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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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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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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 […]

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Everything you need to know about the Javelin Park incinerator in Stroud

“What’s that massive building along the M5?”  Gloucestershire’s £613 million incinerator has been fully operational since January last year.  It takes all of Gloucestershire’s black bag rubbish, burns it and produces electricity for the National Grid. The waste includes things like sofas, fairy lights and mattresses.  Gloucestershire County Council say this is a greener way […]