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COMMENT | Weathering the storm: creating resilient cities

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In July, parts of the North West saw the entire month’s rainfall land in just a matter of hours, writes Stephen O’Malley of Civic Engineers. Move into August and the picture hasn’t really changed; we’re seeing unseasonal heavy, persistent rain and gale force winds.

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Cuadrilla restarts Lancashire fracking

The Preston-based energy company has restarted its fracking operation at its Preston New Road site with work expected to complete in early November.

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Liverpool secures clean air cash

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The city council has been given an extra £652,000 by the Government to accelerate the delivery of its clean air plan, due to be delivered by the end of October.

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Peel looks to build further hydrogen facilities in £130m deal

Peel Environmental has signed a £130m agreement with Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy to deliver 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities, as the developer prepares to submit a planning application for the first scheme at Protos, Cheshire.

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RHS seeks Bridgewater funding

The RHS has launched a fundraising drive for the final £4.8m required to allow RHS Garden Bridgewater to open next summer, making the appeal as it announced the creation of a Mother Orchard for the North West in the Salford garden.

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Jodrell Bank wins Unesco status

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The observatory in Cheshire has been added to Unesco's World Heritage List, joining Liverpool's waterfront, the Lake District National Park, and the King Edward castles in Gwynedd as protected sites in the region.