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birminghammail
Birmingham floods: Residents say they have been 'abandoned'They felt helpless. A large number of residents feel they have been abandoned b
Birmingham floods: Residents say they have been 'abandoned'
birminghammail / Posted 9 hours ago
They felt helpless. A large number of residents feel they have been abandoned by the city council, Severn Trent Water and Environment Agency. “Some residents had previously had flood defences fitted – but these clearly failed. Public money was... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
St Albans council to remove 150 tonnes of silt from Verulamium Lake following countless complaintssolve the underlying causes of the silt build-up, though. To do that, we are al
St Albans council to remove 150 tonnes of silt from Verulamium Lake following countless complaints
Herts Advertiser / Posted yesterday
solve the underlying causes of the silt build-up, though. To do that, we are also working on a long-term project with the Environment Agency (EA) with a feasibility study already underway.” Dead birds on Verulamium Lake Work is expected to start... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Mystery foam found in River Irwell after 'chemicals' dumped in waterriver has improved dramatically in the last 30 years. Information released to
Mystery foam found in River Irwell after 'chemicals' dumped in water
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
river has improved dramatically in the last 30 years. Information released to the Salford Friendly Anglers Society by the Environment Agency showed how ammonia levels in the river have been falling since 2006. Dr Luke BlazejewskiThe pictures were... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Man arrested in Hornchurch during fuel fraud raidsinvestigation into a suspected £1.4million fuel fraud, more than 50 officers fr
Man arrested in Hornchurch during fuel fraud raids
Romford Recorder / Posted yesterday
investigation into a suspected £1.4million fuel fraud, more than 50 officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Environment Agency, searched three business and six residential addresses in south Essex and Kent. The two laundering plants... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Two men arrested in Ilford during fuel fraud raidsinvestigation into a suspected £1.4million fuel fraud, more than 50 officers fr
Two men arrested in Ilford during fuel fraud raids
Ilford Recorder / Posted yesterday
investigation into a suspected £1.4million fuel fraud, more than 50 officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Environment Agency, searched three business and six residential addresses in south Essex and Kent. The two laundering plants... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
More dead ducks spotted at Verulamium Lake amid fears botulism has returnedunsightly silt that has gathered at the edge of the larger lake.” He added: “I
More dead ducks spotted at Verulamium Lake amid fears botulism has returned
Herts Advertiser / Posted yesterday
unsightly silt that has gathered at the edge of the larger lake.” He added: “In the longer term, we are working with the Environment Agency on an ambitious scheme to restore the Ver to is more natural state to improve the water flow through the... Read more
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This is West Country
TIMELINE: Key points in the Hinkley C sagareactors, which is the type of plant to be constructed at Hinkley, as suitable
TIMELINE: Key points in the Hinkley C saga
This is West Country / Posted yesterday
reactors, which is the type of plant to be constructed at Hinkley, as suitable to be built in the UK. March 2013 - The Environment Agency grants the three main environmental permits required for operating the planned nuclear power station, as... Read more
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Gazette News
Scrap yard fire: Smoke plume so big it was spotted from Southendwill be open to the public again on Monday. UK Powers Networks attended to tur
Scrap yard fire: Smoke plume so big it was spotted from Southend
Gazette News / Posted yesterday
will be open to the public again on Monday. UK Powers Networks attended to turn off the electricity supply in the area. Environment Agency staff were also called to the yard, which is regulated by the government body. A spokeswoman said she was... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Appleby residents air flooding views at forumpoints being river dredging. "A number of local people are of the opinion that
Appleby residents air flooding views at forum
West Moreland Gazette / Posted yesterday
points being river dredging. "A number of local people are of the opinion that the river should be dredged," he said. "The Environment Agency was fairly clear that their model on what is an appropriate level of gravel for the river does not... Read more
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Northern Echo
Firms unite to bridge cash gap at key business estatethe group, together with grant funding from York, North Yorkshire and East Ridi
Firms unite to bridge cash gap at key business estate
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
the group, together with grant funding from York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and the Environment Agency, will be used to help build the new bridge. Roy Fishwick, managing director of Cleveland Steel and Tubes,... Read more
