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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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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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Wind farm (stock image)

Louth Canal wind farm planning appeal is dismissed

Long-running plans for a wind farm between Fulstow and North Thoresby appear to be dead in the water after an appeal was dismissed by the Secretary of State 
last week.

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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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Fly-tipped rubbish.

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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Tougher penalties have been put in place for dog owners who do not clean up after their pets. ANL-171110-152031001

Tougher penalties for dirty dog owners in East Lindsey

Dog owners who do not clear up after their pets in East Lindsey will face tougher penaties from next week.

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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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Volunteers out in force at Louth canal

Volunteers out in force at Louth canal

A community-spirited team of volunteers joined forces last Monday (July 31) for a ‘clean up day’ at Louth’s canal.

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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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Residents hac make savings on their energy bills by signing
up to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme. ANL-171108-081149001

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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Councillor Darren Hobson, long-serving flood warden for Louth.

‘No invitation’ to flood alleviation scheme for Louth’s flood warden

Ministers and senior council figures will attend the official opening of Louth’s flood alleviation scheme next Friday... but there was no invitation for the town’s long-serving flood warden, Darren Hobson.

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Environment Agency officer.

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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Sir David Attenborough

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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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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