Latest Ings Stories

2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Wildlife-lover got a treat when she spied a rare osprey over the Humber on its migration to sunnier climes. Wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer Mandy West (45), of Grange Avenue, Barton-Upon-Humber, managed to photograph the bird of prey at Far Ings nature reserve. She said: "I saw an unusual-looking bird catching a fish and realised it was an osprey. "To see it on my local patch was absolutely fantastic as ospreys are on the Amber list of protected species. "I have lived...

2008-09-10 21:00:19

By Robert Sutcliffe The proposal relates to land next to Fairburn Ings, near Castleford, a reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds which attracts around 100,000 visitors a year. Demonstrators from Yorkshire Against New Coal (YANC) are planning to protest outside Leeds Civic Hall today from 11am to 1.30pm when a meeting of Leeds Council takes place.Mining firm HJ Banks wants to create the mine which would remove about 1.2 million tonnes of coal from the Newton Lane site...

2008-07-11 00:00:23

OPPONENTS of plans to open a surface coal mine near Leeds remain firmly against the plans despite changes to the scheme. Yesterday the firm proposing the mine to the east of Ledston village said it had listened to locals' concerns and those of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which has a nature reserve at nearby Fairburn Ings. Banks Mining said it had scaled back the operation from a proposed 1m tonnes of coal over five years to 875,000 tonnes. The firm's managing...

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