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New build homes can save Doncaster homeowners £629 per year on energy bills

February was named the ‘deep freeze’ month; with below average temperatures and snow blanketing much of the UK, households across the country felt the chill.

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Doncaster Voices: Are we green enough ​or could we be more eco-friendly?

Doncaster Voices: Are we green enough ​or could we be more eco-friendly?

If you want to get involved in DFP weekly Voices forum, submit 150 words, name, title & photo to barbara.craythorn@jpress.co.uk and your views may appear next week when the timely subject, approaching April 23 St George’s Day, are we too patriotic or not patriotic enough?

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Dan Cornwall or Pictorial Meadows with Janene Scurfield of Enterprise Rent-A-Car with Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield at Park Square Roundabout where the roundabout has been planted with new flowers, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 15 July 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

VIDEO: Sheffield roundabout’s £11,000 floral makeover

First impressions count - and Park Square roundabout is one of the first sights encountered by anyone arriving in Sheffield by car.

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Lyra Coolican, aged 4, builds an insect home in her garden

Partnership delivers more wildlife friendly housing across Doncaster

Housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, has announced the renewal and extension of a unique partnership with the RSPB for another three years.

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Lets Clean Up Doncaster campaign

Doncaster Voices: What ‘spring clean’ does Doncaster area require?

If you want to get involved in DFP weekly Voices forum, submit 150 words, name, title & photo to barbara.craythorn@jpress.co.uk and your views may appear next week when the timely subject, marking this month’s World Book Day is: How can we best raise Doncaster literacy?

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Axholme Bridleways Association clears up East Lound path

Intrepid members of the Isle of Axholme Bridleways Association (ABA) braved a bitterly cold morning to clear a stretch of overgrown bridleway in East Lound. Equipped with cutters and loppers, they cut down overhanging branches and foliage underfoot to make the path accessible.

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Dr David Herling, Roy Mosley and Paul Selby in Greno Woods. Picture: Fran Halsall

Rare elm trees could be about to make a comeback in Sheffield

A Sheffield resident and elm enthusiast has teamed up with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust to kick-start an exciting initiative to trial disease-resistant elm trees at the Trust’s Greno Woods nature reserve in north Sheffield.

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COLUMNIST: The politics of a changing climate

COLUMNIST: The politics of a changing climate

It’s not hard to understand why only ten to 15 per cent of people contact their MP each year.

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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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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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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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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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VIDEO: We’re watching you - fly tippers risk being caught and fined up to £50,000

VIDEO: We’re watching you - fly tippers risk being caught and fined up to £50,000

Barnsley Council is warning fly tippers that they risk being caught on CCTV and prosecuted and fined up to £50,000 for disposing of waste and unwanted items illegally.

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Council joins forces with Woodland Trust to offer landowners the chance to plant trees

Council joins forces with Woodland Trust to offer landowners the chance to plant trees

Farmers and landowners in North Lincolnshire are being offered subsidised trees thanks to partnerships with the Woodland Trust.

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Project training volunteers to track climate change wins award

Project training volunteers to track climate change wins award

A project training volunteers to track the changes of climate change in the Peak District National Park has won the prestigious Park Protector Award.

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Sheffield tree protestors send petition calling for Jeremy Corbyn’s help

Sheffield tree protestors send petition calling for Jeremy Corbyn’s help

MP for Sheffield Hallam Jared O’Mara has today accepted an online petition from campaigners protesting about the tree programme in Sheffield.

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