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New charge for garden waste bin collections

Residents in Gainsborough are to be charged from next year for having their garden waste collected.

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Doncaster set for clean water boost with 3,000m of new pipes

Yorkshire Water will soon start work on a project to replace around 3,000 metres of clean water pipes supplying the village of Wroot, Doncaster.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park praised for saving endangered polar bears

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Yorkshire Park Wildlife Park Foundation have been praised for its ‘commitment and dedication’ to saving endangered polar bears in the lead up to the international Polar Bear Week.

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Air quality in North Lincolnshire continues to improve

In North Lincolnshire Council’s Annual Status Report for 2017 that sets out the pollution data for 2016 it shows that air quality in the area continues to improve.

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Council approves nature reserve near Belton to preserve scarce plants

North Lincolnshire Council has designated the Belshaw Heath site near Belton as a Local Nature Reserve, bringing the total number of Local Nature Reserves in North Lincolnshire to 17 and helping to preserve plants that are scarce or local to the area.

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Thorndike Way in Gainsborough.

Anger that roadworks do not include ‘accident blackspot’

The county council has been accused of ‘negligence’ by not including improvements at an ‘accident blackspot’ in a raft of roadworks in Gainsborough.

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Council joins forces with Woodland Trust to offer landowners the chance to plant trees

Council joins forces with Woodland Trust to offer landowners the chance to plant trees

Farmers and landowners in North Lincolnshire are being offered subsidised trees thanks to partnerships with the Woodland Trust.

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The First European Polar Bear Husbandry Training Workshop.

Prestigious international polar bear training at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A prestigious international polar bear training event was held recently at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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St Martin's Church in Owston Ferry

Council ‘failed to protect’ historic Isle cottage

Part of the Isle’s history has been lost because it was not protected by North Lincolnshire Council, claims Britain’s oldest conservation charity.

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The power stations at West Burton that are currently owned and operated by EDF Energy.

Public’s views wanted on plan for new gas power station at West Burton

The views of residents in the Gainsborough area are being sought over plans to build a new gas power station at West Burton.

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PICTURE: Cute little kestrel chicks are laid at Conisbrough Castle

Feathered friends have taken up a pretty impressive residence in South Yorkshire recently.

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Owlet Wood, which is now a hoot to visit for wheelchair-users, thanks to WREN funding.

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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