Keep Britain Tidy announces country’s best beaches

The beaches receiving international Blue Flag and Seaside Awards have been announced by the Keep Britain Tidy charity.

Increase in Green Flag Awards

Keep Britain Tidy is calling on parents across the UK to make time to visit their local green space with their child.

Fly-tipping campaign in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are combining their efforts and launching a county-wide campaign to tackle fly–tipping.

Nottingham to be free from single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan.

Birmingham bids to become a Tree City of the World

Discussions to establish Birmingham as the first officially designated ‘Tree City’ of the UK are being held.

Newcastle hosts conference on green spaces

Newcastle City Council has hosted a national conference looking at the future of parks and how councils can protect and develop them.

Comprehensive DRS could provide £2bn boost

A comprehensive deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, cans and glass could boost the economy by £2 billion.

Car Free School Streets for Birmingham

A scheme that closes roads around schools to motorised traffic is being piloted in Birmingham from this September.

Climate change action showing lack of ambition

The Committee on Climate Change has expressed shock that the UK has no proper plans for protecting people from the impacts of the climate crisis.

Government calls for evidence on floods and coastal erosion

The government has launched a call for evidence to protect against the devastating effects of flooding and coastal erosion.

Sheffield restates ambition to become zero carbon by 2030

Sheffield City Council has restated its ambition to become zero carbon by 2030, following the findings of a report to tackle climate change.

Somerset using nature to reduce flood risk

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants.

Illegal levels of air pollution in Birmingham shortening lives

Primary school children who grow up in Birmingham could lose half a year of their lives due to illegal levels of air pollution in the city.

Electric vehicles 'will not solve transport problem'

New report has warned that car use will still need to be curbed even when all vehicles are powered by clean electricity.

Investment in digital connectivity key for environment

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport has outlined how to deliver digital connectivity post Brexit.

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