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VIDEO: Trampolining stoat re-enacts John Lewis Christmas advert

It is a case of life imitating art as wild creatures were filmed re-enacting the John Lewis advert Christmas advert.
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Hope children’s park will receive top grant

Hope children’s park will receive top grant

A park in Fangfoss is bidding for a top grant so it can install equipment which will benefit the youngest children in the village.

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Grant will help create safe play area for village’s youngsters

Grant will help create safe play area for village’s youngsters

A village group will receive a grant to go towards revamping a rundown play area and the public will decide how much they receive.

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Fracking fears in national park

FEARS of fracking and over-development hitting the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) have been highlighted in a major new survey on its future.

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Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale accuse North Yorkshire County Council of unlawfully reaching its decision to approve Third Energy's planning application to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton.

Court date set for Ryedale fracking legal challenge

A judge will rule on whether North Yorkshire County Council acted unlawfully in reaching its decision to approve a test drilling site for the extraction of shale gas in Ryedale at a hearing in November.

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Weekend weather: Summer showers and fresh breezes as heatwave blows over

COOLER temperatures are on the way after a wave of thunderstorms and torrential downpours swept parts of Britain.

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The Met Office has warned temperatures will cool across the county on Friday.

Wrap up! Colder weather coming Yorkshire's way

Don't put that winter coat away just yet. Temperatures across Yorkshire are set to cool on Friday.
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Temperatures are set to hit 22C across Yorkshire (including Thixendale pictured above) this weekend.

Spring at last - Yorkshire hotter than Greece this weekend

Yorkshire is set to positively sizzle in temperatures of up to 22C this weekend - just days after many of us woke up to a blanket of snow.

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Towns and cities across Yorkshire could be shrouded in smog this weekend.

Toxic cloud to hit Yorkshire this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit Yorkshire later this week.

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Snow is forecast for high ground on Friday.

Warmest day of the year so far in Britain - but snow may be back in the north

England and Wales enjoyed the warmest day of the year so far - but forecasters warned some areas may see SNOW on Friday.

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Pocklington Canal. Picture courtesy of Pocklington Camera Club.

BREAKING: Major canal project wins £496,600 grant

Important wildlife habitats and historic features on Pocklington Canal are set to be improved after a local project secured a £496,600 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The price of petrol rose last month for the first time since July last year.

Drivers warned 'good times are over' as price of petrol goes up

Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over after the cost of petrol rose last month for the first time since July 2015.
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Readers are concerned over a ban on neonicotinoids being lifted which they say would harm bees. See letters

Shrinking bees a threat to crops

Bees are shrinking in size due to more intensive farming - posing a risk to our crops, warns new research.

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The clocks will go forward next weekend on Easter Sunday.

When do the clocks go forward in 2016?

It’s almost time to put the clocks forward and for British Summer Time to officially begin.
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Apricots.

Fruit packs withdrawn due to cyanide fears

Packs of organic apricot kernels have been withdrawn because wrong labels fail to warn of cyanide poisoning risk if too many are eaten.

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Pocklington Canal. Picture courtesy of Pocklington Camera Club.

Pocklington Canal project restores window on the past

A project to open up views to one of the nation’s most picturesque canals, enabling people to get a better appreciation of its history and wildlife, has got underway.

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A runner runs through the snow at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. (Picture by Simon Hulme)

Picture special: More snow unlikely but freezing temperatures expected to continue across Yorkshire

As temperatures plummeted over the weekend, parts of Yorkshire woke up Sunday morning to its first major snowfall of the year.

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Allerthorpe Common is within a licensing area. Picture courtesy of Neil Aldridge.

Fears over ‘fracking’ on wildlife sites

A conservation charity fears that precious wildlife sites in the area could be damaged by fracking.

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