Last winter’s floods were ‘most extreme on record’

Last winter’s floods were the UK’s most extreme on record, experts have said.

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DEVASTATING: Leeds was badly hit by the Boxing Day floods.

‘Flood defence cash is needed’

SCHEMES COSTING £25m are needed to improve protection for homes in businesses in West Yorkshire and York following last winter’s devastating floods, according to a new report.


Video: Leeds and Yorkshire wakes up to aftermath of heavy rainfall and flooding

Yorkshire woke up to the aftermath of heavy rainfall and flooding which has deluged parts of the region.

Leeds council steps up efforts to reverse ‘pollution hotspot’ shame

Leeds council steps up efforts to reverse ‘pollution hotspot’ shame

Two Leeds suburbs are to have their air quality monitored as the council bids to reverse the city’s poor record as a pollution hotspot.

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GREEN FOR GO: Munichs Englischer Garten urban park.

Parklife: Urban plan for Leeds’s South Bank

Rome has the Villa Borghese, Munich has the Englischer Garten and Madrid has the Parque del Buen Retiro.

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2016 set to be the hottest year ever recorded - sparking fresh climate change debate

Environmental campaigners have accused world leaders of ignoring climate change after it was revealed that 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

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Leeds Council urged to cut ‘inflated’ target of 70,000 new homes

A FRESH call has been made for Leeds City Council to review it’s target of 70,000 new homes to be built in the city by 2028 amid claims communities face the prospect of “unsustainable and unwanted” housing development.

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The Boxing Day flood in Hebden Bridge saw Albert Street and New Road under water.

‘Milestone’ floods action plan for Calderdale revealed

A new “milestone” plan to better protect Calderdale communities against any further devastating deluges has been announced today.

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The Kirkstall Road area of Leeds after the devastating floods on Boxing Day 2015.

South ‘favoured’ by flood cash formula

NORTHERN cities like Leeds may be losing out on flood defence funding because the system for allocating taxpayers’ money favours protecting wealthy families and the South East, analysis suggests.

Charges for green waste collection will be introduced in 2017

Pet shop owner fined over waste disposal shambles

A pet shop owner has been slapped with a fine after disposing of his business waste in a town hall’s bins.

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River Aire flood defences to be tested

River Aire flood defences to be tested

The Environment Agency is to test part of the Aire flood defences at Crown Point tomorrow (Thursday).

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Delight at blooming great effort for Leeds village in national contest

Members of Barwick in Bloom are celebrating after an impressive showing in this year’s Britain in Bloom awards.


YEP Says: Building on land at risk of flood is recipe for disaster

EVEN though Britain’s housing crisis is being exacerbated by a shortage of land available for development, it does not excuse those local authorities which have defied – and continue to ignore – the expert advice of the Environment Agency and allowed new homes to be built on flood-risk land.

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Rick Astley announces Yorkshire forest gig

Eighties singer Rick Astley has confirmed he will play an outdoor concert at a North Yorkshire forest.

DEVASTATION: Parts of Leeds were left submerged after the Boxing Day floods last winter.

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’

Hundreds of new homes across the country were given the green light in the last five years despite official warnings they will be at risk of flooding, new figures suggest.

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Children more likely to recognise Pikachu than garden birds

Children more likely to recognise Pikachu than garden birds

More Yorkshire children can identify the Pokemon character Pikachu than one of the UK’s most common garden birds.

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The Go Ape attraction in North Yorkshire's Dalby Forest

Go Ape high-wire theme park set for Roundhay Park in Leeds

COUNCILLORS are set to approve a high-wire adventure theme park in the heart of Roundhay Park in Leeds.

DECEMBER 2015: An aerial picture over the Kirkstall Road area.

Government pledges to back Leeds flood fight

The Prime Minister has indicated that she will support the fight against flooding in Leeds.

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George Monbiot says the dry stone walls and patchwork of fields of Britain's rural landscape should be allowed to be replaced by wilderness.

Is it time to let wolves back into the British countryside?

Author and environmentalist George Monbiot is at the forefront of a movement to bring back Britain’s natural landscape. Mark Piesing and Grace Hammond report.

West Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

Public urged to report hare coursing in West Yorkshire

Police are mounting a visual campaign to drive out the illegal blood sport of hare coursing from the countryside.

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