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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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House sparrow Passer domesticus, male, perched on edge of garden shed roof. Co. Durham. August. EMN-180801-142832001

House sparrow most spotted bird in Oxfordshire during RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The house sparrow, starling and blue tit make up the top three birds spotted in Oxfordshire during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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The Magistrates fined the offender a total of 688

£700 fine for Steeple Claydon fly-tipper who dumped six sacks of rubbish

A man from Steeple Claydon has pleaded guilty to dumping six sacks of waste on a country road, because he couldn't stand the smell of the rubbish in his car.

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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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Steeple Claydon residents vote to accept neighbourhood plan

Steeple Claydon residents vote to accept neighbourhood plan

A village has voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new neighbourhood plan.

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Michael Gove visited Aylesbury on December 4

Michael Gove: Environment must not suffer when new homes are built in Vale

Michael Gove has called on new housing developers in Bucks to consider the environmental impact of their building plans.

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One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

A large chunk of Milton Keynes, housing a tenth of the city’s population, could become part of BUCKINGHAM if Parliamentary boundary changes go ahead.

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Cllr Charlie Clare represents Buckingham West

Buckingham councillor calls for "poor" road resurfacing to be redone

Potholes and cracks, bumps and dips, troughs and trenches: all features of Buckinghamshire’s historic rural roads and a typical headache for road users.
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The proposed site of development, in the south of the town

Proposal to build 550 homes in Buckingham met with concerns

Plans for 550 homes off of Osier Way were revealed this week, despite the Vale Plan only calling for "around 420 dwellings" to be built there.

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The Yes4Winslow group in High Street. PNL-140625-133045009

Planning decision marks huge victory for Winslow’s neighbourhood plan

A developer’s appeal against a planning department’s rejection of 211 new homes at Glebe Farm Winslow has been dismissed, marking a huge victory for Winslow Town Council and the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan.

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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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County Hall offices in Aylesbury

Bucks County Council invests £107m in fossil fuel firms

Buckinghamshire County Council invests £107m of its pension fund, just over four percent, into fossil fuel companies.

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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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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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