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Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Michael Gove visited Aylesbury on December 4

Michael Gove: Environment must not suffer when new homes are built in Vale

Michael Gove has called on new housing developers in Bucks to consider the environmental impact of their building plans.

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One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

A large chunk of Milton Keynes, housing a tenth of the city’s population, could become part of BUCKINGHAM if Parliamentary boundary changes go ahead.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Bucks County Council invests £107m in fossil fuel firms

Buckinghamshire County Council invests £107m of its pension fund, just over four percent, into fossil fuel companies.

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Reader Rupert captures photographs stunning swallow-tailed moth

Reader Rupert captures photographs stunning swallow-tailed moth

Bucks Herald reader Rupert Anson captured this striking swallow-tailed moth (ourapteryx sambucaria) which spent the night on his Bierton front door.

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A tight squeeze!

A tight squeeze! Hedgehog rescued after getting stuck in railings

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment Cllr Bill Chapple OBE

What could be improved with Bucks Recycling Centres? Have your say!

Residents across Bucks are able to give their views on the Household Recycling Centres as the annual customer satisfaction survey is launched.

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Mike Pollard (RSPB area reserves manager South Midlands) Alok Sharma, Garry Ennis (Barratt and David Wilson Homes Southern Regional Director), Ian Sadler (Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames Managing Director) and Jo Gilbert (RSPB deputy director global conservation)

New development works in harmony with nature

Kingsbrook village is being designed with a number of nature friendly features, to help nature thrive and proliferate.

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Thames Water apologise after "several hundred" houses left with no water

Thames Water apologise after "several hundred" houses left with no water

Some residents were left without water all day yesterday, 18 September.
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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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Jennifer Dubois has suffered with the problem for 20 years

Thames Water criticised over 20 year 'river of poo' saga in Wendover

A stream of human waste and sewage has made an Aylesbury woman’s garden unusable for two decades.

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A hedgehog at the St Tiggwinkles wildlife hospital in Haddenham - to find out more about the work of Tiggywinkles go to www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk

Are you housing a hedgehog? Census launched to get a clearer picture of hedgehog decline

The first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers.

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Vickas Sharma, 29, of Charmfield Road, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 26 July 2017 to an offence of fly-tipping.

Household waste 'too smelly' to make it to the tip, leading to £2k fine after it was dumped

Vickas Sharma, 29, of Charmfield Road, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 26 July 2017 to an offence of fly-tipping.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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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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