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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.

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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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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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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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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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Water Vole

Water vole numbers in freefall at the Wendover Arm Canal

Watervole numbers are rapidly declining because of habitat loss and being hunted by the predatory American mink.
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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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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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Flea

Fleas with massive penises could invade bedrooms this autumn in their millions

Bad news for anyone with a fear of bugs, billions of super-fleas with massive penises are being predicted to invade British bedrooms in the coming months.

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Rescued hedgehogs are returned to the wild at official hedgehog release site, Center Parcs Woburn Forest, after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.  This Photo: A young hoglet has one final weigh-in to check he�"s healthy before being released to in to the wild.

PICTURES: Young hedgehogs released into the wild at Center Parcs

Five young hedgehogs have ventured into the wild at Center Parcs Woburn Forest after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.

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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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Cllr. Mike Smith the Badgers junction on the A421, Buckingham. PNL-160109-154703009

Warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ Buckingham Badgers blackspot

There are calls for urgent changes to be made before any further car crashes at an ‘extremely dangerous’ junction.

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