Wanted... a custodian of the north to safeguard Scotland's far-flung islands

It is a job unlike any other, with the successful candidate travelling throughout some of Scotland’s most spectacular places, presiding over historic archaeological gems, and working with some of the furthest flung communities in all of Britain.

A Cetti's warbler, pictured by Michael Flowers.

Birdwatch: Unmistakable notes of a wintering warbler

Of the five warbler species found regularly in our reedbeds four leave us each autumn to spend the winter in Africa.

Rachel Reeves.

Yorkshire MP talks about loneliness 'crisis'

In two months’ time, the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission will publish a manifesto – a template for Government on how it should deal with the “crisis” of loneliness.

Look to the skies over the weekend and you may see meteors.

Orionid meteor shower: How to see the spectacle over Yorkshire

This weekend, Yorkshire is set to be lashed by wind and rain as Storm Brian makes its way over the county.

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Storm Brian will hit the UK this weekend

Storm Brian: Weather Bomb set to cause miserable weekend for Yorkshire

The UK is braced for a night of heavy rain and winds before Storm Brian batters the country this weekend.
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Drax Power Station.

YP Letters: Biomass is delivering on sustainable power at Drax

From: Andy Koss, CEO, Drax Power, Selby, North Yorkshire.

Flytipping cost Yorkshire and Humber councils nearly �5m

Shocking £5m cost of flytipping to local councils

THE cost of clearing up flytipping in Yorkshire and the Humber rose to nearly £5m last year, as cases of illegal waste dumping rose for the fourth year in a row.

The UK is set to be battered by high winds and rain as Storm Brian arrives this weekend, only days after former Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles.

Storm Brian 'weather bomb' set to batter parts of UK this weekend... but what can we expect in Yorkshire?

Storm Brian is heading toward the United Kingdom this weekend, bringing with it the prospect of gale-force winds and a high risk of flooding.

Fracking protests have continued at the North Yorkshire site of Kirby Misperton.

'Why we should follow our neighbours and say no to fracking - an energy policy from the dark ages'

AS the unconventional oil and gas industry reels from Scotland’s recent decision to ban fracking, England now finds itself surrounded by countries that have banned the controversial practice (Scotland, Ireland, France) or have moratoria in place (Wales, Northern Ireland). And with every major UK opposition party committed to banning fracking, the industry knows it’s just one general election away from extinction.

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Dense fog is affecting much of Yorkshire this morning.

Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Motorists in Yorkshire are being warned to take extra care this morning as the region is covered in a blanket of fog.
Foragers face competition from grey squirrels for wild hazelnuts. Pic: PA

Country & Coast: Missing out on forager’s bounty of native nuts

Like many foragers I have several closely-guarded secrets about exactly where to locate the very best free food in the Yorkshire countryside. Most such secrets are related to edible fungi, but one of them is this: I know a plentiful supply of wild hazelnuts.

A view across Upper Nidderdale from Middlesmoor, one of the stops along the Nidderdale Way.  Picture by Janina Holubecki.

Free guide breaks down epic trail through Dales valley

A new walking guide has been launched to help people follow a spectacular 53-mile route in the easternmost valley of the Yorkshire Dales.

Storm Ophelia left a trail of destruction as she swept across the country... but Yorkshire has seemingly escaped the worst.

Ophelia passes into North Sea as Yorkshire escapes full force of her 90mph gusts

Yorkshire seems to have escaped the full force of former Hurricane Ophelia as the storm moves out past Scotland and into the north sea.

Former Hurricane Ophelia battered parts of Ireland, Wales and the western coast of England yesterday.

Travel chaos as former Hurricane Ophelia brings 70mph winds to Yorkshire

The one-time Hurricane Ophelia has brought rush-hour chaos to Yorkshire this morning as it blows across the county with gusts of up to 70mph.
Former Hurricane Ophelia brought with it high winds and severe storms throughout Monday.

Ophelia winds batter western parts of United Kingdom as Yorkshire holds its breath

Yorkshire was waiting to see if former Hurricane Ophelia would strike the county with her full force after a day of fierce winds and storms struck Ireland and the west coast.
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Red sun phenomenon casts ghostly haze across Yorkshire... and leaves some to question if this is the end of the world?

A red sun spotted in the sky over parts of Yorkshire on Monday morning may have been caused by Hurricane Ophelia but that didn't stop many from sharing their own 'scientific' opinions on social media.
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A black slug.

Yorkshire Water urges considered pesticide use to beat farm slugs

Farmers battling slug infestations to protect their crops are being asked to make smart use of pesticides as pest control to limit any potential impacts on tap water.

Young participants of The Explorer Club at work in the North York Moors National Park.

National glory for efforts to connect people with nature in Yorkshire

Efforts to inspire communities to look after some of Yorkshire’s most precious areas of countryside have been celebrated as examples for others to follow.


Campaigner climbs 150-year-old Sheffield Vernon Oak tree to save it from the chop

An activist scaled a 150-year-old oak tree in Sheffield today in a bid to prevent it from being felled as part of the city council’s controversial Streets Ahead programme.

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What's the strange orange haze over Yorkshire?

Have you noticed the strange coloured sky today?

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