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chroniclelive
Man who ran illegal dump jailed after being caught twicemonths after he had been prosecuted for operating a waste facility without a pe
Man who ran illegal dump jailed after being caught twice
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
months after he had been prosecuted for operating a waste facility without a permit and received a suspended sentence. Environment Agency officers discovered a substantial amount of waste, including carpets and a front door, left at Eastmoor... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Malaysia, Singapore conduct chemical spill response exerciseMalaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment, the Maritime and Port Au
Malaysia, Singapore conduct chemical spill response exercise
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
Malaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint news release. Thursday's exercise simulated a collision between a chemical tanker... Read more
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walesonline
Directors at recycling company escape further punishmentMounds of decomposing food and green waste were discovered on the Ministry of D
Directors at recycling company escape further punishment
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Mounds of decomposing food and green waste were discovered on the Ministry of Defence-owned site in Caerwent during an Environment Agency visit in September 2012. The site had been used by recycling company, Wormtech Ltd, for composting waste,... Read more
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express
Mystery as THOUSANDS of fish wash up DEAD from UK river for second time in 12 months THE Environment Agency is investigating the death of thousands of fish in the
Mystery as THOUSANDS of fish wash up DEAD from UK river for second time in 12 months
express / Posted 3 days ago
THE Environment Agency is investigating the death of thousands of fish in the same stretch of river for the second time in a year. Thousands of fish have died in... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Fishing too easy on River Avon after trout escapespecies, anyone who unintentionally catches one is not allowed to return it to
Fishing too easy on River Avon after trout escape
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
species, anyone who unintentionally catches one is not allowed to return it to the waterway and end up taking it home. The Environment Agency has previously stepped in to remove alien fish from waterways but it is thought the trout have spread for... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Safety fears over Ulverston's faded road markings and potholesthe result of age and wear and tear, accelerated by frequent use of the exit on
Safety fears over Ulverston's faded road markings and potholes
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
the result of age and wear and tear, accelerated by frequent use of the exit on Buxton Place by heavy vehicles engaged in Environment Agency work. Cumbria County Council confirmed maintenance work is scheduled to take place with markings along... Read more
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chad
‘Asbestos’ land is given planning permission for housingsaid that the land is no longer a flood plain, having had its levels raised. T
‘Asbestos’ land is given planning permission for housing
chad / Posted 4 days ago
said that the land is no longer a flood plain, having had its levels raised. This has since been confirmed by the Environment Agency, which said the land was no longer at risk from the nearby River Meden. And although he could not confirm... Read more
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chad
‘Asbestos’ land is given planing permission for housingsaid that the land is no longer a flood plain, having had its levels raised. T
‘Asbestos’ land is given planing permission for housing
chad / Posted 4 days ago
said that the land is no longer a flood plain, having had its levels raised. This has since been confirmed by the Environment Agency, which said the land was no longer at risk from the nearby River Meden. And although he could not confirm... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Investigation into cause of large fire at waste management business in Thurlton, near Loddoncarriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by
Investigation into cause of large fire at waste management business in Thurlton, near Loddon
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
carriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by firefighters from Suffolk. Police, the Environment Agency and UK Power Networks were also at the scene, and a fire investigation officer is now working on the site... Read more
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Express and Star
Swim ban at Chasewater after algae health alert « Express & Stardiarrhoea, fever and pains to muscles and joints. It grows naturally in inland
Swim ban at Chasewater after algae health alert « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
diarrhoea, fever and pains to muscles and joints. It grows naturally in inland waters, estuaries and the sea, the Environment Agency said, and blooms when lots of it collects together. Gill Heath, cabinet member for communities and the... Read more
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Hunts Post
Developer unveils plan for new homes in Bramptonarea” of the application site is at risk of flooding and, as such, would remain
