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How to cut food waste and save money

Events have been held across the Midlands to highlight the amount of food being wasted by families in the UK.

Big Lunch 2013 – an event organised by the Eden Project, aims to cook 1,000 meals with the annual money wasted per household – £680.

Alice Stechly from Nottinghamshire County Council's waste team, has told ITV News Central what families can do to cut food waste – and ultimately save money.

Events have been held in Bestwood County Park, Nottinghamshire, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.

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Events held across the region to highlight food waste

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Credit: Simon Bell

Events have taken place across the region today to highlight the amount of food waste generated by families across the UK.

It's estimated that each household wastes around £680 worth of food annually.

A Big Lunch 2013 was held at Bestwood Country Park in Nottinghamshire, and another at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The events have been organised by the Eden Project.

Bestwood County Park Credit: ITV News Central

Footbridge proposed where 13-year-old killed

Plans for a new footbridge over a level crossing where a 13-year-old was killed have been submitted by Network Rail.

An open day is being held at St Marks Church today in Bestwood, so people can see the proposal and talk to Network Rail staff.

The latest victim was 13-year-old Lindsey Inger who was hit by a tram last November.

A computer generated image of the proposed footbridge at Bestwood Credit: Network Rail

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