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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Yorkshire is set to be hit by thunderstorms

Severe weather warning: When to expect thunderstorms in Yorkshire

The heatwave is set to come to an end today with the warm air creating dramatic thunderstorms.
Approximately 13,000 people descended on the neolithic monument in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4.52am - up from 12,000 last year.

Picture special: Flowers and fun as 13,000 gather to mark the summer solstice

Thousands of sun-worshippers witnessed a spectacular dawn as they gathered at Stonehenge for the summer solstice.
Staying cool can be easier said than done when there's no air-conditioning to rely on.

How to stay cool during a heatwave

Thermometers have hit 30C in Yorkshire during a prolonged heatwave.

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Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Yorkshire

Severe weather warning issued for Yorkshire as heatwave comes to an end

Thunderstorms are set to sweep across Yorkshire as the heatwave ends with a bang.

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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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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It's hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn't working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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Adele Beard sunbathes during the 39th North Yorkshire County Show on the Camp Hill Estate in Yorkshire. PA

It's been hotter than Istanbul overnight - but how long will the Yorkshire heatwave last?

It was hotter in parts of Yorkshire overnight than it was in Istanbul during the day, and temperatures are expected to remain warm this week.

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Brothers Oliver (left) and Benjamin Scott enjoy an ice cream at The Green in Heckmondwike, Yorskshire, as Britain basks in the hottest day of the year

Weather warning: Met Office issues second highest alert as Yorkshire bakes in sunshine

The heat health warning across the UK has been increased to its second highest level as Yorkshire continues to bake on the hottest day of the year.
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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.

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.
Jo Cox was murdered on June 16 last year.

Tony Blair to appear in Last Leg sketch marking anniversary of Jo Cox murder

Tony Blair is to make an appearance in a special episode of Channel 4's The Last Leg marking a year since the death of Labour MP Jo Cox.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will seek to reassure businesses over Brexit cash.

Philip Hammond bids to reassure city over investment funding in run-up to Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond will seek to reassure businesses they will still be able to get access to investment funding as Britain withdraws from the European Union.

The bright green substance was spotted near Bridgewater Place

Bright green substance spotted in River Aire

The Environment Agency has explained the presence of a bright green substance that has been spotted in the River Aire.

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Clifford's Tower in York.

Campaigners lose challenge over visitor centre plan for Clifford's Tower in York

Campaigners have lost their High Court challenge against a plan for a visitor centre at one of the best known historical monuments in northern England.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is to undergo a 50m facelift.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park plans £50m expansion and doubling of workforce

An award-winning attraction which has brought tigers, lions and polar bears to the unlikely setting of a Doncaster suburb is planning a £50 million expansion which would bring more than 300 new jobs.
SIDE PROFILE: Artist and University of Leeds graduate Gemma Hayward drew a lappet faced vulture.

Leeds artists vying for wildlife prize

WILDLIFE ARTISTS from Leeds are in the running for an international prize.

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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