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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Businesses and residents in Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to suggest how large the AQMA should be along Wetherby Road and York Place.

Two more air pollution problem areas to be declared in Harrogate and Knaresborough

Residents and businesses affected by high levels of air pollution in two areas of Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to take part in a public consultation.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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A sea bird flies past the rising sun near the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. But the weather will turn nasty in the coming days with thunderstorms predicted. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office.

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Sheep classes in full swing at the show. Picture: Simon Hulme.

In full: The 159th Great Yorkshire Show story - celebrating the people, attractions and events making this year so special

Charged with nostalgia and fond memories from generations of visitors filling the showground, the 159th Great Yorkshire Show thrilled and inspired with an unforgettable three-day celebration of country life.
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Urban farmer Steve Drew with some home-grown cress. Picture: Adrian Murray

One man’s mission to put ‘micro greens' on the Harrogate menu

Restaurant goers in Harrogate could start to see the first ‘micro’ greens in the north of England making their way onto the menu.

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Weather: Warm temperatures to return this week

Weather: Warm temperatures to return this week

After a cool start to the week, warm temperatures will return to Yorkshire.

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The summer is about to make a comeback in Yorkshire

Yorkshire weather: Sunshine to end the week

We should be able to enjoy some sunshine this week in Yorkshire after a miserable week of torrential rain.

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Yorkshire weather: Wet and windy but good news for the weekend

It's felt like October for the last few days with heavy showers and falling temperatures in stark contrast to the recent heatwave.

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Councillor Mike Chambers called the Grenfell Tower fire 'a national tragedy'.

Safety of Harrogate District's residential properties reviewed following Grenfell Tower fire

An urgent review into the risk of fire at residential flats across the Harrogate District has been undertaken in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.

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Rain clouds have been sweeping across Yorkshire (Image: Met Office)

Yorkshire weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to last

What a difference a week makes.

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The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones and the Provincial Grand Master of The Province of Yorkshire West Riding, David S Pratt, are watched by Harrogate Freemasons council employees as the pair perform the honours. Picture: Different PR

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons celebrate anniversaries with flower power

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons have turned to flower power to help celebrate key milestones in the fraternity’s history.

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Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Yorkshire weather: Things are heating up

Yorkshire weather: How long the 30C heatwave will last

Temperatures are set to rise to 30C today as Yorkshire enjoys a blistering-hot weekend.
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Birthday birdsong at Harewood House

Staff at Harewood House, near Leeds, are celebrating after five of their 13 Chilean flamingos have reached the landmark age of 50.

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Yorkshire looks set for another warm weeekend.

Yorkshire weather: UK prepares to bask in hottest day of the year this weekend

Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.
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Reminder to sign up for recycling scheme

Reminder to sign up for recycling scheme

Households in the Harrogate district who currently have their garden waste collected from the kerbside are being encouraged to sign up to the new optional chargeable scheme as soon as possible to avoid any break in service.

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Keep Britain Tidy CEO Allison Ogden-Newton and Harrogate Water Brands managing director James Cain show just how small you can shrink a plastic water bottle.

PET bottle recycling campaign launched

Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water to promote the recycling of plastic water bottles.

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We can expect some extremely hot weather this summer.

It may be raining today but weather experts believe we could be set for a scorching summer of record temperatures

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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