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Herefordshire Star Count results

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More than twice as many Herefordshire stargazers joined our annual Star Count in February to pinpoint wonderful starry skies - or badly light-polluted ones.

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Good news - more Dark Skies!

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Star Count 2021 A big thank you to the 8,000 who counted the stars to record our dark skies in February - and helped record a big drop in light pollution....

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No end to plastic litter in sight as the government disappoints on the Deposit Return Scheme

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Many people have flocked to the countryside and beaches in the glorious March sunshine, with sadly some areas left strewn with plastic and other litter; which makes last week's release...

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Cheap reliable and frequent rural bus services - not just a pipe-dream

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Boris Johnson's announcement of £3bn for the National Bus Strategy sounded pretty impressive when announced two weeks ago.

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Wildflower verges begin to blossom nationally

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Great news - a recent Freedom of Information request by the Press Association has found that 7 in 10 councils are making efforts to encourage wildflowers on road verges.

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Council debates the state of the Wye

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At the Herefordshire Council meeting on Friday 5th March councillors were in complete agreement on the need for action to protect the River Wye, citing flooding, pollution and the halt...

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A green budget? The response from National CPRE

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As the Chancellor announces the latest government budget, National CPRE has assessed the promises being made and asks:  where’s the green investment? Hopes for the greenest budget ever fizzled out and...

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Campaign to control pesticides needs our help!

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Did you know that the area of land treated with pesticides in the UK each year is almost 3 times the size of the UK itself? How can this staggering fact reported by...

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New group River Action shares our concerns for the River Wye

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A new national group has formed called River Action and its first campaign starts by highlighting the sorry state of our River Wye and challenging local agri-businesses to demonstrate that...

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Cautious applause for the Cumbria coal mine decision

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Faced with mounting public outcry, petitions, newspaper articles and representations from many organisations including National CPRE, last week Cumbria County Council decided to reconsider their decision to approve the Whitehaven coal mine in light...

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