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TfL lets the wildflowers bloom

25/06/2024

Transport for London (TfL) says it has delivered its pledge of doubling wildflower verges in roadside areas to encourage biodiversity.

Norfolk caught in bitter battle over bats

27/03/2024

A council leader has launched an attack on Natural England after the environment watchdog effectively blocked a £274m road scheme due to its impact on bats.

Brighton U-turns on pesticide use

25/01/2024

The use of a controversial pesticide will be reintroduced by Brighton and Hove City Council less than five years after it pledged to become ‘pesticide free’.

Road sign rules changed to protect hedgehogs

21/12/2023

Rules around the wildlife warning signs on roads are set to be relaxed to make it easier for local authorities to alert drivers to the presence of hedgehogs.

Beavers reintroduced to west London

12/10/2023

Beavers have been returned to west London for the first time in 400 years, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced.

New Lincolnshire nature reserve a ‘landmark moment’

19/09/2023

Lincolnshire’s new national nature reserve is ‘a landmark moment for nature recovery in England’, Natural England has said.

Council defends presence of dead Christmas tree

02/06/2023

A Christmas tree in the market town Beverley remains standing in June because a family of birds have made it their home, according to the town council.

Peregrine falcons nesting on St Albans Cathedral for first time

06/05/2022

A pair of peregrine falcons are nesting on St Albans Cathedral for the first time ever thanks to a conservation project with the local authorities.

Mayor Khan announces £600,000 fund to ‘rewild’ London

15/12/2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new fund to help restore wildlife sites and create more natural habitats for plants and animals across the capital.

Five local authorities chosen to set up nature recovery pilots

14/08/2020

Five local authorities in England will test how the recovery of England’s landscapes and wildlife can be driven locally.

Bristol declares ‘ecological emergency’

05/02/2020

Bristol has become the first major city to declare an ecological emergency in response to what it describes as escalating threats to wildlife and ecosystems.

Cut road verges less to protect pollinators, research warns

06/08/2019

Roadside verges should be cut less to protect wildflowers and pollinators, new research has found.

Brokenshire tells house builders to ‘protect wildlife’

22/07/2019

The communities secretary James Brokenshire has published new guidance to help developers do more to protect wildlife.

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