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Water Voles Return To Malham Tarn
Around one hundred water voles will be reintroduced into the National Trust's Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend, in what is believed to be the highest water vole reintroduction project…
Water Vole - photo National Trust Images Paul C Dunn
Mar
13
Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
Mar
17
Exhibition of Wellcome Image Awards
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
28
1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
Jun
18
Kate Whiteford OBE - False Perspectives
Jun
25
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Jul
2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Jul
8
Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
9
'Lost in Something'
Jul
9
Everyday Objects: In Transition
Jul
15
Kunsthuis Gallery presents "Kleurvelden" (fields of colour)
Jul
15
Exhibition: Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer curated by Catriona McAra
Jul
18
'People and Places in the Dales'
Jul
20
Amazing Animals Summer Holidays event:
Jul
23
In Your Face
Jul
23
Summer Adventure Time
Jul
25
Action Packed Summer at Thackray Medical Museum
Jul
27
Sea to City - vibrant works by Jean Hobson
Jul
28
The World Goes Round
Jul
29
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Jul
30
Photography and textile design by Escape Tunnel Crafts
Aug
1
Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape
Aug
1
Nature, Design and Capability Brown
Aug
3
Exhibition: It's not all Brown and White at Burton Constable
Aug
3
Country House Brewing
Aug
5
Consuming Passions by Alan Ayckbourn
Aug
6
Antarctic Circles
Aug
11
Educating Rita by Willy Russell
Aug
12
'All Around Us' and 'Foray into Fibre' Exhibitions
Aug
13
Foundation Myths
Aug
16
Terrific Trees Treasure Hunt
Aug
19
Local Artists Unite for a Unique Exhibition
Aug
19
The StorytEllas - A Summer Family Musical!
Aug
22
Opera North Summer Orchestra Camp
Aug
22
Sister Act
Aug
25
Free Fun, Family Friendly Day
Aug
26
Malton Venue's DJ Weekend
Aug
27
The Magic of Motown - 10 Year Anniversary
Aug
28
River Festival
Aug
30
Capability Brown's Birthday Party
Aug
30
Relatively Speaking - Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Family 'Light The Night' After Cancer Scares
Creative England Helps Yorkshire Shine In ITV's 'Victoria'
Swallows, Amazons And Beatles At The Stephen Joseph Theatre
Pin-Prick Meningitis Test Could Be Available Within Five Years
Offshore Wind Farm Ready For Foundations
Destination Dewsbury
Interview: Leeds Octoberfest, The Tetley, 6-9th October
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Leeds Festival Advice for Drivers


Drivers are advised that motorways and major A roads leading to the Leeds Festival site at Bramham Park are likely to be busy this week (24 - 26 August) as music fans make their way to the site.

In…

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Mon 22nd Aug, 2016 | 4:13pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber - Monday 22 August To Thursday 25 August 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 19 August and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | 1:29pm

River Blockages Cleared After Winter Flooding

Ireland Bridge, Bingley - photo Michael Spiller
Ireland Bridge, Bingley - photo Michael Spiller
The Environment Agency has this week started an £800,000 programme of work on the rivers Aire and Worth to remove gravel and silt deposited by the winter floods.

The deposits, known as…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 8:30pm

Foreign Office Minister Concerned About Arrest Of Azerbaijani Politician


On 12 August 2016 the Executive Secretary of the Republican Alternative Movement (REAL) Natig Jafarli was sentenced to four months of pre-trial detention on questionable charges of illegal…

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Wed 17th Aug, 2016 | 3:04pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber: Monday 15 August To Sunday 21 August 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 12 August and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sun 14th Aug, 2016 | 3:50pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On Syria


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

"When a tragedy on the scale of the Syria conflict persists for so long, there's a risk that it becomes the new norm. But we must challenge that mindset and…

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Sun 14th Aug, 2016 | 3:20pm

Britons Advised To Be #PassportAware On Holidays

photo - Philippa McKinlay
photo - Philippa McKinlay
With over 21,000 British passports lost or stolen last year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is urging British nationals abroad to be #PassportAware and keep their passport safe from…

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Fri 12th Aug, 2016 | 8:30am

Superspan Gantry Closures For M1 Smart Motorway Upgrade


Eight 'superspan' gantries crossing the M1 near Sheffield will be installed overnight as part of a major smart motorway project to tackle congestion and improve journey times.

Contractors for…

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Wed 10th Aug, 2016 | 4:12pm

Joint Statement On Libya


The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States express their concern at reports of increasing tension near the Zueitina oil facility on the central…

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Wed 10th Aug, 2016 | 3:30pm

10 Years Of Making Meadows

Wild flower meadows
Wild flower meadows
A decade ago charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) launched an ambitious scheme to save the declining species-rich hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales. Ten years and 600 hectares later…

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Mon 8th Aug, 2016 | 10:00pm

Heroes Of Rio To Be Celebrated In Manchester And London

The Herculean efforts and record medal haul of Team GB will be celebrated in style with a parade through the streets of Manchester and an event in London to allow people up and down the country to…

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Sun 21st Aug, 2016 | 9:38pm

Roadworks For Yorkshire And North East Removed For August Bank Holiday


Over 370 miles of roadworks will be lifted or completed on motorways and major A roads to help families have smoother journeys over the August bank holiday.

Highways England will remove the…

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Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | 12:35pm

Yorkshire Bids To Host Road World Championships


Welcome to Yorkshire has submitted a bid to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019.

Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity formally presented the application to UCI President Brian Cookson with…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 8:00am

Over 7000 Stop 4 T At M6 Events


Highways England traffic officers and partners from local fire services, police forces, councils and TyreSafe encouraged drivers to Stop 4 T to check that their vehicles were safe to travel and to…

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Mon 15th Aug, 2016 | 8:00pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On Continuing Conflict In Yemen


The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

"The UK continues to strongly support the work of UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and his tireless efforts in working with all parties to…

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Sun 14th Aug, 2016 | 3:30pm

Two Million To Improve Roads Using New Technology


A two million fund to allow councils to capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists has been launched.

Local authorities have been invited by the Department for…

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Fri 12th Aug, 2016 | 8:45am

Whale And Dolphin Sightings Kick Off Exciting Summer

Minke whale - photo Tom Marshall
Minke whale - photo Tom Marshall
A series of sightings in recent days has marked the beginning of Yorkshire's much anticipated whale-watching season, with an impressive underwater cast also waiting in the wings.

Tour operators…

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Wed 10th Aug, 2016 | 5:00pm

Stunning "Secret Ceiling" Discovered During Renovations


Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years.

Workers carrying out essential repairs on the 128-year-old building…

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Wed 10th Aug, 2016 | 4:03pm

PM Call With President Putin: 9 August 2016


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister spoke to President Putin this afternoon. The Russian President congratulated her on her appointment and wished her success.

"The Prime…

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Tue 9th Aug, 2016 | 10:00pm

UK Condemns Hospital Attack In Pakistan


Minister Sharma said:

"I am shocked and saddened by today's attack in Quetta, Pakistan. The loss of life is abhorrent and I condemn utterly this senseless act of violence at a hospital emergency…

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Mon 8th Aug, 2016 | 4:45pm

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