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Growers make a success of getting back to nature

“The thing about nature is that it comes to find you,” said Matt West to a group of organic tourists.

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L-r Liz Ballard, CEO Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Dave Dickinson, Lead Campaigner Sheffield Environmental, Dr. Ross Cameron, Sheffield University Senior Lecturer of Landscape Management, Ecology and Design, David Wood, Chairman of Sheffield Bird study group, Dr. Mark Avery, Writer and Campaigner,  Blanaid Denman, RSPB Hen Harrier Life Project Officer, Natalie Bennett, former Green party leader and Lolo Williams, of BBC Springwatch.Picture: Marie Caley NSST Hen Harriers MC 2

Hen Harrier campaigners flock to Sheffield for protest

Protesters have flocked to Sheffield this weekend to protest against the illegal persecution of Hen Harriers around grouse moors in the UK's uplands.

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Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city. Picture: Isobel O'Leary

Sheffield protesters to hold summertime 'Christmas lights vigil' in bid to stop trees from being felled

Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city.

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An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking

Energy firm's bid to drill exploratory fracking well at South Yorkshire site

An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking.

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Veolia boss 'confident' of striking a deal with Sheffield Council over waste contract

A private company which handles Sheffield's waste services is still hopeful of striking a deal with the council - despite concerns that the firm is no longer delivering value for money.

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Run routes in Ecclesall Woods.

Heritage: New role for Eccleshall woodland

Ancient woodland in Sheffield is to feature as a site for preservation work and to help teach about skills and crafts from long ago.

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The layout of the planned cycle track at Doncaster Dome

Wildlife fears over cycle track

This is the Doncaster cycle track which could be built at the Dome – but builders will have to work around wildlife issues.

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Warde Avenue, Balby. Picture: Google

Sinkhole appears close to Doncaster town centre

A sinkhole has appeared on a street close to Doncaster town centre this afternoon.

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Run routes in Ecclesall Woods.

Sheffield’s ancient woodland to be seat of learning

Ancient woodland in Sheffield is to feature as the site for preservation work and to help teach about skills and crafts from long ago.

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Rossington resident Jason Candy-Torn, pictured protesting on Bankwood Lane.

Firm reveals action to curb fly problems in Doncaster village

Bosses at a Doncaster recycling firm have told protesters how they are working to crack down on flies at their site in Rossington.

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The Christmas lights in Doncaster town centre. Hatfield could soon have its own Christmas lights

Doncaster village set to light up this Christmas

A Doncaster village is set to get festive  - with its first ever Christmas lights.

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Simon Oldham, Edlington Town Council Clerk, Frank Arrowsmith, Mayor of Edlington and Leigh Calladine, secretary of the Community Woodland Steering group, pictured at the site they plan to turn into a community woodland recreation facility.

Wasteland set to be transformed to community woodland in former Doncaster pit town

High tech security cameras are set to pave the way for a major environment project in a former Doncaster pit town.

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The Veolia plant.

Profiteering allegations as row over where Sheffield's waste is sent rumbles on

A waste management firm is being urged to come clean about where they have been sending Sheffield's litter - amid claims they have been burning recyclable waste.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Cusworth Hall near Doncaster
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Four Doncaster green spaces named among best in country

Four of Doncaster’s parks have been recognised as among the best in the country, receiving awards at a prestigious ceremony.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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A sea bird flies past the rising sun near the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. But the weather will turn nasty in the coming days with thunderstorms predicted. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office.

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University of Sheffield to lead on UK wind power technology for the future

The University of Sheffield will lead a £7.6m research project to improve the country’s offshore wind power technologies, it was announced today. (Thursday 13 July 2017)

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South Yorkshire event to celebrate the important role of parks

South Yorkshire event to celebrate the important role of parks

Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from July 14 to 23.

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Rubbish flytipped in Finningley, Doncaster, which has led to a prosecution

PICTURES: The flytipped rubbish which has left a Doncaster man with a suspended jail term after advertising his services on internet

A man who dumped rubbish all across Doncaster after advertising his services on Facebook has been handed a suspended jail term
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