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Anger over canalside tree-felling near Castle Quay

Townspeople have objected to the unannounced felling of ten trees on one of Banbury’s canalside rest areas.

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Plastic waste could soon be a thing of the past

Banbury firm launches unique pact for businesses to tackle plastic waste

A Banbury company is at the forefront of making unnecessary single-use plastic packaging a thing of the past as part of a world-first pact launched today (Thursday, April 26).

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Dave Pegg in the Keep the Horton General campaign tee shirt at Fairport's Cropredy festival NNL-160815-144353001

Fairport is to get ‘drastic on plastic’ at this year’s festival

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention has joined the war on single-use plastic.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

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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Flytipping near Evenley

Hazardous asbestos dumped near south Northants village

Ten tonnes of asbestos were dumped near Evenley - costing the taxpayer £6,000 to clear up.

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Badgers could come under threat of a cull in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire badger culling - have your say

A two week public consultation into badger culling in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire began on Monday.

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Thom Airs, Stamford

Helps for stranded in Lincolnshire snows

Lincolnshire Police, the County Council and others have come together to deliver a lifeline to cut-off rural communities.

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Weather claims Spiceball litter pick

Weather claims Spiceball litter pick

Continued cold and forecast snow have claimed yet another Banbury event.

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Protestors outside Bodicote House ahead of a meeting discussing plans to build on the green belt near Kidlington and Yarnton. Photo: Kevin James Bezant

City overspill to go on Cherwell green belt despite protests

Protesters cried ‘traitors’ as thousands of homes meant for Oxford could be built on green belt land to the south of Cherwell district last night (Monday, February 26).

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Victoria Prentis MP signs the #PassOnPlastic pledge in Westminster. Photo: Victoria Prentis

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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household recycling

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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