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Outrage at County Durham MPs’ raw sewage vote

County Durham’s three Conservative MPs have voted down an amendment to the Environment Bill which would have made it illegal for water companies to discharge raw sewage into our rivers and coastal waters. Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, North West Durham MP Richard Holden, and Sedgefield MP Paul Howell, all voted with the Government to […]

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Shincliffe declares climate emergency

Shincliffe Parish Council has committed to doing its bit to reach “net zero” emissions. Members have unanimously agreed to declare a climate and ecological emergency, and to call for a joint local & national government Task Force to plan action to reach ‘net zero’ emissions. Green councillor Stephen Ashfield said: “Many local authorities are playing […]

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