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Environment

More than £5 million has been set aside by Leicestershire County Council to deal with the effects of a disease which affects ash trees.

A report being discussed by cabinet next week says that the majority of the 500,000 or so ash trees in the county could be lost to ash dieback over the next five to 15 years.

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Extra £5m put forward to help tackle potholes in Leicestershire

Extra £5m put forward to help tackle potholes in Leicestershire

Plans to inject an extra £5m into maintaining Leicestershire’s roads have been unveiled.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Council leader Neil Bannister with volunteers in Dunton Bassett

Volunteers help give Harborough district a spring clean

Old road signs and car parts are just some of the litter collected as part of a series of volunteer spring cleans taking place across the Harborough district.

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Two people fined for fly-tipping in Harborough district

Two men have been ordered to pay £400 fines after being caught fly-tipping in the Harborough district.
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Diseased trees to be removed from Market Harborough park

A path in Welland Park in Market Harborough will be temporarily closed to allow for the removal of two unsafe trees.

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Fox Paddock on Old Hall Lane in Lubenham next to the river Welland and site of a new woodland project.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180213-171146005

New wood set to be planted near Market Harborough

A new 1,500 tree, three acre wood is to be created in a Harborough village.

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Matthew Wray and Emma Steed of Nature's Pantry have launched a scheme where you can refill you empty water bottle to save plastic.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180131-090122005

Why buy a new plastic bottle of water – when you can get your old one refilled in Harborough?

A shop in Market Harborough has become the first in the area to join the environmentally-friendly Refill app scheme.

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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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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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The volunteers and the rubbish they collected

Huge pile of rubbish pulled out of the River Welland in Harborough

This picture shows just one month’s worth of rubbish fished out of the River Welland, where it runs through Market Harborough.

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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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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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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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The kingfisher while in the study

Wild kingfisher gets stuck in Harborough couple’s home

Colourful kingfishers are now a fairly regular sight on the cleaned-up River Welland through Market Harborough.

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