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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

It is 500 years this year since Martin Luther, an Augustinian friar who became convinced that the selling of Indulgences by the Catholic Church was corrupt and unscriptural, ignited what quickly became the Reformation by, it is said, nailing his ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ to the door of Wittenberg Church.

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Run, hide, tell... police instructions on what to do during a firearms attack.

WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack

This police video gives instructions on how to stay safe during a terrorist attack involving firearms and other weapons.

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Heavy downpours on Saturday caused localised flooding in parts of Yorkshire.

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
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Heavy rainfall and hail stones in Crossgates, Leeds. Picture: @lynger2000

Reports of flash flooding in Yorkshire as stormy weather hits region

Flash flooding has been reported in Yorkshire as stormy weather passes through the region this afternoon.
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Art showcase for new civic build

Art showcase for new civic build

Two Ashville College sixth formers will see art work created by them adorning the walls of Harrogate Borough Council’s new civic building.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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New head boy and girl elected

New head boy and girl elected

Rossett students have elected a new head girl and head boy after a close-run race for the posts.

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Many cathedrals and churches are encouraging political debate at the moment.

The Dean’s Reflection column with Very Rev John Dobson

Why bother with Yorkshire? That’s quite a question! And it was due to be discussed recently by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, and Sir Gary Verity in the Cathedral – the first of the Cathedral’s new St Wilfrid Discussions.

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SLIDESHOW: The sun shone for annual bike ride

After days of appalling weather, the rain stopped and the sun briefly came out for the Boroughbridge Lions eighth Annual Family Cycle Ride.

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Janet Newey, Joan Howard, Pat Mischemko and Ruth Blundell

New charity shop is first of its kind in Masham

A charity which provides hospice care to people in their own homes has just recently opened its fifth charity shop.

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Planning applications

Planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending May 19

The following planning applications were received by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning department, week ending May 19.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Spring in Ilkley

Weather warning: Yorkshire to be hit with severe thunderstorms over Bank Holiday weekend

Yorkshire has enjoyed a fine week of warm and dry weather but experts have today issued a warning for the county to prepare for fierce storms.
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Last year's Barwick-In-Elmet Maypole Festival

Top ten things to do this bank holiday weekend

To get your bank holiday weekend off to a great start, here is a list of the top ten events on offer around Harrogate throughout next week.

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Volunteers recently replaced a gate on a public footpath through farmland near Leathley.

The Transport Talk column with Don MacKenzie

This column did not appear in April ahead of the County Council elections. It is good to be back this month.

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Ransomware was used in the cyber attack.

The Crime Matters column with Julia Mulligan

Earlier this month, parts of our NHS fell victim to a cyber attack with the full extent of the breach causing havoc to thousands of organisations and individuals across more than 150 countries.

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Sword fun for children at Knaresborough Castle will be another highlight of this year's event. Picture: Adrian Murray

Knaresborough's feva festival fights back against fallback with biggest event yet!

Organisers of Knaresborough's Feva festival have put together their "biggest event" yet despite a "disappointing" lack of support from the council.
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Canon Paul, Canon Precentor of Ripon Cathedral, saying prayers for the victims of the Manchester terror attack. Picture: Joseph Priestley.

"It is just a waste of life, and what for?" - The Mayor of Ripon leads the city in standing with Manchester

Ripon has shown solidarity with Manchester, flying the flag at the Town Hall in support of all those who have been affected.

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