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Minister unveils name of North Yorkshire Sirius Minerals mine

The name for the Sirius Minerals mine near Whitby was unveiled today by the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy MP. The mine, which is set to bring around 1,000 jobs to North Yorkshire, has been named the “Woodsmith Mine", in honour of two...

yesterday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO: Yorkshire’s Guardians of the Galaxy rebuild half-tonne telescope at nature reserve

Yorkshire astronomy enthusiasts have stars in their eyes after an amazing project to dismantle a half-tonne telescope, transport it 200 miles and rebuild it on a nature reserve. Chris Burn reports. It has been a four year labour of love. But now the star

yesterday, 14:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Judge clears Whitby skipper of sinking boat in harbour

A Whitby skipper accused of sinking a boat in the harbour has spoken of his collapse with tears of relief after the case was dropped. A not guilty verdict has been recorded on Trevor Cross, 49, of Mulgrave Place, Whitby, after the prosecution offered no

yesterday, 09:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

High Tides - February 25 to March 4

WHITBY SAT 25 03.10 15.20 5.3(m) SUN 26 03.50 15.55 5.5(m) MON 27 04.25 16.35 5.7(m) TUE 28 05.05 17.10 5.8(m) WED 01 05.40 17.50 5.8(m) THU 02 06.20 18.30 5.8(m) FRI 03 07.00 19.15 5.6(m) SAT 04 07.45 20.05 5.3(m)

yesterday, 03:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Coastguard warning over 'wave dodgers'

HM Coastguard has issued a warning after "alarming" pictures of people 'wave dodging' emerged. Storm Doris has brought with it severe waves, with heavy seas lapping onto the road and path at Scarborough's North Bay. But this hasn't stopped...

Thursday, 17:03 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

PICTURES: Storm Doris hits the east coast

These were the dramatic scenes on Scarborough seafront this afternoon as Storm Doris hit. Much of Yorkshire was in the eye of the storm, with warnings of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris across the county. High winds of an estimat

Thursday, 15:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made film

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds. 2020 Casting have supplied supporting artists to Hollywood hits such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Gladiator, Shakespeare in

Thursday, 11:20 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Scam warning: 'Can you hear me?'

People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. Residents are urged to hang up if their phone rings and someone asks "can you hear me?". Answering this...

Thursday, 07:57 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

LIVE BLOG: Yorkshire braced for extreme 70mph winds after weather warning issued.

A severe weather warning for extreme winds has been issued across Yorkshire. An orange weather warning has been issued for the whole area including Leeds, Sheffield and Hull - follow all the updates here.

Thursday, 07:57 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Complete forecast: 80mph gusts on way as Storm Doris heads for Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE could be caught in the eye of Storm Doris today, with the possibility of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris, forecasters have warned. Severe weather warnings have been put in place for much of the country, with the North a

Thursday, 07:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Help gardening group to grow and prosper

Lythe Gardening Group is on the lookout for new green-fingered friends to join its ranks. The group has been going for six years and is a friendly hands-on group which meets up weekly in the growing season to garden together. Members grow fruit and veget

Wednesday, 16:14 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Storm Doris: When and where will the gusts be strongest in Yorkshire?

With Yorkshire gearing up for Storm Doris tomorrow, we've rounded up the times when the gusts are expected to be strongest throughout the day. LEEDS - Between 2-3pm, winds will peak at 46mph YORK - From 2-4pm, winds will range from 41-47mph SCARBOROUGH A

Wednesday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

RNLI crews perform yacht rescue near Staithes

Volunteer lifeboat crews from Whitby and Staithes RNLI sped to help a yacht in trouble on Tuesday night. The alarm was raised at 7.30pm after the 10m yacht, which was carrying four adults and a child, reported engine problems near Boulby cliffs between S

Wednesday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Fyling Hall: ‘We are learning from huge range of cultures’

Fyling Hall is a multi-cultural school and I find it appropriate at this moment in time to talk about the many advantages that we have gained from attending a diverse and multi-cultural school. Here at Fyling Hall School we are lucky enough to have a wid

Wednesday, 12:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Stroll With Stu: New species of giant moorland bird found in valley snowscape?

As my train chugged out of Castleton, a sudden squall of hail and snow alerted to me to the prospects of a wintry plod around Danby Rigg and my planned walk around Glaisdale was postponed. I’ve recently returned from a week in the Cairngorms where, accor

Wednesday, 11:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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