More ‘at risk’ species seen by farmers

A RECORD-BREAKING number of farmers took part in the fifth successive Big Farmland Bird Count.


Weather latest: Rush hour warnings issued as Beast from the East hits Yorkshire

Snow has fallen across much of Yorkshire during the night as the much-heralded Beast from the East finally arrived from Siberia.


Yorkshire weather: Warnings upgraded for Yorkshire as Beast from the East hits county

The Met Office has this morning upgraded its weather warnings for parts of Yorkshire as the much heralded Beast from the East blows in freezing temperatures and wintry showers from Siberia.

RSPB conservation advisor Chris Tomson is on hand to offer more information about the scheme.

Wolds farmers are urged to join wildlife programme

The RSPB is hoping to hear from farmers in the Yorkshire Wolds area who would like to get paid to help wildlife thrive on their land.

Looking downstream at Pocklington Canal from Swing Bridge 7.

Waterway to celebrate canal’s 200th birthday

A bumper programme of events has been planned to mark the 200th birthday of the Pocklington Canal.

This caterpiller was found on a trampoline in Pocklington

Fantastic furry gatecrasher at party

This wonderful critter photograph was sent in by Nina Blake-James whose son Inigo spotted the furry wonder on his trampoline during his seventh birthday party.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be in Pocklington next Tuesday 26 September).

Council recycling team set to visit Pocklington

Waste and recycling officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be out and about in Pocklington as part of activities to mark this year’s national Recycle Week.

New proposals on how to deal with fly-tipping have been put forward by the CLA.

Seize fly-tipping vehicles call

Seizing vehicles must become the default penalty for fly-tipping as part of tougher punishments for waste crime.

61% of East Yorkshire residents saw a fox in their garden in the survey.

Wild challenge plea after survey sees fall in wildlife

The RSPB is asking people in East Yorkshire to take up the Wild Challenge and uncover creatures living in their garden after a new survey saw a drop in sightings of some of our favourite wildlife.

I am seeing lots of butterflies on the buddleia bushes, including the magnificent peacock butterfly.

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

The garden needed rain by the beginning of the week, and it certainly got it.

Emily McGregor, Wolds Dew Pond Project officer at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, stands next to a dew pond earmarked for restoration. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Wolds ponds revived by new project

A threatened, once distinctive, and important feature of the Yorkshire Wolds landscape is set to be revived.

Denis Moor is interviewed by archaeologist John Kenny.

Memories of warehouse site wanted

The archaeological dig around the former canal buildings at Canal Head is continuing.

North Cave Wetlands volunteers are celebrating after 23 avocet chicks were born at the nature reserve.

Former quarry home to new avocet chicks

A former quarry near North Cave has become an important sanctuary for one of Yorkshire’s largest inland colonies of avocets.

YORSwitch promotions co-ordinator Romney Clayton, successful switcher Cavan Gray-Nicholson and Councillor Symon Fraser.

Savings offered on home energy bills

People in the Pocklington area who took part in the latest home energy-switching scheme by East Riding of Yorkshire Council are being offered average household savings of £190.

A two-week archeological dig was expected to start at the Canal Head basin yesterday.

Archeological dig at Pocklington Canal

The Canal and River Trust is hosting a summer of free events focusing on Pocklington Canal.

Launching the new roadside litter signs are, from left, Nick Brown (sweeper driver), Andy Height (service manager), Cllr Symon Fraser (portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment), Cllr Stephen Parnaby (leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council), Karl Jeffs (operations manager), Michelle Whitfield (streetscene enforcement officer) and John Hobby (sweeper driver).

New warning signs at litter hotspots

New warning signs are being placed at litter hotspots across the East Riding as part of a campaign to combat the growing problem of roadside rubbish.

Wasps could be in for a bumper summer

Freak weather could lead to insect invasion this summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season for insects, experts say.

We are set for a milder Bank Holiday weekend after a chilly week.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend... but beware the spring showers

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend.
We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.

Madeleine and Bailey Doherty enjoy the beach as crowds pack onto the South Bay in Scarborough as warm weather bathed the UK at the weekend.

Yorkshire weather: Prepare yourselves for three months of glorious sunshine... but Easter could be quite chilly

Yorkshire could be set to bask in three months of scorching sunshine this spring as forecasters predict above-average temperatures heading into summer.

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