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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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The Cross Green Incinerator, Leeds.  PICTURE: Simon Hulme

£40m “green energy” project will be a “game-changer” for Leeds

A “flagship” heating scheme in Leeds, which will power 22,000 homes through energy harnessed from the Cross Green incinerator, has been signed off by council bosses.

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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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Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds.

The magnificent seven! Natural delight as Leeds parks scoop coveted award

Seven pieces of green and pleasant land in Leeds have been named among the best parks in the country.

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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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The Environment Agency and Met Office have warned of heavy thunderstorms across Yorkshire today.

Updated Yorkshire weather: Met Office and Environment Agency warn of thunderstorms and flash-floods across county

Thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of Yorkshire today as forecasters warn of heavy rain and the threat of sudden flooding.
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Great crested newts were spotted in around a third of West Yorkshire gardens that were monitored last year as part of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.

Sightings fall of garden visitors

Families are being urged to get closer to nature after a nationwide survey revealed that many had recorded fewer sightings of some of Britain’s most familiar garden wildlife.

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The waste can be seen beneath the footbridge in Holbeck

Hapless flytipper throws polling card out with the rubbish

A hapless flytipper inadvertently identified themselves to enforcement officers after leaving their polling card among piles of rubbish.

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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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Rain it Otley

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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Great white shark

Great white shark spotted off coast, claims fishing expert

A GREAT white shark has been spotted off the coast, an expert has said.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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