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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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Skegness is one of nine bathing spots in the county which continue to be among the very best in England, according to the Environment Agency. ANL-171114-132644001

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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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.

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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.

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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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The recreation ground off Wilkinson Drive.

Drainage works proposed for Middle Rasen

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to carry out ‘improvements’ in Middle Rasen next Spring, to focus on drainage in the area.

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Willingham Woods amongst green projects to get a cash boost from Co-op

A green space project at Willingham Woods is blossoming thanks to support from Lincolnshire Co-op members and colleagues.

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Major investment expected to bring millions into the local economy

North Lincolnshire Council is to spearhead an initiative that could generate around 250 jobs, provide 140 new affordable homes for families and older people and bring millions into the economy through employment and business opportunities.

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Ruff decisions: Michele Fields with dogs Jim and George. Michele is concerned that the proposed charge might be a strain on the elderly. EMN-170925-094111001

Backlash for WLDC’s proposed green bin charge

Plans to introduce a charge for garden waste collection by West Lindsey District Council have been met by outrage from residents in the Rasen area.

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West Lindsey considers charging for garden waste collection

Are you prepared to pay for West Lindsey District Council to collect your garden refuse?

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Weather warning

‘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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Market Rasen Racecourse joins the fight against litter

Market Rasen Racecourse General Manager, Nadia Powell, has committed to continue working with local authorities in the fight against litter in Market Rasen.

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West Lindsey: ‘We’re doing our best with litter’

West Lindsey District Council has defended its policy on litter picking, slamming ‘a minority of people’ for dumping their litter on Market Rasen’s street.

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Resubmisson of 70-home development plan for Caistor’s Brigg Road

Resubmisson of 70-home development plan for Caistor’s Brigg Road

Plans for a 70-home development in Caistor’s Brigg Road have been resubmitted to West Lindsey planners.

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A poultry unit at nearby Usselby. EMN-170828-113145001

Residents flock online to fight Glentham poultry unit

A controversial application for a huge poultry unit in Glentham has received a huge public backlash with around 150 online comments from concerned residents.

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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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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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