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Manchester makes a Beeline for new Dutch-style cycling network

£500m is being spent to fund cycling networks in Greater Manchester

Chris Boardman: ‘If you want to make people change their habits you’ve got to give them a viable alternative.’ Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Published on The Guardian website on 27th June 2018 Story by Helen Pidd, North of England editor

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Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Credit: Getty Images

Published on the BBC News website on 26th April 2018

 

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years.

The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use […]

Garden bird feeders help spread disease among wild birds

Some previously rare illnesses are becoming epidemics in some bird populations, scientists say

A 35% drop in the population of breeding greenfinches in the British Isles since 2005 illustrates why disinfecting feeders is key to protecting the birds. Photograph: Alamy

Published on The Guardian website on the 12th March 2018

 

Garden bird […]