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Ditch your car and run to work on Clean Air Day

Workers in Leeds are getting set to ditch their cars and pull on their trainers to mark Clean Air Day this Thursday.

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The new paper straws which are replacing the existing plastic straws across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial. McDonald's/PA Wire

McDonald's to ban plastic straws from EVERY restaurant across Leeds

McDonald's is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

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The huge rat was spotted in Holbeck

Rat 'the size of a cat' seen on Leeds street

This is the size of an enormous rat found on a street in Leeds.
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Sheffield over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Leeds over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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This outdoor pool in Yorkshire is hosting a dawn swim to mark the summer solstice

This outdoor pool in Yorkshire is hosting a dawn swim to mark the summer solstice

Fancy seeing the sunrise on the longest day of the year by swimming in an outdoor pool with spectacular views of the Dales?

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Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate.

Newly surfaced Harrogate road dug up just 'two days' after repairs

Residents of Jenny Field Drive in Harrogate have expressed shock after a utility company started digging up the road, just 'two days' after it had been repaired.
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Two earthquakes hit the small market town of Masham in the Harrogate District.

Did the earth shake for the people of Masham?

Yorkshire was hit by the third earthquake in three months when the ground shook in Hull and Grimsby - but is the hotbed of seismic activity closer to Harrogate than we realise?

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Will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or bleak and grey over the two-day Triathlon?

Leeds Triathlon: What the weather is set to look like over the two-day event

The Leeds Triathlon begins tomorrow, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or bleak and grey over the two-day event?
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Photo issued by Greenpeace of their ship Artic Sunrise in Charlotte Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, as new research shows that Antarctica's most remote and pristine habitats are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals.

Plastic found in remote parts of Antarctica by Greenpeace

Antarctica's most remote and pristine habitats are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals, new research shows.

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Part of Otley Road was shut while contractors repaired the burst water main (photo: Robyn Vinter)

Air quality chart shows startling drop in pollution levels since burst water main closed Otley Road

Drivers have been faced with disruption after a burst water main closed Otley Road in Headingley for two days while repairs take place.
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The site in Cross Gates.

Leeds councillors defend themselves over Cross Gates Wetherspoons saga

Councillors defended themselves today after a Government intervention to approve proposals for a new pub in Leeds.

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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Leeds over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Here's how big the Headingley sinkhole is

Here's how big the Headingley sinkhole is

This photo shows the scale of a huge sinkhole that has opened up on Otley Road after a water main burst underground.
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Sheffield over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for Sheffield over the next three days.
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Leeds's skyline.

Leeds council confident pollution will be 'better than legally required' ahead of proposals

Leeds City Council has said it is confident upcoming plans will tackle pollution levels to be better than legally required after the area was ranked third worst in a rundown of national locations where vehicles are costing millions in damage to health every year.

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Trinity Leeds and White Rose Shopping Centre will be turning their roofs green tomorrow in support of World Environment Day

Leeds shopping centres 'go green' in support of World Environment Day

Two of the the biggest retail and leisure destinations in Leeds will be 'going green' tomorrow to show their support for World Environment Day.
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Flying ants can cover surfaces.

Yorkshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Yorkshire residents have been warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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