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Hedgehog numbers have declined by half since 2000, report reveals

The number of hedgehogs living in the British countryside have plummeted by more than half since 2000, according to a new report.

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The Magistrates fined the offender a total of 688

£700 fine for Steeple Claydon fly-tipper who dumped six sacks of rubbish

A man from Steeple Claydon has pleaded guilty to dumping six sacks of waste on a country road, because he couldn't stand the smell of the rubbish in his car.

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Kingsbrook to take part in "Bird Cafe" initiative

Kingsbrook to take part in "Bird Cafe" initiative

Barratt Homes North Thames is getting behind the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch by opening a bird café at its Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury to encourage more feathered friends into the area for the wildlife survey.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

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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County Hall offices in Aylesbury

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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