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Parking plan to ease traffic congestion through village near Doncaster

Plans have been revealed to create a car park outside an Isle school to ease traffic congestion that leaves part of a village gridlocked twice a day.

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Government funding for £13.3m flooding scheme

It’s great news for the Isle after it  was revealed this week that the green light has been given for £13.3 million worth of flood defences on the Trent.

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Salcare, bags ready for collection in the food bank

‘Half of our waste food is fine to eat’ says Doncaster recycling boss

Doncaster’s recycling bosses say that nearly half the food thrown away in the town could have been eaten.

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Free sport sessions for children in North Lincolnshire

ONGO has been awarded a £10,000 grant to carry out free sport activity sessions for children living in North Lincolnshire.

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Plan to spray paint dog poo bright pink to shame careless owners in region

Dog poo blighting the streets of Epworth is to be spray painted bright pink in a bid to shame owners who let their pets go in the street and to prevent pedestrians from stepping in the smelly mess.

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Natalie Coates from Drifield in East Yorkshire walks through a patch of Bluebells at Rannerdale Knott in the Lake District.

Yorkshire weather: Yorkshire records hottest UK temperature... but for how long will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed the warmest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday as the region enjoyed a scorching spell of sunshine.

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Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

Foreign lizards invade UK and threaten to wipe out native species

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

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Air pollution above Meadowhall

The silent killer: air pollution debate in Sheffield

On Monday May 22, Sheffield Friends of the Earth will host a public debate about air pollution with a panel of health and environmental experts. The event will take place at the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union and is part of the Festival of Debate.

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Rare opportunity to cruise up the 23 locks of the Giant’s Staircase on the Chesterfield Canal

At the end of the month, there is a rare opportunity to cruise up or down the 23 locks of the Giant’s Staircase on the Chesterfield Canal between Shireoaks and Kiveton Park.

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Ruins of North America House near Langsett Woods

History uncovered at sites around Sheffield

Secrets of the past have been revealed within a total 78 new areas of historical interest just discovered in stretches of South Yorkshire’s woodland.

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Litter pickers join forces with businesses to tidy up Sheffield

Litter pickers join forces with businesses to tidy up Sheffield

A group of like-minded environmentally friendly Sheffield people are joining forces with businesses to tidy up the city.

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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham Island by installing bird and bat boxes

Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham Island by installing bird and bat boxes

Working with the River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in February, Streets Ahead has installed 16 bird and bat boxes at Kelham Island to encourage animals to inhabit the area.

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Path and tree work at Longshaw: Ranger Rachel Bennett moving cut beech logs from the old hedge

Path for people with disabilities and families with pushchairs opening soon at Peak District wood

Rangers at Longshaw are preparing to open a new path for older people and visitors with wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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Poor air quality hotspots - Church Way, Doncaster.

Alert over bad air blackspots in Doncaster

Doncaster faces a ‘tremendous’ challenge to clean up its air and reduce the number of pollution- related deaths, according to the council.

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A high number of residents are queuing to use the Armthorpe recycling centre.

Revamp for Doncaster’s waste recycling

Plans have been brought in to revamp how Doncaster handles its rubbish - with some of it given away as second hand goods.

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Overhead electricity power cables pass the cooling towers at Eggborough Power Station.. Picture Tony Johnson

Deal to slash energy costs for Doncaster residents

Bosses at Doncaster Council have signed a deal which they hope could help slash residents’ energy bills.

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The fracking process

Shale gas firm identify new fracking site near South Yorkshire village

A shale gas firm will submit a planning application after identifying a new fracking site in South Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s pollution drive

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s pollution drive

Bosses at a major Doncaster tourist attraction are hoping to strike a blow against pollution.

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Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Countryside campaigners for the Isle get together next week, and would love new faces to join their ranks.

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A willow tit feeds its young. Picture by Peter Smith

Sheffield threatened bird project to start

Work starts this week on a project to protect and improve Sheffield habitats for one of the UK’s most threatened bird species, the willow tit.

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