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New way of buying gas will save £40,000 in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council is about to enter into a collective agreement through the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation to secure a better deal on supply of gas to council buildings.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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SAVING THE DAY -- a diver preparing to repair the damage at Torksey Lock.

Divers called in for crucial repairs after damage to canal lock

A team of divers has braved the cold to repair damage to the canal lock at Torksey, which could have ground Lincolnshire’s waterways to a halt.

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Rubbish piles up just off Flowitt Street, Hexthorpe. Picture: NDFP Rubbish MC 4

CAMPAIGN: Calling all grimefighters help us tackle Doncaster’s grot spots

It is an escalating problem, and one that your Free Press is determined to tackle - rubbish!

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Big clean at untidy Doncaster gorge

Big clean at untidy Doncaster gorge

Rallying round to tidy up a Doncaster eyesore was a group of willing volunteers this month.

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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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New Isle skate park ollies ahead

Work has begun on the new skate park in Keadby, following a £50,000 grant from North Lincolnshire Council to Keadby with Althorpe Parish Council.

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Have your say on Isle’s flood prevention plan

A plan formed to protect the Isle and North Lincolnshire from flooding both now and in the future is open to scrutiny by residents.

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Weather.

WEEKEND WEATHER: Chilly and drizzly in Gainsborough

A cold and wet few days have been forecast for Gainsborough this weekend.

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Best Isle environment schemes sought

The search is on to find the Isle’s most environmentally friendly businesses, communities, farms and schools.

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Jake Bugg plays Sherwood Pines in June.

Sherwood Forest date for Jake Bugg

If you go down to the woods in June, you’re sure of a big surprise.

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Isle residents asked - do you want to save money on your fuel bills?

North Lincolnshire Council’s collective switching scheme will soon be opening again to help people save time and money on their fuels bills by finding you a better deal.

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North Lincolnshire Council goes green with electrical vehicles

North Lincolnshire Council has invested in two electric vans and installed an electric car charging point in the car park behind Scunthorpe Market in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Progress on Isle flood strategy discussed

Progress on Isle flood strategy discussed

Isle MP Andrew Percy joined councillors, drainage boards and North Lincolnshire Council representatives at a meeting with the Environment Agency last week to discuss progress on the Isle of Axholme Flood Strategy.

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VIDEO: Thousands of pet hens in need of homes in Nottinghamshire

Thousands of chickens in Nottinghamshire - who would have been sent to slaughter - are in need of good pet homes.

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