Pet shop owner fined over waste disposal shambles

A pet shop owner has been slapped with a fine after disposing of his business waste in a town hall’s bins.

Tories ‘must prove wind policy has teeth’

Tories ‘must prove wind policy has teeth’

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been asked to take the final decision over the expansion of a controversial East Riding wind farm.

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Rick Astley announces Yorkshire forest gig

Eighties singer Rick Astley has confirmed he will play an outdoor concert at a North Yorkshire forest.

The moonbow over Skipton. Picture by Ben Gwynne/159photography.co.uk

Incredible ‘moonbow’ photographed over Yorkshire hills

THE incredible and rare natural phenomenon of a moonbow has been photographed during the unseasonably warm Yorkshire autumn weather.

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The Kennet and a flotilla of other boats pass through Bingley on the way from Leeds to Liverpool to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Canal. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Greatest ever’ water party to celebrate 200 years of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Pealing church bells, brass bands and a cheering crowd turned out to watch as the first ever barge, be-decked in flags and streamers, set off along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1816.

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Hundreds of twitchers flock to Easington near Hull, to try and spot this rare Siberian accentor. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video: Hundreds of bird watchers descend on Yorkshire village to see rare Siberian accentor

Hundreds of bird watchers have descended on an East Yorkshire village, after a rare species, never before seen on the British mainland, landed in a car park.

Snowy Bradford in 2015. PIC: PA

Snow alert: Bradford residents urged to “do their bit” as gritting budgets are slashed

Winter gritting budgets in Bradford have been drastically cut, The Yorkshire Post can reveal, as the authority warns it will no longer be able to clear the same number of roads in heavy snow.

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Just testing, this time, as flood sirens sound again in Calderdale

THOUSANDS OF homeowners and businesses were left counting the cost after the Boxing Day floods raged through West Yorkshire.

The Warley village museum, near Halifax, is in an old phone box. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Small world: Our village museum’s in a phone box

IT COULD just be the world’s smallest museum - a disused phone box telling the story of a Yorkshire village.

Children more likely to recognise Pikachu than garden birds

Children more likely to recognise Pikachu than garden birds

More Yorkshire children can identify the Pokemon character Pikachu than one of the UK’s most common garden birds.

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The Go Ape attraction in North Yorkshire's Dalby Forest

Go Ape high-wire theme park set for Roundhay Park in Leeds

COUNCILLORS are set to approve a high-wire adventure theme park in the heart of Roundhay Park in Leeds.

Stewart Calligan needed the full waterproofs for a rough time at sea on his most recent fishing expedition.

Sea fishing: Slim pickings to show for braving the elements

Nature never fails to amaze me. As I was preparing my bait for a fishing trip I saw something out of my eye corner through the kitchen window. My resident squirrel, who I call Cyril and who had polished off all my cob nuts despite my netting of the bushes, had finally found a mate.

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Rachel Reeves: Said she will not rest until businesses in Kirkstall get support.

Government pledge to back flood defences

The Prime Minister has given a strong indication that she will support the fight against flooding in Leeds.

A fracking protest in Malton.

YP Letters: Fracking imposed against will of local people

From: Dr Peter Williams, Newbiggin, Malton.

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An artist's impression of the new football hub.

Sheffield Council kicks off plan to build £75m football hub

A £75 million football hub will be built in Sheffield after councillors approved plans to revitalise a former school site.

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One of the English partridges that has been hand reared by David Gay as the gamekeeper at Carlton Towers near Selby.  Pictures: Gary Longbottom.

Life as a North Yorkshire gamekeeper is just the ticket for David

Conservation has become one of the countryside’s buzzwords in recent decades and David Gay firmly believes his profession is at the forefront in one of the key areas, ensuring the maintenance of wildlife.

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Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing guide with a wild brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the Aire at Glusburn between Skipton and Keighley. The conservation body the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) has just done some river restoration work there in partnership with the Environment Agency to allow fly fishing back on the river. Picture Tony Johnson.

Can Yorkshire’s rivers pass a clean bill of health?

They may look idyllic, but with almost all of Yorkshire’s rivers failing to meet European water standards, Andrew Griffiths meets those trying to bring them back to health. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Major study examines antibiotics use in sheep sector

The rise in human resistance to antibiotics has prompted a major study to establish when and why sheep farmers use the drugs, in a bid to reduce dependency in agriculture.

A flock of Wensleydale sheep have been added to the farm at Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire operated by Harrison Spinks bed manufacturers.

Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker

A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.

The first bramblings of the  winter were reported, with 300 at Flamborough Head.

Birdwatch: Rarities fly in on the winds during a week of excitement

Easterly winds have brought an exciting start to October for birdwatchers with both winter visitors and rare vagrants along the Yorkshire coast.

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