Category Archives: Enviroment

Views Sought on Reward and Return Schemes for Drinks Containers

The Government today invited views on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by issuing a call for evidence. More than eight million tonnes of plastic are discarded into the world’s oceans each year, putting marine wildlife … Continue reading

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Fines to Double for Rubbish Thrown from Cars

Litter louts will face on-the-spot fines of up to £150, almost double the current limit, the Government has announced. From April next year, the maximum fixed penalty councils can hand out to people dropping litter or throwing rubbish from cars … Continue reading

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New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The proposals would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour to carry out works … Continue reading

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Solar Power Deal will Lower Social Tenants’ Energy Bills

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme. The Dutch firm, Maas Capital is investing £160m in the project. The panels are … Continue reading

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House Building Soars to Highest Levels in Almost a Decade

The number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008, as shown by figures released this week. The latest house building data shows that 164,960 new homes were started in … Continue reading

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No More New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles in UK from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions … Continue reading

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BMW to Build Electric Mini in UK

BMW have said a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at their Cowley plant in Oxford. The carmaker said the model would go into production in 2019, with Oxford the main “production location” for the Mini three-door … Continue reading

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