MPs press for Nature report to be published

The Environment Audit Committee has called on the government to publish its long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England, in a letter to Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom.

Highland Council to introduce annual charge for green bins

Highland Council has announced it will start charging a £30 annual fee for brown wheelie bins, which collect ‘green waste’ and are emptied fortnightly from spring to late autumn.

Newcastle sets up new radical approach to waste

A team of waste management experts have joint together to form the Newcastle Waste Commission, to tackle the city’s ‘mountain of waste’.

Use Brexit to define waste and resource policy

A new report has claimed that Brexit creates an opportunity for the government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy.

Impact of air pollution underestimated

A new Friends of the Earth survey has revealed that only one in 10 people think their air quality is bad.

The cabinet of Cornwall Council has voted eight to one in favour of going ahead with the bid for Truro-Cornwall to be European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Higher energy bills result of government intervention

A House of Lords report has claimed that successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK.

Give councils power over polluting vehicles in cities

Plans to create less polluted cities need to go further if targets to reduce increasing levels of harmful pollutants are to be met.

Net migration to UK drops by 49,000

Net migration to the UK has reduced by 49,000 with 273,000 people migrating to the UK in the year to September, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

New build homes hits nine year high

New data reveals that the number of new build homes that have started to be built have continued to rise to the highest level since 2007.

£10m local action fund to tackle climate change

Nicola Sturgeon has announced almost £10 million of funding to support local organisations across Scotland to tackle climate change.

Potholes to rise due to rise in use of heavy lorries, LGA warns

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that pothole levels are likely to surge because of a spike in levels of heavier lorries wearing down roads.

£10 vehicle pollution charge set for London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that a £10 toxic ‘T-Charge’ will be put in place for the most polluting cars in central London.

Affordable homes development opened in Gillingham

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has visited Medway to highlight how the region is leading the way in fixing the broken housing market.

London car drivers cause most pollution per commuter

A study conducted by the University of Surrey has found that car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, but are least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking public transport.

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