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Free papers could feel the full force of the law

Westminster Council has taken a stand against free newspapers that litter the streets. It has voted for new powers to invoke environmental legislation. The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 could be used to force the free sheets to take responsibility for their waste, which costs the council about £111,000 a year to clean up. The council said it believes it is one of the first local authorities to consider using this Act in this way. As well ...