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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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High Street, Thame.

Residents urged to help shape new Neighbourhood Plan for Thame

Residents around Thame are being invited to help shape a new plan for the town which will look at housing, business and job creation and other community needs.

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Thame Tidy Day. Picture: Thame Town Council

Join the big tidy up day in Thame and Moreton and help clean up your neighbourhood

People are being called up to take part in big tidy up campaign around Thame.

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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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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The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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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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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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A hedgehog at the St Tiggwinkles wildlife hospital in Haddenham - to find out more about the work of Tiggywinkles go to www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk

Are you housing a hedgehog? Census launched to get a clearer picture of hedgehog decline

The first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Two ‘crime tourists’ have been convicted of hare coursing near Bourne.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Oxfordshire pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Thames Water has today been issued with a record fine for pollution of the River Thames

‘It has sent a message to the industry’: Thame Angling Club chairman reacts to Thames Water’s record pollution fine

The chairman of an angling club which was impacted by the pollution scandal in the River Thames has said he is pleased with the level of the fine issued to the company today (Wednesday).

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