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UPDATE: £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of the Nidderdale AONB making significant progress

A £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of 44 hectares of Nidderdale grassland is already making significant progress.
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The Seated Man, a three-meter sculpture by Sean Henry, at Castleton Rigg, near Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Unsettled week ahead as August continues to disappoint

A wet and sometimes chilly week awaits for Yorkshire as the poor start to August continues.

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A hen harrier in flight. Picture by RSPB Images/PA Wire.

Bird’s decade first nest attempt in the Dales

It is believed to be the most intensively persecuted bird of prey in the UK, leaving it on the brink of extinction as a breeding species in England, and so a first attempt by hen harriers to nest in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been hailed as a positive sign.

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Part of the gorgeous Waterside at Knaresborough.

Dear Reader: Knaresborough's rich history + houses damn houses!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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James Monaghan has been calling for York Place to be declared as an AQMA since last year.

New air pollution area in Knaresborough must be handled 'quickly'

Knaresborough councillors have reinforced the need to tackle air pollution in the town ‘quickly’ and effectively after a public consultation defining the area in need of management has been opened.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Businesses and residents in Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to suggest how large the AQMA should be along Wetherby Road and York Place.

Two more air pollution problem areas to be declared in Harrogate and Knaresborough

Residents and businesses affected by high levels of air pollution in two areas of Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to take part in a public consultation.

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Volunteers from Friends of Valley Gardens.

Harrogate charity's plea over 'mountain of red tape'

The Friends of Valley Gardens is calling on more help to be given to community groups holding worthy public events in the face of what they say is a "mountain of paperwork."

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Volunteers from Friends of Valley Gardens.

Harrogate charity's plea to council over 'mountain of red tape'

The Friends of Valley Gardens is calling on more help to be given to community groups holding worthy public events in the face of what they say is a "mountain of paperwork."
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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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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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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Sheep classes in full swing at the show. Picture: Simon Hulme.

In full: The 159th Great Yorkshire Show story - celebrating the people, attractions and events making this year so special

Charged with nostalgia and fond memories from generations of visitors filling the showground, the 159th Great Yorkshire Show thrilled and inspired with an unforgettable three-day celebration of country life.
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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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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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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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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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