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Calls to recycle right this Christmas

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over the Christmas period to ensure it is not contaminated.

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Artists' impressions of the new Boston Barrier.

£100 million barrier approved - four years on from 2013 tidal floods

Four years to the day of the 2013 tidal floods, the Government has confirmed that it has approved the hotly debated £100m flood barrier, which aims to protect more than 14,000 properties in Boston.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Images presented to the court by Boston Borough Council as part of the flytipping case. EMN-171011-093908001

Council says it will keep spying on grotspots to tackle fly-tipping

Environmental officers at Boston Borough Council have vowed to use every power at their disposal to deal with fly-tippers after covert cameras saw four people summoned to court recently.

Crime
The tigers prefer to sleep on their new heated shelves at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. ANL-171017-172321001

‘It’s the last straw’: Lincolnshire tigers prefer underfloor heating!

Eleven rare tigers at a local wildlife park are turning their stripy backs on straw beds for underfloor heating.

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The Boston Borough Council building.

Councils offer tips on getting rid of rubbish

In the last year, Boston Borough Council has cleared 1,050 incidents of fly-tipping according to the latest figures from the authority.

Politics
The lonely whooper swan at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Photos by Neil Smith.

‘Lonely’ swan left behind at RSPB reserve soon to be reunited with its ‘family’

A ‘lonely’ swan has been attracting attention at RSPB Frampton Marsh after it was left behind when its own kind returned to Iceland.

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Weather warning

‘Storm Aileen’ threatens Lincolnshire with 75mph winds

The Met Office has issued an amber ‘severe weather warning’ for Lincolnshire tonight and tomorrow morning (Tuesday/Wednesday).

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96 year old Maurice Davis of Boston, having a tiger experience at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. He used to live in India and saw tigers in the wild. Maurice pictured with park founder Steve Nichols and L-R Kay Finn - family friend, Alice Davis - grand daughter and Hills Davis - daughter. EMN-170828-095140001

India-born ex-hunter’s emotional day meeting tigers

A 96 year-old Kirton man who was born in India got to tick one off the bucket list when he met tigers up close at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

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The false black widow spider which attacked Skegness man Shaun Middlebrook in his kitchen

Man in hospital after ‘scary’ spider attack

A Skegness dad-of-two ended up in hospital yesterday after a venomous spider attacked him in his own home.

Offbeat
A screenshot taken from Ian's video by The Standard

VIDEO: Family of playful stoats at nature reserve

Rare footage captured of four stoats play-fighting at RSPB Frampton Marsh has become a hit online.

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Frampton Marsh. Picture by Chris Andrews.

COLUMN: Seal the deal with a nature cruise

Have you seen a seal? They really are one of our most engaging animals, with their big brown eyes and sometimes almost human mannerisms.

Opinion
Tesco

Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Peter awarded for dedication to town ‘oasis’

Peter awarded for dedication to town ‘oasis’

A Boston man has been honoured for more than a decade-and-a-half’s work to improve and maintain an area of open space in town.

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Lincolnshire roadside verges project nets national award

A trial exploring whether grass cuttings from roadside verges can be used to create clean energy has been named research project of the year at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards.

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Environment Agency officer.

Threatened native species finds safety in Lincolnshire

Efforts to protect the UK’s only native species of crayfish have seen almost 600 specimens moved to protected new homes in Lincolnshire.

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Anglian Water is urging residents to use water wisely - although there is no danger of a hose ban at this time.

No hosepipe ban - but please use water wisely say Anglian Water

As June temperatures reach a record high, residents watching their gardens bake in the scorching sun need not worry about a hosepipe ban – for now – but they are being urged to use water wisely.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

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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The new vehicle equipped with acoustic and visual detterent systems. EMN-170515-113113001

Taking steps to keep wildlife off RAF station runways

A fresh approach has been taken to keeping wildlife including birds, deer, and rabbits off the runway at RAF Coningsby.

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