YP Letters: Selectivity of anti-fracking movement

From: Sam Grant, Huntington Road, York.

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Glaucous gulls have been sighted at Scarborough and in other coastal locations after recent storms.  Picture: Dave Mansell

Birdwatch: Distinctive gulls on the coast in the wake of tidal surge

Seawatchers have been on the lookout for rare gulls in the aftermath of last weekend’s gales and tidal surge.

A deer herd at Studley Royal in North Yorkshire, with red, fallow and sika deer.  Picture: Gary Longbottom

Wolds Diary: Unexpected natural beauties are a special treat in the woods

It has certainly been a better week. This year looks as if it will be fun.

james Hardisty's image of Stutton woods near Tadcaster.

YP Letters: Woods that were the making of young artist

From: Michael Hildred, York.

The competition was abruptly scrapped by George Osborne in 2015.

£100m wasted on Yorkshire’s ‘clean coal’ bid

TAXPAYERS have “little to show” for £100m spent on a Government competition which dashed Yorkshire’s hopes of leading the world in clean coal technology, it was claimed today.

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Has Friends of the Earth misled the public over fracking?

YP Letters: Frankness needed over fracking row

From: Michael Roberts, Worcester Avenue, Garstang, Lancashire.

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POLL: Will Donald Trump's presidency be a good thing for Yorkshire?

POLL: Will Donald Trump's presidency be a good thing for Yorkshire?

Do you think Trump in the White House will have a positive impact on Yorkshire?

Solar technology is set for a boost in Oxspring.

Batteries to boost solar power in South Yorkshire village

Dozens of homes in a South Yorkshire village will have batteries installed to create a “virtual power plant”, in a trial that aims to boost solar power.

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Richmond MP Rishi Sunak

Brussels sprouts: Yorkshire MP hails Brexit as end of the ‘vegetable police’

Brexit will spell the end of the Brussels “vegetable police” meddling in British agriculture, according to a Tory MP.

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Snowdrops are starting to be seen across the region. Picture: Chris Lawton.

Country & Coast: Innocent awakenings offer the first signs of spring

I saw snowdrops blooming in Wensleydale while people were still merrily wishing each other ‘Happy New Year’, yet a couple of weeks later they obstinately continue to be just green shoots in my West Yorkshire garden.

A crop of oilseed rape.  Picture: James Hardisty.

Insecticide ban costs more than farmers’ profits, study finds

Calls for a careful assessment of the impact of the EU’s ban on neonicotinoid insecticides are being made in the light of new research which claims the restriction is having major, global environmental and economic consequences.

Leaving: The European Parliament

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives: Rank them in order of importance for Yorkshire

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.
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A suspected case of bird flu has been identified in Lincolnshire. (Library picture)

Another bird flu outbreak in Lincolnshire, weeks after Yorkshire incident

BIRD FLU has been confirmed in a flock of about 6,000 turkeys at a farm in Lincolnshire, weeks after a similar outbreak in the Yorkshire Dales.

A fracking protester in Ryedale.

YP Letters: Don’t be distracted by issues around fracking

From: Craig Bennett, Chief Executive, Friends of the Earth.

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Elderly woman rescued from moors after fall

Elderly woman rescued from moors after fall

An 86-year-old woman was rescued from a Yorkshire moorland after becoming stranded.

13 January 2017 .......   Tree campaigner Helen McIlroy with fellow protestors Dave Dillner, Calvin Payne and Dr Simon Crump in Nether Edge in Sheffield. Picture Tony Johnson

More Sheffield tree protest arrests ‘inevitable’, say campaigners

As a revolt against tree-felling in Sheffield grows, with campaigners even willing to risk prison, Chris Burn meets the man who sowed the seeds of a very British protest.

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West Yorkshire beck polluted with paint after M606 lorry crash

LARGE quantities of white paint spilt after a lorry crashed on the M606 in Bradford has caused pollution in a beck at Dewsbury.
There was no chance of getting to sleep with the New Year fireworks.  Picture: Tim Richardson

Wolds Diary: Frustrating run of bad luck leaves me all but housebound

I think I must be getting old, and boring. I declined to see the new year in and decided to head for bed at a reasonable hour so I could be up bright and early the next day.

Stewart Calligan on Hornsea beach, the scene of his first beach fishing outing of the year.

Sea fishing: Hull’s fishing heritage deserves a musical

If New York has its West Side Story, London has Oliver and Paris has Les Mis then surely Hull, the City of Culture 2017 can have a musical, obviously based on fish and what better name than Captain Cod?

Resident crossbills seem to have taken advantage of a plentiful food supply this year.   Picture: Vince Cowell

Birdwatch: It’s cone alone for the birds on a very strict diet

Crossbills are being seen in large numbers searching for cones in conifer plantations such as Dalby and Wykeham forests in North Yorkshire.

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