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Lack of publicity blamed for fall in county’s recycling rates

The chairman of Lincolnshire Waste Partnership (LWP) blamed a lack of publicity for the county’s fall in recycling rates.

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Chance to have your say on waste consultation

Chance to have your say on waste consultation

Residents in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to have their say on a draft consultation released today (Wednesday) which outlines future plans to improve how waste is dealt with in the county.

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Golden year for the goldfinch

Golden year for the goldfinch

Results from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch reveal favourable conditions lead to a surge in goldfinch.

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The Manor House itself, surrounded by a sea of different colours - even at this stage of the year. Picture: John Aron.

Gardens in bloom at Manor House

It might have been a rather grey afternoon but the Manor House gardens in Horncastle really were a riot of colour last Saturday.

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Respect the water if you plan to visit the coast this Easter. Picture: Mablethorpe beach.

RNLI: Respect the water this Easter

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is calling on people visiting the coast this Easter to respect the water and remember sea temperatures are still very cold.

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Free family events celebrate Lincolnshire chalk streams

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is running free events next week, supported by the National Lottery and Lincolnshire County Council.

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Research reveals littered drinks bottles could be killing small wildlife

A new report by Keep Britain Tidy has revealed that thoughtless ‘tossers’ could be killing up to 3.2 million shrews and voles.

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East Midlands going green, with 31,000 trees

The Woodland Trust’s last mass distribution of trees for the 2017/18 planting season is well underway.

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Call for Lincolnshire Volunteers to record sightings of Britain’s mammals

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling for volunteers to take part in its annual Living with Mammals survey.

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Urgent appeal after battery thought to be responsible for second fire at waste transfer station

Urgent appeal issued for batteries and electrical items not to be put into your black or grey bins after it was revealed that batteries in recycled waste were thought to be responsible for a second fire in recent weeks at a Lincolnshire waste transfer station.

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Awards celebrate environmentally friendly businesses, communities and schools

The search is on to find Lincolnshire’s most environmentally friendly businesses, communities, farms and schools.

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Environment Agency Midlands: ‘No fishing for coarse fish in rivers from until June 15’

Environment Agency Midlands: ‘No fishing for coarse fish in rivers from until June 15’

The Environment Agency in the Midlands is reminding anglers the ‘close season’ for coarse fish in rivers cames into effect on Thursday (15 March) and runs until 15 June.

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Free events in Louth and Horncastle area this Easter

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is running free events for all ages over the Easter holidays, supported by the National Lottery and Lincolnshire County Council.

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Study shows people are reluctant to change gas and electricity provider

New research shows that Brits are missing the opportunity to save hundreds of pounds by switching their gas and electricity provider.

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Agency investigates river ‘pollution’

Agency investigates river ‘pollution’

Environment Agency (EA) investigators say they have found high levels of ammonia in the River Witham where thousands of fish have been reported dead in a pollution incident.

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Some of the volunteers who took part in the latest  RiverCare clean up in Horncastle. Photo: Supplied.

Latest clean-up by town river group nets a big ‘catch’

Forget a prize salmon - or even a trout. If there is one thing guaranteed to appear on the list of rubbish hauled out of Horncastle’s rivers it’s a shopping trolley.

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Bin collections were suspended last week due to poor weather conditions (stock image).

Recycling bins will be collected this weekend

The refuse crew at East Lindsey District Council will be collecting recycling bins in parts of Horncastle this weekend.

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Thousands of fish are thought to have died from the ammonia pollution incident in the River Witham, says Lincolnshire Rivers Trust.

Environment Agency officials have located source of River Witham pollution

Environment Agency investigators say they are preparing to bring criminal prosecutions after finding the source of a pollution incident on the River Witham that has killed thousands of fish.

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Thousands of fish are thought to have died from the ammonia pollution incident in the River Witham, says Lincolnshire Rivers Trust. EMN-180603-104616001

UPDATE: Ammonia pollution being blamed for thousands of fish deaths in River Witham over the weekend

Environment Agency investigators say they have found high levels of ammonia in the River Witham where thousands of fish have been reported dead from a pollution incident.

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