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  1. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, it will be dry and bright with the odd patch of cloud but plenty of sunshine throughout.

    Remaining mild for the time of year.

    Tonight, it will remain dry with clear spells and the odd cloudy patch.

    Feeling chilly, with temperatures dropping under mainly clear skies.

    There is the chance of mist or fog patches:

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  2. Thousands of back office Asda workers' jobs at risk

    PA Media

    Thousands of behind-the-scenes store roles at West Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Asda are at risk as the firm launches a consultation over a major restructuring, it's been confirmed.

    Asda sign

    The company, which has its HQ in Leeds, has launched consultations with about 5,000 staff in total, saying the restructuring is necessary due to a "structural shift" towards online grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The grocery firm said it also plans to create around 4,500 separate jobs in its online operations this year and will look to hire staff affected by the potential cuts.

    Nevertheless, Asda said the consultations will impact about 3,000 back office store workers, particularly affecting staff with cash and administrative roles amid the continued slump in cash transactions.

    It added that around 1,100 of its store management roles will be changed to support online grocery operations as more picking takes place in stores.

    Roger Burnley, Asda chief executive and president, said: "The pandemic has accelerated change across the retail sector, especially the shift towards grocery home shopping, and our priority is to serve customers in the way they want to shop with us.

    "We know these proposed changes will be unsettling for colleagues and our priority is to support them during this consultation process."

    Mr Burnley added it was Asda's aim to ensure as many workers as possible stayed with the company.

  3. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be dry with decent sunny spells.

    Broken cloud and a scattering of showers will develop this afternoon, but still with intermittent sunny spells. Still mild for the time of year.

    Dry and mostly clear tonight, allowing temperatures to drop away, making it much less mild compared to recent nights.

    Under the calm conditions, some mist and fog patches may develop in places:

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  4. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A very mild day with outbreaks of rain and blustery winds.

    Tonight, rain and blustery winds will continue, becoming dry later in the night.

    Winds easing towards morning:

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  5. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be windy, with brisk winds and occasional rain.

    This afternoon will be mostly cloudy, with some bright spells and very mild.

    It'll continue very mild night tonight under cloudy skies and with brisk southerly winds:

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  6. Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Overcast at first today, with some spells of rain edging east and clearing.

    In the afternoon, it will brighten up with spells of sunshine breaking through.

    This evening will be dry and mainly clear, turning chilly for a time:

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  7. Yorkshire cinemas to get Covid recovery funding

    Four cinemas in Yorkshire will receive grants to help them recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Light , Sheffield

    The money is part of the government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

    Today, the British Film Institute announced 30 cinemas would receive a share of £5m in funding.

    The Light Cinema Bradford and The Light Cinema Sheffield will both receive just under £300,000 each, while Reel cinemas in Hull and Wakefield will each receive about £115,000.

  8. Covid recovery grants for historic Yorkshire sites

    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has received a £296,000 award from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

    NYM Railway

    The money will go towards its Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project which has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The cash, awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is one of a number of targeted grants aimed at heritage organisations to help them restart planned work that has been delayed or which faces increased costs because of Covid-19.

    The heritage railway said the grant means it can continue with a major element of the YMJ project - the renewal of two bridges at Goathland Station in January next year.

    Hyde Park Picture House

    Other Yorkshire beneficiaries of the funding include the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, which has been awarded £174,000.

    Meanwhile, a £285,000 grant will enable the Hyde Park Picture House, in Leeds, to begin its redevelopment project in the spring.

    The project, combining restoration work with new accessible facilities, has been on pause for 10 months due to the pandemic.

    The cinema, which opened in 1914, is the only remaining gaslit cinema in the country.

  9. Hundreds of jobs to go as distribution centre closes

    A distribution centre in Leeds is to close with the loss of 400 jobs as a result of the collapse of the Arcadia fashion empire, according to the GMB union.

    Burton store

    The union said the former Burton factory has been in operation since 1922, most recently as a distribution centre for Arcadia stores including Dorothy Perkins and Burton.

    A consultation period will begin on 24 February and run until 30 April, when the site will close.

    Jake O'Malley, from the GMB, said: "A century of history and hundreds of good jobs down the pan, while Philip Green is living it up on his private yacht and the administrators pick the bones of the business clean.

    "The GMB will fight tooth and nail to make sure workers get what they deserve from this mess."

  10. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and breezy start to the day. With showery spells of rain pushing in from the south-west later. Those downpours could be quite heavy in places, with strong gusts.

    This evening the outlook remains unsettled. The winds will be slightly lighter, but showery spells of rain will continue sweeping in from the south-west.

  11. Tourism body admits 'big mistakes' over spending

    Welcome to Yorkshire's boss has admitted the organisation made mistakes in the way it spent taxpayers' cash.

    Sir Gary Verity

    The comments come after it emerged the tourism body spent over £430,000 on the investigation and removal of its former chief executive Sir Gary Verity (pictured).

    He left in March 2019 after a decade in charge following concerns over expenses claims and the way staff were treated.

    Two independent investigations followed his departure.

    Welcome to Yorkshire is funded by tourism businesses and councils and the current chief executive James Mason said it was important that "money given by the taxpayer should be properly scrutinised".

    He admitted "big mistakes" regarding finances had been made in the past, but said "some great things" had also been achieved.