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Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
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Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
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Volunteers help with planting outside the police station

Incredible Edible: Cop an incredible look at these top volunteers

Gone are the three big green beds which were difficult to work on and pick from. In their place are seven smart, new, easy to reach planters.

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Spring in Ilkley

Weather warning: Yorkshire to be hit with severe thunderstorms over Bank Holiday weekend

Yorkshire has enjoyed a fine week of warm and dry weather but experts have today issued a warning for the county to prepare for fierce storms.
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Temperatures are continuing to rise

Friday to be hottest day of the year in Yorkshire - but will sunshine last for the Bank Holiday?

Temperatures are rising ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and are set to peak with a sun-soaked Friday.

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Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk

Fancy a hike? Prepare your boots for the boundary walks

It’s that time of year to put on your walking boots and take part in the upcoming boundary walks.

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Rob Twiggs, the Councils new Natural Flood Management Project Officer

Twiggs set to reduce flood risk in Calderdale

Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley.

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Spring brings a busy time for gardeners

Todmorden in Bloom: Spring is the busiest time of year

Spring is the busiest time in the garden - pruning, planting, sowing, feeding etc. Getting on top of weeds is boring but essential!

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Natalie Coates from Drifield in East Yorkshire walks through a patch of Bluebells at Rannerdale Knott in the Lake District.

Yorkshire weather: Yorkshire records hottest UK temperature... but for how long will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed the warmest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday as the region enjoyed a scorching spell of sunshine.

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Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

Foreign lizards invade UK and threaten to wipe out native species

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

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Share your flood stories for arts project

People from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating 2015 Boxing Day floods are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative team behind a new arts programme.

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One of the School of Natural Buildings previous projects

School receives millions to start on eco-project

Todmorden based School of Natural Building (SNaB) has been jointly awarded 6.3million euros to increase the uses of low carbon technologies in sectors with high energy saving potential.

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Anna with her team of helpful gardeners

Incredible Edible: Going ‘edimental’ along the canal

We are very lucky, Anna Gugan a professional landscape gardener from Harrogate volunteered to help us after hearing Mary tell the story of IET in her hometown.

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Locals concerned about how close proposed incinerators are to local schools, to hold protest walks, from Bolton Brow and Sacred Heart Primary schools, Sowerby Bridge

Incinerator protesters’ ‘walk of shame’ over air pollution fear

Campaigners fighting against proposals to create two incinerators near Sowerby Bridge will stage a ‘walk of shame’ over air pollution concerns.

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Todmordens County Bridge with summer flowers planted by Tod in Bloom volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom: Busy summer ahead for volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom will be holding their second bi-annual Open Garden Event on 15 -16 July 2017.

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Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

After their toilet was set on fire by vandals, the Redacre Growing Project in Mytholmroyd have recently opened their new eco-toilet.

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Harry the cat with owner Vanessa

Flood cat Harry tells his story to children

Children at Burnley Road Academy had a treat during a recent assembly, when Mytholmroyd artist and author Vanessa Guy shared her book Harry and the Flood.

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Cromwells bridge over the River Hodder was crossed by 9,000 troops

Todmorden Antiquarians: Walking Cromwell’s Northern Battle of 1648

Nick Burton of Clitheroe described his own devised walk from Otley to Preston following Oliver Cromwell’s northern 4-day journey into battle in August 1648

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The Naturalists used their artistic skills within their work

Local History Society: The inspiring tales of local Artisan Naturalists

Hebden Bridge Local History Society heard an inspiring story of self-taught working men who became experts in their chosen field of botany.

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People can fill their boots with whatever plants they wish.

Do you have a welly to spare?

Old and much loved wellies are needed to create a sea of flowering boots as part of the Open Gardens celebrations across Hebden Bridge in July.

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