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Vomiting 'triffid' needs to be stopped
Its pretty pink flowers are an attractive sight on the river’s edge, but Himalayan balsam is a menace that needs to be stopped in its tracks.

Green theme for North Wilts Festival 2004
The environment is to be the theme behind the biggest and best free business and community event this summer, the North Wiltshire Festival 2004.

Community composting comes to Rowde
Wiltshire’s first ever community composting facility opens at CARE in Rowde.

Don't Wait for the 'Day After Tomorrow'
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust say we could all do something to avoid fiction becoming reality!

Bluebell wood given greater protection
A popular bluebell wood in the Pewsey Vale has been designated a local nature reserve. Oakfrith Wood in Urchfont will celebrated its new status on Saturday 8th May 2004 with an open day.

South Wilts Solar Energy Club
Five people in Wiltshire have collectively fulfilled their dream of bringing a Solar Energy Club to South Wiltshire. Dr Jimmy Walker tells BBC Wiltshire more.

Schools do their bit for recycling
Schools in Kennet swept the board in this year's Schools Recycling Scheme Awards, recycling enough paper to save 2,800 trees!

New anti-waste guide helps save wildlife
A new leaflet draws links between the rubbish we in Wiltshire throw away each year, and the destruction this causes to wildlife and habitats in Wiltshire and around the world.

Come on Wiltshire: get snapping!
BBCTV's Countryfile programme launches its Photographic Competition for 2004 with judges John Craven and Lord Lichfield joined by comedienne Jo Brand and presenter Chris Packham.

Cutting electrical waste in Wiltshire
Families with low incomes across Swindon and Wiltshire will be able to buy cheap electrical goods thanks to an injection of lottery money that will fund the next three-year phase of the Refurbiz project.

Take a hike for wildlife
Could you raise £500 to keep Wiltshire blooming? Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are throwing down the gauntlet to register now for the Sarsen Trail, a 26-mile hike across the Wiltshire countryside from Avebury to Stonehenge.

Work starts on new recycling centre for Devizes
Work has begun on a new household recycling centre for Devizes. The household recycling centre is the tenth to be built in the county and is due to open in June.

Fairtrade: Get a taste for life in Wiltshire
Bradford on Avon holds a celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the its Fairtrade Town status in Fairtrade Fortnight from March 1st. It's just one of many events taking place around the county...

Could you help combat climate change?
BBC Points West Weather Presenter Richard Angwin is helping the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust launch Switch On Swindon!, a year long competition sponsored by RWE Innogy to find Swindon's most energy efficient community.

Rapping robot’s recycling message
Children at schools in north and west Wiltshire are hearing the waste minimisation message direct from a rapping robot called Cycler, who is made entirely of recycled rubbish.

Plan looks to secure Wiltshire landscape
The future of the Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs is to come under the public's consideration in a major consultation exercise.

Giving new life to Wiltshire's green fields
A Wiltshire farmer is receiving a second series of government funding towards seeding hayfields, which support a range of British wildflowers.

Shaping Wiltshire's downland future
The beauty of Wiltshire's downland scenery is something that has taken centuries to evolve. Now a new management plan hopes to secure that beauty for future generations - and there's a chance for you to have your say...

The freedom of a car without owning one!
If you live in the Salisbury area a new scheme called hOURCARS offers the flexibility of using a car without having to own one.

Rubbish? Get set to swap it!
An innovative virtual marketplace hopes to help people in Wiltshire swap unwanted items through the Internet.

A walk on the quiet side...
In July 2003 people living in east Wiltshire processed on foot, by bicycle, on horsback, and even by gypsy caravan to launch the Pewsey Vale 'Quiet Lanes' network and help spread the message that the 'Quiet Lanes' are for everybody.

The return of the Wiltshire otter
The National Otter Survey for England, the fourth survey of its kind since the late 1970s, has found that the area otters now live in has increased five-fold in the last 25 years and Wiltshire is playing its part.

Folly preserved for rare species of birds
Treecreepers, Spotted Flycatchers and Sparrowhawks living in Bemerton Heath, near Salisbury can look forward to enjoying eleven hectares of land designated as a Local Nature Reserve by Salisbury District Council.

Council workers told "on your bike!"
Staff from Wiltshire's County Council HQ in Trowbridge will be pedalling their way across Wiltshire to support Bike Week - a major week long festival to promote the benefits of cycling.

Don't let North Wiltshire go to waste
A new drive by North Wiltshire District Council hopes to encourage more local residents to consider recycling their waste.

Wiltshire business needs help to be green
Food producers in Wiltshire need more support to help them achieve their environmental goals, says RSPB.

Wiltshire schools to support green travel
Schools across the county are being awarded a total of £87,000 to promote the idea of green travel.

Fairtrade Fortnight in Salisbury Salisbury
Fairtrade Volunteers and Salisbury District Council are inviting the public to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight from 3rd to 16th March 2003.

Hunting for the compost ambassadors
Rebecca Midgley is Wiltshire's 'Home Composting Officer', and she's on the look out for people keen to push the idea of home composting.

'Kerbing' Wiltshire's waste problem
Chippenham, Calne, Corsham and Wootton Bassett are to be the first to benefit from kerbside recycling thanks to a major cash boost from the government.

Should you be observing the highway toad?
With spring upon us, spare a thought for the common toad, whose route to conjugal bliss too often ends in violent death.

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