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Greenwich cruise ship terminal plans withdrawn

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:02
Campaigners claimed the terminal in Greenwich would have been "toxic" for the area.

David Brickwood: New murder arrest over scrap dealer death

BBC Northamptonshire - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:59
The man is the eighth person to be held over the death of David Brickwood, who was killed in 2015.
Categories: Northamptonshire

Form: School nurseries capital fund: application form

Department For Education News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:49
Form and guidance for applicants for the school nurseries capital fund (SNCF).
Categories: Education

Briton spared jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:47
Lee Furlong, from Liverpool, faced up to ten years in a Thai jail for defacing the landmark.
Categories: Merseyside

'Offensive' student T-shirts are 'hate speech'

BBC Lancashire - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:46
Students from Lancaster University were pictured wearing T-shirts with rape and child abuse references.
Categories: Lancashire

Lords pays birthday tributes to Prince of Wales

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:46
Members mark Prince Charles’s 70th birthday
Categories: Parliamentary News

Plans for new swimming pools in Reading park

BBC Berkshire - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:44
The redevelopment proposals include improvements to the whole of Palmer Park in Reading.
Categories: Berkshire

West Moors house fire: Phillip Evans jailed for arson

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:42
Phillip Evans locked himself inside his ex-partner's house in West Moors before setting it alight.
Categories: Dorset

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film premieres in London

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:39
It is the latest movie release set in the world of Harry Potter but is set decades before the events depicted in the first Potter story.

How good is your community at recycling and reducing waste?

Cornwall Council News feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:31

Figures published this week reveal the communities doing their bit for the environment by increasing recycling and reducing waste.

Compared with last year households have, on average, contributed to a 0.71% increase in recycling across Cornwall, while cutting the amount of black bin waste put out for collection by around 1.2kg per household.

By recycling 41% of their waste, residents in Feock and Playing Place top Cornwall Council's recycling league table, with Mullion and Grade Ruan in second place with 34%.

Meanwhile, residents in Redruth South were best at raising their recycling game overall over the last 12 months, increasing last year’s 21% rate by four percentage points to 25%.

As well as looking at recycling rates, the statistics also show those communities which have reduced the amount of black bag waste they put out for collection.

Residents in Torpoint West achieved the biggest cut in the amount of rubbish generated in the last year by cutting their waste by around 46kg per household!

When it comes to protecting our environment and natural resources, reducing the amount of waste produced is even more effective than recycling, explained Sue James, Cabinet portfolio holder for the environment and public protection.

"By reducing the amount of waste we create in the first place, we cut down on the use of raw materials and pollution association with production," she said. "We should all be aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle.

"These statistics show that communities across Cornwall are recycling, but there's always more that can be done - there is the potential for households in Cornwall to recycle around 60 percent of their waste.

"As part of our kerbside collections we collect a range of items including paper, cardboard, , tins/cans, tin foil, glass bottles, and plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays.”

12 ideas for reducing waste
  • Avoid excessive food packaging in the supermarket – for example, buy loose vegetables.
  • Buy only what you need – don't be tempted by the ‘buy one get one free’ offers.
  • Start home composting - it's a great way of getting rid of raw fruit and vegetable scraps.
  • Carry a reusable bottle.
  • Say no to plastic straws.
  • Use refill stations for detergents.
  • Say no to disposable cutlery.
  • Get your milk delivered.
  • Avoid microbeads.
  • Carry a shopping bag.
  • Pack a waste-free lunch re-using old takeaway boxes instead of cling film or foil.
  • Give experiences, not things, for Christmas and birthday presents –for example, help family and friends with gardening or babysitting, or treat them to a day out or a meal.
Top 10 recyclers Electoral Ward                                                                          

Percentage of waste recycled

Feock and Playing Place 40.66% Mullion and Grade Ruan 34.46% Truro Trehaverne 34.39% Falmouth Boslowick 34.32% Torpoint West 33.75% St Agnes 33.52% Bude 33.43% Saltash West 32.20% Wadebridge East 32.15% Constantine, Mawnan and Budock 31.79%

 

Top 10 waste reducers Electoral Ward                                                                             Black bag waste reduced by  Torpoint West  46kg Liskeard East 45.4kg Torpoint East  45.2kg Poundstock 37kg Probus, Tregony and Grampound 34kg Bude 33.6kg Falmouth Boslowick 33kg Illogan 31kg Porthleven and Helston West 29kg Grenville and Stratton 26kg

 

 

Categories: Cornwall

Claudio Ranieri: How Fulham fans greeted Italian's appointment

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:28
After Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and immediately appoint ex-Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, here's how the fans are feeling.

Lords debates UK economy

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:15
Peers discuss nation's finances in light of Budget Statement
Categories: Parliamentary News

Speech: Amanda Spielman at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:11
The Chief Inspector addressed the NCAS conference in Manchester about local authority children's services, criminal exploitation of children and county lines.
Categories: Education

Speech: Amanda Spielman at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:11
The Chief Inspector addressed the NCAS conference in Manchester about local authority children's services, criminal exploitation of children and county lines.
Categories: Education

Hemel Hempstead fan Colin Perreira on 500-mile round trip for home games

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:57
Hemel Hempstead fan Colin Perreira embarks on a 500-mile round trip to watch home games - BBC Three Counties joins him on the journey.

Update: RTC - A17, Long Sutton

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:46
A 55-year-old woman has died.
Categories: Lincolnshire

Prime Minister's Questions: 14 November 2018

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:45
MPs question the Prime Minister in the House of Commons
Categories: Parliamentary News

Farm fire kills 21,000 chicks in Preston

BBC Lancashire - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:44
Five fire engines were sent to the blaze in Preston but crews were unable to save the animals.
Categories: Lancashire

News story: Multi-million investment to support children's early communication skills

Education Dept News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:37
Projects launched to improve children's early language and literacy, and boost parents' confidence with home learning
Categories: Education

News story: Multi-million investment to support children's early communication skills

Department For Education News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:37
Projects launched to improve children's early language and literacy, and boost parents' confidence with home learning
Categories: Education