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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The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.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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Air quality black spot is declared in Harborough district

Air quality black spot is declared in Harborough district

A 750-metre stretch of road in the Harborough district has been declared as an air quality black spot.

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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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Appeal for witnesses after seven tonnes of rubbish dumped on the Fosse Way

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after seven tonnes of rubbish was dumped in a lay-by on the Fosse Way.

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Team effort...Liam Bates, Paul Smith, Roger WAle and Tracey Hastings.

FEATURE: Warm weekend heralds start of garden season

Now the sun is out (well, briefly), people are turning their attention to their gardens. So where better for Mail’s Alex Dawson and Andrew Carpenter to go along than a garden centre.

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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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Harborough village has dangerously high levels of air pollution

Harborough village has dangerously high levels of air pollution

Air quality experts have been called in by Harborough District Council to assess a local pollution black spot.

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Dog owners urged to act responsibly

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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