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Calls to recycle right this Christmas

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over the Christmas period to ensure it is not contaminated.

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East Lindsey residents reminded to check bin collection schedule

East Lindsey residents are being reminded to check their bin collection schedule for the Christmas and New Year period.

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Public urged to stop dumping rubbish at skip

A Horncastle man has appealed to residents to stop using a waste paper skip in a busy town car park.

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If you go down to the river today you might just get a surprise!

There’s no end to the surprises often discovered in clean ups of the area’s rivers.

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Campaigners’ joy over rejection of wind farm appeal

One of the key figures in the bid to oppose a seven-turbine wind farm near Louth Canal has praised the community after the plans were dismissed.

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It’s official - bathing waters along our coast among best in country

Bathing waters along the east coast of Lincolnshire continue to be among the very best in England, latest official statistics show.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Volunteers invited to take part in practical chalk streams day in Brigsley

Do you enjoy the great outdoors and love wildlife? Volunteers are invited to take part in a work party this autumn to help preserve Lincolnshire’s rare chalk streams.

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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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Frampton Marsh. Picture by Chris Andrews.

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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