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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Birdfair 2016 raises £350,000 for conservation projects

The organisers of Rutland’s hugely popular Birdfair event are celebrating another record year which has seen around £350,000 raised for conservation projects.

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GALLERY: Thousands attend Birdfair 2016 at Rutland Water

Thousands of people have been attending Birdfair 2016 in Egleton, Rutland, this weekend.

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Crowds set to flock to this year’s Birdfair

Thousands of people are once again expected to flock to Birdfair 2016, which starts today (Friday, August 19) and runs until Sunday (August 21) at Egleton.

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South Kesteven District Council news.

August Bank Holiday waste collections in Bourne and the Deepings

Households in Bourne and the Deepings are being reminded that bin collections during August Bank Holiday week will be one day later than normal.

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Larkfleets Solar Steam array. Funding could see its commercial viability demonstrated at a site in Morelos, Mexico.

Bourne-based energy firm seeks funding help to demonstrate new solar technology

Bourne-based Lark Energy is seeking funds to test its new renewable solar thermal system in Mexico.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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VIDEO: Rare pink grasshopper is found in Stamford garden

A rare pink grasshopper has been spotted in a garden in Stamford.

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Group Commander Chris Parker, head of community fire safety at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue.  Photo by Adam Fairbrother.

Be safe in and near water this summer, fire services plead

The danger of children and teenagers drowning in South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne have led to new safety warnings at the start of the school holidays.

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Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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PLANT COMPROMISE: People from Tongue End protest against a proposed anaerobic digester plant on land off Counter Drain Drove in the village.  Pictured are (back) Nick Garner, Bill Marshall, (front) Jill Nutt, Helen Eve and Jen Bates, with her dogs Meg and Galcha.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

‘Room for change’ call on Tongue End digester bid

A feedstock-to-gas plant proposed for two-and-a-half acres of land in Tongue End is “too close” to people’s homes, according to the area’s MP.

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Dog ban at Thurlby Fen Slipe has ‘positive impact’ on wildlife

Enforcing a dog ban and a temporary path closure has had a positive impact on wildlife at Thurlby Fen Slipe.

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Churches get share of Government funding for roof repair work

Churches get share of Government funding for roof repair work

Four churches in our area were among dozens in the region to get a share of £2.3m of Government funding announced on Wednesday.

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New waste and recycling advice for Bourne and the Deepings

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being told to put their waste and recycling out for collection at the right time.

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Gary’s set to run 450 miles and climb the three peaks

An adventurous father-of-two is preparing to climb the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales – and run 450 miles between them carrying all of his own kit.

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Grantham Clean and Green: Place only the correct items in your garden waste bin

New and existing customers of SKDC’s garden waste collection service are being advised to ensure they place the correct items in their green bins.

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Andy aims to help WaterAid charity at Glastonbury Festival

Thousands of people will make their way to Glastonbury Festival next week but one local man will be lending a hand at the toilets rather than partying.

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A South Kesteven District Council anti-dog fouling sign in Market Deeping.

Report dog fouling online and help council in £75 fine threat

Council leaders for the Deepings and Bourne are making a fresh appeal for help to rid both areas of dog fouling.

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Action from last year's event

Are you ready for the Deepings Raft Race?

The countdown has begun to the Deepings Raft Race and competitors are being urged to get cracking with their designs.

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Report dog fouling in South Kesteven online, urges district council

The district council is continuing to work with dog owners to reduce fouling and is urging those who witness others allowing their pets to foul to report it online.

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