Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces

In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.

Three-year high for pothole-related breakdowns

The RAC has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes on local roads.

Incineration of waste causes stall in recycling rates

The amount of waste managed by local authorities and sent to incinerators has tripled since 2010, while recycling rates have stalled.

Smart bins to improve waste collection in Hull

Hull City Council will see smart bins introduced across the city in a ground breaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

Two new council-backed energy tariffs in Bath

Two new energy tariffs by Our Power, offering a choice of affordable energy deals, have been supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Nottingham decides against Clean Air Zone

Nottingham City Council has claimed that existing measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered.

Drivers still need persuading of EV benefits

Most drivers still see too many barriers to their early adoption of electric vehicles, although more younger people would like to own one compared to their parents.

‘Golden opportunity’ to switch to low cost energy

Britain has a ‘golden opportunity’ to switch to greener ways of providing energy, but only if ministers act and back it soon.

Road to Zero Strategy launched by government

The government has launched the Road to Zero Strategy to encourage at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030.

Government sets targets to reduce energy emissions

Greg Clark outlines how BEIS will deliver the Clean Growth Grand Challenge’s first ‘mission’ to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030.

LED street light upgrades in Leeds proposed

Leeds City Council is set to receive proposals later this year to upgrade all street lights in the city to more energy-efficient LEDs.

Swansea considering own energy company

Swansea Council is considering introducing a new, arm's length energy company to help cut household and business energy bills across the city.

Leeds joins efforts to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

Leeds City Council will be piloting a number of new recycling facilities in Leeds City Centre for six months from September 2018.

Warning that rural communities left behind by LEPs

A new survey has shown that Local Enterprise Partnerships have a negative impact on the countryside and neglect rural regions.

Councils charging £74 million for garden waste collection

New BBC research has revealed that UK councils are collectively charging nearly £74 million for garden waste collection.

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