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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh launches Sustainable Seas inquiry

A Yorkshire MP is calling for a possible change in the law to tackle shipping emissions as the select committee she leads today launches a new inquiry into the “unprecedented strain” on seas – which she described as the “last great unregulated space”.

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Yorkshire is home to a beautiful range of parks for families to enjoy

The best parks in Yorkshire to visit this weekend with the family

Make the most of the warm weather this weekend and head off on an outdoor adventure with the family.

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CAMPAIGNER: Nature presenter Chris Packham is coming to RSPB Fairburn Ings on Thursday, July 19. Picture: Shout Communications

TV presenter Chris Packham’s nature tour is heading to a reserve near Leeds

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is coming to RSPB Fairburn Ings as part of a UK-wide nature campaign.

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Leeds council election candidates to be quizzed at City Varieties

Residents will be able to challenge Leeds local election candidates and business leaders about mental health services, work opportunities and wage improvements.

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Revealed: The Leeds gardens you have to visit

Longer days give us all more opportunity to explore the great outdoors but you don’t have to trek miles into the hills to appreciate nature’s beauty.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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Consumers could be charged a 25p "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups

Leeds NHS trust buys 12m disposable cups over five years as providers across England purchase more than 600m

The main NHS trust in Leeds bought more than 12.7m disposable cups over the last five years, new figures show.

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'Poonami' closes Royal Pump Rooms after heavy rainfall says Harrogate Council

Heavy rainfall has created a 'poonami' at Harrogate's Royal Pump Rooms according to Harrogate Borough Council, which explained why the museum has remained closed.

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Electricity cut off until late tonight in Pontefract

Power will be down in the Pontefract area until around 10pm while 'urgent work' takes place.

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Earth Day is an annual event which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement

Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?

April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970.

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Highs of 19C were expected in parts of Britain.

Yorkshire weather: What to expect after Britain's warmest day of the year so far

Britain has enjoyed its warmest day of the year so far - but the coming days won't bring much in the way of spring sunshine.
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Harrogate's Royal Pump Rooms closed due to flooding

The Royal Pump Rooms in Harrogate town centre has remained closed to visitors after heavy rainfall flooded the entrance yesterday (April 5).

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Plans for 80 per cent affordable housing in Bilton dubbed 'totally unsuitable'

A scheme to deliver 58 affordable homes in Harrogate has been condemned as 'totally unsuitable' by neighbouring residents.

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The strangest and most unusual UFO sightings in Yorkshire

Numerous places around the UK have had multiple UFO sightings over the past few years and with Yorkshire seeing more and more apparent sightings, it now believed that Yorkshire is the top place in the country to see UFOs.
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Yorkshire flood warnings remain as river levels set to 'peak'

The Environment Agency has said 31 flood warnings and 29 alerts were in place across Yorkshire this morning.

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In pictures: How Yorkshire coped in the Easter Monday snow

LARGE parts of Yorkshire woke up to a dusting of snow this Easter Monday.

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Easter Weather: More snow forecast for Leeds... but will it just turn out to be heavy rain?

A Met Office warning for snow remains in place for Leeds on Easter Monday, but forecasters are also suggesting it could just turn out to be heavy rain.

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10 of the best places to see bluebells in Yorkshire this Spring

Now that Spring has sprung, it’s the perfect time to swap cosy days on the sofa for the great outdoors.

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Easter weather: Heavy snow still expected across Yorkshire... but when and where will it arrive?

There remains a serious risk of heavy snow across parts of Yorkshire this Easter Monday as the Met Office kept its 'Yellow Warning' for the county in place.

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How do we get Leeds’s falling recycling rates up?

Fresh calls have been made for a more “ambitious” approach to Leeds’s recycling policy, after rates in the city tumbled from an initial 10 year high.

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