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Yorkshire farmers: 'We need a long-term plan after Brexit vote'

Yorkshire farmers are calling for a long-term plan to support the industry as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

Speaking on the opening day of the Great Yorkshire Show, members of the NFU said the need to champion British produce around the world was greater than ever to meet the challenges Brexit would pose.

Goole farmer Guy Poskitt spoke gave Calendar his views.

Travel: Traffic delays around Harrogate as crowds head to Great Yorkshire Show

Traffic delays are being reported in and around Harrogate as thousands of people head to the Great Yorkshire Show.

  • There is very slow traffic on the exit slip road on the A1(M) southbound at junction 47 for the A168/A59 (Allerton Park) and congestion to junction 48 for the A168/A6055 (Boroughbridge).
  • Traffic is heavier than usual on the A59 York Road eastbound at Knaresborough and stop-start traffic between the B6164 Wetherby Road and the A1(M) as well as congestion on the B6164 Grimbald Crag Way to A658, with a 10mph average speed
  • Traffic is also heavier than normal on the Leeds Road at Pannal between Fulwith Road and the Prince of Wales Roundabout


Record-breaking Yorkshire Rows plan book charting their epic adventure

Two of the 'Yorkshire Rows', Helen Butters and Janette Benaddi Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Rows have told Calendar they are planning to bring out a book about their heroic trans-Atlantic journey.

The four mums became the oldest femal crew to row the Atlantic when they spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua earlier this year.

And they say they're already planning another epic endurance feat – but this time on land. The women were keeping tight-lipped about exactly what was in the pipeline but suggested it could involve a trek across the desert or the North Pole.

Thousands flock to Great Yorkshire Show

Crowds arrive for the Great Yorkshire Show Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people are descending on Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Over the next three days more than 120,000 people are expected to visit the annual agricultural spectacular, which is in its 158th year.

A cricket legend, TV stars and world record breakers will be among this year's star guests.

The Yorkshire Rows are displaying their boat today for the very first time since they became the oldest female crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year.

For one day only, the public will be able to see first-hand where the four mums from Yorkshire spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Geoffrey Boycott will be a special guest on Tuesday, when the public will have chance to meet the legend who was a leading light in English cricket for a quarter of a century.

The winner of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016 will also be announced

Petition over plans for green belt homes

Protestors take to the streets

Campaigners fighting plans to build hundreds of homes on Green Belt land in Horsforth will hand in a petition to Leeds council today.

Almost 2,000 people have objected to the development of what's known locally as the Strawberry Fields. The campaign group Save Leeds Green Belt is concerned over plans to build houses on green field sites when they claim brownfield sites are still available.

Concern over use of green belt

Calder Valley celebrates 'Alternative Christmas'

Six months on from the Boxing Day floods which devastated the Calder Valley, residents and business have been celebrating an 'Alternative Christmas' today.

Hebden Bridge celebrate Christmas in June Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The rains which started on Christmas Day saw festivities ruined for many people in both Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd - with hundreds of homes and business left under up to six feet of water.

The town council organised a day of Christmas festivities, with shops encouraged to get out the tinsel and baubles and decorate their businesses - to make up for the soggy Christmas they lost.

Hebden Bridge junior band kicked off the celebrations Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hebden Bridge Junior Band kicked off celebrations by playing carols around a Christmas tree in the town's St George's Square at 11 am. They were also playing at Mytholmroyd Gala, which started at 12.15 pm, and accompanied there by a choir from Burnley Road Primary School, whose pupils have still not been able to return to their flooded classrooms and continue to be taught elsewhere.

There will be all the fun of the gala in Mytholmroyd, and street entertainment in Hebden Bridge throughout the day.

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