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In the papers today - 9 August

Britain's first recycling van to run on vegetable oil left over from industrial food-frying has hit the streets in Poole, Dorset.
The van starts on diesel and switches to the biofuel oil when the engine has warmed up - The Independent Residents of eastern England's costal villages,were told yesterday by the Environment Agency that a system of siren warnings and evacuation notices had been set up in readiness for a possible escape ahead of floods which may hit the east coast next month. The alignment of the Earth, the moon and the Sun during September and October mean that tides will be the highest in 20 years - even higher than predicted if wind and weather is adverse - The Independent More than three million people in the South East may have breached hosepipe bans, according to an ICM poll. It found that 29% of residents in the region confessed to breaking the ban, mostly to water their gardens - The TimesEnvironment minister Ben Bradshaw has described people who fail to recycle as antisocial. He said those that did not recycle were contributing to global warming and forcing up their neighbours' tax bills - The TimesRelated links:Today's top stories

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