Manchester Friends of the Earth news releases will have contact details for the specific campaign leads.

You are also welcome to contact our Media officer or one of the Group coordinators but please be aware that we are all volunteers and may not be able to respond to you right away:

Media officer:

  • Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

Group coordinators:

  • Ali Abbas: 07786 090520, ali[at]manchestefoe.org.uk
  • Catherine Thomson: cat[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

You can also email coords[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk which goes to both Ali and Catherine.

 

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New scheme to rate cars on real-world air pollution impact – Friends of the Earth reaction

Responding to today’s (29 March) announcement that the Mayors of London and Paris are introducing a scheme to rate cars based on their real-world emissions and impact on air quality, Oliver Hayes, Friends of the Earth’s air pollution campaigner, said: … Continue reading

29th Mar 2017
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“Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides” – Friends of the Earth reaction

Responding to a report in the Guardian  that draft regulations show the European Commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees’, Friends of the Earth senior nature campaigner Paul de Zylva said: “Evidence of the harm … Continue reading

23rd Mar 2017
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Princess Anne and GM crops

Responding to reported comments by Princess Anne on GM crops, Friends of the Earth’s senior food and farming campaigner, Clare Oxborrow said: “GM crops are right now exacerbating the very worst impacts of industrial farming.

22nd Mar 2017
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Case for tripling roads budget based on wishful thinking, say campaigners (CPRE)

Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today reveals that road-building is failing to provide … Continue reading

20th Mar 2017
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Manchester Court to hear Lancashire Fracking legal appeals tomorrow

A local community fighting fracking in Lancashire is taking the Government to court at a hearing in Manchester tomorrow (15 March) which could last until Friday. Preston New Road Action Group are appealing the decision by the Secretary of State … Continue reading

14th Mar 2017
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Budget: Chancellor silent on UK air pollution scandal – and pledges more climate-wrecking oil and gas extraction

Friends of the Earth has slammed today’s budget after the Chancellor failed to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, which leads to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. Mr Hammond also signalled the UK’s continuing addiction to climate-wrecking … Continue reading

8th Mar 2017
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Women go Danish for Breakfast Bike Ride to Whitworth

Over 50 women will join a breakfast bike ride to the Whitworth Art Gallery this International Women’s Day (8 March) to celebrate the start of safer ‘Danish-style’ cycling conditions in the city. The ride, which is organised by charities Sustrans … Continue reading

6th Mar 2017
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Budget: 45% of motorists say they would be likely to switch to cleaner vehicle if government provided financial incentive

Friends of the Earth renewed its call on the Chancellor to introduce a scrappage scheme for the dirtiest diesel cars after a survey it commissioned with YouGov revealed that nearly half of car-owning British adults (45%) would be likely to … Continue reading

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Revealed: only 6% people in the North West think their air quality is bad despite toxic levels of air pollution in the region

  Birkenhead, Greater Manchester and Liverpool are all breaching legal air pollution limits Today Friends of the Earth launch nationwide citizen science air pollution experiment Friends of the Earth is calling on people across the North West to take part … Continue reading

1st Mar 2017
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Revealed: Cuadrilla planning to start drilling without completing groundwater monitoring as required by law

A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.

21st Feb 2017
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