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Flood warning: Things are going to get very wet in parts of Yorkshire tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a warning for the west of Yorkshire as a spell of heavy rain and high winds threatens flooding and damage to homes.

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Protest camp set up at proposed fracking site near Doncaster

Anti-fracking campaigners have set up a protest camp at a site near Doncaster.

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An example of fly-tipping.

Sheffield farmer's concern over 'hidden cost' of fly-tipping as councils spend £1.6m clearing dumped litter

Rural experts are warning of the ‘hidden cost’ of fly-tipping after it was revealed South Yorkshire councils spent more than £1.6 million clearing up 23, 000 incidents of dumped litter last year.

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Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dogs across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Picture James Hardisty.

Weather warning: Snow and high winds continue to batter Yorkshire as forecast predicts extended cold blast

The icy blast of snow, high winds and ice is expected to continue today with the Met Office re-issuing its Yellow Warnings for Yorkshire.
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Flytipping left in Finningley

Doncaster Council spent more than £500k cleaning up mess left by flytippers last year, new figures reveal

An agricultural expert is warning of the ‘hidden cost’ of flytipping, after it was revealed that Doncaster Council spent more than half a million pounds on cleaning up the town in just 12 months.

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Flytipping left at Sheffield's Ski Village

Sheffield Council spent more than £600k cleaning up mess left by flytippers last year, new figures reveal

An agricultural expert is warning of the ‘hidden cost’ of flytipping, after it was revealed that Sheffield Council spent more than £600,000 on cleaning up thecity in just 12 months.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Writing out a litter ticket in Doncaster

Deal struck over litter fines

Doncaster and Rotherham councils have struck up a deal over tackling environmental crime across the two towns.

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A civil enforcement officer at Doncaster Council writes a fine for littering.

Fall in litter and dog fouling across Doncaster

Doncaster is looking into merging its 'environmental crime' enforcement team with that of Rotherham, after figures showed a 20 per cent fall in offences.

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Richard Hannigan

Volunteers needed for Isle partnership projects

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is looking for volunteers to get involved in their local projects.

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Doncaster Voices: “What are Doncaster’s hidden gems we should shout about?”

Doncaster Voices: “What are Doncaster’s hidden gems we should shout about?”

Welcome to Doncaster Voices, your weekly forum. If you want to get involved, submit 150 words with name, title & photo to barbara.craythorn@jpress.co.uk - Your views may appear here next week when subject is ”What ​parking plan would best serve Doncaster residents & visitors?”

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Pictured left to right are Patrick Fielding, Dick Farthing, Frank Wilkinson, Diana Hoyle, Geoff Wright, and Larry Groves, who are concerned for the future of Rose Hill Fields, in Bessacarr

Doncaster beauty spot could be built on after sell-off, fear residents.

Residents fear moves to sell off a peaceful Doncaster beauty spot near their homes could see it end up as another housing estate.

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Doncaster set for clean water boost with 3,000m of new pipes

Yorkshire Water will soon start work on a project to replace around 3,000 metres of clean water pipes supplying the village of Wroot, Doncaster.

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Clara Payne

Princely advice for Sheffield innovators

Two teenage innovators from Sheffield High School for Girls talked through their ideas on solving global issues with HRH the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace.

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Pupils Mathew Hagland, Stevie-Marie Scothern, Millie Sagar and Cadie Ward with Goldthorpe Staff Mr Wharton and Miss Morris with Lord Gardiner of Kimble (centre back)

Pupils are the bee’s knees

A Dearne school has been recognised by the government for pupils work in protecting bees.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS: How can we make the air cleaner in Sheffield?

As I write this column, the city is being visited by Horasis which styles itself as a global conference about China.

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Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend.

Sunny days and freezing nights forecast for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend as the cold snap continues to bite... but at least it will be bright and sunny.
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Yorkshire Wildlife Park praised for saving endangered polar bears

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Yorkshire Park Wildlife Park Foundation have been praised for its ‘commitment and dedication’ to saving endangered polar bears in the lead up to the international Polar Bear Week.

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Richard Hannigan

Air quality in North Lincolnshire continues to improve

In North Lincolnshire Council’s Annual Status Report for 2017 that sets out the pollution data for 2016 it shows that air quality in the area continues to improve.

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Liz Redfern

Council approves nature reserve near Belton to preserve scarce plants

North Lincolnshire Council has designated the Belshaw Heath site near Belton as a Local Nature Reserve, bringing the total number of Local Nature Reserves in North Lincolnshire to 17 and helping to preserve plants that are scarce or local to the area.

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