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“We’ll be alright”: How Upton Upon Severn has changed since the 2007 Floods

Upton Upon Severn has been dubbed “the most flooded town in Britain” and was one of the worst effected towns in the 2007 floods. Floods are a regular occurrence in this countryside town, with historic major floods recorded throughout the years. With climate change quickly worsening, how safe is this town from heavier rainfall and […]

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The latest addition to Gloucestershire’s independent coffee scene

There’s nothing quite as comforting as an autumnal walk through crunching orange leaves and frost bitten air, followed by a trip for a hot coffee (or tea if that’s your preference)  Gloucestershire has a lot to offer, and with the rise in the popularity of plant-based options, local businesses have shone with their ability to […]

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How this fridge is helping Cheltenham turn green

A new community fridge in Charlton Kings hopes to bring communities together and fill bellies not bins.  Planet Cheltenham, an independent environmental charity, is collaborating with Vision 21, the Co-operative, and Cheltenham Borough Council. Raechel Kelly an organiser of Planet Cheltenham says that they want to provide people with  warm filling meals.  “Rather than food […]

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How to make your Christmas wrapping paper more sustainable

Wrapping gifts, which originated in ancient China, has become a global tradition. In fact, gifting a present without wrapping it can be considered rude. With COP-26 it’s our responsibility to begin questioning whether these long-standing traditions are harming our planet.  When gifting season rolls up the vast majority of wrapping paper can’t be recycled since […]

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Is retrofitting the way to go when it comes to helping stop climate change?

With the climate crisis still ongoing, many people and businesses are thinking about ways they can help to reverse it. Global Footsteps is an ‘educational charity which links grassroots communities around the world ‘. Based in Cheltenham, the group has played its part and had retrofitting carried out. Global Footsteps trustee, Alison Crane, discussed the […]

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Branch News Radio bulletins: Everything you need to know about this week’s environmental news

The UK’s most important environmental news – updated every half an hour. We’ve been speaking to inspiring youth climate activists, sustainable businesses, the University of Gloucestershire’s sustainability team and the Young Green Party. Branch News · BranchNewsCOP26: 10:00 Radio Bulletin Branch News · BranchNewsCOP26: 10:30 Radio Bulletin Branch News · BranchNewsCOP26: 11.00 Radio Bulletin Branch […]

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Live updates: Everything you need to know about COP26 day 5

Welcome to COP26 day 5 at Branch News We’ll be giving you regular updates on the climate conference. Check-in with us throughout the day to see what’s happening.  #COP26xBranch Last night Prince Charles rejected an invitation to join environmental activist Greta Thunberg and thousands of others in protest. Tune into Branch News radio to find […]