Iconic Bowthorpe Oak is fifth in Tree of the Year contest

The iconic Bowthorpe Oak near Bourne will receive a £500 grant from the Woodland Trust after finishing fifth in the contest to crown England’s ‘Tree of the Year’.


Make sure you put bins out on time and recycle over Christmas

Waste collections will take place a day later for residents over the festive period and people are being urged to recycle.

Couns Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Reg Shore, Sue Woolley, county councillor for Bourne Abbey, Cllr Jackie Smith and former Mayor of Bourne, Coun Philip Knowles, at the opening of the new Bourne Household Waste Recycling Centre in South Fen Road.  Photo by David Lowndes. MSMP-10-05-16-DL063.  EMN-161005-171757009.

Waste recycling centres open in Spalding, Wyberton and Bourne in Christmas week

Household Waste Recycling Centres in Spalding, Wyberton and Bourne will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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SKDC’s garden waste service attracts over 28,000 residents

South Kesteven District Council’s garden waste service has enjoyed a successful 2016 with more than 28,000 residents signing up to the scheme over the past 12 months.

South Kesteven District Council news.

More than 28,000 people sign up to garden waste scheme for Deepings and Bourne

A garden waste service run by South Kesteven District Council has enjoyed a successful 2016 with more than 28,000 people coming on board this year.

Coun Reg Shore, vice-chairman of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership.

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership calls for clean recycling at Christmas

Families in South Holland are being urged to help cut contamination levels in recycling bins by making sure that tins, bottles and other containers are empty.

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South Kesteven District Council news.

Deepings and Bourne waste collection details over the Christmas period

Households in the Deepings and Bourne are being advised that rubbish collections will take place a day later than normal over the Christmas period.

Mike Bettridge with overgrown hedging in Sidney Farm Lane EMN-160512-152104001

‘Overgrown hedges are blocking our footpaths’

Concerns have been raised over the state of hedging in a residential area of Stamford.

Bourne Garden Club members Pat Gray with some of her flowers.  Photo by David Lowndes.  EMN-161109-101029009.

Bourne Garden Club lines up talk on Grimsthorpe

Bourne Garden Club meets for its December event at the Abbey Church Hall on Thursday at 7.30pm.

South Kesteven District Council.

Changes to waste collections in South Kesteven over Christmas period

Waste collections will take place a day later over the festive period in South Kesteven.

Sarah-Jane Fletcher at Wymondham Windmill, which she owns with husband Vincent PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-161017-120444001

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 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.

Ian McGlynn took this photo of the capybara in Empingham EMN-160928-095852001

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.

A black panther

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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Richard Jeffs took this photo of a nightjar in Uppingham EMN-160709-110728001

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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