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Police use Twitter to reunite Thai owner with lost iPad

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Police in North Yorkshire have used Twitter to reunite a lost iPad with its owner - who was more than 6,000 miles away....
Police use Twitter to reunite Thai owner with lost iPad

Flood warnings remain in force as river levels continue to rise

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Emergency services fear further breaches of flood defences following days of heavy rainfallResidents, businesses and emergency services in North Yorkshire were nervously watching river levels on Thursday as the after-effects of days of rain continued to threaten hundreds of properties.Parts of York were underwater and flats on higher ground were...
Flood warnings remain in force as river levels continue to rise

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

Suspected far-right extremists arrested across England

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Five men linked to English Defence League splinter group detained over race-hate material posted onlineFive suspected far-right extremists have been arrested by counter-terror detectives after race-hate material was posted online.They are being held after raids by the north-east counter terrorism unit in North Tyneside, County Durham, Merseyside, Barnsley and London.A...
Suspected far-right extremists arrested across England

Barnsley's real life Kes

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In the Ken Loach film, the kestrel meets an unhappy end. But when another Barnsley lad lost his bird of prey, there was a happier ending - thanks to FacebookA bit of happy news for once - and from Barnsley, to boot.Facebook, for all its foibles, serves a certain public...
Barnsley's real life Kes

Village gets government broadband

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North Yorkshire village Ainderby Steeple becomes the first to be switched on under a government scheme to bring broadband to rural areas....
Village gets government broadband

'Nemesis' breaks electric car land speed record

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Modified Lotus Exige reaches average speed of 148mph at Elvington Airfield in north YorkshireA battery-powered car designed to "smash the boring, Noddy stereotype of the green car" broke the UK electric land speed record on Thursday.The Nemesis, a Lotus Exige modified by utility company Ecotricity, reached 148mph near York this...
'Nemesis' breaks electric car land speed record

Tour de France's Yorkshire visit sparks excitement in British cycling's home

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In Harrogate, where CTC cycling group was born, anticipation of the world's greatest bike race is particularly intenseThere weren't many people out on their bikes in Harrogate over the weekend: the weather was too poor even for hardy Yorkshire folk. But since Thursday, when it was revealed that the town...
Tour de France's Yorkshire visit sparks excitement in British cycling's home

Letters: Blowing hot and cold on windfarms

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Adair Turner is right to say that there is a legitimate debate over the visual impact of windfarms (Debate whether windfarms are ugly but not their efficiency, says government adviser, 27 February).The Campaign to Protect Rural England believes that climate change poses a major threat to the character and quality...
Letters: Blowing hot and cold on windfarms

Harry Coen obituary

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My good friend Harry Coen, who has died aged 67, was a journalist for Today, the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. In 1998, Harry became number three on the Sunday Express under the editorship of Amanda Platell. The following year, he was invited back to the Telegraph to do...
Harry Coen obituary

Scottish conservation group maps the decline of British eagles

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Shutterstock.com A comprehensive study using records spanning 1,500 years shows how white-tailed and golden eagles were once found across Britain and Ireland, but populations plummeted as a result of human activity. A research team from RSPB Scotland mapped the population of both eagles between 500 AD and the present...
Scottish conservation group maps the decline of British eagles

Stuck for an outing? Try the National Tractor Weekend

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It's the first-ever, prompted by the runaway success of a vintage farm machinery rally in north YorkshireThe grip of the tractor on the human mind is peculiar but real. I can never shop at Morrisons in Idle without thinking of 'Tractors' – the enormous International Harvester plant which took over...
Stuck for an outing? Try the National Tractor Weekend

UK shortlists carbon capture projects competing for £1bn fund

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Four schemes shortlisted for the final phase of a government competition to develop the technologyFour schemes have been shortlisted for a £1bn competition to develop technology to capture and permanently store emissions from fossil fuel power plants.Plans for new coal-powered stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) at Grangemouth, Scotland,...
UK shortlists carbon capture projects competing for £1bn fund

Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online

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Rise of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure on both sides of Atlantic calls for creation of cyberweapons and new rules for their useJonathan Millican is a first-year university student from Harrogate in North Yorkshire. He says he doesn't think of himself as a "stereotypical geek", but having been crowned champion in...
Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online

Electric car land speed record broken at 151.6mph - video

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A battery-powered Lotus Exige breaks the UK land speed record for electric cars at an airfield in North Yorkshire...
Electric car land speed record broken at 151.6mph - video
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