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Want to know if you can recycle wrapping paper? Here’s why you need to do the ‘scrunch test’

Want to know if you can recycle wrapping paper? Here’s why you need to do the ‘scrunch test’

Want to know if you can recycle wrapping paper? Here’s why you need to do the ‘scrunch test’

24 December 2023

A key festive tip from the waste service in the Cambridge region.


Christmas 2023 and new year revised bin collections dates for Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire

Christmas 2023 and new year revised bin collections dates for Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire

Christmas 2023 and new year revised bin collections dates for Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire

24 December 2023

The equivalent of an extra 33 double-decker buses of waste will be collected by Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Services.


Ivy and butcher’s broom – the ‘hungry-gap’ berries, plus birds to look out for this winter in Cambridge

Ivy and butcher’s broom – the ‘hungry-gap’ berries, plus birds to look out for this winter in Cambridge

Ivy and butcher’s broom – the ‘hungry-gap’ berries, plus birds to look out for this winter in Cambridge

24 December 2023

Nature Notes | Bob Jarman discusses winter plants and birds


How birds that help humans find honey respond more readily to local calls

How birds that help humans find honey respond more readily to local calls

How birds that help humans find honey respond more readily to local calls

22 December 2023

Honeyguides benefit from the leftover beeswax.


A Cambridge take on COP28: ‘Climate change commitments must be delivered at a local level’

A Cambridge take on COP28: ‘Climate change commitments must be delivered at a local level’

A Cambridge take on COP28: ‘Climate change commitments must be delivered at a local level’

21 December 2023

Antoinette Nestor’s personal experience of the climate change convention in Dubai.


Cambridge Just Stop Oil protester aims for Christmas number one with ‘We tried’

Cambridge Just Stop Oil protester aims for Christmas number one with ‘We tried’

Cambridge Just Stop Oil protester aims for Christmas number one with ‘We tried’

21 December 2023

Louise Harris’s song has been praised by Chris Packham and Brian Eno.


Landmark deal will see creation of 345-acre biodiversity site in Fulbourn

Landmark deal will see creation of 345-acre biodiversity site in Fulbourn

Landmark deal will see creation of 345-acre biodiversity site in Fulbourn

20 December 2023

Farmland will be transformed as part of a pioneering biodiversity and habitat restoration scheme


Was Six Inches of Soil premiere the best thing about COP28?

Was Six Inches of Soil premiere the best thing about COP28?

Was Six Inches of Soil premiere the best thing about COP28?

20 December 2023

‘Historic’ deal on fossil fuels in Dubai ‘not sufficiently clear’, say Cambridge attendees.


Michael Gove confirms 150,000 homes vision for Cambridge but admits ‘more is better’

Michael Gove confirms 150,000 homes vision for Cambridge but admits ‘more is better’

Michael Gove confirms 150,000 homes vision for Cambridge but admits ‘more is better’

19 December 2023

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner hit out at the Tories for making plans without involving residents or their representatives.

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Michael Gove to set out plans for 150,000-home expansion around Cambridge

Michael Gove to set out plans for 150,000-home expansion around Cambridge

Michael Gove to set out plans for 150,000-home expansion around Cambridge

19 December 2023

Mr Gove is also expected to announce he will take on council planning departments that ‘drag their feet’.

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Just Stop Oil marches on Cambridge road in protest at ‘dismal’ COP28

Just Stop Oil marches on Cambridge road in protest at ‘dismal’ COP28

Just Stop Oil marches on Cambridge road in protest at ‘dismal’ COP28

18 December 2023

Activists were uninterrupted during the two-hour walk around the ring road.

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Former council leader issues pothole warning after bike crash

Former council leader issues pothole warning after bike crash

Former council leader issues pothole warning after bike crash

18 December 2023

Lewis Herbert was cycling in the dark across Cutter Ferry bridge when he hit the pothole.


Anthony Browne MP: ‘Sustainable aviation fuel is a promising short-term opportunity’

Anthony Browne MP: ‘Sustainable aviation fuel is a promising short-term opportunity’

Anthony Browne MP: ‘Sustainable aviation fuel is a promising short-term opportunity’

16 December 2023

The minister with responsibility for the decarbonisation of transport writes for the Cambridge Independent.

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How crows and jays have different attitudes to food when other birds are around

How crows and jays have different attitudes to food when other birds are around

How crows and jays have different attitudes to food when other birds are around

15 December 2023

ARU and University of Cambridge researchers tested them with a rotating tray task.

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Chris Boardman visits Cambridge and calls for 50 per cent of journeys to be active

Chris Boardman visits Cambridge and calls for 50 per cent of journeys to be active

Chris Boardman visits Cambridge and calls for 50 per cent of journeys to be active

14 December 2023

The Olympic cyclist joined the mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, for a walking, e-biking, and public transport tour.

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Make a donation to the #Plantiback campaign when you buy a Christmas tree

Make a donation to the #Plantiback campaign when you buy a Christmas tree

Make a donation to the #Plantiback campaign when you buy a Christmas tree

07 December 2023

Cambridgeshire-based rewilding charity Creating Nature’s Corridors is hoping to help replant the least wooded areas of the country.


‘Passionate foodies’ at Frank’s Farm tell their story at new farm initiative

‘Passionate foodies’ at Frank’s Farm tell their story at new farm initiative

‘Passionate foodies’ at Frank’s Farm tell their story at new farm initiative

06 December 2023

Located on the edge of the village of Elsworth, old farm buildings have been converted into shops, a deli and café, a sourdough bakery and more.


In pictures: We go up to King’s College Chapel roof as it sends climate message by installing solar panels

In pictures: We go up to King’s College Chapel roof as it sends climate message by installing solar panels

In pictures: We go up to King’s College Chapel roof as it sends climate message by installing solar panels

02 December 2023

It comes after year-long conservation project on Cambridge’s most iconic building.


Change to access at Royston and Thriplow recycling centres

Change to access at Royston and Thriplow recycling centres

Change to access at Royston and Thriplow recycling centres

02 December 2023

Cambridgeshire residents will now need to apply for a digital permit to use Royston Household Recycling Centre.

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Huge new labs at redeveloped Grafton centre site will ‘dominate Cambridge’s historic skyline’, say residents

Huge new labs at redeveloped Grafton centre site will ‘dominate Cambridge’s historic skyline’, say residents

Huge new labs at redeveloped Grafton centre site will ‘dominate Cambridge’s historic skyline’, say residents

01 December 2023

Proposals to double the height of the The Grafton site will have ‘adverse impact’ on views from Midsummer Common and Castle Hill, say campaigners.

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