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Artwork at the heart of science

Researcher Fraser Macrae is used to studying the wonders of the human body but there was one sight that stopped him in his tracks.

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DISPLAY: The ceramic flowers installation at Skelton Grange, which is celebrating its 25th birthday.

Reserve marks 25th birthday

A Leeds nature reserve will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an exhibition inspired by bees and other wildlife.

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What now for the Sheffield tree protesters?

Sheffield protesters considering next move after losing tree-felling High Court battle

Protesters trying to halt a "politically controversial" street tree-felling programme in Sheffield say they are considering their next move after losing a High Court fight with council bosses.
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A judge has made orders stopping people taking "unlawful direct action" preventing the "lawful" felling of roadside trees.

Council wins court battle to stop protesters delaying Sheffield tree-felling

Sheffield City Council bosses have won a High Court fight with protesters trying to halt a street tree-felling programme.
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Photo issued by the Senckenberg Research Institute of a barred grass snake, as scientists have suggested that England is home to four kinds of wild snake, not three as was previously believed.

New snake species discovered in England

England is home to four kinds of wild snake, not three as was previously believed, according to scientists.

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The Seated Man, a three-meter sculpture by Sean Henry, at Castleton Rigg, near Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Unsettled week ahead as August continues to disappoint

A wet and sometimes chilly week awaits for Yorkshire as the poor start to August continues.

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L-r Liz Ballard, CEO Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Dave Dickinson, Lead Campaigner Sheffield Environmental, Dr. Ross Cameron, Sheffield University Senior Lecturer of Landscape Management, Ecology and Design, David Wood, Chairman of Sheffield Bird study group, Dr. Mark Avery, Writer and Campaigner,  Blanaid Denman, RSPB Hen Harrier Life Project Officer, Natalie Bennett, former Green party leader and Lolo Williams, of BBC Springwatch.Picture: Marie Caley NSST Hen Harriers MC 2

Hen Harrier campaigners flock to Sheffield for protest

Protesters have flocked to Sheffield this weekend to protest against the illegal persecution of Hen Harriers around grouse moors in the UK's uplands.

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Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city. Picture: Isobel O'Leary

Sheffield protesters to hold summertime 'Christmas lights vigil' in bid to stop trees from being felled

Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city.

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An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking

Energy firm's bid to drill exploratory fracking well at South Yorkshire site

An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking.

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The heatwave is setting records in Europe

Holiday spots hit +40C! Here's how to stay safe during Europe's record breaking heatwave

With thousands looking to find the sun abroad this summer, Brits are being warned about a record breaking heatwave currently affecting southern and eastern Europe.

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Ilkley Moor. Picture: 

Glen Minikin

Wildlife presenter urges Bradford Council to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

WILDLIFE presenter and anti-shoot campaigner Chris Packham has urged Bradford Council to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor ahead of the Glorious Twelfth next week.

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VIDEO: Otters are back in the water in Pontefract

Otters are back on the river in Pontefract after an absence of nearly 40 years.

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James Monaghan has been calling for York Place to be declared as an AQMA since last year.

New air pollution area in Knaresborough must be handled 'quickly'

Knaresborough councillors have reinforced the need to tackle air pollution in the town ‘quickly’ and effectively after a public consultation defining the area in need of management has been opened.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Drivers could be charged to drive on these five Leeds roads to cut pollution

Tolls could be introduced on five Leeds roads deemed the dirtiest in the city.
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GIFT: You can enjoy free ice cream and a lounge in a deckchair at canal roadshows in Leeds this week.

Canal ‘roadshow’ in Leeds

The charity which looks after 714 miles of waterways across the North is taking ‘canals on tour’ this month.

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Gridlocked traffic on Leeds Road.

Workplace ‘parking tax’ plan for Leeds - but would it stop you driving in to work?

Employers in Leeds could soon be landed with a workplace ‘parking tax’ if they provide free parking for their staff.

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Businesses and residents in Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to suggest how large the AQMA should be along Wetherby Road and York Place.

Two more air pollution problem areas to be declared in Harrogate and Knaresborough

Residents and businesses affected by high levels of air pollution in two areas of Harrogate and Knaresborough are being asked to take part in a public consultation.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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The Cross Green Incinerator, Leeds.  PICTURE: Simon Hulme

£40m “green energy” project will be a “game-changer” for Leeds

A “flagship” heating scheme in Leeds, which will power 22,000 homes through energy harnessed from the Cross Green incinerator, has been signed off by council bosses.

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