Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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9,400 government-funded trees planted in Windsor and Maidenhead in eight years

There have been 9,400 government-funded trees planted in Windsor and Maidenhead between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

This works out at 63 trees per 1,000 people.

Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

This story has been generated using Forestry Commission data, BBC analysis and some automation.

New waste contract to 'cut emissions'

A new contractor will begin running waste and recycling collections in Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead from September.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council says the deal with Serco will see the introduction of hybrid trucks that will reduce carbon emissions by 30%.

Recycled and garden waste will also be collected together to reduce emissions and cut mileage.

Consequences of Heathrow expansion 'severe'

A lawyer representing opponents of Heathrow Airport expansion has told the High Court the plans will have "severe" consequences for millions of people.

Nigel Pleming QC has outlined the case for the group which is challenging the government's decision to allow an extra runway north of the existing airport.

The decision is being challenged by Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Richmond upon Thames and Windsor and Maidenhead councils, as well as the Mayor of London and Greenpeace.

Government lawyers say the claimants' case is "premature" because they will have the opportunity to make representations during the planning process.

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Protests precede Heathrow challenge hearing

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Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London ahead of a High Court challenge to plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

A coalition of local authorities, including the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, have brought the case which is due to be heard over the next two weeks.

The airport's expansion has already been backed by the government.

High Court hearing for Heathrow campaigners

Protesters outside the Royal Courts of Justice in October
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Protesters also gathered in London in October last year

Campaigners hoping to block plans for a third runway at Heathrow will be at the High Court later.

They say the government's backing for the new runway is unlawful.

They will spend the next two weeks trying to convince judges to overturn the decision.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is one of the groups behind the legal action.