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In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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Bespoke cycle track a hit with youngsters

Bespoke cycle track a hit with youngsters

A new cycle track for youngsters has been created thanks to Rastrick Plays Better, a partnership of local residents and other local stakeholders.

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Met Office issues snow warning for Yorkshire and Humber

Weather disruption could continue this week as the Met Office warns snow, sleet and hail are on the way.

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‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

Thundersnow’ is set to batter the UK and could sweep across Yorkshire this week, forecasters have said.

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Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions

VW owners stand to pocket thousands from emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.

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Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Friday the 13th will be the coldest day of winter so far - with the entire country expected to be blanketed in up to four inches or 10 centimetres of snow.

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Clifton Beck.

Heritage funds for Clifton Beck

A PROJECT aiming to improve Clifton Beck has received a £74,500 funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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70mph Storm Barbara to hit Yorkshire as Christmas break begins

YORKSHIRE will be battered by Storm Barbara just as the Christmas weekend begins, forecasters said today.

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WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

The Met Office has this morning issued a yellow warning for wind for West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire as Storm Barbara bears down on the UK.

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2017 set to be among warmest on record

2017 set to be among warmest on record

As Christmas fast approaches, may people will be hoping for a dusting of snow and a chill in the air. But temperatures aren’t falling fast in what has been a warm year - and 2017 will bring more of the same.

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National newspapers are reporting that Storm Barbara could bring severe weather this winter - but the Met Office aren't as sure about the forecast.

Is Yorkshire set for another stormy Christmas?

Yorkshire could be hit by another storm this Christmas, according to national reports.

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What will be built where in ‘vision’ for Brighouse and Rastrick

What will be built where in ‘vision’ for Brighouse and Rastrick

The ‘Vision for South East Calderdale’ identifies potential sites for new homes on the Southern and North Eastern sides of Brighouse, to create ‘garden suburbs’ which would include new homes and improved local facilities such as schools and parkland, according to Calderdale Council.

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Councillors Howard Blagbrough and Scott Benton at greenbelt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Fury over plans for housing on green belt land

A master plan for developing areas in Brighouse and Rastrick has revealed that more than 3,000 homes could be built on green belt land.

Politics
Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Plan to build over 3,000 homes on green belt in Brighouse and Rastrick

A master plan for developing areas in Brighouse and Rastrick has revealed that more than 3,000 homes could be built on green belt land.

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Mytholmroyd centre under water after the River Calder burst its banks.

Last winter’s floods among UK’s ‘most extreme’

Last winter’s floods which hit the region were among the UK’s most extreme on record, experts have said.

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Flooding in Brighouse, December 2015. Picture by Steven Lord

Millions more needed for flood protection - report

SCHEMES COSTING £25m are needed to improve protection for homes in businesses in West Yorkshire following last winter’s devastating floods, according to a new report.

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Heavy rain causes havoc on Calderdale roads but major flooding is averted - pictures

Now 11 months on from the devastating Boxing Day floods, Calderdale communities were on high alert yesterday (Monday) as heavy rain battered the area.

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Businesses in Market Street, Hebden Bridge fight back the flood water from Monday's downpour.

Calderdale remains on alert after night of heavy rain

Flood alerts remain in place for Calderdale this morning after the borough was battered by storms yesterday (Monday).

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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