Bid to build 140 homes on Leeds greenbelt land is rejected

AN APPLICATION FOR a development of 140 homes on greenbelt land has been rejected - to the delight of campaigners who have opposed the plans since their creation in 2016.

New signage has been erected at the site but Taylor Wimpey confirmed it is incorrect. Picture: Adrian Murray

Ground work underway for 119 houses opposite RHS Harlow Carr

Ground work is underway to prepare a site opposite RHS Harlow Carr on Crag Lane, Harrogate, for a development of 119 houses.

Polcie have been out in force during Sheffield's tree-felling dispute.

YP Letters: Impact of tree policing in Sheffield not just about pay

From: Peter Giles, Sheffield.

Birdsong: The cuckoo makes an instantly recognisable sound that matches its name.  (Picture: PA WIRE).

What’s the name of the game when it comes to birds?

Birds are a much loved part of our everyday life, but where do their names come from? A new book helps shed some light on the question, as Chris Bond reports.

The 75-metre Siemens Blade was a huge hit for last year's City of Culture. They may not have been able to squeeze in the new 81.5m blades being built at the Hull factory.

Winds of change: Hull factory to produce world’s largest single-cast blades

The world’s largest single-cast turbine blades are to be built at a Hull factory for one of the massive offshore wind farms going up in the North Sea.

The fracking site at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Even the greenest can’t avoid using fossil fuel

From: Lorraine Allanson, Rains Farm Holidays, Allerston, Pickering.

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A fracking rig in the north west

Report warns countryside could be ‘littered’ with fracking wells

The countryside would have to be “littered” with fracking wells before the technology could significantly reduce Britain’s reliance on gas imports, a new report warns today.

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People taking part in the ride2stride Walking Festival at Appleby  in 2016. Picture: John Wood

Roger Ratcliffe: How a walking festival in the Yorkshire Dales attracted visitors from around the world

When the Settle-Carlisle line was built in the second half of the 19th century its sole purpose was to provide the Midland Railway with an alternative route to Scotland during a bitter feud with rival company the London and North Western Railway.

TV presenter Chris Packham.

YP Letters: Moorland for grouse shoot key to wildlife

From: Sonya Wiggins, Co-ordinator, Yorkshire Dales Moorland Group.

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Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet II series has changed the terms of the debate on the environment.

Jayne Dowle: Why kitchen roll ban the first step to a greener country

ONE small step for our household, and a huge step towards saving the planet? Not quite. I’m talking about our recent domestic decision to ban kitchen roll. It may not have the grandeur of the Prime Minister’s ambitious statement on stamping out plastic drinking straws, cotton buds and stirring sticks, but it’s a start.

What more can be done to tackle marine pollution?

The Yorkshire Post says: Protecting our precious seas. Marine health vital to region

PROTECTING the seas is fundamental to the health not only of our environment, but the economy on which Yorkshire’s coastal communities depend.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh launches Sustainable Seas inquiry

A Yorkshire MP is calling for a possible change in the law to tackle shipping emissions as the select committee she leads today launches a new inquiry into the “unprecedented strain” on seas – which she described as the “last great unregulated space”.

The Asian hornet.

How beekeepers are waking up to spring

It has been a hard winter for beekeepers. There are few tougher things for honeybees than being hit with a late cold spell just when they are at their weakest. After coping with the Beast from the East that the last thing any of us wanted was the discovery of the Asian Hornet as far north as Bury.

A fracking protest at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Rule puts brakes on the spread of fracking

From: Simon Bowens, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humber campaigner.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to go 30 Days Wild.

Seize spring and go 30 days wild

Do you like butter? The phrase many of us know from holding the commonly found buttercup under our chins to catch the light and one of the many simple ways we can enjoy our local wildlife.

Yorkshire is home to a beautiful range of parks for families to enjoy

The best parks in Yorkshire to visit this weekend with the family

Make the most of the warm weather this weekend and head off on an outdoor adventure with the family.

The new fish pass

Fish scale new heights on Little Don, as science lends breeding a helping hand

A new “fish highway” at Langsett Reservoir on the edge of the Peak District, will allow trout to swim upstream to breeding waters at the top of the Little Don River, for the first time in more than a century.

What more can be done to combat flytipping?

YP Letters: Stronger action needed on fly-tipping scourge

From: Sarah Lee, Head of Policy, Countryside Alliance.


Sheffield Council keeps tree-felling policy secret - claiming move is for the 'greater good'

Sheffield Council has ruled it is in the “greater good” to keep its official policy for the controversial felling of thousands of the city’s street trees secret.

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A tree-felling protest in Sheffield.

The Yorkshire Post says: Rooting out the truth on Sheffield trees

SHEFFIELD Council has already suffered considerable reputational damage through the mishandling of its now notorious tree-felling programme, a major failure of public policy which resulted in dozens of police officers and private security guards being deployed to normally quiet residential streets to support removal operations in the face of growing public outrage.

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