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Co-op clean helps tidy up play park

Staff and members of Lincolnshire Co-operative gathered at Swaton’s Queen Elizabeth Recreation Park to do weeding, planting and tidying up as part of the Big Co-op Clean campaign on Friday.

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Scarce Crimson and Gold (Pyrausta sanguinalis). Picture: K�rp�ti Marcell, Buttterfly Conservation. EMN-180613-151142001

Experts reveal 30 new species of moths have arrived and settled in the UK

Moth experts have revealed that an increasing number of new month species are arriving and settling in the UK.

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Some of the flytipped rubbish left behind by the group of travellers at Leasingham. EMN-180406-171702001

Vacated travellers site left littered

Travellers who were illegally camped on a site near Sleaford have been moved by district council officials.

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Sleaford Be Litter Free litter pick at Castle Fields. EMN-180406-100025001

Castlefield clean up effort collects a clog!

Sleaford Town Councillors joined local volunteers last Sunday for an organised litter pick around the Castlefield beauty spot.

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Swaton play area - set to host a fete this Sunday to raise money for more play equipment. EMN-180806-125435001

Village fete for more new play equipment at Swaton

Villagers in Swaton will be holding a summer fete on the community’s play area to raise funds for more equipment.

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Lincoln's aerial platform at work on the fire at Barkston Heath, near Ancaster. Photo taken by watch manager Karl Turrill of North Hykeham fire station. EMN-180706-132346001

County council sends out ‘clear message’ to those flouting environment and planning laws after recycling firm hit with £380K bill for breach

Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency have commented on their successful prosecution of a Sleaford area recycling firm for breaches of environmental regulations following a serious fire at its site in July 2015.

Crime
A food waste caddy ready for collection this week. EMN-180706-121327001

Over three tonnes of food waste collected in first two days of trial in South Kesteven

More than three tonnes of food waste has been collected in the first two days of a food waste recycling trial - much of it from villages south of Sleaford.

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New charges brought in at town’s two bird reserves

An important wildlife charity, which sees more than 80,000 visitors a year, is hoping people will still flock to support the town’s two local reserves, despite new charges being brought in to help support the work it does.

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Lincs Wildlife Trust aims to get a copy of the book The Lost Words in every primary and special school across the county. Images supplied.

Campaign to get ‘lost words’ omitted from children’s dictionaries into schools

Fears that common countryside words will forever disappear from children’s vocabularies has inspired a campaign by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Arts
Some of the larvae at the EA's fish farm at Calverton, Nottinghamshire, before release. EMN-180525-113107001

EA kick-start recovery of the River Witham following major pollution incident

The Environment Agency (EA) has released thousands of roach and bream larvae into the River Witham today (Friday, May 25) to kick-start the recovery progress following the major pollution incident earlier this year.

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The caddies arrive for distribution.

Caddies go out for waste trial

More than 9,000 food waste collection caddies have been sent out to homes in the Sleaford area and beyond as part of a recycling trial.

Politics
Ducks on the River Slea in Sleaford. EMN-180522-171137001

Spread the word about duck food

An awareness campaign is being launched to educate people not to feed bread to ducks on the River Slea.

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Youngsters have a splash on the first day of the 2018 open season at Metheringham Swimming Pool. EMN-180515-094712001

New play park a big hit with kids

Children were let loose on a new, £60,000 play park officially opened at Metheringham at the end of a major parish council project.

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In line for enhancement. The River Slea, close to The Drove. EMN-180515-130134001

More cash pledged to £175,000 River Slea make-over project

North Kesteven District Council’s executive board has agreed to put in the remaining money needed to unlock EU funding for a £175,000 project to develop and enhance the riverside through Sleaford.

Politics
The litter picking team from Year One.

Cleaning up the community

Youngsters from Kirkby la Thorpe CofE Primary Academy put learning into practice when they ventured into the village armed with litter pickers and bin bags.

Education
Whisby Natural World and nature reserve. EMN-181105-182222001

Learn about herbs for medicines and cooking with expert in workshop at wildlife park

Learn all about using herbs medicinally and in the kitchen with a workshop at the Nature World Centre, in Whisby.

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Leasingham WI litter pick. EMN-180423-101352001

Leasingham residents do their bit to keep their village clean

Around 50 Leasingham WI members and volunteers scoured their village for litter in support of the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign on Saturday.

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Expert questions Denmark to Lincolnshire power cable Viking Link viablity

A renewable energy expert has questioned the cost and feasibility of moving ahead with the Lincolnshire to Denmark power cable project known as the Viking Link.

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Council to go ahead with open air cinema

Sleaford Town Council is to press ahead with plans to stage an outdoor cinema event on Boston Road Recreation Ground.

Arts
Litter pick, Southfields, Sleaford. L-R Amy Scotney, Tara George, Trevor Brown, Lisa Allen, Martin Kimmersley, Kaitlin Cammack 7, Abbie Cammack, Kimberley Cammack 7, Elissa Cammack 15. EMN-180904-104523001

Community litter pickers tidy up their corner of Sleaford

Residents gathered for a successful effort to make their bit of Sleaford tidier. People living in the Southfields area answered the call of the Sleaford Be Litter Free Facebook group, inviting the public to help combat the town’s litter grot spots by promoting community litter picks. Families collected at least six sacks of rubbish from surrounding roads and paths and inspiring others to take up the cause.

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