Developer unveils plan for new homes in Brampton
Hunts Post / Posted 5 days ago
area” of the application site is at risk of flooding and, as such, would remain undeveloped, adhering with advice from the Environment Agency. The developer added that the mix of housing had yet to be decided, with a decision to be made at a later... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Fire crews still on the scene of waste management blaze in Thurlton, near Loddoncarriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by
Fire crews still on the scene of waste management blaze in Thurlton, near Loddon
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 5 days ago
carriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by firefighters from Suffolk. Police, the Environment Agency and UK Power Networks were also at the scene, and a fire investigation officer is today working on the... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Fire crews still on the scene of waste management blaze in Thurlton, near Loddoncarriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by
Fire crews still on the scene of waste management blaze in Thurlton, near Loddon
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
carriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by firefighters from Suffolk. Police, the Environment Agency and UK Power Networks were also at the scene, and a fire investigation officer is today working on the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Testing under way at Hinksey Stream after suspected contaminationwhile paddling down the section next to the Fishes pub. The pub has not been li
Testing under way at Hinksey Stream after suspected contamination
Oxford Mail / Posted 5 days ago
while paddling down the section next to the Fishes pub. The pub has not been linked with the incident. Officials from the Environment Agency and Thames Water were called and a black substance was seen in the stream at about 10pm. The source is... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Major fire breaks out at waste management business in Thurlton, near Loddoncarriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by
Major fire breaks out at waste management business in Thurlton, near Loddon
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
carriers from across the east, south and west of the county, who were joined by firefighters from Suffolk. Police, the Environment Agency and UK Power Networks were also at the scene. Incident commander Richard Herrell said the fire was in a... Read more
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chroniclelive
Scheme to protect vulnerable homes from flooding moves closerproblems for years. The scheme is much needed because it has been going on for
Scheme to protect vulnerable homes from flooding moves closer
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
problems for years. The scheme is much needed because it has been going on for a long time.” The committee, set up by the Environment Agency, also revealed in its 2015/16 annual report that it has overseen 125 projects costing £27m over the past... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Vintage Kingston: Batty about bats affected by town's bright lightsdarkness levels in Kingston riverside were found to be between 25 and 30. The
Vintage Kingston: Batty about bats affected by town's bright lights
Kingston Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
darkness levels in Kingston riverside were found to be between 25 and 30. The problem was considered so serious that the Environment Agency contracted bat workers Jackie Wedd and Alison Fure to monitor light levels for The Tidal Thames Bat Survey... Read more
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Fortune
Canadian Authorities Seek to Contain Oil Spill Moving Down Riverdown the river, including several small communities and Prince Albert, a city w
Canadian Authorities Seek to Contain Oil Spill Moving Down River
Fortune / Posted 6 days ago
down the river, including several small communities and Prince Albert, a city with 35,000 people. Kotyk said the federal environment agency is working on a “trajectory model” to determine the exact size and rate of movement of the oil plume,... Read more
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Reuters
Canadian authorities seek to contain oil spill moving down riverdown the river, including several small communities and Prince Albert, a city w
Canadian authorities seek to contain oil spill moving down river
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
down the river, including several small communities and Prince Albert, a city with 35,000 people. Kotyk said the federal environment agency is working on a "trajectory model" to determine the exact size and rate of movement of the oil plume,... Read more
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birminghammail
Road closed as 40 litres of chemical is spilled in streetand sealed off the drains to stop the chemical from spreading further. A speci
Road closed as 40 litres of chemical is spilled in street
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
and sealed off the drains to stop the chemical from spreading further. A specialist team, scientific advisor and the Environment Agency were also dispatched and the road was later reopened. Firefighter Marc Hudson said: “We had four fire... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Warning to public as carcass of whale washes up at St John's Point beauty spotof Wreck, who has responsibility for dealing with whales that wash up on the sh
