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22

Mar

Why one English town created its own currency
The Bristol Pound lets people support their local economy and ‘spend money with their values,’ its creators say.

Why one English town created its own currency

The Bristol Pound lets people support their local economy and ‘spend money with their values,’ its creators say.

08

Feb


 Dogs in England must be microchipped by 2016 



The Environment Department hopes the new law will help reunite owners with pets, relieve the burden on animal charities and promote responsible dog ownership.
The Environment Department hopes the new law will help reunite owners with pets, relieve the burden on animal charities and promote responsible dog ownership.

26

Apr

Photo of the day: Exhibitor Ray Beckwith uses a sable brush on April 25 to remove dust from the petals of an unnamed daffodil in preparation for the Harrogate Flower Show in England. Organized twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the spring and autumn flower shows allow nurseries, flower clubs and floristry students from across the country to display their handy work to visitors.

Photo of the day: Exhibitor Ray Beckwith uses a sable brush on April 25 to remove dust from the petals of an unnamed daffodil in preparation for the Harrogate Flower Show in England. Organized twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the spring and autumn flower shows allow nurseries, flower clubs and floristry students from across the country to display their handy work to visitors.

11

Jan

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevailThe Daily Mail pays a visit to Todmorden, a quaint British town that’s littered with raised vegetable and herb gardens where residents can grow — and take — whatever they fancy.
The ethnically and economically diverse mill town of about 15,000 residents is home to Incredible Edible, an ambitious, agrarian-minded scheme that’s brought together an entire community under one common goal: to become completely self-sufficient in food by the year 2018.

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail
The Daily Mail pays a visit to Todmorden, a quaint British town that’s littered with raised vegetable and herb gardens where residents can grow — and take — whatever they fancy.

The ethnically and economically diverse mill town of about 15,000 residents is home to Incredible Edible, an ambitious, agrarian-minded scheme that’s brought together an entire community under one common goal: to become completely self-sufficient in food by the year 2018.

09

Jan

Bacteria used in English sewers to eat through post-Christmas fat build upLondon sanitation workers now use bacteria to clear away post-holiday deposits of fat within city sewer systems.

Bacteria used in English sewers to eat through post-Christmas fat build up
London sanitation workers now use bacteria to clear away post-holiday deposits of fat within city sewer systems.

22

Dec

Featuring more than 40 miles of gorgeous coastline, Sark is located in the English Channel. Only horse-drawn vehicles, bicycles and tractors are allowed on the island — though restrictions on some battery-powered buggies have been waived for the elderly. Passengers and goods arrive only by ferry as no airport exists on Sark and flyovers are strictly prohibited.7 car-free cities

Featuring more than 40 miles of gorgeous coastline, Sark is located in the English Channel. Only horse-drawn vehicles, bicycles and tractors are allowed on the island — though restrictions on some battery-powered buggies have been waived for the elderly. Passengers and goods arrive only by ferry as no airport exists on Sark and flyovers are strictly prohibited.
7 car-free cities

17

Aug

House in the CloudsLocated in the oddball British seaside resort town of Thorpeness, House in the Clouds is a whimsical vacation rental home that, once upon a time, was a functional water tower.

House in the Clouds
Located in the oddball British seaside resort town of Thorpeness, House in the Clouds is a whimsical vacation rental home that, once upon a time, was a functional water tower.

23

Jun

Photo of the day: Glastonbury Festival
Tom Wilder, 17, of Kent, dives head first into the mud on June 23 at the Glastonbury Festival, England’s largest annual music event. The rain and flooded fields did nothing to dampen the spirits of festivalgoers. This year’s five-day festival runs through June 26 and features headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce.

Photo of the day: Glastonbury Festival

Tom Wilder, 17, of Kent, dives head first into the mud on June 23 at the Glastonbury Festival, England’s largest annual music event. The rain and flooded fields did nothing to dampen the spirits of festivalgoers. This year’s five-day festival runs through June 26 and features headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce.

21

Apr

Energy monitoring: Taking it to the streets in BrightonKeeping up with Joneses takes on an interesting new form as residents of Tidy Street in Brighton, U.K. record their daily electric usage in a very public manner as part of a community energy awareness campaign.

Energy monitoring: Taking it to the streets in Brighton
Keeping up with Joneses takes on an interesting new form as residents of Tidy Street in Brighton, U.K. record their daily electric usage in a very public manner as part of a community energy awareness campaign.

05

Feb