How Sheffield allotment is growing connections with nature and the outside world

Photographs at the back of the Crosspool Community Allotment shed show a team of trepidatious gardeners peering out from a jungle of nettles.

Telegraph Environment: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

Telegraph Environment: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

I love that Sheffield is the Outdoor City. We’ve got things that no other city in Britain can boast – spectacular landscapes within reach, more parks and green space than any other, and our many trees which are just putting on their great autumn show.

Bradfield in Bloom village clean up: Lynn Russell (left) and Hazel Hampshire working below Bradfield church

Special Report: Volunteers keep village in blooming good health

Dedicated team replenish soil and flowers during their ‘winter tidy-up’ as Bradfield continues to bask in its new-found fame after the Tour de France

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Environment: Sheffield’s need for a message of hope

“I think I would like to see a change in the way our society measures success,” said Sean Ashton, mulling over the issue he would tackle if given a magic wand to deal with global warming.

Stepping up efforts to bring back hedgehogs

Stepping up efforts to bring back hedgehogs

The sight of a hedgehog shuffling its way across a garden was always charming - but unremarkable nonetheless.

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Pollination hotspot project launched in Peak District

A major project led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is being developed to transform the Peak District into a ‘pollination hotspot’.

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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Red deer stag in the snow near White Edge, seeking shelter in the woodlands

Why deer on Sheffield’s Big Moor don’t keep the wolves at bay

Dusk, the outskirts of Sheffield. The unearthly bellow of a great beast echoes across the grasslands. Another roars in response, and another, as naturalists aim their telescopes and a BBC film crew edits their latest footage. It’s like the Serengeti, said one observer.

Langsett Cycles team get some hillclimb practice at High Bradfield

The Telegraph’s Big Challenge with Isobel Thomas: On song in Sheffield to bring about change

When asked if Sheffield residents should take more responsibility to become more eco-friendly, Isobel Thomas offers a considered response, stressing the importance of clear communication.

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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.

8 Sept 2015.......A fell runner on Burbage Moor in the Peak District. . A long-term plan to support the future sustainable management of the moorlands on the edge of Sheffield is being considered by the councils cabinet committee next week. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/42e

The Sheffield Telegraph’s Big Challenge: The quest for a clean, green city

“Sheffield already has some great strengths environmentally,” said campaigner Dave Dickinson.

Ezra Moralee being treated in Sheffield Children's Hospital. Credit: Moralee family / Magnolia House

One year on- how has the 5p plastic bag charge benefited Sheffield charities?

Charities and community groups in Sheffield have received more than £80,000 since the 5p charge for single-use plastic bags was brought into force for stores with at least 250 employees one year ago today.
Sheffield Against Fracking group at the Peace in the Park event at Ponderosa Park in Sheffield. Photo: Chris Etchells

The Big Challenge: Putting the focus on social justice

1) What are your priorities for this year? And What work-­related achievement are you most proud of?

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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.

National Trust rangers Tom Harman (left) and Chris Lockyer among the new grass on Kinder Scout

Why we must cherish the High Peak

For hundreds of years, Sheffielders have looked west and seen the High Peak moors glowering in the distance. It’s time we stopped taking them for granted, say conservationists.

An artist's impression of the proposed Sheaf Field park

Keeping Sheffield’s River Sheaf dream alive after bid rejection

Sheffield Council still aims to open up the River Sheaf at the site that gave the city its name - after the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected a bid to help create a £1.35 million park.

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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.

Jenny Rose Barber, 36 and Kate Rose, 68

Future of our parks remains uncertain

A Public Parks Inquiry into our green-spaces could reveal the future for Sheffield's parks.
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