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Yorkshire Birdwatchers Needed To Count Breeding Woodcock
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is encouraging birdwatchers across Yorkshire to count their local Woodcock from now until 30 June. There has been a worrying decline in the numbers of…
Woodcock - photo Don
Mar
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Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
Mar
17
Exhibition of Wellcome Image Awards
Mar
25
"Shaping The Body: 400 years of food, fashion and life"
Apr
1
"The Dales: People, Landscapes, Seasons"
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
9
Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism
Apr
16
In Tandem - Exhibition of Paintings
Apr
20
The Government Inspector
Apr
22
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth
Apr
29
No Quiet Place Exhibition
Apr
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
7
Fireside Quilters Exhibition
May
9
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
May
10
Billy Elliot - The Musical
May
13
The Machine Stops - the world premiere production
May
14
Shelley Burgoyne - Venice Residency
May
20
"A Vision of Dimensions"
May
20
KES
May
21
Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
28
'Enchanted Fairy Forest'
May
28
1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
May
30
Crafty Convicts
May
30
Derren Brown - Miracle
May
31
Magical Wonderland
Jun
1
Busy Volunteers' Week planned at Brimham Rocks
Jun
1
Return of the Romans! - Eboracum Roman Festival, York
Jun
1
Rock Me Amadeus
Jun
2
Festival of sporting activities
Jun
2
Dr Feelgood
Jun
3
The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival
Jun
3
Clare Teal performing with her Trio
Jun
4
Wool Festival
Jun
4
The Wool Festival
Jun
4
PURE - The Business of Chocolate by Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
4
Alex Echo exhibits new collection 'The Shape of Things'
Jun
4
Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja
Jun
4
Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand
Jun
5
Open Farm Sunday
Jun
5
Doggy Dash For Life
Jun
5
Canary Girls - Mikron Theatre Co.
Jun
6
Leeds Loves Cocktails
Jun
7
Little Feet Festival of Children's Theatre
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UK Statement On Iranian Cartoon Competition


Strong objections raised at any activity aimed at denying the Holocaust

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said:

"The UK condemns any activities aimed at denying the reality of the Holocaust, wherever…

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Sun 29th May, 2016 | 5:01pm

Troika Statement On Current Situation In Sudan


The following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway:

"The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United…

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Sat 28th May, 2016 | 10:30am

UK Marks International Day Of UN Peacekeepers

Military and UN practitioners at the UN Peacekeeping day memorial ceremony- Photo Sgt Ross Tilly Crown Copyright
Military and UN practitioners at the UN Peacekeeping day memorial ceremony- Photo Sgt Ross Tilly Crown Copyright
Today, 25 May, Air Vice Marshall Brecht joined United Nations veterans to remember those who lost their lives in the service of global peace.

Taking place at the Cenotaph in London, wreaths were…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 8:00pm

PM Meeting With President Áder Of Hungary: 24 May 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron and President János Áder of Hungary, shaking hands outside 10 Downing Street.
Prime Minister David Cameron and President János Áder of Hungary, shaking hands outside 10 Downing Street.
Prime Minister David Cameron met with Hungarian President János Áder and discussed climate change and global water issues.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"This afternoon the Prime Minister…

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Tue 24th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

God's Own County - A Garden For Yorkshire


York Minster's great East Window has inspired the design of the Welcome to Yorkshire 2016 garden which will appear at the Chelsea Flower Show from 23rd - 28th May.

The garden highlights the beauty…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 9:00pm

4,000 Sacks Of Litter Collected From Yorkshire's Motorways

A1(M) before the clean up
A1(M) before the clean up
Highways England's contractors, A-one+, collected 4,018 sacks of litter from the motorway network from the beginning of January to the end of April.

Some of the unusual items collected so far…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 6:14pm

City Centre Road Resurfacing Work Starting Next Week

Aerial view of Leeds - photo Steven Feather
Aerial view of Leeds - photo Steven Feather
A programme of road resurfacing in Leeds city centre begins next week.

Starting on Monday 23 May, the programme will run until Wednesday 8 June with work taking place overnight from 9pm to 5:30am…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 11:26am

Foreign Secretary Statement On EgyptAir Flight MS804


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of all those missing following the disappearance of EgyptAir's flight MS804. We are in close contact with…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 11:00pm

Spot and Rupert Complete 125 Mile Trek For Charity

Spot on the moors
Spot on the moors
Rupert Lycett-Green and his Jack Russell, Spot, have completed their 125-mile walk for Pancreatic Cancer Action by arriving at his final destination bang on schedule.

Rupert, 77, who is a former…

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Tue 17th May, 2016 | 4:15pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On International Meeting On Libya


The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's statement on the international meeting in Vienna with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al Serraj and members of the Libyan Presidency Council.

Following the…

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Mon 16th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Foreign Secretary In The Gulf To Discuss Countering Daesh And The Yemen Crisis


The Foreign Secretary arrived in Saudi Arabia today (Sunday, 29 May 2016) at the start of a three-day tour of the six Gulf states.

During the visit, Philip Hammond will meet leaders in Saudi…

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Sun 29th May, 2016 | 4:18pm

Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme Action Plan Published

Mytholmroyd - photo Tim Green
Mytholmroyd - photo Tim Green
The Environment Agency has announced an action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defences to better protect homes and businesses.

A new flood action plan…

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Thu 26th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Leeds Samaritans Leads The Way In Volunteering


As we approach the start of "Volunteers week" on 1st June, Leeds Branch of Samaritans is celebrating its 50th year of volunteering, as part of the National Charity.

Since opening in November 1966,…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 8:00am

Roadworks Removed For Yorkshire And North East This May Bank Holiday


Nearly 600 miles of roadworks will be lifted on motorways and major roads by Highways England to help families have smoother journeys over the bank holiday and half-term break.

Parents may not be…

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Tue 24th May, 2016 | 3:20pm

£90 Million Boost For The Great British Coast

Whitby Harbour - photo Tom Longfield
Whitby Harbour - photo Tom Longfield
Businesses and communities across the Great British Coast could be sailing towards a cash windfall, ministers announced today (23 May 2016).

Creative coastal entrepreneurs can from today bid for a…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 4:40pm

Putting Fish On The 'highway' To Success

Leaping salmon - photo Steve
Leaping salmon - photo Steve
More than 20,000km of England's rivers have been opened up to improve fish migration over the last 4 years - the equivalent distance of London to Rio and back - the Environment Agency reveals on…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 12:53pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire & Humber: 23 to 29 May 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 May 2016 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 9:06am

'The Snowdrop Project' Gets Lottery Funding

Sophie Gower (Senior Caseworker), Rachel Medina (Local co-ordinator) and Lara Bundock (CEO)
Sophie Gower (Senior Caseworker), Rachel Medina (Local co-ordinator) and Lara Bundock (CEO)
The Snowdrop Project is one of the first UK charities providing long term support to survivors of trafficking and has been awarded almost half a million pounds (£411,794) from the Big…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 5:00pm

DFID Flies The Rainbow Flag

Baroness Anelay and Baroness Verma hold up the rainbow flag. Picture: DFID
Baroness Anelay and Baroness Verma hold up the rainbow flag. Picture: DFID
Discrimination can damage societies, hold back economies and limit countries' potential for development.

Today the Department for International Development (DFID) re-stated its commitment to…

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Tue 17th May, 2016 | 3:22pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire and Humber - Monday 16 May To Sunday 22 May 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 May 2016 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Mon 16th May, 2016 | 9:24am

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