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Tour de Yorkshire: One week to go

Last year's tour brought in millions to the local economy Credit: PA

It is exactly one week until the Tour de Yorkshire rides into the region.

Organisers hope the event will build on the success of the Tour de France Grand Depart in York last year, which attracted more than 200,000 visitors and brought in £8.3 million to the local economy.

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Men arrested over Claudia murder released on bail

Three men arrested on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence have been released on bail.

The men, who are aged in their 50s and from the York area, were held in custody while being interviewed by detectives from the Major Crime Unit.

Although they have been released from custody, the case remains active and enquiries are ongoing.

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Weather: A sunny and WARM day

Credit: Met Office
Temperatures so far

Temperatures have already climbed to over 20C in parts of Northumberland.

With high pressure in control and hardly a cloud in the sky it is a very pleasant day across the north east.

But make the most of it - things will go downhill tomorrow.

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Councillors approve North Yorks potash mine plans

North York Moors National Park

Redcar and Cleveland council have approved plans to create what could be the world's biggest potash mine, in the North York Moors National Park.

Conservationists say it will blight the landscape, but the firm behind it says it will create more than 1,000 jobs.

The plans will now be considered by North York Moors National Park Authority for approval at a later date.

Decision expected over potash mine

North York Moors National Park Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A decision is expected over a controversial plan to create what could be the world's biggest potash mine in the North York Moors National Park.

Conservationists say it will blight the landscape but the firm behind it says it will create more than 1,000 jobs.

Council members will decide for or against the plans at a meeting today.

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