General News

EA: The Environment Agency has released its 10 ‘most wanted’ list of alien invaders - the plants & animals that are threatening to take over Britain's waterways.  Invasive species now cost the UK economy an estimated £1.7bn every year.  

They cause damage to riverbanks & buildings, increase flood risk, crowd out and kill off native wildlife and become so prolific on waterways that fishermen, boaters and anglers are unable to use them.
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MoD: The Community Covenant Grant scheme has been launched by the MOD. Up to £30m over 4 financial years has been set aside to help communities undertake projects that promote greater understanding between the military and civilian populations.
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TfLTransport for London (TfL) has announced a package of innovative measures to tackle pollution levels at the busiest roads in central London. The new targeted clean up measures could reduce local pollution levels of PM10 by 10-20% where applied.
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HL: This year’s England Homeless World Cup squad has been unveiled with players from across the country. The team of 8 young men - made up of players from Crewe, Manchester, Liverpool, London & Birmingham - headed to Paris on 19 August to represent England in the 9th annual HWC tournament.
 
The HWC takes place from 21 - 28 August 2011 with 48 nations competing for the Trophy.  Throughout the tournament the team will play a number of 7 minute, four a side games of football against countries including Brazil, Spain, Germany and Italy.
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