Growing concerns over garden ignorance

AS THE world-famous Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open its gates, new research has revealed the public’s worrying lack of knowledge about horticulture.

Temperatures are set to pick up

Yorkshire to heat up ahead of Bank Holiday weekend

We should be able to bask in the hottest temperatures since September when a wave of warm air moves across the country in the coming days, forecasters have predicted.

Jack Whitehead, 14, from Baildon getting his Ewe Gimmer Lamb ready for a class  at Otley Show. PIC: Gary Longbottom

Photo gallery: All creatures great and small on show as Otley Show returns for 208th year

All creatures great and small have been on display in Leeds today as Otley Show returned for its 208th year.

Hedges can block pollution from vehicles

How hedges could be the answer to curbing road pollution levels in Yorkshire

Low hedges planted alongside busy city roads to trap noxious fumes from motorists could be more effective than trees in curbing pollution levels, a study suggests.

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Wasps could be in for a bumper summer

Freak weather could lead to insect invasion this summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season for insects, experts say.

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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.

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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John Hunt flew away with the top prize after capturing two white-tailed eagles fighting over a kill on the Danube delta in Romania. Picture: SWNS

Frozen in time, a fight to the kill

ON THE Danube delta in Romania, two white-tailed eagles fight over a kill. Frozen in time, it is a remarkable snapshot of avian life that was over in a moment and would otherwise have been lost on the wind.


Video: ‘Missing link’ bridge puts cyclists on the right path in Leeds

A newly-opened bridge has filled a “missing link” for cyclists and walkers on the east side of Leeds.

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We are set for a milder Bank Holiday weekend after a chilly week.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend... but beware the spring showers

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend.
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We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.

The open air bathing pool at Roundhay Park, Leeds, on Whit Monday, 1944. Pic: Leeds Parks and Countryside.

First look: Rare snapshots of Leeds parks at new exhibition

Victorian snapshots of Leeds’ parks are to be revealed in a new exhibition and online archive.

Mystery of bright green pollution in Leeds beck

Mystery of bright green pollution in Leeds beck

What is the cause of this pollution in a Leeds stream?


Plastic-munching moth could ease pollution

A moth that prefers plastic to pullovers could help solve the problem of discarded shopping bags and packaging, researchers believe.

PIC: James Hardisty

A burning impression on Yorkshire’s great moorland

On first glance it’s perhaps understandable how this picture of a solitary figure, seemingly enveloped by jaundiced-looking clouds of smoke, could make for a worrying sight.

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Frosty morning are expected across Yorkshire

Snow could fall when Yorkshire is hit by Arctic blast

The end of April is set to feel more like winter than spring due to cold air being pushed down over the UK.

It's hard to tell the difference between battered Atlantic cod (left) and battered Pangasius (right). Picture: MSC

Odd fish: Could you tell if you’re getting genuine cod with your chips?

THE ORIGIN of a Friday night platter of haddock and chips could be fisher than meets the eye, a conservation charity warns today.


Access ramps installed - for Harrogate’s frogs

Frog ramps have been installed at a boating pond in Harrogate to ensure the animals can climb its steep walls.

What will the weather be like this easter?

Yorkshire weather: What does the Easter weekend hold in store for us?

The Met Office are warning gardeners of some frosty nights ahead as spring turns chilly over the Easter weekend.

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New grammar schools must take more pupils from poor families - Justine Greening

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants a new model of grammar schools to work for everyone, including children from "ordinary working families".
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