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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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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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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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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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Glentham locals’ feathers ruffled over plans

Residents of Glentham have declared themselves ‘not happy at all’ about plans for a poultry unit which has been proposed for a site in the village.

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Anglian Water is urging residents to use water wisely - although there is no danger of a hose ban at this time.

No hosepipe ban - but please use water wisely say Anglian Water

As June temperatures reach a record high, residents watching their gardens bake in the scorching sun need not worry about a hosepipe ban – for now – but they are being urged to use water wisely.

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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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Volunteers looking to keep Caistor in full bloom

The super successful Caistor in Bloom is set to grow further under a new chairman.

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Rasen development decision deferred

Campaigners will have to wait at least another three weeks for a decision on a controversial Middle Rasen housing development.

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Fred Parker with a poster warning of the threat of  the Asian hornet to Lincolnshire Wolds bees.

‘Killer’ hornets put Wolds bees under threat

Beekeepers across the region are on high alert for a threat to the UK’s bees - and Market Rasen’s Celia Smith is one of them.

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VIDEO: Anglian Water warn homes face at least another 24 hours without water in Lincolnshire Wolds

Anglian water was today, Wednesday March 8, still battling to restore mains water supply to around 200 people in Lincolnshire Wolds villages.

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Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project launches poetry competition

Are you inspired by the natural world? Then why not enter the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams poetry competition?

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Step into spring: help with a a big clean-up

West Lindsey District Council is backing a new campaign to get half a million people out and about helping to clean up their local communities in March 2017.

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Walesby warning

Police are advising drivers in the Walesby area to take care as there is mud on the road in the Moor Road area. Work to remove the beet is on-going all week and the road will be scraped daily after works cease.

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Outline application for 61 new dwellings

Town councillors fear an ‘over-stretching’ of Rasen’s resources if plans for 61 new homes off Gainsborough Road are granted approval.

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Taking the high road to the top of the Wolds

In this new monthly column, Wolds writer Peter Thompson will be taking a look at the countryside and its people through his country diary.

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Conservation work at Rasen area volunteer event

Volunteers are being asked to come forward to take part in a practical conservation work day at the River Rase headwaters near Market Rasen on February 12.

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust receives £50,000 contribution amidst pollution allegations

Integrated Waste Management (IWM) has agreed to pay £50,000 to the Horncastle-based ‘Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’ following allegations of pollution in Winteringham.

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