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Will it be a white Christmas in Leeds? Latest odds on Christmas Day snow in 2017

There's nothing quite as magical as opening your curtains on Christmas Day to see flakes falling and a covering of snow.
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Leeds snow forecast DOWNGRADED for Sunday

Leeds snow forecast DOWNGRADED for Sunday

We thought Snowmageddon was on its way to Leeds.

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Kev Kelly has been named as the Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year.

Animal-loving copper cracking down on all wildlife crimes great and small in North Yorkshire

Animal-loving police officer Kev Kelly has been named as the country’s top law enforcer for wildlife crime due to his pioneering work in North Yorkshire. Chris Burn reports.

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Thousands of trees could be planted along Leeds River Aire to prevent flooding

A forest of new trees could be planted on the banks on the River Aire as part of Leeds' plans to prevent future flooding.

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Motorists could face roadworks for three months.

Three month roadworks planned to lay water main in Harrogate

Yorkshire Water have announced three-month plans to lay 460 metres of new water mains along Otley Road in Harrogate, early next year.

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JOY: Alan Thornton, left, Irene Wilmot, Julia Say, Linda Fallon and Kim Birch celebrate in the orchard.

Community helps Leeds orchard win prize

Killingbeck community orchard on the Sutton estate in East Leeds has scooped a £500 prize after it was named one of the best community orchards in the UK.

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‘Don’t drink and drown’ in Leeds warning

Festive revellers in Leeds are being urged to act responsibly near water during their night out, as part of a national charity’s Don’t Drink and Drown campaign.

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YEP Says: Charges are start of clean air in Leeds

PLans to charge high-emission buses, taxis and HGVs for coming into the city centre are the first step towards a Clean Air Zone but we have to be careful who will pick up the tab.

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Residents have been calling for improvements to Bond End for years.

Improvements to Bond End will start in March next year says council

Work to improve the enormous traffic congestion problem through Bond End in Knaresborough will start in March next year.

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What is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? When is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? How can I take part? Do I have to be a member?

What is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? When is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? How can I take part? Do I have to be a member?

This is a must-read for twitchers across Yorkshire.
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NATURE PARK: St Aidans at dusk.

Take part in guided dusk walks at Leeds and Castleford nature parks

Nature lovers can explore two RSPB reserves at dusk during guided walks this winter.

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An arch of trees at Nidd Gorge, taken in autumn earlier this year.

Residents say Nidd Gorge relief road would be "the biggest mistake ever"

Residents have told the County Council that "they will have a fight on their hands" if proposals to build a relief road through Nidd Gorge are progressed.

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Animals do have feelings - and here's the science to prove it

There seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to formally recognise animal sentience. But where science is concerned, animal sentience is in no doubt.

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Congestion on various roads in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels.

Report identifies Nidd Gorge relief road as preferred option for Harrogate

Congestion in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels - as more houses are built, it will only get worse.
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Charity urges single-use plastic tax as survey shows beach litter rising

Litter on beaches targeted in a national clean-up rose by 10% this year, with a fifth of the rubbish made up of “on-the-go” food and drinks items such as cups, foil wrappers and bottles.

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Some of the pupils at Iveson Primary School who successfully campaigned to win �12k for a new eco-friendly lighting system.

Leeds school wins £12k to go eco-friendly

A Primary school in north Leeds is celebrating after scooping a £12k cash prize to become more environmentally-friendly.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Working life of a picturesque Leeds backdrop for leisure

Today the Leeds and Liverpool Canal provides a picturesque backdrop for joggers, walkers and leisure boats – as seen here in Kirkstall, Leeds – but it wasn’t always this way.

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WINTER WONDERLAND: Lighting effects bring a touch of colour to RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Winter illuminations shed a whole new light on Harrogate’s Harlow Carr gardens

THEY are two of the country’s finest gardens – and both are set to be enjoyed in a whole new light this festive season.

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The Met Office has issued warnings for wind and rain across Yorkshire.

Weather warning: Yorkshire told to expect heavy rain and strong winds

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to sweep across Yorkshire on Wednesday.
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Expect a hard frost overnight

Yorkshire set for big freeze with temperatures dropping to -4

Wrap up warm if you're heading out tomorrow morning as temperatures are expected to drop to as low as -4C tonight.

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