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Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Pauline (centre in blue) with other residents of Townsend Close. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

Piles of rubbish left uncollected outside Peterborough homes due to ‘unsafe bins’

Bags of rubbish have piled up outside a block of homes after being left uncollected for nearly three weeks.

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Peterborough charity urges residents to back scheme to reduce plastic waste

Peterborough charity urges residents to back scheme to reduce plastic waste

Peterborough residents are being urged to help reduce plastic waste in the city.

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Flooding on North Bank

North Bank between Peterborough and Whittlesey reopens

North Bank between Peterborough and Whittlesey has reopened.

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Flooding on North Bank

North Bank between Peterborough and Whittlesey shuts again due to expected flooding

North Bank between Peterborough and Whittlesey has shut again as the road is expected to flood.

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Flooding on North Bank

Flood warning for road between Peterborough and Whittlesey ends

A flood warning for a road linking Peterborough to Whittlesey has ended.

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Flooding on North Bank

North Bank between Peterborough and Whittlesey closed due to expected flooding

A road between Peterborough and Whittlesey has been closed due to expected flooding.

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Brown bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough  EMN-140904-085451001

Bin collection changes in Peterborough over Christmas and new year

There are changes to bin collections in Peterborough over the festive period.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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£500,000 cost for council as 23 year deal comes to an end early

Up to half a million pounds will be spent replacing the company which collects bins and provides other street cleaning services in Peterborough.

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Brown bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough  EMN-140904-085451001

New contract for bin collections in Peterborough seeks to boost below target recycling rates

A new contract for bin collections in Peterborough will seek to boost the city’s recycling rates which have fallen below target.

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PCC refuse staff Kamil Mazur and Rob Reed at Normanton Road for  start of free large items refuse collection. EMN-170930-180900009

Start date given for free waste collection

Free bulky waste collections return in Peterborough next month, seven years after they were removed by the city council.

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The swans which were covered in oil

Dismay as swan dies after oil is dumped into body of water in Peterborough

A swan sadly died after oil was dumped into a body of water in Peterborough.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

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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Gavin Elsey and John Holdich with the city's street clean-up team EMN-150812-124330009

BUDGET: No decision yet on new service for waste removal in Peterborough

A decision on a new service for waste removal in Peterborough has yet to be agreed.

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Photos of the needles in Central Park. Photo: Mark Barrett

Peterborough dad’s anger as girl nearly picks up needle in Central Park

A Peterborough dad says he will not return to Central Park in a hurry after finding needles on a visit with a group of children.

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Planting of the 100,000th tree in the Forest for Peterborough project at Central Park with Deputy Mayor Coun. Chris Ash EMN-170710-201021009

Peterborough charity plants 100,000th tree in the city

A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city.

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Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

Council hands out £5,700 worth of fly-tipping fines in Peterborough under new powers

More than £5,000 worth of fines for fly-tipping has been handed out by Peterborough City Council in a year.

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Council appointed trustees Lisa Roberts and Irene Walsh  with Sophie Antonelli and Jay Gearing from The Green Backyard at signing of new agreement. EMN-170410-162354009

‘We are naturally delighted’ - Future secured for Peterborough’s The Green Backyard after signing new 12 year lease

The Green Backyard has signed a 12 year lease with Peterborough City Council to secure the charity’s future at its current Oundle Road site.

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Launch of fly-tipping campaign at Amey depot at Nursery Lane, Fengate. Attending were: Clair George, Rob Hill, Wayne Swales, Coun. Richard Brown and Irene Walsh, James Collingridge and Coun Gavin Elsey EMN-170919-131651009

Locations revealed for free bulky waste collections in Peterborough

Free bulky waste collections are taking place in Peterborough over the next three weeks, with community freighters visiting six locations in the city.

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