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Top places to eat in Greater Manchester during #MeatFreeMay

In the run-up to Meat Free May, we’re drawing up a list of the best cafes & restaurants in Greater Manchester that serve meat-free options.


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North Yorkshire County Council Approve Fracking: Friends of the Earth respond

North Yorkshire County Council have today granted permission for fracking in Ryedale. Simon Bowens, Yorkshire and Humber campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said: “This is an absolute travesty of a decision but the battle is very far from over.


The Great British Bee Count 2016

Join Us for a bee-rilliant bee walk in Alexandra Park!

Grow Wild flagship wild flower project – A Tale of Cities have sown native flowers in the park! Join us as we take a guided walk to find bees! The walk is led by a local bee expert and the … Continue reading

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Great British Bee Count: A nation of bee lovers, but survey shows most people can’t recognise a honey bee

• Thousands expected to take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count and find out more about bees • Bee Count backed by TV presenter Michaela Strachan • Friends of the Earth urges public to create bee-friendly … Continue reading


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Campaign Group issues challenge to Chair of Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

An Open Letter to Councillor Kieran Quinn, chair of GMPF, has been published today by the campaigning group Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM).  It picks up on radio interviews on Tameside radio with him and one of FFGM’s members.  Councillor … Continue reading


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Open letter to Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund from Fossil Free Greater Manchester

Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Guardsman Tony Downes House, 5 Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6SF 13th May 2016 Dear Councillor Quinn, Please see below this open letter to you.  We plan to publish this next week but … Continue reading


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‘Beat the Microbead’ Phone App

More and more cosmetics contain microbeads, tiny plastic beads. These microplastics are a hazard to our environment. It can be hard to determine if a product contains these microbeads. The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) and the Plastic Soup … Continue reading

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It’s Real Bread Week

This week is Real Bread Week  (14-22 May 2016 ) Real Bread Week is the annual celebration of supporting your local, independent Real Bread bakery and baking your own. The theme for this year is: doughing it for the kids. … Continue reading


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Great news for bees as Government rejects application to use banned pesticides

Welcoming news late today that Defra has rejected an emergency application for farmers to use banned neonicotinoid seed treatments on oilseed rape this autumn, Friends of the Earth bee campaigner Dave Timms said: “The Government’s decision to reject this application … Continue reading


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Human Sensor

Manchester European City of Science and Invisible Dust are delighted to announce a groundbreaking art commission – Human Sensor by new media artist Kasia Molga. This will culminate in a series of spectacular art performances on air pollution in Manchester … Continue reading