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Until now, civil unrest and the difficulty of working at night have stood in the way of understanding the true nocturnal diversity of the African rainforests but the recent discovery of a new species of primate hints at what lies in wait to be…
02.22 / 16:39
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Believers in the possibility of a better civilization, one rooted in increasing co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues are empowered to bring about the polar opposite, writes Jeremy Leggett. A new despotism rooted in isolationist nationalism and conflict is gaining strength. The battle is not lost: but first we must understand the…
02.22 / 15:45
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The mass poisoning of farm animals in Kent in 1963 was traced to a factory where a pesticide developed as a WWII chemical agent was manufactured, writes John Clark. The event, so close to the publication of Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring', galvanised a growing ecological awareness and campaigning spirit - all the more so as the government's only wish was to hush the matter…
02.22 / 13:42
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Even more development could be coming to south Somerset after the district council has identified more than 180 sites where future building could take place. South Somerset District Council has published the results of its Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) - a lengthy process of identifying land which could be developed for either housing or employment use in the near-future. But what does this mean for you - and why is it happening now? Here's everything you…
02.22 / 06:50
westerndailypress.co.uk
A woman who only used transport of any kind twice in 40 years, and was known locally as The Croydon Running Lady, has died.Joan Pick, from Turnpike Link, Addiscombe, passed away after a battle with oesophageal cancer on January 29, aged 76. A passionate environmental campaigner, Miss Pick devoted her life to preserving natural resources and had not used hot water, heating or a fridge since 1973. READ MORE: Woman "who runs everywhere" hasn't used planes, trains or automobiles for…
02.22 / 00:11
croydonadvertiser.co.uk
Croydon is set to be hit by winds of up to 50pmh on Friday and Saturday after the Met Office extended a warning.The Met Office has now extended its yellow warning of wind until 3am on Saturday. The warning comes into effect at 11am tomorrow (Friday).While forecasters predict winds of up to 70mph in coastal areas, the likelihood for Croydon is that there will be short-lived gusts of between 40mph and 50mph.READ MORE: This was the heaviest snowfall Croydon has ever seenThis could still…
02.22 / 00:11
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A new pop-up enterprise will offer 'upcycled' furniture and mushroom growing starter kits when it opens to the public next Friday.The Croydon Reuse Organisation (CRO), a not-for-profit group, has helped more than 20 young people not in education or employment to take part in 40 furniture building projects - making items including tables, chairs, benches and chests of drawers.The pop-up, which also grows Cr'Oyster mushrooms from used coffee grounds and are named after the borough, will…
02.22 / 00:11
croydonadvertiser.co.uk
A flood alert has been issued for parts of Shirley as more rain is expected to fall in Croydon into Monday afternoon. The Ravensbourne Catchment is among 61 rivers with flood alerts issued by the Environment Agency this morning after a night of persistent, heavy rain. READ MORE: Waddon, Thornton Heath and Wallington risk flooding as Croydon faces possible lightning and hail Roads around Ash Tree Way in Shirley, close to Chaffinch Brook, are in the area affected by the flood…
02.22 / 00:11
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A Waddon man has been ordered to pay more than £500 after admitting to fly-tipping building waste in Warlingham.Lee Spencer West, of Crowley Crescent, Waddon, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping when he appeared at Redhill Magistrates' Court on October 20.On or around February 21 this year, West transported a large quantity of building waste from an address in Warlingham and then dumped it in Ledgers Road, also in Warlingham.Tandridge District Council cleared the waste and found paperwork…
02.22 / 00:11
croydonadvertiser.co.uk
Breathtaking murmurations have been captured weaving and dancing across Lincolnshire's skies. A whirling mass of thousands of starlings swooped and dived over Lincoln at sun set before settling to roost for the night. As darkness fell over the city, photographers and members of the public captured the incredible sight with stunning photographs and videos. It is thought there are several reasons why starlings take part in these brilliant aerial stunts. Grouping together…
02.22 / 00:11
lincolnshireecho.co.uk