Environment

Environment

Dog owners urged to act responsibly

New signs have been put up across the Harborough district urging dog owners to walk their pets responsibly.

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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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These volunteers planted bulbs in Horncastle but a town councillor would like to see more people come  forward.

Help us clean up Horncastle

A leading member of Horncastle Town Council has called for the public to do more to help clean up the town.

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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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Green waste.

Green bin charge has been a big success, say council

The introduction of green bin charges across the Harborough district has been a big success, councillors have been told.

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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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Council tells ‘salvage yard’ farm to tidy up

Harborough District Council has ordered an unsightly local farm to tidy up or risk prosecution.

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More fly tipping on top of existing rubbish near Lubenham.
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Four months on and this fly tipping site has got worse

Here’s an ‘idyllic’ scene in the countryside near Market Harborough: the River Welland, open countryside, grazing ponies - and tonnes 
of illegally dumped rubble.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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VIDEO: Why our council left a tip in the park

This large pile of rubbish was left in the attractive Welland Park in Market Harborough - by the district council!

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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Killer Asian Hornets UK invasion worse than we thought

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

A recent air pollution survey in the Harborough district shows why huge distribution hub Magna Park, near Lutterworth, should not expand further, protestors say.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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