The amount of waste being recycled across Welsh councils over the last year hit 60 per cent as councils seek to avoid fines.

According to data retrieved by a BBC freedom of information (FoI) request, councils rejected 338,000 tons of waste in 2014-15, a significant increase on 2011-12, where 184,000 tons were left unrecycled.

Eden Flood Volunteers, a volunteer group set up in Cumbria during Storm Desmond, is on the cusp of going global.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

Aberdeen City Council has agreed plans to set up arms-length energy company, which will manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

The RAC has called on local authorities to repair potholes and maintain a high road quality standard, in order to save on compensation costs.

Nottingham City Council has met its climate change (CC) target four years ahead of schedule, after applying a range of energy saving initiatives.

Wrexham council has announced a new aim to increase recycling rates to over 62 per cent.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a proposal to divert fracking funds destined for local authorities to be given directly to households instead.

Sadiq Khan has confirmed plans for the first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ as part of his plans to clean up the capital’s toxic air.

The Scottish Borders Council is considering plans to develop existing cycling events and build on consumer demand.

Sheffield City Council will consider proposals to divert floodwater into parks and woodlands in the event of severe flooding.

The Environmental Services Association has argued that a new approach to managing recycling could save households £250 a year on council tax bills.

Figures released by the RAC have warned that the number of vehicles being damaged as result of potholes has more than doubled over the past decade.

The £344 million plan to expand London City Airport has been criticised by campaigners arguing that it will add to the city’s air pollution.

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