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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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The ducks that shut down the ride at Gulliver's Kingdom.

Gulliver's Kingdom ride shut down because of a family of ducks

One of Gulliver's Kingdom's most popular rides had to be stopped - because of a family of ducks.
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The Google fidget spinner

How you can play with a fidget spinner on Google

You can sit at your desk and play with a fidget spinner virtually thanks to Google.

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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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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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Galaxy chocolate

Mars has recalled these chocolate bars due to 'potential presence of salmonella'

Mars in the UK and Ireland is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers, and bags of Minstrels "due to the potential presence of salmonella", the chocolate maker said.
Health

46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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Poundland launches new wedding range

Poundland launches new wedding range

A dream wedding doesn’t have to cost the world.

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Wine prices at record high - thanks to Brexit

Wine prices at record high - thanks to Brexit

Wine prices have reached an all-time high since the Brexit vote - and further rises are expected to follow, according to industry experts.

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Hay fever sufferers warned of ‘super pollen’

Hay fever sufferers warned of ‘super pollen’

For hay fever sufferers, it’s the season to be sneezing.

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Delicious fish and Chips take away meal enjoyed on the beach

How do you like your chippy?

Whether you love salt and sauce or mushy peas, one thing’s for sure Brits are a nation of chippy lovers. But how do you eat yours?

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Lidl customers warned over Whatsapp competition scam

Lidl customers warned over Whatsapp competition scam

Discount supermarket giant Lidl has issued a warning to its customers about a WhatsApp scam using its branding.

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Cats could be passing on cancer-causing parasite

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

Your leeds
Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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Perrie Edwards from Little Mix performs during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh in Hull.

Little Mix make F-word gaffe during Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

Girl band Little Mix caused an upset at Radio 1's Big Weekend after swearing on stage.

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Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
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