Bus company hails Harrogate 'green' plans

A Harrogate pressure group's sustainable transport policies have won the backing of the town's leading bus company.
Pinewoods Conservation Group chairperson Neil Hind.  (Picture by Adrian Murray 1402221AM3)

Pinewoods group's plea to council over Irongate Field

Pinewoods Conservation Group says it is not giving up its battle to protect the popular wooded area of Harrogate from developers.
Sheffield's tree-felling policy continues to be opposed and criticised.

YP Letters: Stop this farce and save city’s trees

From: Rosemary Thompson, Colne, Lancashire.

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Campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor take part in a protest ramble on Ilkley Moor, in August 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Council urged to end shooting as grouse lease for moor expires

COUNCILLORS in Bradford have been urged to end grouse shooting on one of Yorkshire’s most iconic beauty spots following the end of a controversial license agreement last weekend.

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Leeds snow forecast DOWNGRADED for Sunday

Leeds snow forecast DOWNGRADED for Sunday

We thought Snowmageddon was on its way to Leeds.

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A parrot crossbill, pictured by Richard Stonier.

Year of the parrot crossbills could be on the cards for birdwatchers

The mature conifer plantations surrounding Yorkshire’s reservoirs are ideal places to look for crossbills.

Calm centre of a storm - Part of Harrogate's lovely Nidd Gorge.

Dear Reader: Beauty spot v new road + hearing aid hoo-ha

A personal column by the Harrogate Adertiser's Graham Chalmers
Kev Kelly has been named as the Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year.

Animal-loving copper cracking down on all wildlife crimes great and small in North Yorkshire

Animal-loving police officer Kev Kelly has been named as the country’s top law enforcer for wildlife crime due to his pioneering work in North Yorkshire. Chris Burn reports.

Campaigners hit out at plan to save Sheffield war memorial trees

Campaigners hit out at plan to save Sheffield war memorial trees

A £500,000 price tag put on saving war memorial trees threatened with the chop is "a slap in the face to the community, residents and our nation's World War One war memory", according to campaigners.
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Thousands of trees could be planted along Leeds River Aire to prevent flooding

A forest of new trees could be planted on the banks on the River Aire as part of Leeds' plans to prevent future flooding.

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Motorists could face roadworks for three months.

Three month roadworks planned to lay water main in Harrogate

Yorkshire Water have announced three-month plans to lay 460 metres of new water mains along Otley Road in Harrogate, early next year.

Colin Speakman.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Poetic licence to capture the beauty of Wharfedale landscapes

On a blowy, miserable day the view north across lower Wharfedale from the moors still managed to present a picture of bleak beauty which most cameras would fail to capture.

Residents have been calling for improvements to Bond End for years.

Improvements to Bond End will start in March next year says council

Work to improve the enormous traffic congestion problem through Bond End in Knaresborough will start in March next year.

Iain Mann, the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership's scheme manager. Pictures by James Hardisty.

How Iain has led efforts to keep Nidderdale’s heritage alive

A dramatic career change, motivated by a love of the outdoors, eventually led Iain Mann to Yorkshire and one of the county’s most fascinating and varied stretches of countryside.

The environment is back in the spotlight thnaks to David Attenborough's Blue Planet II series.

YP Letters: Nothing to celebrate with plastic threat

From: Annie Russell, Sheffield.


Yorkshire engineer wins UN backing for food-growing system deployable in disaster-hit areas

A Yorkshire engineer who has developed an environmentally-friendly food growing system that can be deployed in disaster-hit areas has won backing from the UN.

A rough legged buzzard.

An uncommon visitor from the tundra

Cold winds from the Arctic have swept across Yorkshire this week while an uncommon visitor from the tundra was seen again on the east coast.


‘Blue Belt’ expansion aimed at protecting seabird habitats

The United Kingdom’s marine “Blue Belt” is expanding to protect rare seabirds’ habitats.

Should fracking be halted?

YP Letters: Political backing for fracking is fracturing

From: Russell Scott, Cropton, Ryedale.

An arch of trees at Nidd Gorge, taken in autumn earlier this year.

Residents say Nidd Gorge relief road would be "the biggest mistake ever"

Residents have told the County Council that "they will have a fight on their hands" if proposals to build a relief road through Nidd Gorge are progressed.

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