The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonightRead the full story ›
Sunshine & showers Saturday. Becoming drier & clearer overnight into SundayRead the full story ›
Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from North Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Here's what in store for North, South and West Yorkshire:
And for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire:
More than £120,000 has been secured to help protect an endangered breed of dormouse in North Yorkshire.
Around 1,700 metres of hedgerows will be planted in Wensleydale to provide habitat for the Hazel Dormouse.
Experts say dormice had become extinct in the region, but after reintroductions in 2008 and 2016 have regained a presence in an area in the east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Grants of £75,000 from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and nearly £48,000 from Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust will go towards conservation work over the next three years.
An unusual breed of bat – nicknamed ‘Yoda’ because of its likeness to the Star Wars character – has now officially been registered as a new species thanks to a researcher from York University.
Discovered in a remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the bat’s distinctive features immediately saw it compared to the Jedi master.
But after examining literature and 3,000 specimens in 18 museums worldwide, York University academic Dr Nancy Irwin found it was a previously unidentified species.
It has now been renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.
Dr Irwin said: “Since most remote Papuans have never seen Star Wars, I thought it fitting to use a local name: the Hamamas - meaning happy – tube-nosed fruit bat.”
The RSPB and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about the removal of eggs from a rare marsh harrier nestRead the full story ›
Jo Blythe is here with the early morning forecast for Friday.Read the full story ›
Jo Blythe has the latest weather forecast.Read the full story ›
Here's Hannah Miller with a round up of day three of the games.