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Councils join forces to tackle fly-tipping

East Lindsey District Council has joined forces with Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council in the fight against fly-tipping.

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River clean up in Horncastle

Horncastle Group of RiverCare met again on Saturday for a clean-up of the River Waring between the Town Bridge and the junction with the River Bain.

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‘Storm Aileen’ threatens Lincolnshire with 75mph winds

The Met Office has issued an amber ‘severe weather warning’ for Lincolnshire tonight and tomorrow morning (Tuesday/Wednesday).

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COLUMN: Seal the deal with a nature cruise

Have you seen a seal? They really are one of our most engaging animals, with their big brown eyes and sometimes almost human mannerisms.

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Huge savings on energy bills for East Lindsey residents

Residents cross the district can make savings on their energy bills by signing

up to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Festival of free events celebrating Lincolnshire chalk streams

This month sees a week-long festival of free events for all ages in Lincoln and the Wolds.

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GALLERY: Plugging the fear of flooding in Louth and Horncastle

Owners of more than 350 homes in Horncastle and Louth will face a much reduced flood risk, thanks to two multi-million pound flood alleviation schemes which opened last Friday (July 28).

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‘Peace of mind’ for residents as Louth and Horncastle flood schemes open

Two Flood Alleviation Schemes in Louth and Horncastle, which collectively reduce flood risk to over 350 properties, have been formally opened today (July 28).

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Lincolnshire roadside verges project nets national award

A trial exploring whether grass cuttings from roadside verges can be used to create clean energy has been named research project of the year at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards.

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Threatened native species finds safety in Lincolnshire

Efforts to protect the UK’s only native species of crayfish have seen almost 600 specimens moved to protected new homes in Lincolnshire.

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Sir David Attenborough warns of ‘critical summer’ for Lincolnshire butterflies

Butterfly Conservation President Sir David Attenborough is warning that butterflies in Lincolnshire face a critical summer following a string of poor years that has seen the numbers of many common species crash.

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Volunteers are needed for big Horncastle tidy up

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Horncastle and boost the town’s chances of success in a major competition.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Taking steps to keep wildlife off RAF station runways

A fresh approach has been taken to keeping wildlife including birds, deer, and rabbits off the runway at RAF Coningsby.

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New approach to keeping wildlife off RAF Coningsby runway

A fresh approach has been taken to keeping wildlife including birds, deer, and rabbits off the runway at RAF Coningsby.

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Tetford pickers all out for St George

Members of the Tetford Volunteer group were about and about once again on st George’s Day.

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Rubbish job for Tetford volunteers

Tetford Volunteer Group turned out in sufficient numbers to form two teams - half covering the Salmonby to High Toynton route and the other half the Winceby area.

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Butterflies crash in fourth worst year on record

UK butterflies suffered their fourth worst year on record in 2016 with the majority of species experiencing a decline in numbers, a study has revealed.

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