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Local Authorities urged to use new powers

New powers for local authorities to clamp down on litter came into effect this week. Measures to prevent and penalise litter offenders include increasing fines from £50 to £80, fines for those who leave domestic waste out at the wrong times, restrictions on the distribution of flyers, and the requirement of businesses and individuals to clear litter from their land. Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett has urged local authorities to use these powers under ...