‘Unsightly’ sandbags ruining River Rase

A Market Rasen man has criticised various organisations for failing to doing anything about more than 20 sandbags being placed in the River Rase, and described their lack of action as ‘a crying shame’.

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Rasen business leads plastic revolution

Plastic is a hot topic at the moment, with reports showing up to 12million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the sea each year.

Spermoon by Kate Collins

Kate captures sensational supermoon shot

All eyes were skyward last week to see the Blue Moon Super Moon - larger and brighter in the sky than a regular full moon - and one Rasen Mail reader captured this stunning shot.

Help shape and preserve the special landscape of the Wolds

Last chance to have your say on future of Lincolnshire Wolds

There are only a few days remaining to comment on a draft plan regarding the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Garden Design Competition to Celebrate Horse Charity’s 50th Anniversary Year

Do you fancy trying your hand at designing a stunning garden? Then why not enter the Bransby Horses 50th Anniversary Garden Design Competition?

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Rise in West Lindsey flytipping contributes towards £480,000 clean-up costs in Lincolnshire

The shocking cost of clearing up fly-tipping in our area has been revealed - as the number of incidents continues to rise.

Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.


What to do with your real Christmas trees after the festive season

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft for another year and all the festive cards are taken down, Lincolnshire residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree.

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Winners and losers in the bird world

The 20th annual BirdTrends report from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), just published, gives the latest information on the winners and losers in the British countryside.

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Creature comforts at Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

Can you recycle your Christmas wrapping paper?

Expert advice on Christmas waste

As Christmas Day approaches, it’s important to know how to deal with the heap of Christmas waste families will be left with come the New Year.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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West Lindsey residents reminded to check bin collections

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

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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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Changes to garden waste collections approved

An annual garden waste collection charge will be introduced next year after councillors approved the scheme.

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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.

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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Elsham Chalk Quarry declared a Local Nature Reserve

North Lincolnshire Council is set to declare a new Local Nature Reserve in Elsham on the former Elsham Chalk Quarry site.


Volunteers invited to help at practical chalk stream day

If you enjoy the great outdoors and love wildlife, why not volunteer for a work part to help preserve the county’s rare chalk streams.

Mill Pond. Submitted by a reader.

What the peck? Feathers ruffled over state of Rasen river

The Environment Agency has started removing weeds in the overgrown Mill Pond in Caistor Road last week after claims the ducks had ‘vanished’.

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