YP Letters: Fact check over failure of city airport

From: Howard Knight, Sheffield.


Video captures 'breaking glass' ice phenomenon at Leeds reservoir

A natural phenomenon known as 'ice stacking' has been caught on camera at a Yorkshire lake.

Residents of Green Hammerton are among those opposed to greenfield development in Yorkshire.

Rebecca Pullinger: Homes crisis does not need to impact on our green belt

WE are blessed with beautiful countryside that has inspired countless poets, artists and novelists, and continues to inspire many of us today.

Watch: Exotic wild parakeets caught on camera at Yorkshire nature reserve

Watch: Exotic wild parakeets caught on camera at Yorkshire nature reserve

A colony of ring-necked parakeets has been caught on camera in Yorkshire.
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Cottages on the Mulgrove Estate, Sandsend. 'Picture by Gerard Binks

Village focus: Coastal gem of Sandsend

SET in the cluster that includes Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s 
Bay, it is one of the smaller jewels on the Yorkshire coast, but one of the most valuable.

Labour wants to 'strengthen' the Hunting Act

Labour’s welfare plan ‘out of touch with rural life’

The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about Labour’s new animal welfare plan, which for the first time includes policies to restrict game shooting and a commitment to “strengthen” the Hunting Act.

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CLA North director Dorothy Fairburn (left) meets Michael Gove at last year's Great Yorkshire Show.

Tom Richmond: Down on the farm – Michael Gove must not refuse Yorkshire invitation

UNLIKE most Ministerial visits, Michael Gove generated much residual goodwill when he visited the Great Yorkshire Show shortly after his appointment as Environment Secretary last summer.

A cold and frosty morning at Lemonroyd Lock, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

Hundreds of pipes burst in cold weather across Leeds over three months

Yorkshire Water leakage inspectors have had to repair more than 400 burst pipes in Leeds over the last three months.

NIdd Gorge in Harrogate.

Nidd Gorge action group prepare campaign ideas

A Harrogate action group is marking its first 12 months with its inaugural AGM next week.

Guinea pigs ‘lucky to be alive’ after being dumped in a lay-by in North Yorkshire

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five guinea pigs – one of them a week-old baby – were found dumped in a lay-by.

Does Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake speak for his constituents on Brexit?

YP Letters: Fracking is industrial process and source of more plastic

From: Glyn Wild, Highfield Terrace, Swinton, Malton.

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Rescue: Helping save the animals. Picture: Jennie Smith

Call out for more volunteers to help Todmorden’s Toad Patrol

The call is out for more volunteer helpers to join special patrols as Todmorden becomes Toadmorden as spring approaches.

PIC: Tony Johnson

Young people being priced out of rural homes in Yorkshire, claim campaigners

THE growing number of expensive executive homes being built in rural communities is forcing out younger generations, according to countryside campaigners.

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How can the fracking debate in North Yorkshire become less divisive?

Keane Duncan: A Tory councillor’s insight on an anti-fracking meeting – and the need for respect

THE back row traditionally hosts cheeky schoolchildren looking to dodge the teacher’s attention, or canoodling couples with only fleeting interest in the latest blockbuster.

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MP Andrew Jones joins The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby alongside invited guests, Sandra Doherty the CEO & Past President of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling, Richard Cooper Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Brian Dunsby, OBE Transport Spokesman, Jemima Parker the Zero Carbon Harrogate Organisational Chair and Richard Spencer the CEO of Visit Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Harrogate to be UK's first 'low emissions bus town'

Harrogate is about to take a UK lead in green transport by becoming Britain’s first-ever low emissions bus town.
Skiers help rescue stranded motorists from snowy Dales road

Skiers help rescue stranded motorists from snowy Dales road

Drivers stranded on a remote road in the Dales found help from an unexpected source - two skiers.
Cuadrilla's drilling rig at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton

Fracking harms songbird nesting scientists say

FRACKING is reducing the nesting success of an American songbird described as a modern-day “canary in a coal mine”, research has shown.

Concern: Residents and businesses around Halifax Road are asking people to support the petition

Campaigners step up pressure over Todmorden Lidl build flooding fears

Campaigners are stepping up pressure on Calderdale Council and Lidl supermarket to ensure key planning conditions relating to water dispersal are met.

Michael Gove is the Environment Secretary.

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to muck in. Gove should spend time in Yorkshire Dales

FARMERS remain grateful that this county was one of the first to be visited by Michael Gove after he was appointed Environment Secretary last summer – those who met him at the Great Yorkshire Show talk fondly about a politician who was willing to listen to their observations.

Is fracking the answer to the country's energy needs?

YP Letters: Make firms clean up after fracking mess

From: David H Rhodes, Keble Park North, Bishopthorpe, York.

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