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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

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Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Disruption is easing after Storm Aileen struck Yorkshire overnight.
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Video: Delve into the sewers of Harrogate - the blockage hotspot

As Harrogate continues to be a hotspot for blocked sewers, Yorkshire Water offered the Harrogate Advertiser an exclusive visit to one of the town’s problem areas, to uncover the some of the murky myths behind our wastewater system and find out exactly what we should and shouldn’t be flushing down the toilet...

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Drivers have been warned to stay away from a number of dangerous roads when Storm Aileen hits tonight.

Highways Agency reveals list of Yorkshire roads you should avoid during Storm Aileen

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major 'A roads' tonight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen strikes Yorkshire.

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The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for high winds across Yorkshire.

Weather warning issued for Yorkshire as 75mph winds are expected to hit county

The Met Office has issued a warning for Yorkshire and Humber as high winds of up to 75mph are expected to hit the county on Tuesday evening.
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Steve Drew proudly shows off some produce he made earlier! Picture: Adrian Murray

How Harrogate's smallest vegetables are making some big progress

A man on a mission to find a home for his 'microgreens' business venture may have found just the ticket while helping a Harrogate charity too.

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Harrogate Town AFC fans could see some big changes at the CNG stadium.

Major plans revealed for Harrogate Town AFC's Wetherby Road stadium

Ambitious plans to improve the facilities at Harrogate Town AFC's CNG Stadium have been hailed as 'absolutely key' to the club's future success.

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Yorkshire bridge damaged in Boxing Day floods re-opens to unite villages

Yorkshire bridge damaged in Boxing Day floods re-opens to unite villages

A bridge which was severely damaged during the notorious floods of Boxing Day 2015 has finally re-opened to traffic.
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Autumn starts with sunny weekend as we wave farewell to wet and warm Yorkshire summer

Our summer may be finished but Yorkshire's first weekend of autumn offers the prospect of some fine sunny weather.

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Autumn is coming... so here are some reasons to be cheerful. Picture: Tony Johnson.

All this talk of Autumn depressing you? Here’s 7 reasons to love it

There's a nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
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The bronze seated statue of Mother Shipton will be unveiled on September 30. Picture: Mother Shipton Appeal Committee

Knaresborough set to unveil statue of town's icon - Mother Shipton

A £43,000 project to commemorate a historic Knaresborough ‘icon’ has come to fruition as the committee gets ready to reveal a new town centre statue.

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Scarborough was packed with people enjoying the August Bank Holiday sunshine yesterday, but what do the final few days of summer hold in store for us? Pictures: Richard Ponter.

Yorkshire weather: County enjoys glorious Bank Holiday, but will we have an end-of-summer heatwave?

Sun worshippers returning to work after a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend are unlikely to be missing out on precious tanning time, with forecasters predicting an abrupt end to the searing heat and cloudless skies.
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Early Leeds Festival goers brave the rain in Leeds this morning. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire weather: County battered by severe summer storms as flood sirens are sounded and transport halted

Yorkshire has been hit with severe summer storms today, leaving parts of the county flooded and warning sirens being sounded in parts of Leeds.
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Look out for yellow fish in East Keswick

Look out for yellow fish in East Keswick

Water surveys have shown that Keswick Beck, running through East Keswick, is heavily polluted and so the village’s Wildlife Trust has been working with children from Bardsey Primary School to spread the word about the Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish Campaign.

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The Seated Man, a three-meter sculpture by Sean Henry, at Castleton Rigg, near Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Unsettled week ahead as August continues to disappoint

A wet and sometimes chilly week awaits for Yorkshire as the poor start to August continues.

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A hen harrier in flight. Picture by RSPB Images/PA Wire.

Bird’s decade first nest attempt in the Dales

It is believed to be the most intensively persecuted bird of prey in the UK, leaving it on the brink of extinction as a breeding species in England, and so a first attempt by hen harriers to nest in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been hailed as a positive sign.

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Boston Spa In Bloom committee - John Lane, Don Foster, Diane Johnson and Derek Gulland, Jeff Newton Chairman of Boston Spa In Bloom and Barry Graham NGN site manager.

Boston Spa in Bloom receives a cash boost

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has donated £1,000 to keep Boston Spa blooming.

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James Monaghan has been calling for York Place to be declared as an AQMA since last year.

New air pollution area in Knaresborough must be handled 'quickly'

Knaresborough councillors have reinforced the need to tackle air pollution in the town ‘quickly’ and effectively after a public consultation defining the area in need of management has been opened.

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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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