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  1. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, it will be dry and bright with the odd patch of cloud but plenty of sunshine throughout.

    Remaining mild for the time of year.

    Tonight, it will remain dry with clear spells and the odd cloudy patch.

    Feeling chilly, with temperatures dropping under mainly clear skies.

    There is the chance of mist or fog patches:

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  2. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be dry with decent sunny spells.

    Broken cloud and a scattering of showers will develop this afternoon, but still with intermittent sunny spells. Still mild for the time of year.

    Dry and mostly clear tonight, allowing temperatures to drop away, making it much less mild compared to recent nights.

    Under the calm conditions, some mist and fog patches may develop in places:

    Weather forecast
  3. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A very mild day with outbreaks of rain and blustery winds.

    Tonight, rain and blustery winds will continue, becoming dry later in the night.

    Winds easing towards morning:

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  4. Fears oil drilling site 'could blight area'

    Plans to expand an oil and gas drilling site in East Yorkshire could "blight" the area, according to local councillors and residents.

    The site near West Newton in East Yorkshire

    Rathlin Energy is considering adding six more wells to its site near West Newton.

    It said it was committed to a public consultation before deciding whether to apply for planning permission.

    If it is approved, the site could see up to 25 oil tankers driving in and out daily over a 20-year period.

    Harry Clark, who lives in nearby New Ellerby, said: "It's gone from being a single development to being potentially something that could blight this whole area and turn it from what is an agricultural area into an industrial area."

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council has told the firm it does not need need an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed expansion scheme.

    But three Conservative councillors have written to the authority's chief executive asking it to reconsider the decision.

    They cited concerns about the impact of a "significant numbers of HGVs travelling on country lanes".

    Rathlin Energy declined to comment when approached by the BBC.

    However, a statement on the company's website said it was "committed to facilitating public engagement on its plans in advance of the formal submission of the planning application".

  5. Stolen Yorkshire farm dog believed to be in Lancashire

    A dog stolen from a farm in East Yorkshire is believed to be about 130 miles away somewhere in Lancashire, say police.

    Keedy

    Three springer spaniels were stolen from an outside kennel on a farm at Thornholme near Burton Agnes between 23:00 on Thursday 11 February and 06:00 on Friday 12 February, according to Humberside Police.

    Two of the spaniels have since been found, but one, known as Keedy, is still missing and thought to be in Preston, Lancashire, police said.

    The dog is described as a two-year-old male, liver and white in colour with one black paw.

    A spokesperson for the Humberside force said: "We believe Keedy could possibly be in or around the areas of Manchester, Wigan or Preston.

    "We are now appealing for anyone with any information that would lead us to reunite the remaining missing dog with their elderly owner, who is naturally very distressed and worried about them."

  6. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be windy, with brisk winds and occasional rain.

    This afternoon will be mostly cloudy, with some bright spells and very mild.

    It'll continue very mild night tonight under cloudy skies and with brisk southerly winds:

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  7. Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Overcast at first today, with some spells of rain edging east and clearing.

    In the afternoon, it will brighten up with spells of sunshine breaking through.

    This evening will be dry and mainly clear, turning chilly for a time:

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  8. Yorkshire cinemas to get Covid recovery funding

    Four cinemas in Yorkshire will receive grants to help them recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Light , Sheffield

    The money is part of the government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

    Today, the British Film Institute announced 30 cinemas would receive a share of £5m in funding.

    The Light Cinema Bradford and The Light Cinema Sheffield will both receive just under £300,000 each, while Reel cinemas in Hull and Wakefield will each receive about £115,000.

  9. Three arrested in hare coursing operation

    Three men have been arrested in a police operation to catch people hare coursing in East Yorkshire.

    Police search for hare coursing suspects

    The men were reported by a resident near Grimbthorpe, Humberside Police said.

    The force used an air support helicopter and fixed-wing plane to help locate the suspects who were then arrested on suspicion of hunting with dogs.

    A Volkswagen Caddy van and three dogs were also seized under the Hunting Act.

    The men have been questioned and released under investigation, police added.

  10. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and breezy start to the day. With showery spells of rain pushing in from the south-west later. Those downpours could be quite heavy in places, with strong gusts.

    This evening the outlook remains unsettled. The winds will be slightly lighter, but showery spells of rain will continue sweeping in from the south-west.

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  11. Tourism body admits 'big mistakes' over spending

    Welcome to Yorkshire's boss has admitted the organisation made mistakes in the way it spent taxpayers' cash.

    Sir Gary Verity

    The comments come after it emerged the tourism body spent over £430,000 on the investigation and removal of its former chief executive Sir Gary Verity (pictured).

    He left in March 2019 after a decade in charge following concerns over expenses claims and the way staff were treated.

    Two independent investigations followed his departure.

    Welcome to Yorkshire is funded by tourism businesses and councils and the current chief executive James Mason said it was important that "money given by the taxpayer should be properly scrutinised".

    He admitted "big mistakes" regarding finances had been made in the past, but said "some great things" had also been achieved.

  12. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    After a cloudy start, a band of heavy rain will push in from the west, quickly clearing eastwards.

    The afternoon should be brighter, but will feel chilly.

    This evening skies will clear quite widely and winds will ease:

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  13. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, morning rain will clear, leaving most places dry with sunny spells.

    Later in the day, cloud will begin to build in from the west. It'll be breezy, but quite mild.

    This evening, showery rain will push clearing for most later in the night:

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  14. Storm leaves beach strewn with litter and dead wildlife

    Paul Murphy

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Huge quantities of seaweed, dead wildlife and plastic waste have been washed ashore on an East Yorkshire beach.

    Bridlington beach

    Strong easterly winds have churned up the sea, dumping litter and killing marine life on North Beach in Bridlington.

    In places, some of the piles of seaweed washed ashore are said to be nearly 5ft high.

    Bridlington beach

    I took a short walk along the beach and saw among the seaweed, dead marine life - including five seals - as well as lots of litter.

    One local resident I spoke to said: "It's heartbreaking to see - the numbers of dead crabs, lobsters, birds and fish that've been thrown. It's awful."

    Plastic bottle found on beach

    A clean-up operation involving local people is now taking place on the beach.

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council said its Coastal Services team and Streetscene Services staff have been helping to remove larger items, including crab pots, tyres and even a shopping trolley.