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Lifes Complicated

Walking along a river bank the other day I noticed some repair work going on under the rail bridge, nothing new I thought but wow, the amount of effort they had gone too making sure we walkers could pass safely was remarkable! So here it is, on a rugged path where tree roots, holes about 1 foot wide and 6 inches deep abound, never quite worked out what animal they were from but whatever, then you have this structure made around the base of the bridge to 'allow us to pass'. Now this is a mighty structure, its got scaffolding at the heart which has protection fencing externally then scaffolding boards along the base floor, so far so good, then though,...

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Can a selfish attitude be the answer to a cleaner ocean?

I’m alright Jack!   We recently shared a fantastic beach cleaning charity over in the Isle of Man (see our facebook post) which over the last ten years has grown and grown to today in one session they filled 180 bags of rubbish of the beaches, unbelievable and terrible in equal measures.    It got me thinking, this is a world issue, we have heard stories of plastic being put into the ocean and literally travelling thousands of miles, its too big to face as a whole but hold on, here's the Isle of Man saying ‘lets just focus on our own beaches’. Effectively let us look after our own doorstep, thats not saying they don't want to clean everywhere it is just...

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Plastic Free Fruit and Veg Please

  In Westminster Hall on Monday (12th November) at 4.30pm there was a debate relating to plastic free packaging for fruit and vegetables in supermarkets, certainly a move in the right direction and we applaud this. When I was young my family had a greengrocers shop, we are talking about the 1970’s, I helped my father in his shop selling fruit and vegetables, often cutting cabbages in half for older people living on their own, we still have the old knife I used all those years ago I think I keep it for memory more than use now as it is getting on a bit, they were freshly bought in products and never packaged in plastic, our brown paper bags...

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