Category Archives: Our Yorkshire

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Flat Caps to Help Brain Tumours

Have you got the brains you were born with? If so do you keep them under your flat cap? March is ‘Brain Tumour Awareness Month’ in the UK and the charity Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire,  at Wagon … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Community Forest Expansion Plans

White Rose Forest plans are in place even if the trees aren’t yet but the plans are inspirational. In fact it will be many years before the plans are complete but by then there will be a continuous belt of … Continue reading

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Your Yorkshire Environment – Case Studies – Rivers

Yorkshire Environment For All River Ouse York on a Foggy Winter The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly to say nothing of the downright diabolical! Do we care about the environment where we live, work and spend our recreation time? … Continue reading

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Interesting and Unusual Facts about Castleford

Navigate around the Plastic in the Aire & Calder On the banks of the river at Castleford is a deluge of plastic and other litter waiting to be washed down stream to the sea. It may take some time waiting … Continue reading

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Wrong Sort of Plastic on the Line

Train companies do not need an excuses for late running trains but nevertheless here is a new one. Not the one about all staff are too busy clearing the rubbish dumped by passengers but ‘the wrong sort of plastic on … Continue reading

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Noise is Environmental Pollution

How Big is the Noise Pollution Problem in Yorkshire For ambient noise according to DfE some of the worst polluted locations around the UK include Hull, Sheffield and the whole of West Yorkshire. It is harder to measure excessive noise … Continue reading

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Idle Litter Louts – Keep Yorkshire Litter Free

Are  fast food retailers and fast food a known problem causing litter in our Yorkshire environment? Consider the inconsiderate who dumped their chips and wrapper out of the car window in a supermarket car park. It looks like they had … Continue reading

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Air Pollution an Environment Problem in Yorkshire

Like the air in parts of Yorkshire the whole subject stinks! The World Health Organisation and now the EU have railed against the UK’s failures over air pollution and yet our politicians are failing us. It is crucially important for … Continue reading

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Litter and Wheelie Bins

This Leeds street looks comparatively clear of rubbish at least until you look closely. Ignoring the weeds growing on the kerb and in the gutters there is still a lot of detritus down the street that should be in bins. … Continue reading

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Naturally Looking After Wildlife Yorkshire

There are contrasting views that I would like to consider by looking at Yorkshire’s approach to wild life. They are represented by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park the commercially orientated entertainment park and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust the 70 year old … Continue reading

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