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Improvements to make Owlet Wood more welcoming to all

A wood, near Gainsborough, is to be made more welcoming and accessible for wheelchair-users and families with pushchairs thanks to a hefty grant.

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The site at Springs Road, Misson, which is one of two within Bassetlaw where shale gas drilling has been given the go-ahead.

Anti-fracking activists blast go-ahead for shale gas drilling

Anti-fracking campaigners have lambasted the decision to issue official planning permission for shale gas drilling at two sites within Bassetlaw.

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Council introduce dog fouling fines for public spaces

Council introduce dog fouling fines for public spaces

West Lindsey District Council has issued its first Public Space Protection Order to clamp down on dog fouling across the district.

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Free sport sessions for children in North Lincolnshire

ONGO has been awarded a £10,000 grant to carry out free sport activity sessions for children living in North Lincolnshire.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

FRACKING FEARS: Councillors told to approve shale gas drilling plan near Worksop

Council officers have recommended that a controversial plan for shale gas drilling near Worksop is given the green light.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

Decision date set for gas drilling plan near Worksop

Plans to undertake exploratory drilling for shale gas at a site near Blyth will be discussed at County Hall later this month.

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Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Help group to save and preserve Isle’s bridleways

Countryside campaigners for the Isle get together next week, and would love new faces to join their ranks.

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25th February 2017: Gavin Gleadall and son Lincoln (9) at the Doncaster Lock Open Day, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.

Members of the public step inside Doncaster Lock - the biggest in the north

Members of the public were given a rare opportunity to step inside one of the north’s biggest locks recently.

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Last chance to sign up for the Great British Spring Clean

With just over a week to go, this is your last chance to sign up to be a hero and take part in the biggest ever litter campaign, Great British Spring Clean (3 to 5 March 2017).

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Council supports households to become energy efficient

North Lincolnshire Council is supporting National Energy Action’s (NEA) Warm Homes Campaign and is taking action to raise awareness of the support available for people to keep their homes warm.

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Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean

Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean

Calling all communities in North Lincolnshire – get involved in the biggest ever litter campaign, Great British Spring Clean (3 to 5 March 2017) and help clean up your community and country.

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Council consults on £13.3m flood defence plans

North Lincolnshire Council is holding a consultation event tonight (Friday January 6) at Burringham Village Hall from 2pm to 6pm for residents to look at the £13.3m flood defence plans for the Trent villages project.

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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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