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Column: Why is wool worthless?

Wool, it is worth nothing, it doesn’t even pay to clip the sheep.

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Look out for yellow fish in East Keswick

Look out for yellow fish in East Keswick

Water surveys have shown that Keswick Beck, running through East Keswick, is heavily polluted and so the village’s Wildlife Trust has been working with children from Bardsey Primary School to spread the word about the Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish Campaign.

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Grouse moors above Leyburn, in Wensleydale

Three dales next in line for peatland deals

GROUSE shooting estates in three Yorkshire dales will be the next to sign up to long-term agreements with conservation groups aimed at driving a wholesale restoration of the region’s upland peat resources.

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The Friends of Nidderdale AONB meadows day. Picture: Pippa Mason.

UPDATE: £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of the Nidderdale AONB making significant progress

A £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of 44 hectares of Nidderdale grassland is already making significant progress.
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Smaller Yorkshire farms ‘in danger of vanishing by 2050’

Smaller Yorkshire farms ‘in danger of vanishing by 2050’

YORKSHIRE IS rapidly losing its network of smaller farms – with plots of fewer than 50 hectares on course to disappear almost entirely from the countryside by the middle of the century, according to a new report.

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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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The pine marten was filmed in a North York Moors forest

Night camera captures first pine marten seen in Yorkshire for over 35 years

A wildlife camera has captured elusive footage of a rare animal that hasn't been seen in Yorkshire for over 30 years.
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Farming in Yorkshire. PIC: Tony Johnson

Farms must get long term support funding or face decade of ‘damaging uncertainty’

A full decade of “damaging uncertainty” is in store for the countryside unless the Government acts on public will and urgently supports farming and wildlife in the wake of Brexit, ministers have today been warned.

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Rooting for Harrogate: Champion of champions judges visit town

Two Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom judges were in Harrogate yesterday (August 1) to pass their verdict on this year’sefforts by Harrogate in Bloom, Harrogate Borough Council and all Team Harrogate’s associated community groups as the town bids to become Champion of Champions.

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A hen harrier in flight. Picture by RSPB Images/PA Wire.

Bird’s decade first nest attempt in the Dales

It is believed to be the most intensively persecuted bird of prey in the UK, leaving it on the brink of extinction as a breeding species in England, and so a first attempt by hen harriers to nest in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been hailed as a positive sign.

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Part of the gorgeous Waterside at Knaresborough.

Dear Reader: Knaresborough's rich history + houses damn houses!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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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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Rooting for Harrogate: Will town be crowned champion of champions?

We are backing Harrogate’s bid to be crowned champion of champions in this year’s Britain in Bloom awards.

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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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Thruscross Reservoir (s).

£40,000 path revamp work to begin at Thruscross Reservoir

A project to improve the paths around Thruscross Reservoir will start before the end of July.
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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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Volunteers from Friends of Valley Gardens.

Harrogate charity's plea over 'mountain of red tape'

The Friends of Valley Gardens is calling on more help to be given to community groups holding worthy public events in the face of what they say is a "mountain of paperwork."

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Volunteers from Friends of Valley Gardens.

Harrogate charity's plea to council over 'mountain of red tape'

The Friends of Valley Gardens is calling on more help to be given to community groups holding worthy public events in the face of what they say is a "mountain of paperwork."
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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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A sea bird flies past the rising sun near the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. But the weather will turn nasty in the coming days with thunderstorms predicted. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office.

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