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“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.

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Eric Pickles declared last year: "It's a basic right for every Englishman and woman to be able to put the remnants of their chicken tikka masala in their bin without having to wait two weeks for it to be collected."

Government accused of bins u-turn

The Government was accused of performing a U-turn on rubbish collections today after it was revealed councils will not be forced to bring back weekly bin rounds.

Bins that reward recyclers may help clean up the streets

Government review wants household habits to continue when people step outside

Viridor buys family-owned Storm Recycling for £1.7m

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'Cash offer' for bin collections

Councils are to be encouraged to reinstate weekly bin collections with the lure of financial incentives, it was reported tonight.

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Artist returns books to tree form

'How many trees does it take to make a book?' is a commonly asked question. But artist Kylie Stillman has found out how many books it takes to make a tree.

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Whether it's dead space or tired but workable furniture, I hate waste. Maybe that makes me naturally green-minded. Whatever. Beyond the un-chic domain of composting and insulation, what are the eco style choices for the modern home?

Britain drops 8 places down the world rankings

Britain has slipped eight places to 28th for the production of clean technology, such as recycling plants and biofuels, over the past two years.

The 10 best kitchen bins

Whether your focus is recycling, simple disposal or an odour-free environment, these are the best bins to suit the needs of the most demanding of kitchens...

 

Ban on fines for bin blunders

Councils will be banned from fining people who infringe bin collection rules, under government plans. Only the most serious cases of fly tipping will carry penalties, under changes to town hall powers due next month.

Recycling reward schemes shunned

Financial incentive schemes designed to encourage householders to recycle more are being shunned by the majority of councils, research suggested today.

Top 10 storage tips for the home

Despite the recent baby boom, Brits are still reluctant to move home and are trying to maximise the space they have indoors as a result.

Coca-Cola unveils recycling plant venture

The soft drinks group Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced plans to set up Europe's biggest plastic-bottle recycling plant in North Lincolnshire by entering into a new joint venture with ECO Plastics. The plant will double the amount of recycled plastic currently produced in the UK – from about 35,000 tonnes last year to more than 75,000 tonnes.

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