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.

Tracy Foster would encourage a stranger to Yorkshire to take a walk among the flowers at RHS Harlow Carr.

My Yorkshire: The garden designer behind Welcome to Yorkshire’s plot at the Chelsea Flower Show

Sheffield-born garden designer Tracy Foster has been chosen to create the Welcome to Yorkshire plot at the this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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.

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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Outline approval for the 5,500 sqm facility has been granted

Outline plans secured for Harrogate Spring Water Limited expansion

A controversial plan to expand Harrogate Spring Water Limited’s bottling facility in Harrogate has secured approval at planning committee.
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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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Gouthwaite Reservoir

Multi-million pound plan to improve safety at Gouthwaite reservoir

A £7 million project aimed at making safety improvements to the popular Gouthwaite reservoir near Pateley Bridge will begin this month, it has been announced.

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.

Tha managing director of Harrogate Spring  Water James Cain. OBE,  with Harrogate in Bloom press office Lynne Mee and president Pam Grant, and marketing manager at Harrogate Spring Water, Nicky Cain

Join our ‘Rooting for Harrogate’ campaign to become champions

A new campaign launches this week in a bid for Harrogate to be crowned the ‘Champion of Champions’ floral town in the UK.

Since last week Persimmon Homes has again apologized for the removal on Penny Pot Lane

Outrage continues to build over hedgerow removal in Harrogate

Readers have continued to express their outrage to the Advertiser since our first story over the removal of a hedgerow and trees by a housing developer in Killinghall.

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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.

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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Access ramps installed - for Harrogate’s frogs

Frog ramps have been installed at a boating pond in Harrogate to ensure the animals can climb its steep walls.

Show Director Nick Smith dons a coat of many flowers, to launch national Wear a Flower day.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017: All you need to know

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show is open at the Great Yorkshire Showground until Sunday, April 23.

Harrogate Borough Council is awaiting responses fromPersimmon Homesas part of its efforts to determine if an offence was committed

Investigations underway over hedgerow removal at Killinghall

Investigations are underway to determine if laws were broken by the removal of a stretch of hedgerows in Killinghall by developers of a 600 home project.
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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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