Warning to public as carcass of whale washes up at St John's Point beauty spot
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
of Wreck, who has responsibility for dealing with whales that wash up on the shores of the UK. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has also been informed of the appearance of the decomposing animal on the shore, as has Newry, Mourne and... Read more
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The News and Star
Wigton to get flood defence schemecame at a meeting in the town's Market Hall on Thursday to hear the findings of
Wigton to get flood defence scheme
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
came at a meeting in the town's Market Hall on Thursday to hear the findings of a draft Flood Investigation Report. Environment Agency officials heard from about 40 people about their concerns over the potential flood risk brought by a... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Three swans dead from suspected botulism at Verulamium Lakecouncil is planning to remove 60 tonnes of silt, but has maintained it will not
Three swans dead from suspected botulism at Verulamium Lake
Herts Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
council is planning to remove 60 tonnes of silt, but has maintained it will not dredge the lake. Mr Shwe added: “In the longer term, we are working with the Environment Agency on a scheme to restore the River Ver to its more na... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Chief Water Engineer to Visit GermanyPartnership at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, B
Chief Water Engineer to Visit Germany
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Partnership at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Federal Environment Agency, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources), visits of research institutes (e.g. Helmholtz... Read more
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Harrow Times
Drains cleared on North Harrow road prone to flash floodingare also liaising with Thames Water to clean and check their network. "Additio
Drains cleared on North Harrow road prone to flash flooding
Harrow Times / Posted 8 days ago
are also liaising with Thames Water to clean and check their network. "Additionally we are also working with the Environment Agency to build a flood alleviation scheme in Headstone Manor park to raise flood protection levels in North... Read more
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Gazette News
Pollution probe after fish and bird deathswhich remained unhatched being deformed. Water and sediment samples have been
Pollution probe after fish and bird deaths
Gazette News / Posted 8 days ago
which remained unhatched being deformed. Water and sediment samples have been taken by Mr Coase, a private agency and the Environment Agency. They show high levels of arsenic, aluminium and manganese. Latest figures show the levels of arsenic in... Read more
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Gazette News
Pollution probe after fish and bird deathswhat else is in there which is worrying.” Water and sediment samples have been
Pollution probe after fish and bird deaths
Gazette News / Posted 8 days ago
what else is in there which is worrying.” Water and sediment samples have been taken by Mr Coase, a private agency and the Environment Agency. They show high levels of arsenic, aluminium and manganese. Latest figures show the levels of arsenic in... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Don't go swimming in the Thames, says Environment Agency after spate of deathsThe Environment Agency has urged children and young adults not to play in the T
Don't go swimming in the Thames, says Environment Agency after spate of deaths
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
The Environment Agency has urged children and young adults not to play in the Thames during hot weather this summer. It follows a number of deaths in recent days. Cold water shock can catch swimmers off-guard and strong currents are another hazard.... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Complaints after 'unbearable' stink returns to Barrow estatewith horrendous smells and fly infestations, which they believe to be coming fr
Complaints after 'unbearable' stink returns to Barrow estate
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 8 days ago
with horrendous smells and fly infestations, which they believe to be coming from a waste processing site in Barrow. The Environment Agency has received complaints against the Shanks mechanical biological treatment plant in Barrow once... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Don't go swimming in the Thames, says Environment Agency after spate of deathsThe Environment Agency has urged children and young adults not to play in the T
Don't go swimming in the Thames, says Environment Agency after spate of deaths
Kingston Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
The Environment Agency has urged children and young adults not to play in the Thames during hot weather this summer. It follows a number of deaths in recent days. Cold water shock can catch swimmers off-guard and strong currents are another hazard.... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
'Cockermouth should lead the way for flood insurance'so important that this is sorted out or Cockermouth will become a ghost town, w
