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Stop oil drilling at Leith Hill: Petition hand in

26 Mar 18

On Thursday 15th March, campaigners at Leith Hill all came together to hand in their 103,000 strong 38 Degrees petition to the Environment Agency, and ask them to reject any plans to drill for oil in Leith Hill. Visitors discussed the application and talked to...

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Plastic in tea bags

26 Mar 18

Some of Britain’s favourite tea bags – made by Yorkshire Tea, Tetley, Twinings and Typhoo – contain hidden plastic. Shockingly, every cuppa we drink is adding to the dangerous plastic waste polluting our environment because these tea bags are sealed with plastic that doesn’t rot.[1]...

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Plastic Straws

26 Mar 18

Plastic straws are one of the biggest causes of plastic pollution in the UK, clogging up landfill and choking our oceans. [1] And big cinema chains, including Cineworld, Odeon and Vue, are some of the biggest culprits. – they’re responsible for tonnes of straws being...

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Druridge Bay: SAVED

23 Mar 18

Breaking: Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today rejected permission for the open cast coal mine at Druridge Bay. He said: “I’ve made a decision on planning permission for a surface coal mine at Highthorn, Druridge Bay, Northumberland – taking into account all evidence and material considerations,...

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Parks Consultation

16 Mar 18

Our parks and green spaces are a vital part of our lives – spaces where we can gather, play and relax. For years cash strapped councils have drastically cut park budgets. And now Heritage Lottery Fund have scrapped one of the last pots of money...

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Bottle Deposits – next steps

28 Feb 18

Michael Gove is delaying plans to bring back a “bottle deposit scheme” to stop plastic pollution. [1] Today MPs are calling him out on it. [2] Newspapers are too. [3] Michael Gove will be feeling the heat. All that’s missing is a huge wave of...