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Thousands of residents remain without water after a mains pipe burst in Nottingham forcing several schools to close this morning.Read the full story ›
A West Midlands Police officer has been praised by wildlife groups for saving an endangered colony of bats from the rafters of a mansion.Read the full story ›
Two fly-tippers have been hit with fines after South Derbyshire District Council became one of the first authorities to exercise new powers.Read the full story ›
A Peterborough gardener has discovered a rare Siamese cucumber growing in his greenhouse. Jim Hogg says he's never seen anything like it in his forty years of gardening.
The 72 year old planted standard cucumber seeds and six weeks later made the discovery.
He's already eaten half of it in a salad and plans to finish the rest off soon.
"We'd got a good size cucumber and it looked a bit odd because it was oval, they're about as common as siamese twins in human beings which is one birth in 200,000."
Making energy from the sun is seen as a clean, green way to generate power, but that doesn't stop how and where it's done from being controversial.
Latest figures show there are around 30 large-scale solar farms in the Midlands providing energy to tens of thousands of homes.
Some solar panels are attached to factory roofs, but increasingly farmers are turning over their land to energy developers. Tomorrow a decision is due for one such site near Stratford-upon-Avon, but it's facing fierce opposition.
Residents are fighting plans to put up 74,000 panels on nearly 100 acres of land near Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire. Chris Halpin reports.
The parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee warned of a lack of long-term strategic planning to protect communities at risk.Read the full story ›
Campaigners fighting plans for a "monstrous" incinerator in the centre of Northampton have vowed to fight on.Read the full story ›
World Naked Gardening Day is celebrated across the globe on the first Saturday of May each year.Read the full story ›