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Council facing 'tremendous' challenge to clear up Doncaster's air

Doncaster faces a ‘tremendous’ challenge to clean up its air and reduce the number of pollution related deaths, according to the council.
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Overhead electricity power cables pass the cooling towers at Eggborough Power Station.. Picture Tony Johnson

Deal to slash energy costs for Doncaster residents

Bosses at Doncaster Council have signed a deal which they hope could help slash residents’ energy bills.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s pollution drive

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s pollution drive

Bosses at a major Doncaster tourist attraction are hoping to strike a blow against pollution.

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Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Countryside campaigners for the Isle get together next week, and would love new faces to join their ranks.

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A willow tit feeds its young. Picture by Peter Smith

Sheffield threatened bird project to start

Work starts this week on a project to protect and improve Sheffield habitats for one of the UK’s most threatened bird species, the willow tit.

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VIDEO: First look at plans in for £40m service station off A1(M) at Doncaster

A developer has revealed details of its plans for a £40 million service station off the A1(M) that would create 215 jobs.

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Sheffield Council says the Outdoor City is for all. Photo: Gemma Thorpe

Special Olympics: Sheffield is 'Outdoor City for all', says council

With Special Olympics athletes preparing for the UK National Games in Sheffield this summer, the city council has highlighted the outdoor options disabled people can enjoy.

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25th February 2017: Gavin Gleadall and son Lincoln (9) at the Doncaster Lock Open Day, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.

Members of the public step inside Doncaster Lock - the biggest in the north

Members of the public were given a rare opportunity to step inside one of the north’s biggest locks recently.

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Roseanna Burton

Get back to nature in Doncaster

Get close to nature by joining special ecological and wildlife training workshops from next month.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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STORM DORIS: A plane struggles to land at Leeds Bradford Airport. PIC: Tony Johnson

LIVE BLOG: Storm Doris tears across Yorkshire

A severe weather warning for extreme winds has been issued across Yorkshire.

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Steve Backshall

Last chance to sign up for the Great British Spring Clean

With just over a week to go, this is your last chance to sign up to be a hero and take part in the biggest ever litter campaign, Great British Spring Clean (3 to 5 March 2017).

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Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking “low-grade havoc” on mobile phones and computers, according to new research.

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Bin men in action

Doncaster residents could see change on bin collections

Doncaster residents could see a transformation in

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Mark Benton, Environmental Crime Officer at Doncaster Council, with a bag of rubbish found illegally dumped in Hyde Park, Doncaster

Doncaster children handed 505 fines for littering

Fines dished out for littering and other environmental offences in Doncaster have rocketed in the last year, say bosses.

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Rob Waltham

Council supports households to become energy efficient

North Lincolnshire Council is supporting National Energy Action’s (NEA) Warm Homes Campaign and is taking action to raise awareness of the support available for people to keep their homes warm.

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Five Weirs walk and Sheffield Canal, by Keith Bown, Sothall

Chance to become a towpath ranger

Here’s a chance to indulge an interest, stay fit and healthy in the great outdoors, and provide a valuable service to visitors.

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Naked mole rats that don't feel pain invade Sheffield

Naked mole rats that don't feel pain invade Sheffield

A group of strange looking animals that don't feel pain have invaded Sheffield.

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