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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. What exactly causes the dramatic...

31 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

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? In general, over Yorkshire and the Humber there will be rain, occasionally heavy pushing north, being drier in the south...

today, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Piece Hall and Square Chapel are county design award winners

It was a fantastic evening for Calderdale last night when two key projects were among seven regional winners announced at a major design awards ceremony in York. The Piece Hall and Central Library and Archives, and Square Chapel, both in Halifax, were...

today, 11:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

yesterday, 15:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brighouse hairdresser to pass on skills to Philippines kids

A Brighouse hairdresser is travelling to the Philippines to pass on skills to disadvantaged young people. Annabelle Taylor has been chosen by global haircare brand Schwarzkopf Professional to join their charity initiative, Shaping Futures. The...

yesterday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. WEATHER: Bank holiday scorcher predicted for Yorkshire Between 15-20 million UK...

yesterday, 13:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bank holiday scorcher predicted for Yorkshire

Get your shades, shorts, vests and barbecues at the ready. READ: How Yorkshire schools can issue £480 in fines for taking your children on holiday Yorkshire is set to enjoy the second scorching bank holiday weekend of the month over the coming days,...

yesterday, 12:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. Members of the RMT union have walked out on strike in the ongoing row over the safety of...

yesterday, 08:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. READ: Data shows women are better drivers – in theory And one of the big changes that has got a lot of people talking revolves around learner drivers being...

yesterday, 07:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

Wednesday, 17:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. There are numerous places throughout the region which are suitable for different types of fishing and for ranging abilities and...

Wednesday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. These are perfect for a day out with the family, a...

Wednesday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Best foot forward for foster campaigners

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the...

Wednesday, 11:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Victorian bakery in Leeds City Centre gets much-kneaded revamp

A former Victorian bakery located at the heart of one of Leeds’s oldest streets has been given a new lease of life thanks to a major regeneration scheme. Project bosses and developers have revamped and revitalised the empty building at 90 Kirkgate as...

Wednesday, 11:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

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. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union today (Tuesday) confirmed its members at Arriva Rail North, which runs the...

Tuesday, 13:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

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