West Midlands launches new cycling fund

Andy Street has announced £2 million in funding to help communities make their streets safer and encourage more cycling and walking.

Parks and green spaces need legal protection

2.6 million people in the UK live more than ten-minutes walk from a park or green space, with less than six per cent of parks legally protected.

Storm Desmond largest flood in 600 years

A new study of UK lake sediment records has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 were the largest in 600 years.

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England.

Post-Brexit transformation of land use urged

Rewilding Britain is calling for a post-Brexit transformation of farm subsidies to help deliver the UK's new zero-carbon target.

West Lothian top 'Area for a Beautiful Future'

Smart Energy GB has launched ‘Areas for a Beautiful Future’ a new index celebrating the communities across Great Britain taking action to be more sustainable.

Liverpool appoints first cycling champion

Liverpool City Council has appointed actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O’Brien to be its first cycling champion.

£10m to plant over 130,000 urban trees

Michael Gove has announced that a new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities.

Councils urged to take greater control of bus services

Nusrat Ghani has written to local authorities and companies to remind them of the powers they have to take greater control of their area’s bus services.

London’s ULEZ sees 74 per cent of vehicles comply

Since launching in the central London congestion charging zone on 8 April, the ULEZ has already driven a significant increase in vehicle compliance.

Government releases review of 25 Year Environment Plan

The government has published the first progress report of its landmark 25 Year Environment Plan.

Bristol unveils new recycling fleet

The Bristol Waste Company has revealed its new efficient, sustainable, safer and reliable fleet of recycling vehicles.

Record levels of northern investment in green transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is celebrating record levels of investment in green transport in the north of the country.

Solar panels on nearly two million homes, say Labour

Jeremy Corbyn is set to outline radical plans to fit one and three quarter million homes with electricity-generating solar panels.

'Attenborough effect' inspires beach clean-ups

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards - an increase of 18 beaches on 2018.

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