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Wildlife Flock To New Habitat
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency (EA) have worked together to create a new series of ponds in Snaith, following flood bank improvement works the EA were doing in the area. Not only…
Grey Heron - photo Katy Wrathall
Mar
13
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
30
A Private Collection Revealed
May
21
Life & Death brings back JORVIK Vikings!
May
28
1,000 strong collection of Teddy Bears
Jul
8
Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company
Jul
9
All Creatures.....
Jul
23
In Your Face
Aug
5
Consuming Passions by Alan Ayckbourn
Sep
10
South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2016
Sep
10
Brassed Off - Exhibition at The Gallery
Sep
10
The Original Print Show
Sep
10
Striving for Adequacy - on the Panorama
Sep
14
Art Exhibition - 'The Christ We Share'
Sep
17
Der Rosenkavalier
Sep
23
York Food & Drink Festival
Sep
23
Artist Francesca Sanders - Exhibition
Sep
23
Hamlet
Sep
24
Yarndale 2016
Sep
24
Nostell's Autumn Craft Fair
Sep
24
Who Will Survive This?
Sep
24
Villette - Courtyard Theatre
Sep
25
Highland Games - Yorkshire's Strongest Man
Sep
26
Dare Devil Rides To Jarama
Sep
27
Alvin Ailey
Sep
28
Bizet's Carmen
Sep
29
Tea Time with Alan Ayckbourn
Sep
29
'Classic Rock'
Sep
29
'Rich Hall: Live'
Sep
29
Bizet's Carmen
Sep
30
Professor Brian Cox Live
Sep
30
'Clown Heart' - Adam Hills
Oct
1
'Nature, Skin and Bones'
Oct
1
Oktoberfest 2016
Oct
1
'So Far, So Good - The Farewell Tour'
Oct
1
Il tabarro/ Suor Angelica - Puccini
Oct
1
The Best Of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour: Jimmy Carr
Oct
1
Killer Queen
Wildlife Flock To New Habitat
Foreign Secretary Welcomes Progress Towards Peace In Ukraine
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International Action To Tackle The Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis In…
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Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber - Monday 26 September to…
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Foreign Secretary Welcomes Progress Towards Peace In Ukraine

photo by Bart
photo by Bart
The Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), Ukraine and Russia (the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk) have signed a framework agreement for the disengagement of forces in…

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Sat 24th Sep, 2016 | 8:28am

Britain Calls On United Nations Members To Help Keep Air Passengers Safe

Leeds/Bradford airport - photo Ian Gratton
Leeds/Bradford airport - photo Ian Gratton
The safety of air passengers was the focus of an historic United Nations (UN) resolution unanimously adopted on Thursday 22 September in New York. Led by the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, all…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 5:07pm

PM Meeting With Defence Chiefs: 22 September 2016


The Prime Minister met with Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and Ministry of Defence Permanent Under Secretary Stephen Lovegrove. They were joined by the heads of the…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 9:00am

Success For Dormice In The Yorkshire Dales

First dormice to be born after latest release - photo Ian Court YDNPA
First dormice to be born after latest release - photo Ian Court YDNPA
Dormice released into the Yorkshire Dales National Park in June are feeling right at home - in fact they've already started raising young.

The wildlife charity People's Trust for Endangered…

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Thu 22nd Sep, 2016 | 3:16pm

Prime Minister Pledges New UK Support To Help Tackle Migration Crisis

photo -  Florian Seriex/Action Against Hunger
photo - Florian Seriex/Action Against Hunger
Speaking at President Obama's Refugee Summit in New York, the Prime Minister demonstrated how the UK is leading the international response to mass migration crises around the world by making a…

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Thu 22nd Sep, 2016 | 9:49am

Foreign Secretary Bilateral Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister


A Foreign Office spokesman said:

"The Foreign Secretary met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier today on the margins of the UNGA meeting in New York, their first face-to-face meeting…

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Wed 21st Sep, 2016 | 4:55pm

Foreign Secretary Statement On Syria


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

"The attack on the aid convoy in Aleppo was appalling and a clear violation of the most basic of humanitarian principles. It is important there is a proper…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 10:04pm

Scarborough Songwriter Signs Deal With Major Global Music Publisher

Neil in studio
Neil in studio
A Scarborough songwriter who has raised almost £30,000 for Cancer Research UK in two years has signed a publishing contract with the world's largest independent music publishing company,…

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Mon 19th Sep, 2016 | 3:30pm

Route Revealed For Yorkshire 'Rio Heroes' Homecoming Parade


The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

Held on Wednesday 28 September…

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Fri 16th Sep, 2016 | 10:35am

'Rio Heroes' Homecoming Parade In Leeds


A host of athletes have already added their names to the list of attendees set to take part in a very special 'Rio Heroes' homecoming parade in Leeds this month celebrating the achievements of…

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Thu 15th Sep, 2016 | 9:00pm

International Action To Tackle The Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Distribution of UK-funded wheat grain by the World Food Programme in Yemen - photo WFP/Ahmed Basha
Distribution of UK-funded wheat grain by the World Food Programme in Yemen - photo WFP/Ahmed Basha
International Development Secretary Priti Patel co-hosted a high-level meeting on Yemen at the UN General Assembly to secure urgent and concrete action on one of the worst and most forgotten…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 5:22pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber - Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 23 September and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 4:10pm

Anj Handa
Former Pop Singer Leads Peace Choir Outside Leeds Arena
By Anj Handa
Social Affairs Correspondent

On Wednesday, a fifty-strong choir led by former chart topper, Sue Hibberd, aka Suzanna Dee, sang 'Imagine' by John Lennon at the first direct arena in Leeds in the name of peace. The arena was…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 8:55am

UK Scales Up Iraq Humanitarian Support

photo - Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID
photo - Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID
The UK is stepping up humanitarian efforts in northern Iraq to put in place food, shelter and water ahead of a major Iraqi-led operation to retake Mosul city from Daesh forces, International…

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Thu 22nd Sep, 2016 | 10:04am

UK Ban On Modern Day Ivory Sales

Herd of elephants - photo Benh LIEU SONG
Herd of elephants - photo Benh LIEU SONG
Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom today announced plans for a ban on sales of modern day ivory - putting UK rules on ivory sales among the world's toughest.

It comes as the UK government…

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Wed 21st Sep, 2016 | 5:11pm

Priti Patel Statement On Aid Convoy Attacks In Syria

Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Responding to the aid convoy attacks from the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel said:

"This appalling incident comes as world…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 10:15pm

PM Calls For Global Action To Stamp Out Modern Slavery

Human trafficking - photo Imagens Evangelicas
Human trafficking - photo Imagens Evangelicas
The Prime Minister will seek to galvanise international action to stamp out modern slavery when she brings together leaders, representatives of international organisations and experts in the…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 11:13am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber - Monday 19 Sept To Sunday 25 Sept 2016


The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 September and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sat 17th Sep, 2016 | 7:33pm

PM Meeting With Emir Of Qatar: 15 September 2016


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"This afternoon the Prime Minister hosted His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, for a bilateral meeting at Downing Street.

"The…

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Fri 16th Sep, 2016 | 8:19am

Foreign Secretary To Visit Ukraine


The Foreign Secretary will visit Ukraine 14 - 15 September to reinforce the UK's support to Ukraine on its continued development since independence. The visit will underline the importance the UK…

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Wed 14th Sep, 2016 | 7:00pm

Yorkshire Word of the Day
semmantyslender, graceful
Definitions kindly supplied by the family of the late Arnold Kellett, wordsmith of the Yorkshire Language
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