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Banbury MP vows to give up plastic for Lent

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis has signed a pledged with many other politicians to give up plastic for Lent.

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Plastic waste dumped in Oxfordshire

Help plastic fighting duo tackle rubbish in Banbury this weekend

A father and son team which has created a group to raise awareness of environmental issues is calling on like-minded individuals to help tackle plastic in Banbury.
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Barry Whitehouse of The Artery, Banbury. Paper and degradable bags are now being used instead of plastic bags. NNL-180123-123817009

Banbury’s Artery vows to go plastic free

A Banbury town centre independent trader has vowed to eliminate plastic bags in favour of paper or biodegradable alternatives.

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Eyes up for the Birdwatch

Eyes up for the RSPB’s annual survey

The world’s biggest wildlife survey will take place this weekend and everyone can join in.

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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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Stratford and South Northants districts in top 10 for recycling

Residents in Stratford and South Northamptonshire districts have been vigilantly recycling and composting to help the councils reach the top 10 in England.

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General dog poo sign.

Dog owners urged to pick up pets’ poo

Horley dog owners are reminded to pick up their pets’ poo after a number of incidents in the churchyard.

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Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . a bin

We all have that relative or friend who’s hard to buy gifts for so why not buy them a bin.

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The UK wastes around two million tonnes of food every year. Photo: Wrap

Banbury charity publishes new guidelines on food labels to tackle waste

A Banbury organisation published new guidelines today (Wednesday, November 29) on food expiry labels in partnership with the government in a bid to tackle waste.
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Swalcliffe playground appeal. From the left, Kiran Hingorani, Swalcliffe Park School principal, Peter Beddowes, chairman of the play area group, Virginia Merritt, management committee member, David McLindon, playground prime mover and Helen Argros-Farrell, parent and supporter, with children and parent looking over the wall where the playground will be built. NNL-170711-180107009

Votes needed to give Swalcliffe children a playground

Votes are needed from the general public to secure up to £10,000 to build a much-needed playground in Swalcliffe.

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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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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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Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

Binbo Baggins at Canal Day promoting recycling as part of national campaign

Recycling experts will be on the road promoting their green message as part of Recycle Week 2017, culminating at Banbury Canal Day on Sunday (October 1).

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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

Banbury joins refill scheme to curb waste

Banbury 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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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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Do you think we need another service station on the M40 by Banbury? NNL-170425-154214009

No need for Banbury M40 service area, says CPRE

A countryside protection group has come out firmly against a planned M40 service area, hotel, warehouse and HGV park at Banbury.

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