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Villages united in battle to stop ‘lorry menace’ ahead of key meeting on Monday

Villages are uniting against an application for a major waste processing and recycling centre near Cheddington due to the volume of HGVs they fear it will bring through their communities.

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Greatmoor energy to Waste

Find out how Greatmoor energy from waste plant turns your trash into power!

Ever wondered what happens to the things we throw into the bin? Buckinghamshire residents will be able to find out for themselves on 1 July when the Greatmoor Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Woodham, near Aylesbury, opens its doors for a public open day.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

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

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Aylesbury Vale Green Party have selected Michael Sheppard as the Green Party candidate for the Buckingham Constituency.

The Green Party select candidate to run in Buckingham constituency

Aylesbury Vale Green Party have selected Michael Sheppard as the Green Party candidate for the Buckingham Constituency.
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Coral Simpson, Green Party Candidate for Aylesbury

Aylesbury Green Party announce General Election Candidate

Aylesbury Vale Green Party has chosen Coral Simpson as their candidate for the Aylesbury Constituency.
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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Aylesbury Vale pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Fears for nesting birds as rail firm scales back bushes on Old Stoke Road

Fears for nesting birds as rail firm scales back bushes on Old Stoke Road

A wildlife photographer has been left ‘devastated’ by maintenance work which she says may have destroyed bird nests.

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Flood warnings were in operation this morning

Don't put on your wet suit just yet... River Thame flood warnings due to 'faulty gauge'

Earlier flood warnings on the River Thame have been put down to a faulty gauge.
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Artists Impression of how HS2 might look

HS2: £170m contract scrapped after 'conflict of interest' row

A top director of HS2 has dropped out after accusations of cronyism, after a contract was handed to a company with close ties to senior HS2 executives.
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New app wants to help reduce Buckinghamshire's 38,000 tonnes of annual food waste

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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