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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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St Andrew's Church, Heckington. EMN-170516-164854001

Climate change awareness supper at church

Heckington-by-the-Sea is the title of a special event being held in the village to highlight the dangers of climate to local people if it is allowed to continue unchecked.

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Childrens play area at Heckington playing field. EMN-170304-192144001

Summer ball to help raise funds for improvements at Heckington playing fields

A ball is to be held in Heckington in support of improvements at the village playing fields.

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Boat gathering and scarecrows at Southkyme. Robert Church, and Jo Sharp with Henry Butcher 3 with their scarecrows. EMN-170105-135759001

Boats gather for anniversary event

Sleaford Navigation Trust held its traditional Bank Holiday weekend boat gathering in South Kyme and celebrated 30 years since the restoration and re-opening of Bottom Lock on the river.

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Pupils of St Botolph's and Our Lady of Good Counsel schools scatter wild flower seeds at Woodside play area with Town Council staff Sam White and John Green. EMN-170424-181445001

Sowing seeds for wildlife

Pupils of St Botolph’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel primary schools visited Woodside play area in town last week to help Town Council staff Sam White and John Green (also pictured) scatter wild flower seed on a strip of meadow being planted up where the field borders Sleaford Wood.

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Villagers celebrate 30 years since airfield nuclear dump victory

Local residents were celebrating on Monday marking the 30th anniversary since they won their fight to stop nuclear waste being dumped under Fulbeck airfield.

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Fulbeck celebrates 30 years since victory against nuclear dump plan

Local residents are holding a celebration this evening marking the 30th anniversary since they won their fight to stop nuclear waste being dumped under Fulbeck airfield.

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South Kyme boat gathering festival is back this weekend. EMN-170427-125130001

Three-day narrowboat festival at South Kyme this bank holiday weekend

Sleaford Navigation Trust are holding a Bank Holiday festival in South Kyme to celebrate 30 years since the opening of the Bottom Lock.

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Heckington village green. EMN-170425-162306001

Appeal for keen litter pickers ready for Lincolnshire Best Kept Village competition

Residents willing to help their village look its best are being invited to pitch in with litter picking sessions over this weekend.

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The first delivery loading up at Mid Uk Recycling. EMN-170424-175914001

Sleaford area recycling company secures deal to supply £30m biomass energy plant

A Caythorpe based waste recycling company has delivered its first load of biomass wood chip to a new £30m energy facility in Sheffield.

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Dustbin collections in North Kesteven. EMN-140325-145308001

Bank Holiday changes to bin collections for North Kesteven residents

Residents in North Kesteven are being reminded that bin collections will change on both May Bank Holidays.

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A photo montage of how the wind farm would look viewed from Brant Broughton. Photo: Energiekontor EMN-171004-162302001

Developer warns wind farm plan refusal could hit local economy

A wind energy development company is ‘disappointed’ at a decision by planners to reject its scheme for a 10-turbine wind farm on Fulbeck Airfield.

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The scorched bench seat from the barbecue party at Mareham Pastures. EMN-171204-111104001

Picnic bench damaged by careless barbecue party revellers in children’s play area on a Sleaford nature reserve

Sleaford police are appealing for information after a picnic bench in a children’s play area on a nature reserve was damaged by careless boozing revellers.

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Farmers warned not to allow land to be used for illegal waste storage

Farmers warned not to allow land to be used for illegal waste storage

Farmers in the county are being warned not to be taken in by a scam getting them to store waste bales on their land for cash.

Crime
The childrens play area on Heckington playing field. EMN-170304-192144001

Shabby village play park up for renewal?

A village play park could be replaced and relocated if funding can be found.

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Police are warning people to be aware after significant rise in fly tipping incidents in Billingborough area. EMN-170604-150418001

‘Significant rise’ in fly-tipping cases in Billingborough area prompts warning from police

The Billingborough area is said to have experienced a “significant increase” in cases of fly-tipping recently, according to police.

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Security patrols have had to be arranged to protect the soon to be completed skate park refurbishment in Sleaford. EMN-170304-120019001

Vandalism to fencing around town skatepark prompts security patrols

Sleaford’s £121,000 refurbished skate park is due to be opened to the public for use by the middle of this week once safety checks have been carried out, but security patrols have had to be arranged to protect it until then due to reports of vandalism.

Lifestyle
The scales of justice

Family given fines and Community Behaviour Orders for storing scrap at Brant Broughton home

Four members of the same family have been given a Community Behaviour Order preventing them from collecting, storing and processing scrap metal and will have to pay more than £7,500 between them.

Crime
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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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