire Mums in their record-breaking bid to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.

Twitter messages of support for Yorkshire Rows have been…

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 4:45pm

Planes Returning From Zika Areas To Be Sprayed With Insecticide

Zika virus
Zika virus
All aircraft returning to the UK from countries currently affected by active Zika virus transmission will be sprayed with insecticide as part of a comprehensive government response to the disease.

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 8:47am

Bridlington Braced For Stardom


Bridlington is expected to be THE place to be this year, as the community gets set for a surge in visitors following the release of Dad's Army, in cinemas this Friday, 5th February.

The town has…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 8:28pm

PM Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister: 4 February 2016


David Cameron had a brief conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister at the Supporting Syria conference earlier today.

A Downing St spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister had a brief conversation…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 4:35pm

MP Slams Flawed And Biased Airport Link Consultation In House Of Commons

Leeds Bradford Airport - photo Ulleskelf
Leeds Bradford Airport - photo Ulleskelf
Speaking in the House of Commons last week, Greg Mulholland MP criticised Leeds City Council and the Department for Transport for ignoring a rail link option in favour of costly road links to…

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Wed 3rd Feb, 2016 | 3:15pm

PM Calls: Emir Of Qatar And Prime Minister Of Canada: 1 February 2016


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister made separate telephone calls to the Emir of Qatar and the Canadian Prime Minister yesterday evening to discuss preparations for this week's…

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Tue 2nd Feb, 2016 | 3:48pm

Yorkshire Word of the Day
March higgsstormy weather with hail and sleet
Definitions kindly supplied by the family of the late Arnold Kellett, wordsmith of the Yorkshire Language
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