Friday to be hottest day of the year in Yorkshire - but will sunshine last for the Bank Holiday?

Temperatures are rising ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and are set to peak with a sun-soaked Friday.

Wasps could be in for a bumper summer

Freak weather could lead to insect invasion this summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season for insects, experts say.

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Ann Hill, resident of Bond End says the answer is not two mini-roundabouts.

Work hoped to start on Knaresborough's Bond End 'by end of the year'

Work to improve Knaresborough's most polluted junction could start by the end of the year.

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Natalie Coates from Drifield in East Yorkshire walks through a patch of Bluebells at Rannerdale Knott in the Lake District.

Yorkshire weather: Yorkshire records hottest UK temperature... but for how long will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed the warmest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday as the region enjoyed a scorching spell of sunshine.

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

Foreign lizards invade UK and threaten to wipe out native species

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

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Residents will now face a fee for having their garden waste collected by HBC.

Garden properties in Harrogate District face new fee this summer

Residents across the Harrogate District will soon face a £39 fee for having their garden waste collected following a decision last year.
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Yorkshire’s driest winter for decades prompts water and fire warnings

A countrywide plea for people to make careful use of tap water has been issued by the Environment Agency, following the driest winter period in 20 years.

We are set for a milder Bank Holiday weekend after a chilly week.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend... but beware the spring showers

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend.
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We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.

Humberstone Bank Farm tenant Jonathan Grayshon, Paul Carter and Lisa Harrowsmith of Yorkshire Water with Julian Smith MP.

MP learns of ‘Beyond Nature’ vision at farm

A tenant farmer in the Nidderdale area had a visit from a leading dignitary last week.

Volunteers from Nidd Gorge Community group at their Easter family event on Sunday. (Picture by Nidd Gorge Photography)

Dear Reader: Defending Nidd Gorge + hidden artistic treasure

So far I've not heard anyone on my travels voice the opinion that beauty spot Nidd Gorge is the right location for a bypass to cure Harrogate and Knaresborough’s mounting traffic woes.

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Ethical and environmental approach - James Cain, managing director of Harrogate Spring Water. (1703061AM8)

Famous Harrogate brand hits back in woodland controversy

One of Harrogate's most famous and successful international brands says its expansion plans will increase the amount of woodland near its plant.
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The junction where Boston Spa High Street meets Clifford Road. Picture: Google Maps

Major gas mains project for Boston Spa will affect roads until 2018

Drivers have been warned as a major £475,000 project to replace ageing gas mains will affect roads in Boston Spa until next year.

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Stunning: Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire, looking towards Lake Gormire. Picture: Ross Parry.

Why Yorkshire has some of our greatest views... despite what poll says

Yorkshire didn’t feature in a recent poll of Britain’s greatest views. But, as Chris Bond points out, we are still home to some of the country’s most stunning landscapes.

Madeleine and Bailey Doherty enjoy the beach as crowds pack onto the South Bay in Scarborough as warm weather bathed the UK at the weekend.

Yorkshire weather: Prepare yourselves for three months of glorious sunshine... but Easter could be quite chilly

Yorkshire could be set to bask in three months of scorching sunshine this spring as forecasters predict above-average temperatures heading into summer.

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The stage two of the TDY will start in Tadcaster and take in Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Masham, West Tanfield, Ripon, Hampsthwaite and finish in Harrogate.

ROAD CLOSURES: Everything you need to know for Tour de Yorkshire

As residents, visitors and cyclists alike get ready for the race, we bring you everything you'll need to know as a motorist during stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire (Saturday April 29).

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Concerns have already been raised that 200,000 is not enough to bring the right solution forward for Bond End's nightmare congestion.

Cash concerns for Bond End despite £850,000 for Knaresborough high street

Concern has been raised that Knaresborough’s most polluted junction will still not get enough money to solve its problems in an £850,000 scheme.
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Yorkshire is set for a spell of mild weather this week.

Yorkshire weather: Dry spell on the horizon as Yorkshire prepares for a warm weekend

Yorkshire is set for a warm spell of weather as spring-like conditions are set to last into the weekend.

Walking around Fewston reservoir.

Here's why a walk around Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs isn't just a pretty picture

Swinsty and Fewston are just two of 133 reservoirs across the region which are managed by Yorkshire Water. But they are easily the most popular, with Fewston even dubbed ‘the jewel in their crown’.

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Dog walkers recently took the matter into their own hands by starting a regular clean up operation. Picture: Rowen Johnson Hardcastle

Harrogate council cracks down on district-wide dog mess problem

Residents across the district have 'already noticed a difference' in the amount of abandoned dog mess following calls for the council to crackdown on the issue.

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