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Saving the toads of Toadmorden!

A local group is encouraging the people of Todmorden to drive carefully at night and watch out for toads.

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Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

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

‘Natural defences no silver bullet’ on flooding

Natural defence schemes planned for the Calder Valley such as planting trees and creating wetlands are not “a silver bullet” for stopping flooding, academics warned today.

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Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow showers across parts of West Yorkshire later this afternoon.

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Yorkshire weather: Storm Ewan downgraded but warning still in place as temperatures are set to plummet

Yorkshire weather: Storm Ewan downgraded but warning still in place as temperatures are set to plummet

Warnings for snow, ice and wind across parts of the UK have been downgraded because Storm Ewan was not as strong as expected.

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Video: Scheme to plant 200,000 trees aims to reduce Calder Valley flood risk

HUNDREDS OF thousands of trees will be planted as part of a long-term plan aimed at reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley – which was devastated by the storms of December 2015.

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The group planted 300 trees to create a wet woodland to provide a habitat for animals

National Trust volunteers give nature a helping hand

National Trust staff and volunteers from three sites joined forces on Valentine’s Day to give nature a helping hand.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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STORM DORIS: A plane struggles to land at Leeds Bradford Airport. PIC: Tony Johnson

LIVE BLOG: Storm Doris tears across Yorkshire

A severe weather warning for extreme winds has been issued across Yorkshire.

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Weather warning

Storm Doris: Yorkshire braces itself for 80mph winds and torrential rain

YORKSHIRE is in the eye of Storm Doris today, with warnings of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris across the county.

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

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.

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Weather warnings from the Met Office

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

YORKSHIRE could be caught in the eye of Storm Doris on Thursday, with the possibility of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris, forecasters have warned.

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Video: Mass aerial stunt show performed by starlings

A reader managed to capture a mass aerial stunt being performed by thousands of birds over the Brighouse skyline.

Sandra Broadley, 57, and her husband Leo Broadley, 59, saw the amazing sight about 5.30pm on Sunday night. She said, “I’ve never seen that before, it was lovely.”

So what is a murmaration of starlings?

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds explain it’s basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison.

They think that starlings do it for many reasons. Grouping together offers safety in numbers – predators such as peregrine falcons find it hard to target one bird in the middle of a hypnotising flock of thousands.

They also gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas.

They gather over their roosting site, and perform their wheeling stunts before they roost for the night.

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Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking “low-grade havoc” on mobile phones and computers, according to new research.

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Morrisons recalls beef slices over listeria fears

Morrisons recalls beef slices over listeria fears

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat-based products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people.

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Flood minister Therese Coffey inMytholmroyd.

Floods Minister pushes for flood defences deadline in Calderdale

The Government Minister charged with overseeing flooding prevention across the country has warned that plans for defences in Calderdale need to be finalised by summer to prevent communities being swamped by future deluges.

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Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

The Met Office has issued a weather warning across Yorkshire as a Scandinavian cold snap hits the region.

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Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Snow showers are expected across Yorkshire tonight as temperatures fall below zero.

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