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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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Fly-tipped rubbish

Councils join forces to tackle fly-tipping across Warwick district and Rugby borough

Councils have joined forces to tackle the issue of fly-tipping in areas in and around Leamington and Warwick.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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The massive pile of wipes

Massive pile of wipes nearly flooded Rugby homes with sewage

A disgusting pile of wipes and other items had to be fished out of a Rugby sewage pumping station before it led to waste flooding into people’s homes. Severn Trent is now reminding people in Rugby to bin wipes and only flush what is calls the three Ps – pee, poo and paper – after a local sewage pumping station became almost completely clogged up.
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Campaign group asks for help to secure future of Rugby playing field

A group campaigning to protect a Rugby playing field from future development is appealing for support ahead of a public inquiry in November.
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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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Warwickshire residents encouraged to ‘fight fat’ in sewers by recycling

Severn Trent is encouraging people across Warwickshire to ‘fight fat’ and help keep the sewers clear of blockages.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Tesco to clear dumped River Avon trolleys

Tesco has agreed to clear dumped trolleys from the River Avon near its Leicester Road superstore in Rugby after Rugby Green Party called the issue a disgrace.

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Man says council let park grow into a wilderness

A man has spoken out against Rugby Borough Council over a park he says has been left to grow into a wilderness after a tree-planting project.

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Campaigners welcome Rugby council’s formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec

Rugby Borough Council has submitted a formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec in a bid to get the much-loved green space reopened since being fenced off by its owners, much to the .

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Pupils cut the ribbon to open The Hideout with Karl Curtis, director of reserves and community engagement. Photo: Paula Irish/Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. NNL-170725-135445001

Pupils open new bird hide at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Primary school pupils have officially opened a new bird hide at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve in time for the school summer holidays.

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Pictured at Millennium Green celebrating Rugby's five Green Flags are (back row L-R) Cllr Maggie O'Rourke, New Bilton edible gardening project (Gladstone Green); Cllr Lisa Parker (seated) Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm; Chris Greer, Rainsbrook Crematorium; Colin Horton, Rugby Borough Council parks team (front row L-R) Ryan Chambers (kneeling) Caldecott Park; Beatric Noble with mum Amber Merrick Potter, Benn's Friends (Millennium Green); Katelyn Cartwright with mum Alison Jack, Benn's Friends; Steve Wright, Benn's Friends; Trevor Hoyte (kneeling) Caldecott Park. NNL-170718-101408001

Five Rugby parks recognised in prestigious Green Flag Awards

Five parks in Rugby are among the best in the world after being awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award, it was announced today (Tuesday, July 18).

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Burst water pipe in Rugby leaves houses flooded

A burst water pipe in Rugby yesterday morning (Sunday July 16) caused three houses to be flooded.

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The Rugby Road, Dunchurch, footpath was mown to improve cyclists' visibility. Photo: Ilke Cochrane NNL-170626-171359001

Complaints after wildflowers on Dunchurch footpath cut down

Beautiful wildflowers next to a footpath in Dunchurch were mown down because of concerns for cyclists’ visibility, much to the dismay of residents.

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Travellers facing eviction after moving onto Rugby park

Travellers facing eviction after moving onto Rugby park

Travellers are facing court proceedings as the council aims to evict them after setting up a ‘camp’ at a park in Rugby last night (Tuesday, June 20).

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Hazel dormice were being introduced into the Warwickshire population at a secret location on Tuesday. MHLC-20-06-17 hazel dormice NNL-170620-221618009

Rare hazel dormice released into Warwickshire woods in effort to boost wild population

A secluded wood in Warwickshire was the scene for the reintroduction of an endangered species yesterday (Tuesday June 21).

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Residents and horse stables staff, that are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, if the pig farm gets the go ahead. NNL-170613-231723009

Stables ‘in jeopardy’ from Grandborough pig farm plan

A stables providing riding lessons for the disabled near Grandborough claims its future is in jeopardy if a proposed pig farm next door is given planning permission.

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