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Fears Easter rubbish-dumping will harm livestock

Landowners and farmers in Yorkshire are calling for tougher action against fly-tippers who are blighting the countryside and threatening the safety of livestock.

Farmers say they often see an increase in the amount of waste left in the countryside at this time of year with rogue 'DIYers' and contractors dumping old material and rubbish instead of paying to take it to a tip:

North Yorkshire estate staff clear dumped rubbish

Staff at Escrick Park Estate

Staff at a countryside estate in North Yorkshire cleared 20 bags of discarded rubbish in one morning on a stretch of road alongside their nature reserve.

The Escrick Park Estate held a 'Tidy Day' to get rid of waste fly-tipped around Skipworth Common.

A mattress was discarded in the North Yorkshire nature reserve

The CLA says fly-tipping incidents hit a peak at this time of year as it's the traditional time for DIY, gardening and spring cleaning and most recycling centres have limitations on the amount of waste that can be dumped free of charge.


Body found in River Ouse identified as missing soldier

Tyler Pearson, 18

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Ouse near Skeldergate Bridge yesterday has been identified as missing 18-year-old, Tyler Pearson

The soldier was last seen entering the River Ouse in the early hours of Thursday 3 April 2014.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“My heart goes out to Tyler’s family, and I know the police will offer all the help and support the family need at this very difficult time.

“The recent spate of fatalities highlights the importance of staying safe near York’s rivers, particularly when alcohol has been consumed. Last month’s river safety summit concluded that the priority needs to be on prevention as well as response.

"Work is currently underway with groups across York and families of recent river victims to make some short films to highlight the dangers of the river. In the longer term we will devise a sustained and powerful campaign to help prevent more lives being needlessly cut short.

"In addition to this, I am keen to facilitate vulnerability training, so those working in York’s night-time economy know who they can go to and what they can do to help keep vulnerable people safe."

CLA wants government to clamp down on fly-tipping

"Fly-tipping happens all year round but it hits a peak at this time of year.

"CLA members frequently have to dispose of anything from black sacks to furniture, televisions, garden waste and piles of rubble.

"The CLA's action plan to tackle environmental crime calls for the Government to ensure local authorities can accept fly-tipped waste without charge to landowners as well as an end to the prosecution of landowners who have waste dumped on their land and have to pay to remove it."

– Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North Regional Director

CLA prepare for Easter spike in fly-tipping

Group call for new rules over fly-tipping Credit: PA

A group which represents landowners in North Yorkshire says it's preparing for a rise in cases of fly-tipping in the region over the Easter holiday.

The CLA is calling for new rules to tackle the problem, as it says too many people have to pay to get rid of rubbish dumped on their land. It's also lobbying the government for a new scheme which will allow dumped waste to be taken to the tip free of charge.


Baby camel born in North Yorkshire


We are DELIGHTED to announce the birth of a BABY CAMEL here at Mainsgill this morning!!


Unexploded bomb found in North Yorkshire

A number of roads in North Yorkshire have been cordoned off by police after an unexploded bomb was found.

North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 3.55pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014, after reports that workmen on the new Park and Ride site at Askham Bar had found what is believed to be an old world war mortar shell.

The site has been evacuated and a cordon is currently in place.

Sim Balk Lane is currently closed and the Askham Bar junction of the eastbound carriageway has also been shut at this time.

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