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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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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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Dredging is to begin along the coast near Skegness to help  reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses. ANL-170420-141756001

£6.8m scheme to keep coast near Skegness safe

A major £6.8million scheme to replenish the coastine near Skegness starts today, reducing flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses.

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Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project

Get stuck in with free family events celebrating Lincolnshire chalk streams

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is running free events in Horncastle, Belchford and North Thoresby for all ages over the Easter holidays, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The Joseph Morton.

Louth pub back open after ‘vermin’ problems

A popular pub-restaurant in Louth has re-opened its doors this morning (Wednesday) following problems with ‘vermin’ earlier this week.

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The temporary closure sign on the pub doors, earlier this week.

Joseph Morton Wetherspoons closed due to ‘vermin’ problems

The Joseph Morton Wetherspoon pub in Louth has temporarily closed due to ‘vermin’ issues, following reports of a rat being spotted by customers yesterday evening (Sunday).

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Louth Civic Trust volunteers.

Litter pickers do their bit to keep Louth tidy

Members of the Louth Civic Trust have ‘done their bit’ by helping to clean up the town as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

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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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River Bain.

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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Anglian Water

UPDATE: Louth and Horncastle rural areas ‘still without water’

Anglian Water has today (Tuesday) apologised to residents in the rural area surrounding Louth - and particularly Horncastle - which still have no running water or very low pressure following a water mains burst under the River Bain two days ago.

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Anglian Water apologises to Lincolnshire customers left without water

An Anglian Water spokesman has apologised after a burst water pipe, under the River Bain at Asterby, left residents in the Horncastle and Louth area without running water.

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CLA: ‘Stronger action needed to combat scourge of fly-tipping’

CLA East is calling for stronger enforcement of legal action to help prevent fly-tipping, which they say is ‘blighting’ the countryside.

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Victoria Atkins MP speaking at the coastal flood forum.

Victoria Atkins MP hosts coastal flood forum

Victoria Atkins MP held her second Flood Forum on Friday (February 27), at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands, to address issues around coastal flood mitigation.

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Mark Tinsley, a Board Member of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Water Management Board.

Major water supply plan to launch in Louth

A plan which sets out how to ensure a sustainable water supply in Lincolnshire - while protecting homes, farms and businesses from flooding - is due to be launched in Louth.

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Monks' Dyke Tennyson College in Louth.

Trust plans for future of Monks’ Dyke school

The King Edward VI Education Trust has presented formal plans to restore Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College to its ‘former glory days’ to 
the education authorities.

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