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    Video caption: Sam Barlow set up the organisation as a way to keep fit and meet friends.

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  2. Weather warning issued as Storm Arwen approaches

    Storm Arwen is expected to bring severe wind and storm conditions to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire later today and over the weekend.

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    The Met Office has issued an amber warning for parts of Yorkshire and a yellow warning for parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    Amber means it is likely that bad weather will affect people, possibly including travel delays, road and rail closures and power cuts.

    A yellow warning means means the weather is likely to have some impact, for example travel disruption.

    There are warnings of winds of 65 to 75mph - particularly in coastal areas - from 15:00, which is likely to cause travel disruption.

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    The Met Office warns that:

    • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
    • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
    • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
    • Some roads and bridges may close
    • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
    • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

    North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has warned people to secure large items like trampolines, tables and seating.

  3. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

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    This morning will be very breezy with a mix of sunshine and showers.

    This afternoon will turn largely dry and fine, but it will remain quite windy with strong gusts in places.

    Tonight winds will become very strong from the north reaching gale or even storm force in places:

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  4. Fire service warning as Yorkshire braced for strong winds

    People are being advised to secure garden furniture ahead of expected high winds at the weekend.

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    North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue warned people to secure large items like trampolines, tables and seating following a weather warning for Yorkshire issued by the Met Office.

    Both amber and yellow warnings have been issued for different parts of Yorkshire on Saturday.

    Amber means it is quite likely that bad weather will affect people, possibly including travel delays, road and rail closures and power cuts.

    A yellow warning means means the weather is likely to have some impact, for example travel disruption.

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  6. Dambuster 'Johnny' Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

    A Lincolnshire man who took part in one of the most dangerous operations of World War Two is celebrating his 100th birthday.

    George "Johnny" Johnson

    Sq Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson, is the last British survivor of the Dambusters raid which destroyed important German dams. He was a bomb-aimer during the daring operation.

    He was made an MBE in 2017 after a long-running campaign which was supported by celebrities such as TV presenter Carol Vorderman.

    Mr Johnson was 22 when he took part in the 1943 operation, which used experimental bouncing bombs carried by Lancaster bombers which flew from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

    The raid targeted dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany's industrial heartland, releasing huge quantities of water and disrupting the German war effort.

    Mr Johnson, said being a Dambuster was a "thrilling experience" and he felt "honoured to have had the chance to take part".

    In 2019 Mr Johnson, who now lives in Westbury-on-Trym in north Bristol, had an inter-city train named after him and was also given an honorary doctorate by the University of Lincoln in 2017.

  7. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a largely dry and fine day with some sunshine, but feeling cooler than of late.

    Tonight will start largely dry with mostly clear skies, but some isolated showers are possible in places.

    It will turn wet and cloudy later in the night as a band of heavy rain moves in from the west:

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