Answer campaign call and help save Sheffield’s hedgehogs

Our most prickly friends are under threat, and a South Yorkshire wildlife charity needs your help to save hedgehogs.

Rubbish piles up just off Flowitt Street, Hexthorpe. Picture: NDFP Rubbish MC 4

CAMPAIGN: Calling all grimefighters help us tackle Doncaster’s grot spots

It is an escalating problem, and one that your Free Press is determined to tackle - rubbish!

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Environment may increase Alzheimer’s risk

Environmental factors such as air pollution and a lack of vitamin D may raise the risk of developing dementia but more research is required, according to experts.
Small Tortoiseshell is among butterfly varieties gardeners are being asked to keep an eye out for after numbers appeared to have plummeted this summer

UK butterfly populations plummet

Britain's butterflies are declining in record numbers with many having their worst summer on record.

8 things we’re looking forward to about Autumn

​ There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.


FRACKING: Notts shale licence ‘would mean granting illegal acts’

Notts campaigners are hoping a late entry of evidence may save Misson villagers from coming shale gas development.

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The site in Misson Springs, Misson

BREAKING: Decision on fracking testing plans in Doncaster village deferred after legal challenge from Friends of the Earth

A decision over plans requesting permission for fracking test drilling in a village near Doncaster has been deferred after a late legal challenge on the site from Friends of the Earth.
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VIDEO: IGas faces questions of Notts shale site

UPDATE: Nottinghamshire County Council's debate over the first fracking exploration plan in the county continues with questions for the firm who hope to begin drilling.


VIDEO: Historic meeting to decide Notts shale gas exploration

Anti-fracking campaigners await the outcome of a historic council decision today, which may pave the way for fracking in Nottinghamshire.

Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
Local residents surrounding Bolehill Recreation Ground have growing concerns that a fence could be erected around the field which could prevent public access due to Hallamshire Rugby Club using the field. Picture: Andrew Roe

Fears over Sheffield park pitch bid

A Sheffield rugby club today assured families their new pitch plans will not stop them accessing a much-loved park.

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Indian Summer

Indian summer on its way as high temperatures continue

An Indian summer is on its way with an unusually hot start to October forecast on the back of one of the warmest Septembers in recent years.

Officials recommend green light for fracking test drilling near Doncaster

Officials recommend green light for fracking test drilling near Doncaster

Officials are recommending that exploratory drilling is allowed to go ahead for fracking in a village near Doncaster.


BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as Labour leader, defeating challenger Owen Smith.

Grand Theatre. Picture: Andrew Roe

‘Restore our ageing landmarks’; Concern for five famous Doncaster buildings

Some of them have been jewels in Doncaster’s townscape for more than 100 years - but now there are concerns for their future.

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Hotline set up for energy theft whistleblowers

A hotline has been launched to encourage landlords and tenants to report energy theft.

Hottest September day in 55 years

Hottest September day in 55 years on the cards

Britain could see the highest September temperature in more than 50 years, according to the Met Office.

Take part in monthly ‘Muck In Days’ with the National Trust

Take part in monthly ‘Muck In Days’ with the National Trust

Monthly ‘Muck In Days’, organised by the National Trust and the Eastern Moors Partnership, can attract up to 30 people to clear paths, cut down brambles, mend gates, build walls, or sometimes wrench out six foot high jungles of Himalayan balsam.

From left to right: Chris Roberts (Principal Public Transport Manager) SYPTE, Tom Finnegan-Smith (SCC Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure),
Denise LELLOTT (RMBC Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy), Alan Riggall (First South Yorkshire Head of Commercial), Sean Marsden

New Sheffield ‘Steel Link’ bus service open to passengers

A ‘Steel Link’ service for bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield was launched this week using a new Tinsley link road over the River Don and under Tinsley Viaduct.

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