Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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Steve Backshall

Last chance to sign up for the Great British Spring Clean

With just over a week to go, this is your last chance to sign up to be a hero and take part in the biggest ever litter campaign, Great British Spring Clean (3 to 5 March 2017).

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking “low-grade havoc” on mobile phones and computers, according to new research.

Bin men in action

Doncaster residents could see change on bin collections

Doncaster residents could see a transformation in

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Mark Benton, Environmental Crime Officer at Doncaster Council, with a bag of rubbish found illegally dumped in Hyde Park, Doncaster

Doncaster children handed 505 fines for littering

Fines dished out for littering and other environmental offences in Doncaster have rocketed in the last year, say bosses.

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Rob Waltham

Council supports households to become energy efficient

North Lincolnshire Council is supporting National Energy Action’s (NEA) Warm Homes Campaign and is taking action to raise awareness of the support available for people to keep their homes warm.

Five Weirs walk and Sheffield Canal, by Keith Bown, Sothall

Chance to become a towpath ranger

Here’s a chance to indulge an interest, stay fit and healthy in the great outdoors, and provide a valuable service to visitors.

Naked mole rats that don't feel pain invade Sheffield

Naked mole rats that don't feel pain invade Sheffield

A group of strange looking animals that don't feel pain have invaded Sheffield.

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Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK, with “relatively strong winds” and “ice overnight”.

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Cash raised from the People's Postcode Lottery helping nature reserves including Potteric Carr

Lottery cash helps Doncaster nature reserve

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster can plan for improvements after winning a slice of cash donated by the People’s Postcode Lottery fund.

Mark Champion, Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Wigan Projects Manager, in Wigan Flashes to record the different birds there. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday January 29, 2017.

Public concern forces re-think over Rotherham database

Biological records holding details of more than 1.75 million animal and plant sightings around Rotherham are to be saved, and the service of the Centre holding them continued, it has been agreed.


Barnsley biological records centre celebrates its 200,000th record

Barnsley Biological Records Centre (BBRC) is celebrating with the recent uploading of its 200,000th record.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett on the Sheffield Walk for Refugees

Sheffield University Vice Chancellor 'deeply troubled' by President Trump's travel restriction policy

The Vice Chancellor at a Sheffield university has criticised restrictions on travel to the United States of America brought in by President Donald Trump that will see a border clampdown on travellers from seven Muslim nations and all refugees.

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Simon Crump and Calvin Payne, leaving Sheffield Magistrates' Court after an earlier hearing

CPS to continue with second court case against Sheffield tree protesters

The Crown Prosecution Service says it still intends to continue with a second case against Sheffield tree protesters, despite dropping charges against two campaigners moments before a court hearing yesterday morning.

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Jenny Hockey, 70, pictured leaving Sheffield Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, after the charges were dropped by prosecutors.

Prosecutors accused of wasting public funds over case against Sheffield tree protesters

Prosecutors have been accused of wasting public money after charges were brought and then dropped against Sheffield tree campaigners who say they were simply exercising their ‘democratic right to protest’.

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Parkwood Springs: Mountain biker Jake Monk

Opportunity to transform derelict Sheffield ski village into leading outdoor activity site

A derelict ski village on the outskirts of Sheffield is being given a new lease of life thanks to the city council.

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Dig at a Chesterfield Canal site

Exciting Chesterfield Canal dig to go ahead

An archaeological dig to find a Cuckoo boat, unique to the Chesterfield Canal, is to take place in August.

Campaigners have tied yellow ribbons around a numberof the 20,000 trees Sheffield Council is proposing to fell as part of a citywide tree replacement programme to be carried out by Amey.

Sheffield tree group to form human chain around Town Hall in protest

Campaigners hoping to save thousands of Sheffield’s trees from being felled are set to form a human chain around the Town Hall in protest.
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