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      Reported “diesel tax” right move for health – says Friends of the Earth

      Newspaper articles suggest there will be a new tax on diesel vehicles announced in the Autumn budget.

      10th Nov 2017
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      Government taken to court for third time over dirty air – Friends of the Earth reaction

      The government is being taken to court yet again over it’s failure to deal with the UK’s air pollution problem.

      7th Nov 2017
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the ‘Congestion Conversation’

      Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading

      2nd Nov 2017
      
      	

      Congestion. Busted. Support more people to cycle

      With Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham asking for a ‘Congestion Conversation’, Love Your Bike are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday cycle rides on Friday 27th October to highlight that the bicycle is the ultimate congestion buster. … Continue reading

      25th Oct 2017
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      Join the ‘Congestion Conversation’

      Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Here’s how we’ll be responding, and would encourage you to … Continue reading

      23rd Oct 2017
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      Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS refresh – consultation responses

      Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

      9th Oct 2017
      
      	

      News release: Rail electrification in the North? …Sorry no money for the meter!

      On Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, will be helping transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the Government … Continue reading

      2nd Oct 2017
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      News release: Bike to Support City’s Cycling & Walking Ambition

      Love Your Bike are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday cycle rides on Friday 29th September to show support for Chris Boardman’s (Cycling & Walking Commissioner) plans to make Greater Manchester a truly cycling friendly city. [1]

      27th Sep 2017
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      Hard-hitting billboard on one of Greater Manchester’s most polluted roads launches campaign for cleaner air

      #HelpBritainBreathe initiative is backed by health and environmental campaigners Campaign begins with warning to drivers stuck in traffic on A635 Ring Road Up to 80% of air pollution in pollution hotspots comes from road transport [1].

      26th Sep 2017
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      Manchester Cycle Forum – what is the most compelling argument for….

      The latest Manchester Cycle Forum (Tuesday 19th September) saw an interesting departure from the usual Cycle Forum format. Cycle forum participants were treated to a series of 3 minute presentations (no Powerpoint allowed) that set out to make the “most … Continue reading

      21st Sep 2017
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth - Drop-in Wednesday
      Green Fish Resource Centre
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      Preston New Road
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