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Peak District rangers and staff take on the elements in new ‘tested tough’ clothing

Peak District rangers and staff will take on the elements in new ‘tested tough’ clothing, following the launch of a five-year partnership between Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks.I

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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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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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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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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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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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25th February 2017: Gavin Gleadall and son Lincoln (9) at the Doncaster Lock Open Day, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.

Members of the public step inside Doncaster Lock - the biggest in the north

Members of the public were given a rare opportunity to step inside one of the north’s biggest locks recently.

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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).

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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.

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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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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.

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