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The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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What does the Vale Plan say about Buckingham?

What does the Vale Plan say about Buckingham?

850 new homes will be built across three sites in Buckingham by 2023, according to the latest draft of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan.

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Community gardener handed £1000 to keep Church Street beautiful

Community gardener handed £1000 to keep Church Street beautiful

A Buckingham gardener has been awarded £1000 to help her care for the Alms House gardens on Church Street.

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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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MP Victoria Prentis (second from left) with representatives from Brita UK, Refill and local businesses NNL-171109-164253001

Town firms join battle to reduce plastic waste

Bicester has joined the campaign to protect the seas and oceans by reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles following the launch of the Refill scheme.

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Rubble dumped in Nash field, despite High Court injunction

Rubble dumped in Nash field, despite High Court injunction

Hardcore has been dumped into a field adjacent to the Nash Park traveller site, in what is suspected to be an illegal expansion of the camp.

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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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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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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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Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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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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Aylesbury Vale Green Party have selected Michael Sheppard as the Green Party candidate for the Buckingham Constituency.

The Green Party select candidate to run in Buckingham constituency

Aylesbury Vale Green Party have selected Michael Sheppard as the Green Party candidate for the Buckingham Constituency.
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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

Opinion
Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Aylesbury Vale pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Northamptonshire MP wants heavier fines for litter bugs

Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has announced her plans to clamp down on litter bugs as part of the Government’s first Litter Strategy for England initiative.

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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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Readers Photo: Majestic Red Kite looks on

Readers Photo: Majestic Red Kite looks on

This magnificently graceful bird of prey is unmistakable with its reddish-brown body, angled wings and deeply forked tail.

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