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Scrap man carrying two fridge freezers on his van roof fined over £1,000 for not having proper licence

A Newark area man who was stopped by police at Cranwell with a van so laden with scrap it had two fridge freezers strapped to the roof has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs after admitting not having the proper licence.

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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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South Kesteven District Council is looking for an apprentice to work in Wyndham Park in Grantham.

Council wants to employ apprentice to work in Grantham park

The district council has a vacancy for an apprentice to work in Wyndham Park in Grantham.

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VIDEO: North Kesteven council chairman’s day on the bins for hospice charity

The chairman of North Kesteven District Council swapped his suit and chain today (Wednesday) for a high-vis vest and steel-toed boots to raise hundreds of pounds for his chosen charity for the year.

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Pay for your garden waste collection by direct debit and grab a discount, says SKDC. EMN-170103-093411001

South Kesteven residents reminded to renew garden waste collection subscriptions

Existing customers who get their garden waste wheelie bins emptied by South Kesteven District Council staff are being reminded to renew their subscriptions on line by March 10 to ensure the service continues.

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A training exercise at Barkston Fire Station. EMN-171002-162015001

Firefighters reponses tested in fire exercises

A Sleaford company has teamed up with firefighters and representatives from Lincolnshire agencies to take part in mock fire exercise dealing with waste fires.

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The agreed design for the skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground.

Work starting on town’s skate park upgrade

Expansion and refurbishment work is set to start on Sleaford’s skate park, the town council has announced.

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TV presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall. (160943-6596) EMN-170602-161243001

TV star says it’s time to tidy up your local area

A campaign to get half a million people out cleaning up local communities in March is being supported by North Kesteven District Council.

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The agreed design for the skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170802-122303001

Work set to start on town skate park expansion

Expansion and refurbishment work is set to start on Sleaford’s skate park, the Town Council has announced.

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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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The Orchards park residents with Tim Wells (centre, rear) and the bird boxes which will soon be home to spring chicks. EMN-170124-122926001

Park gets gold award from David Bellamy

Botanist David Bellamy has saluted the ‘amazing achievements’ of residents at The Orchards retirement park in Ruskington, and its family owners.

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Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB is asking people in our county to watch and count their garden birds this weekend for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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A hellish scene as the aerial platform sprays the blazing bales at Barkston Heath near Ancaster back in 2015. Photo: Phillip Grimes EMN-170124-174834001

Recycling firm assists emergency services with fire exercise

A recycling company based near Sleaford will be hosting a fire training exercise at two of its sites next week to test the responses and processes of dealing with a major fire at its plants.

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At the official opening of new tenant Vince King's flat on Welchman Way, Heckington with (from left) - Deputy Leader of NKDC Coun Mike Gallagher, Coun Stewart Ogden - NKDC Executive Board Member for Housing, Phil Roberts - NKDC Corporate Director, Vince King and David Chambers - chairman of constructors Lindum Group. EMN-170117-141121001

Newly built hyper energy-efficient council houses unveiled in North Kesteven

New tenants near Sleaford are preparing to reap the benefits of living in Lincolnshire’s first highly energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ council homes.

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Bowls news.

Solar power bowls club?

A green energy company has made initial enquiries to North Kesteven District Council about whether it would be allowed to install solar panels on the roof of Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club.

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Christmas rush continues for Mid UK Recycling

A recycling company is still experiencing the Christmas rush as more materials than ever pass through its sites.

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Heckington Windmill. EMN-150304-100807001

Last chance to comment on conservation area changes

It is the last chance for residents in Heckington to take part in a consultation which could change how householders can make home improvements in the village’s conservation areas.

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Contractors work through the night to repair burst water pipe on A153 at Sleaford

Contractors work through the night to repair burst water pipe on A153 at Sleaford

Anglian Water is hoping to have repairs to a burst water pipe on a main road into Sleaford completed by the end of the day.

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Anglian Water news.

Burst water main on A153 East Road in Sleaford

Traffic is likely to be disrupted this evening due to road works to repair a burst water main at the junction of the A153 and the A17 slip road outside Sleaford Rugby Club.

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North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council are launching a campaign to urge residents not to contaminate recycling bins with food waste - costing tax payers money in fees. EMN-161219-131433001

Recycling: if in doubt, leave it out

Chilli, curry, chicken carcasses, custard and baked beans are top offenders in the district’s recycling bins.

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