Environment

Environment

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Wildlife & Outdoors: Creatures use skills to combat cold

Whilst winter is something that much of the human population finds annoying, for our wildlife it is something to genuinely fear. For them, there’s no escape from it.

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L-R: Achilles chief executive Jay Katzen, Saint-Gobain PAM environment manager Mark Hardy, award presenter Sir Alexander Lockwood Smith.

Ilkeston firm gets award for greenhouse emissions cuts

An Ilkeston manufacturing firm has been presented with an award for its industry-leading efforts to cut climate changing carbon emissions.

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WATCH: Smelly, STD-plagued, Asian ladybirds take over Derbyshire garage

A Derbyshire businessman had a shock when he found a loveliness of Harlequin ladybirds in his garage.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.

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Catherine Rowan with Shannon Finlan and Jason Rowan.

Firm backs youngster’s hospital fundraising campaign

An Ilkeston-based business helped a 12-year-old girl raise more than £3,000 as a thank-you to the hospital caring for her big sister who is battling a brain condition.

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FLYING THE FLAG -- the Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Coun Mary Hopkinson, raises the Green Flag at West Park, along with fellow councillors, gardening staff and representatives of the West Park Friends group.

Top environmental honour for safe and clean West Park

A prestigious Green Flag, the nationally recognised symbol of a safe and clean environment, has been raised again at West Park in Long Eaton.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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THE PHOENIX, an inspiring piece of art, symbolising hope and freedom from addiction, that has been worked on by Wash Arts users.

Cash boost for Ilkeston project that is helping drugs and alcohol addicts recover

A project, based in Ilkeston, that helps people recover from alcohol or drug addiction is to receive a share of nearly £200,000 worth of funding from Derbyshire County Council.

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MAN ON TWO MISSIONS -- Alan Winfield at his desk as a funeral director, wearing his Derby Mountain Rescue jacket.

Meet the undertaker who is also a mountain-team rescuer in the Peak District

In his professional career, Alan Winfield works as a funeral director in Stapleford. And he is renowned for the sensitivity, empathy, calmness and dignity he brings to what can be a demanding job, organising services for bereaved families.

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CULLING badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB in cattle, says Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife charity condemns decision to cull more badgers

A decision by the government to extend badger culling has been strongly condemned by a Derbyshire conservation charity.

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Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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Council backs plan to revive viaduct

Council backs plan to revive viaduct

The campaign to revive an iconic Erewash valley landmark has moved a step closer after winning council support for the ambitious project.

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23 barrels of an unknown chemical have been found at Cossall and Trent Lock (Paul Reeves / Environment Agency).

23 barrels of unknown chemical found near Ilkeston

The Environment Agency are currently investigating incident of flytipping at Trent Lock and Cossall.

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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Derbyshire

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Derbyshire this weekend.

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Monsal Head by Villager Jim.

What are the best views in Derbyshire?

We all know that Derbyshire is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the country and the weekend’s sunny spring weather was showing it off at its very best.

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