Wymondham Windmill gets £70,000 boost for renovations and a new heritage project

Owners of a 200-year-old stone windmill are celebrating after receiving grants of more than £70,000 to help conserve the building and provide a heritage visitor centre.

Plans for an anerobic digestion plant in Tongue End have been "significantly modified", with the number of digester and storage tanks cuts from seven to three.

Tongue End digester project ‘significantly modified’ by applicants

A project to build an energy plant in Tongue End to convert agricutural waste into so-called “green gas” has been “significantly modified”.

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Schools can apply for free trees

Schools are being offered a new chance to green-up their grounds and make outdoor learning fun with free trees.

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Mystery of giant rodent ‘bigger than a labrador’ living in Empingham is solved, as estate agent reveals he is the owner

A giant rodent spotted living by a stream in Empingham belongs to a local estate agent, we can reveal.

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Lincolnshire Energy Switch

You could save on winter energy bills

There’s just days left for Lincolnshire residents and businesses to potentially save money on their winter energy bills with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.

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Cyclists report sighting of the Rutland panther

A pair of cyclists believe they spotted the elusive Rutland panther while out for a ride yesterday evening.

South Kesteven District Council news.

Forbidden fruit for green waste in the Deepings and Bourne

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being urged not to put food waste in council-supplied green bins.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Nightjar spotted in Rutland for first time in two years

A wildlife enthusiast has made the first recorded sighting of a nightjar in Rutland in two years.

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

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.

Visitors at last years Birdfair event 
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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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