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  1. Met Office warns of storms for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Storms could bring flooding to parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at the end of the week, forecasters have warned.

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    A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued by the Met Office from 10:00 on Friday 6 August to 09:00 on Saturday 7 August.

    Forecasters say "slow moving thundery downpours may cause localised surface water impacts".

    A yellow warning means you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities.

    The Met Office says it's monitoring the developing weather situation and warns people should "keep an eye on the latest forecast" and be aware the weather may "change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days."

  2. Police appeal after attack with bat, knife and hammer

    CCTV footage of three men who may have information about an armed robbery in a village near Doncaster has been released by police.

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    Three men approached a property in the Kirk Sandall area at about 21:00 on 19 April, carrying a wooden bat, a knife and a hammer, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    The group forced their way into the property and attacked one of the occupants, leaving him with a stab wound to one of his hands.

    Officers have not said what was taken in the attack.

    All three suspects are believed to be white men aged between 18 and 30.

    Anyone who recognises the men in the film is asked to contact police.

  3. Tuesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning, it will be dry and bright with plenty of sunny spells.false

    A few patches of cloud will develop in the afternoon, with the chance of some isolated showers in Yorkshire and heavy thundery downpours in Lincolnshire.

    This evening, any showers will soon clear away leading to a dry and clear night:

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  4. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Yorkshire should be mostly dry today, with a mixture of sunny spells and cloud throughout the day. Just a chance of the odd isolated shower in the afternoon.

    Lincolnshire will also see a dry start, with patchy cloud and sunny spells. Later on, the sunny spells will become less frequent, and one or two isolated showers may develop.

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  5. Funding boost for Yorkshire Ambulance Service

    NHS England has announced an additional £55m of funding for the ambulance sector to boost staff numbers ahead of winter, including an award of £5.14m for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS).


    YAS, which serves five million people across the Yorkshire and Humber region, said it had seen a 40% rise in emergency calls since January, with July set to be one of the busiest months on record.

    Rod Barnes, the trust's chief executive, said: "The additional funding is very welcome, in light of the considerable pressure currently being experienced by all ambulance services and the wider NHS.

    "Our recruitment plans are under way and we are excited about taking on additional staff... and ease the burden on our dedicated colleagues," he added.

    The funding will also go towards proving an additional 28 emergency ambulances.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A61 South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A61 South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, around A628 West Way.

    A61 South Yorkshire - A61 Sheffield Road in Barnsley closed and it's slow eastbound around Alhambra roundabout, because of an investigation by the police.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Strength of Yorkshire identity revealed by survey

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC News

    People in England's biggest county consider themselves more Yorkshire than English, according to an online survey.

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    The Yorkshire Society's Big Yorkshire Conversation had more than 4,500 responses collated by the University of Hull.

    The county has more than five million inhabitants.

    Stewart Arnold, from the university, said: "It isn't saying they are not English but they just feel more Yorkshire."

    The survey asked questions on identity, the use of Yorkshire by brands and devolution.

    When asked what gave Yorkshire its identity, 'people' was the top answer followed by 'landscape'.

  8. Turbine repair call four months after blade break

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A councillor has renewed calls for a broken wind turbine to be fixed – four months after a blade was left dangling from the structure.

    Broken turbine blade

    Debris was flung from the blade as it broke at Park Spring Wind Farm near Darfield, Barnsley, on March 12.

    Councillor Kevin Osborne initially wrote to EDF Renwables, the turbine owner, calling for a safety investigation following the incident.

    However, the blade is still hanging from the turbine and has not yet been fixed.

    Mr Osborne said: “EDF have quite rightly cordoned off the area because even now, parts of the blade still remain dangling from the tower.

    “I have to say, it is an indication, and a really poor advert for the future of renewable energy in the country.

    “An increasing part of the energy supply of our country is coming from renewables, and if they can’t get it right, and they can’t keep it safe, then we have to question, is this the way ahead.”

    EDF Renewables have been contacted for a comment.

  9. Thunderstorm warning issued

    The warm weather seems set to break this week, with thunderstorms and heavy rain warnings in place for much of the country.

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    The Met Office's warning commences at 09:00 BST on Tuesday and runs through until 06:00 BST on Wednesday.

    The forecaster says the warning could mean:

    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and possibly some road closures
    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes

    You can find more at the BBC's Weather Centre here.