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A spectacular carnival tribute to the forthcoming Rio games is to go on display at Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
It's believed to be the first ever carnival costume made from fresh flowers and foliage - and visitors to the show will be able to see it from tomorrow until April 24th.
The 12ft by 12ft work of art will form part of Britain's biggest exhibition of floristry and flower arranging. It's been created by international carnival designer Hughbon Condor and award-winning florist Helen James, with the support of funding from Arts Council.
The costume contains more than 30 metres of aluminium tubing and fibreglass rods, and over 1,400 fresh flowers and pieces of plant material, taking a staggering 155 hours to complete.
Up to 60,000 visitors are expected at the flower show, which will also feature large scale exhibits from floristry colleges across the region, who will be celebrating the forthcoming games in Brazil with the theme Carnival Rio Style.
A couple from Yorkshire are taking on a hill climbing challenge as part of their mission to make the countryside accessible for all.Read the full story ›
An animal rights group has started a campaign in West Yorkshire because the region was once the "wool capital of the world".Read the full story ›
Twelve lambs have died after being shot at a farm in Doncaster.
Officers are investigating the incident at Cherry Tree Lodge Farm in Crow Tree Bank which is thought to have happened overnight.
Six lambs were found shot dead, and a further six were left with gunshot wounds and are being put down. A further two ewes were injured.
Both incidents have caused distress and outrage not only in our local communities, but across South Yorkshire.
It is simply intolerable and I want to reassure the local community that we are determined to find those responsible.
I understand that people will be concerned and we are exploring a number of lines of enquiry to confirm that these incidents are linked.
We must keep an open mind in this early stage of the investigation and this is where any information that you hold, however small, could prove significant to finding out who did this.
Please, if you saw anything suspicious in the area or have heard anyone discussing this matter locally, get in touch.
A farmer in North Yorkshire has had an eggs-cellent idea to help his hens lay more eggs.Read the full story ›
Police in Lincolnshire are meeting with the National Farmer's Union on Tuesday to provide an update on the issue of 'hare coursing' - as it is revealed 178 people have now been arrested or reported to court since September.
Officers say they have also seized 19 vehicles and three dogs.
A meeting between partner agencies is being held at police headquarters where officers will also provide an update more generally on 'rural crime'.
A stately home in Rotherham which is said to be the largest house in Britain will be sold to a preservation group dedicated to restoring it.Read the full story ›
A farmer in Lincolnshire is calling for tougher punishments to be imposed on hare coursers, as he says the same people continually target his land.
Mark Leggott, who farms just outside Boston, wants more injunctions against repeat offenders. Lincolnshire police say 161 men have been arrested or summoned to court since the start of the hare coursing season last September.
Firefighters in North Yorkshire have rescued a bullock which had escaped his field and fallen into a septic tank.