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Orionid meteor shower: How to see the spectacle over Yorkshire

This weekend, Yorkshire is set to be lashed by wind and rain as Storm Brian makes its way over the county.

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Storm Brian will hit the UK this weekend

Storm Brian: Weather Bomb set to cause miserable weekend for Yorkshire

The UK is braced for a night of heavy rain and winds before Storm Brian batters the country this weekend.
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Photo issued by Channel 4 of Rachel Riley on Countdown with the word 'gobshite', after it was suggested by the daytime quiz show's lexicographer Susie Dent.

Is this the rudest word to ever appear on Countdown?

Countdown viewers were left tittering in front of their TVs when a swear word cropped up during the show.

TV

Watch what caused the miles of tailbacks in Yorkshire this morning

THIS is what caused the miles of tailbacks and hours of delays on the A1 North this morning.
Transport
Brian Thompson

Trader to be sentenced for selling Kodi TV boxes in North Yorkshire

A trader will be sentenced today after admitting two charges relating to selling TV boxes which allow free access to premium content such as sports channels and movies.

Crime
Mercedes-Benz

400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars recalled in the UK

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.

News

What's the weird orange haze over Leeds?

Have you noticed the strange coloured sky today?
Environment

When will Storm Ophelia hit Leeds?

With Tropical Storm Ophelia currently over parts of the UK, travel operators are warning for disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.
Environment
Storm Ophelia: All you need to know as former hurricane approaches Yorkshire

Storm Ophelia: All you need to know as former hurricane approaches Yorkshire

Strong winds are expected in Yorkshire as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK.
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The 2018 series of "Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!" Formerly six boys and one girl, the new team will have three girls and four boys. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Thomas the Tank Engine set for politically-correct overhaul

The new series of Thomas the Tank Engine will see a significant overhaul as two male engines make way for female trains.

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Over-50s daters are adding 664 million annually to the UK economy in their quest for love, a study suggests.

Over-50s daters are boosting economy by £664m as 'silver singles' look for love

Over-50s daters are adding £664 million annually to the UK economy in their quest for love, a study suggests.

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Yorkshire weather warning: Hurricane Ophelia to bring 'exceptional' conditions

Yorkshire weather warning: Hurricane Ophelia to bring 'exceptional' conditions

Gusts of up to 80mph will batter parts of the UK as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in threatening to cause travel chaos.
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Photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of the RAF Red Arrows flying over Jordan to just beofre landing at Amman airport, as the Hawk jets flown by the RAF acrobatic team are likely to be built overseas unless the Government intervenes, a cross-party group has warned.

Future Red Arrows jets could be built overseas, warn MPs

Jets flown by the Red Arrows are likely to be built overseas unless the Government intervenes, a cross-party group has warned.

Business 1
The old pound coin will stop being legal tender on October 16.

Round-pound deadline approaches, but what if you still have coins after midnight?

Shoppers and retailers are preparing to bid farewell to the old "round pound" as the coin ceases to become legal tender at midnight.

Business
NHS

Patients to be quizzed by NHS staff about sexual orientation

Family doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to quiz patients on their sexual orientation under new Government plans.

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Liz Dawn, gone but not forgotten

'You don't know how much I loved you': The final words of Liz Dawn

The husband of Liz Dawn has revealed her final words before her death.
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The "talk before you walk" scheme would mean patients could not just turn to A&E for help without first seeking advice elsewhere.

Patients could be banned from attending A&E if they don't phone up first

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have a referral, an NHS England official has said, as she accused people of making a "day out" of it by taking a picnic.

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Bella is the most common name for a dog in Yorkshire.

Revealed: The most popular dog names in Yorkshire

Bella has been crowned the most popular dog name in Yorkshire according to a new poll revealed by The Kennel Club.

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Police searching on Saddleworth Moor for victims of moors murderer Ian Brady, who died at the age of 79, at Ashworth High Secure Hospital, Merseyside. PA

Ian Brady to be disposed of with 'no music and no ceremony', judge rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body must be disposed of with "no music and no ceremony", a judge at the High Court has ruled.

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You could order a Greggs to your door

You could soon be able to order a Greggs pastie to your door

Greggs the baker is trialling a service in Newcastle to take pasties and sausage rolls direct to hungry customers.
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