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  1. Music grant 'big step' for Hull rapper Black Yorkshireman

    An emerging rapper from Hull says being awarded a grant to develop his musical career will "shine the light on Yorkshire".

    Chiedu Oraka

    Chiedu Oraka, who's also known as the Black Yorkshireman, was awarded one of 21 national grants from MOBO/Help Musicians.

    The grant is to be used to grow musicians' business skills and provide help during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Mr Oraka said: "I'm from Hull, a city no one gives credit too. I am fighting the cause."

    His is one of three awards to Hull-based musicians - the others have gone to Downton Kayoto and Dragg.

    Mr Oraka said: "Covid has hit the arts very hard and we aren't able to gig. This money will help deliver my music, get help with publicity and take my career one step further."

    The East Yorkshire city was not "one of your cultural hotspots for my music" when compared to London, Birmingham or Manchester, he said, but this was a "big step" for all three.

    "In a nutshell, I make UK-based rap music and I am talking about the city honestly. And I give two fingers up to anyone who thinks Hull can't produce something great."

    Mr Okara added that he was aiming to put Hull "on the map".

  2. Flood warnings in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 31 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire following heavy rain brought by Storm Christoph earlier in the week.

    Car in flood water

    There are also 24 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - in place on Yorkshire's rivers.

    People in York whose homes are at risk of flooding due to high river levels in the city following Storm Christoph are "safe", a city councillor has said.

    Councillor Paula Widdowson said: "The next high peak for the river is predicted for noon today at 4.7m, so I'm confident the flood defences will hold."

    Meanwhile, in Malton in North Yorkshire the River Derwent peaked at about 06:20 this morning at 5.05m above normal levels.

    The leader of Ryedale District Council, Keane Duncan, said: "It's a slightly tense situation, but I'd like to reassure residents we're doing all we can and I'm hopeful we can keep things under control".

    There are flood warnings in place for parts of Hull, on the River Aire in West Yorkshire and on the River Swale and River Ure in North Yorkshire.

  3. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be bright but chilly in Yorkshire with spells of sunshine and occasional showers.

    Tonight will be cold with clear spells and the risk of a few rain, sleet or snow showers:

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  4. Road closed due to River Derwent flooding

    A road linking North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire has been closed because of flooding.

    The B1228

    The B1228 at Sutton upon Derwent is closed at the bridge connecting it to Elvington in North Yorkshire following heavy rain.

    A flood alert is in place for the area - meaning flooding is possible - according to the government website.

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the road was closed due to rising water levels.

  5. Storm Christoph: Yorkshire flood warnings latest

    A total of 67 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are now in place in Yorkshire following heavy rain brought by Storm Christoph overnight.

    Cars in flood spray

    There are also 49 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - in place on the county's rivers.

    The warnings include Cod Beck at Thirsk in North Yorkshire where the Environment Agency (EA) say areas most at risk are Finkle Street and Riverside Mews.

    In East Yorkshire there's a warning for low lying properties in the Upper Hull catchment around Frodingham Bridge where the EA says flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible.

    The level of the River Aire at Shipley in West Yorkshire is expected to peak in the next few hours, with a risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland.

    In South Yorkshire river levels appear to have now peaked but the EA says they still remain at levels where flooding is expected.

    A Met Office amber warning for rain is now over, replaced by a yellow "be aware" weather warning for ice in place for parts of the region.

  6. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be cloudy with showers, sunny intervals and strong winds.

    Winds will slowly ease and cloud will clear for most to leave a largely dry night with clear skies.

    A yellow "be prepared" warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office.

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  7. Flood warnings in place across Yorkshire

    There are currently 20 flood warnings in place across Yorkshire this afternoon due to heavy rain, meaning people living or working in those areas need to take immediate action.

    A flood warning sign

    The Environment Agency says the warnings mean flooding is expected in these affected areas.

    Flood warnings are currently in place at:

  8. East Yorkshire river level rises as rainfall continues

    This was the scene on the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge on the border of East and North Yorkshire a little while ago, as heavy rain continues across the region.

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    Video caption: A flood alert is in place on the river

    The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a flood alert for the area - meaning "flooding is possible" - one of many flood alerts currently in place for Yorkshire's rivers.

    Flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the area as persistent and heavy rain is forecast until Thursday, causing the River Derwent to rise further, the EA said.

    Several flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire as emergency services prepare for possible widespread flooding.

    Flooded River Derwent

    The EA has warned of a "volatile situation" as heavy rain combines with melting snow, while police in South Yorkshire declared a major incident.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning is in place for Yorkshire until 12:00 on Thursday.

  9. Latest flood warnings in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 20 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire as emergency services prepare for possible widespread flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

    River Ouse in York

    There are also 47 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

    The Environment Agency has warned of a "volatile situation" as heavy rain combines with melting snow, while police in South Yorkshire yesterday declared a "major incident" ahead of expected flooding.

    An amber "be prepared" Met Office rain warning remains in place for Yorkshire until 12:00 on Thursday.

    The Met Office said there was a "danger to life" due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, and told some communities they might be "cut off" by flooded roads.

    A government spokesperson said it had provided additional advice to local agencies to help them manage any evacuations and shelter provision in a Covid-secure way.

  10. Storm Christoph: Advice issued on flooded drains

    Ahead of expected flooding due to Storm Christoph, Yorkshire Water has issued guidance on who to report different types of flooded drains to.

    Drain covers

    Writing on social media, the company said: "With rainfall set to continue today and flood alerts out in Yorkshire, we wanted to ask do you know who to report flooding to?

    "Solid covers and unblocked road gullies: Please report this to us. Blocked road gullies with leaves and debris: Contact your local council."

    A total of 20 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire.

    There are also 44 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

  11. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be mild day with outbreaks of rain and brisk winds.

    Staying unsettled tonight with heavy rain pushing in, heightening the risk of flooding.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning has been issued for Yorkshire as Storm Christoph approaches:

    Weather graphic
  12. Flood warnings in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 20 flood warnings- meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire as emergency services prepare for widespread flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

    Flooded sign

    There are also 44 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

    The Environment Agency has warned of a "volatile situation" as heavy rain combines with melting snow, while police in South Yorkshire declared a major incident.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning is in place for the county until 12:00 on Thursday.

    A government spokesperson said it had provided additional advice to local agencies to help them manage any evacuations and shelter provision in a Covid-secure way.

    The Met Office said there was a "danger to life" due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, and told some communities they might be "cut off" by flooded roads.

    Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said key risk areas had been inspected over the past 36 hours, with the delivery of sandbags continuing today.

    Highways England advised drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads, while the RAC breakdown service said motorists should only drive if absolutely necessary.

  13. Flood warnings and alerts on Yorkshire rivers

    A total of 26 flood alerts are now in place on rivers across North, South, East and West Yorkshire.

    Flood sign

    A flood alert means "flooding is possible, be prepared".

    Meanwhile, four flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place for parts of the rivers Derwent, Seven and Ouse.

    The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for rain in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West, East Midlands and the east of England over the next two days.

    A "major incident" has been declared in South Yorkshire in response to the forecast rainfall.

    Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said: "I do not want people to panic, but flooding is possible so please be prepared."

  14. Job fears and mental health concerns among young - Report

    More than half of young people in Yorkshire said their mental health had got worse during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has found.

    Woman with head in hands

    A survey by The Prince's Trust said 56% of 16 to 25-year-olds questioned reported a mental decline.

    Half said they felt anxious, with 18% saying they were "unable to cope with life", the survey showed.

    Meanwhile, two-thirds also reported feeling like they were "missing out on being young" due to lockdown restrictions.

    Clare Crabb, from the trust, said the pandemic had taken a "devastating toll on young people's mental health".

    "They face a disrupted education, a shrinking jobs market and isolation from their friends and loved ones, and as a result, too many are losing all hope for the future," she said.

    The report also found that one in five young people in Yorkshire did not feel confident about their future work prospects.

    More than half, 53%, said getting a new job felt impossible because there was so much competition.

  15. Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Mild but unsettled with outbreaks of persistent rain throughout the day and a blustery wind

    Rain will continue through this evening and overnight.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning has been issued for Yorkshire as Storm Christoph approaches.

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