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New £30m garden for the North with big ambitions

Just over an hour away from Sheffield, the biggest gardening project in Europe is getting under way.

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Lisa Firth, Sheffield Council's head of parks and countryside. Picture: Chris Etchells

Growing concerns lead to rethink over trees for Sheffield's war dead

More Sheffield parks are to become the home of war memorial trees as a scheme to plant 300 new monuments has undergone a big rethink.
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Yorkshire is home to a beautiful range of parks for families to enjoy

The best parks in Yorkshire to visit this weekend with the family

Make the most of the warm weather this weekend and head off on an outdoor adventure with the family.

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Pictures: Conservation in the natural world

Sheffield’s ‘State of Nature’ Report has its public launch next week... and will aim to paint a positive picture against a backdrop of environmental concerns

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Doncaster Voices: Are we green enough ​or could we be more eco-friendly?

Doncaster Voices: Are we green enough ​or could we be more eco-friendly?

If you want to get involved in DFP weekly Voices forum, submit 150 words, name, title & photo to barbara.craythorn@jpress.co.uk and your views may appear next week when the timely subject, approaching April 23 St George’s Day, are we too patriotic or not patriotic enough?

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Pictures: Creating homes for flying visitors from heart of Africa

Ornithologists from Sheffield Bird Study Group are encouraging wildlife to the River Don... by welcoming thousands of sand martins to South Yorkshire

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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Earth Day is an annual event which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement

Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?

April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970.

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Highs of 19C were expected in parts of Britain.

Yorkshire weather: What to expect after Britain's warmest day of the year so far

Britain has enjoyed its warmest day of the year so far - but the coming days won't bring much in the way of spring sunshine.
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Dan Cornwall or Pictorial Meadows with Janene Scurfield of Enterprise Rent-A-Car with Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield at Park Square Roundabout where the roundabout has been planted with new flowers, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 15 July 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

VIDEO: Sheffield roundabout’s £11,000 floral makeover

First impressions count - and Park Square roundabout is one of the first sights encountered by anyone arriving in Sheffield by car.

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William Ibbitt, south east view of Sheffield, 1854. Reproduced with kind permission of Museums Sheffield.

Celebrating Sheffield's long history of 'growing your own'

The fascinating and surprising history of allotments in Sheffield has been brought to life in a new book.
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The strangest and most unusual UFO sightings in Yorkshire

Numerous places around the UK have had multiple UFO sightings over the past few years and with Yorkshire seeing more and more apparent sightings, it now believed that Yorkshire is the top place in the country to see UFOs.
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Pictures: Why climate change can affect life in our peat bogs

Students help measure the moors around Sheffield to gather scientific data

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From Sheffield roundabout to floral meadow with £27,000 revamp

First impressions count - and Park Square roundabout is one of the first sights encountered by motorists arriving in the middle of Sheffield.
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Wood pigeon at feeder

Collared dove is new kid on the block

I have had a pair of collared doves visit my garden in recent weeks, but these are the first for a good while. The collared dove is of course a ‘new kid on the block’ in Britain, and they first arrived in Sheffield in the 1960s and 1970s. Since then they have spread far and wide.

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Stocksbridge based countryside management charity, The Steel Valley Project, has completed work on a �30,000 project to improve the habitat for the willow tit, one of the UK's most threatened bird species.

Willow tit habitat gets £30,000 funding boost in Stocksbridge

Hopes of increasing threatened willow tit numbers in South Yorkshire have been given a boost thanks to completion of A £30,000 habitat improvement scheme by The Steel Valley Project.

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Yorkshire flood warnings remain as river levels set to 'peak'

The Environment Agency has said 31 flood warnings and 29 alerts were in place across Yorkshire this morning.

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Furnace Hill, Sheffield. Picture: Marie Caley NSTP Furnace Hill MC 3

Sheffield’s historic Furnace Hill offers quiet city living

As the shift of image from centre of industry to hip living continues in such places as Kelham Island, it is mirrored in other pockets of Sheffield, where the character of particular streets and neighbourhoods has been successfully transformed.

Property

Easter weather: Yorkshire split in two as weather warning for Easter Monday snow remains over the west

A Met Office warning for snow remains hanging over the western half of Yorkshire, but the eastern side of the county is more likely to get rain.
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A warning is in place for snow in Sheffield.

Weather update: Will it snow in Sheffield on Bank Holiday Monday?

A weather warning is in force for snow in Sheffield over Easter.
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