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Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons celebrate anniversaries with flower power

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons have turned to flower power to help celebrate key milestones in the fraternity’s history.

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Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Yorkshire weather: Things are heating up

Yorkshire weather: How long the 30C heatwave will last

Temperatures are set to rise to 30C today as Yorkshire enjoys a blistering-hot weekend.
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Birthday birdsong at Harewood House

Staff at Harewood House, near Leeds, are celebrating after five of their 13 Chilean flamingos have reached the landmark age of 50.

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Peter Cowdrey, from Planet Bird Song, with pupils from St Cuthberts Primary, Pateley Bridge. Picture; James Hardisty

Nidderdale dawn chorus with a difference

Children are being recruited to record birdsong and compose the sounds into music as part of attempts to inspire a new generation to protect wildlife in North Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire looks set for another warm weeekend.

Yorkshire weather: UK prepares to bask in hottest day of the year this weekend

Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.
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Reminder to sign up for recycling scheme

Reminder to sign up for recycling scheme

Households in the Harrogate district who currently have their garden waste collected from the kerbside are being encouraged to sign up to the new optional chargeable scheme as soon as possible to avoid any break in service.

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Jemima Parker, Diocesan Environment Officer, presenting the awardto William Howe, a young member of the congregation, and churchwarden Simon Grenfell, with the Rev Ruth Newton. Picture: Joe Priestley.

Sharow church wins prestigious eco award celebrating decades of conservation efforts

The conservation efforts of St John's Church in Sharow have been recognised with a prestigious bronze Eco-Church award.

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A barge moored up on Ripon Canal. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Appeal for volunteers to help maintain Ripon canal

The historical importance of Ripon canal has been emphasised to city residents by the Canal and River Trust, in a fresh appeal to recruit volunteers for the waterway.

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Coun Stuart Martin with the Ripon Lions on the Fairy Steps.

Ripon residents urged to protect city's most treasured beauty spots

Admirers of Ripon’s most celebrated beauty spots are being urged to attend a public meeting calling for their protection.
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Keep Britain Tidy CEO Allison Ogden-Newton and Harrogate Water Brands managing director James Cain show just how small you can shrink a plastic water bottle.

PET bottle recycling campaign launched

Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water to promote the recycling of plastic water bottles.

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We can expect some extremely hot weather this summer.

It may be raining today but weather experts believe we could be set for a scorching summer of record temperatures

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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The drop in performance between 2015 and 2016 saw the amount of waste recycled in the district drop by 5.6 per cent.

Unforeseen issues see Harrogate Council's recycling targets dip

"Unforeseen” shortfalls have left Harrogate Borough Council missing its performance targets for recycling.
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River’s fish population boosted by Tadcaster Bridge restoration

River’s fish population boosted by Tadcaster Bridge restoration

Work to restore the bed and banks of the River Wharfe following the rebuilding of Tadcaster Bridge in the wake of the devastating floods has proved a major benefit for the fish population.

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Business leaders after the Rooting for Harrogate breakfast, pictured outside the Cedar Court hotel on Thursday

Rooting for Harrogate gears up for August 1 judging day

More than 40 business leaders have given their support to the ‘Rooting for Harrogate’ campaign to see Harrogate crowned Champion of Champions in the elite category of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards.

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We have enjoyed a mild spring in Britain.

Record temperatures as we wave goodbye to May and welcome the start of meteorological summer

Today heralds the start of meteorological summer as we bid farewell to spring and look forward to flaming June.
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Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike 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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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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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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