'Cockermouth should lead the way for flood insurance'
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 8 days ago
so important that this is sorted out or Cockermouth will become a ghost town, we are all keen to get back to normal.” The Environment Agency is in discussions with insurance companies about what measures can be taken to support business... Read more
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Bolton News
Bosses of failed recycling firm that left £2 million clean-up job for council under criminal investigationof waste, a scheme expected to cost up to £2m. It transpires that the company
Bosses of failed recycling firm that left £2 million clean-up job for council under criminal investigation
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
of waste, a scheme expected to cost up to £2m. It transpires that the company is under criminal investigation by the Environment Agency, which is looking at activities on both sites prior to its being wound up. A spokesman for the agency... Read more
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The News and Star
Residents fear too many housing developments in Wigton will increase flood riskhe said. "You'll probably get less in the town with a development than you wou
Residents fear too many housing developments in Wigton will increase flood risk
The News and Star / Posted 8 days ago
he said. "You'll probably get less in the town with a development than you would with a green field." Chris Evans, of the Environment Agency, presented the report but stressed that it is only a draft and is a work in progress towards deciding what... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
End in sight on work to clear Liverpool fly-tipping sites that caused fly invasioncriminal operation that has seen the waste divided and then dumped. As the inv
End in sight on work to clear Liverpool fly-tipping sites that caused fly invasion
Liverpool Echo / Posted 8 days ago
criminal operation that has seen the waste divided and then dumped. As the investigation into the incident, led by the Environment Agency, continues the end is thought to be in sight at the Everton yard at the centre of the problems.The Friary,... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Severn Trent fined £426,000 for polluting a brook with sewageguilty to three environmental charges, the company was fined £426,000 and order
Severn Trent fined £426,000 for polluting a brook with sewage
Nottingham Post / Posted 8 days ago
guilty to three environmental charges, the company was fined £426,000 and ordered to pay costs of £38,642.60 to the Environment Agency. Nottingham Crown Court heard the offences related to the unlawful discharge of crude sewage into the... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Plans for new eco-camping site axedciting traffic concerns as a main reason for objecting, as well as the harm it
Plans for new eco-camping site axed
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 9 days ago
citing traffic concerns as a main reason for objecting, as well as the harm it could potentially have on the cattle. The Environment Agency objected on the grounds that sufficient details were not been provided to demonstrate where and how foul... Read more
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This is West Country
Historic concrete lump removed from DunballOld Bridge is being followed up by a Somerset County Council scheme to repair a
Historic concrete lump removed from Dunball
This is West Country / Posted 9 days ago
Old Bridge is being followed up by a Somerset County Council scheme to repair and strengthen Dunball New Bridge. The Environment Agency is also planning action – after lump work under the Old Bridge is finished in October – to further smooth... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Plans for new eco-camping site axedciting traffic concerns as a main reason for objecting, as well as the harm it
Plans for new eco-camping site axed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
citing traffic concerns as a main reason for objecting, as well as the harm it could potentially have on the cattle. The Environment Agency objected on the grounds that sufficient details were not been provided to demonstrate where and how foul... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Rise in birds dying in Harrow Lodge Park comes as ‘shock’ to councila considerable sum last year dredging the lake and installing new fountains to
Rise in birds dying in Harrow Lodge Park comes as ‘shock’ to council
Romford Recorder / Posted 9 days ago
a considerable sum last year dredging the lake and installing new fountains to aerate the water, a solution which was endorsed by the Environment Agency at the time. We will be looking at further solutions to this problem as a matter of u... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Volunteers plant 50 new trees to protect home from potential floodingreduce the potential impact of flooding should this extreme weather hit the cou
Volunteers plant 50 new trees to protect home from potential flooding
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
reduce the potential impact of flooding should this extreme weather hit the county again. Once alerted to the problem, the Environment Agency (EA) contacted Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) to recruit volunteers to help with this... Read more
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