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Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK.
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The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Bank Holiday weather: What to expect hour-by-hour in Yorkshire over the next three days

The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

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Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the May bank holiday weekend

9 things to do in Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend

The second bank holiday of the month is shortly upon us and with this comes the search for fun events and activities around Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the upcoming May bank holiday weekend.
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Warning issued to Yorkshire motorists planning on getting away over bank holiday

Drivers are being advised to plan for delays on popular routes this weekend as the bank holiday coincides with the start of half term and a spell of warm weather.

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Bank holiday scorcher predicted for Yorkshire

Get your shades, shorts, vests and barbecues at the ready.
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Further disruption to Yorkshire rail services as Northern workers walk out on strike

Rail passengers in Yorkshire face further disruption today as Northern staff stage a further 24-hour strike as a dispute over the role of guards rumbles on.
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Here's when and why you'll start spotting learner drivers on motorways in Yorkshire

A huge shake-up into the process of how people learn to drive is about to come into effect.

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There are a wide array of charities and rescue centres throughout Yorkshire which offer a variety of small animals for adoption and rehoming

Looking for a new pet? These 5 rescue centres offer animal rehoming and adoption in Yorkshire

There are a wide array of charities and rescue centres throughout Yorkshire which offer a variety of small animals for adoption and rehoming. If you’re looking for a new pet and want to give an abandoned animal a loving home there’s plenty of choice to do so.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing

From carp to bream: 8 of the best places to go fishing in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing.

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Yorkshire has a selection of intriguing and immersive wildlife experiences.

Lions, tigers and bears: 11 of the best wildlife experiences in Yorkshire

Although it may be unexpected for Yorkshire to have a wide array of different wild animals or various tropical species, the region has a selection of intriguing and immersive wildlife experiences.

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Leeds railway station.

Yorkshire rail strikes confirmed this week: What days will trains be affected?

Rail commuters in Yorkshire face a fresh wave of strikes this week as part of a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

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Yorkshire Dales-themed garden wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden inspired by the Yorkshire Dales has won a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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Yorkshire's beautiful landscape provides a wonderful setting in which to retire

The Golden Years: Why Yorkshire is the best place to enjoy retirement

When to comes to retirement, there are few better places to settle down and enjoy the golden years than right here in Yorkshire.
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Yorkshire set for another blazing Bank Holiday weekend

It's very rare we get to enjoy a sunny Bank Holiday - and now we are about to have two in the same month.

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Night work on the M621

Leeds M621 improvements '66 per cent complete' despite bad weather setbacks

Highways England's ongoing work to improve the inner ring road is approaching completion - despite weather-related delays.

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Sports director handed 50 day ban after almost colliding with Tour de Yorkshire marshal

A team sports director who almost ran over a Tour de Yorkshire marshal has been handed a 50 day suspension and a fine of 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,700).
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There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?

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Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths in Yorkshire

Upgraded canal towpaths in Yorkshire will offer scenic traffic-free routes by bike and on foot

Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s award-winning £60m CityConnect programme.

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Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes and cycling destinations

10 of the best cycling routes, trails and destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes, trails and cycling destinations.

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Cancer death of 29-year-old Leeds United fan: Wife fundraising in ex-footballer’s memory

Cancer death of 29-year-old Leeds United fan: Wife fundraising in ex-footballer’s memory

THE wife of a former footballer from Leeds who died of cancer aged 29 is raising funds for a charity that helped care for him.

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