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New app wants to help reduce Buckinghamshire's 38,000 tonnes of annual food waste

In Buckinghamshire, we produce 38,000 tonnes of food waste every year. Of this, 16,000 tonnes gets collected and is recycled to produce energy and fertiliser – but that still leaves 22,000 tonnes (58%) that goes into the general waste.

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Thames Water have been hit with a record breaking fine

COURT REPORT: 'A Failure waiting to happen' - Thames Water Utilities fined £20m for pumping 1.9 billion litres “untreated” and of 4.2 billion litres” treated and inadequately treated” “to the River Thames or its tributaries”.

The fine is the largest penalty handed down to a water utility for an environmental disaster.
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Thames Water has today been issued with a record fine for pollution of the River Thames

‘It has sent a message to the industry’: Thame Angling Club chairman reacts to Thames Water’s record pollution fine

The chairman of an angling club which was impacted by the pollution scandal in the River Thames has said he is pleased with the level of the fine issued to the company today (Wednesday).

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Thames Water Utility face a record breaking fine

"Safeguarding the environment is not an optional extra, it is an essential part of how companies must operate" - Environment Agency responds to verdict

Thames Water Utilities Ltd (Thames Water) has today (22 March) been fined an unprecedented £20,361,140.06 in fines and costs for a series of significant pollution incidents on the River Thames. These offences were caused by negligence and led to the death of wildlife and distress to the public.

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There have been 6 incidents on Berkeley Rise

Upset on Aylesbury estate over spate of human faeces

A spate of incidents have prompted residents to say enough is enough, after someone has been pooing in their alleyway.
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Two men have been fined for dumping set of drawers

Two men fined for dumping set of drawers

Melvy Prestige N’Somi (24) of Bicester Road, Aylesbury and Derek Selasenam Kojo Feyi (21) of Hillington Close, Aylesbury were convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 15 March 2017 for a fly tipping offence, after both pleading guilty.
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Waste and smouldering rubbish on John O'Callaghan's site, Aston Clinton Road, Aylesbury

Nursery proprietor John O'Callaghan fined 31k for burning waste on a bonfire

With what is believed to be the highest financial penalty imposed for a Buckinghamshire County Council planning enforcement breach, Wycombe magistrates on Wednesday (March 15) handed Mr O'Callaghan a £38,185 bill, including £6,885 costs and a £300 victim surcharge, which he must pay at £2,000 a month.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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Stock image of hunting hounds

25 hounds euthanised after Bovine Tuberculosis outbreak

The Kimblewick Hunt have had to take drastic action to stop the spread of deadly bovine tuberculous as pack hounds are discovered with the rare disease.

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Protesters in Aston Clinton have taken their fight to Bovis

Aston Clinton residents take on Bovis again in hedgerow row

Aston Clinton residents continue to be the thorn in the side of Bovis Homes as they insist on removing 88 metres of important hedgerow that provides habitat for the Red Listed house sparrow.

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Readers Photo: Majestic Red Kite looks on

Readers Photo: Majestic Red Kite looks on

This magnificently graceful bird of prey is unmistakable with its reddish-brown body, angled wings and deeply forked tail.

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House of Commons speaker John Bercow

'Gunpowder plot' to oust Bercow fails to gain any traction as just 5 MPs sign motion of no confidence

The faltering attempt to remove the Commons Speaker comes after he said he “strongly opposed” the US President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain. He told MPs earlier in February that addressing Parliament was “not an automatic right; it is an earned honour”.
Politics
The bonfire in Watermead

Burning of hedge cuttings the cause of ‘acrid smoke’ in Watermead

The burning of hedge cuttings on a bonfire has been identified as the reason for acrid smoke which has been blowing across Watermead for more than a week.

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Aylesbury Sewage Treatment Works

"200 Olympic swimming pools" of untreated sewage released into Aylesbury's waterways

Thames Water Utilities are in trouble over several environmental infringements and now face the prospect of their biggest ever fine after a series of waste spills spewed millions of litres of sewage into local rivers.

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Thames Water Utilities found guilty of polluting Aylesbury Waterway

Thames Water Utilities found guilty of polluting Aylesbury Waterway

Thames Water Utilities Limited  will appear for sentencing at Aylesbury Crown Court on the 2nd and 3rd February 2017 with respect to offences at five facilities in the middle and lower Thames Valley during 2013 and 2014.

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AVDC leader Neil Blake addresses misconceptions about garden town status

Neil Blake addresses 'misconceptions' about Garden Town Status

Neil Blake has penned an open letter to Aylesbury, where he addresses several misconceptions about Aylesbury's new garden town status.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council have published revised bin timetables

AVDC publish revised bin collection dates for Aylesbury

Please check festive collection dates at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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