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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Brown and green recycling bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough.

Recyling rate target missed for previous financial year

The target for recycling in Peterborough has been missed by 17 per cent over the past year.

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South Holland Centre, Spalding.

See the future of South Holland in Spalding and Crowland

Plans for the future development of South Holland over the next 20 years can be seen at two public events in Spalding and Crowland next week.

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Trees to be replaced on Bourges Boulevard

A number of trees planted as part of the newly designed Bourges Boulevard are due to be replaced in the autumn.

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Fenland councillors to discuss brown bin plans

Fenland councillors are due to discuss proposals to begin charging for its brown bin service this week, as opposition against the idea grows.

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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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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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French downpours heading to East Anglia for EU polling day

After last week’s almost continuous weather warnings for heavy rain, they are back again from tomorrow until Friday.

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Jill Nutt (front centre) with (back) Nick Garner, Bill Marshall, (front) Jenya Bates, with dogs Meg and Galcha, and Helen Eve protest against plans for an anaerobic digester plant near their homes in Tongue End.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

New opposition to energy plant as Baston backs Tongue End ‘no’

Campaigners against plans to build an energy recycling plant in Tongue End have won support from their neighbours in Baston.

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An artist's impression of plans for an anaerobic digester plant on land off Counter Drain Drove, Tongue End.

Public meeting over Tongue End anaerobic digester plant plan

A public meeting about controversial plans for an energy plant on more than eight acres of land near Spalding is to be held next week.

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South Holland District Council members Cllrs Jack McLean and Anthony Casson clean up Gore Lane car park, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Asbestos warning for flying clean-up squads in south east Lincolnshire

Volunteers committed to keeping South Holland and other parts of south Lincolnshire free of litter are being warned to watch out for asbestos.

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Council reacts to Peterborough Telegraph readers as extra grass cutting taking place in the city this weekend

Extra grass cutting shifts will take place across the city this weekend after Peterborough Telegraph readers sent in piles of pictures of overgrown parks and verges.

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Gardening club members from Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding, with their new Anglian Water omposting bin are (from left) Jazmin, Jamelia and Jaycee Illett, Izzie and Ellie OBrien.

Compost corner open for people to turn Bourne and Deepings green

Households in Bourne and the Deepings are being urged to help drive down the area’s carbon footprint and make life greener by turning to composting.

Peterborough Telegraph reader Dermot O'Shea sent us images of long grass in the Wheatdole, Paynells and Howland areas of Orton Goldhay, Peterborough.

Council to review grass cutting after string of complaints

Peterborough City Council has said it will review its grass cutting policy following a string of complaints to the Peterborough Telegraph.

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Mohammed Sabir is among those concerned about th length of the grass in Rock Park, Peterborough.

Complaints about Peterborough’s long grass are growing

Complaints about grass being left to grow up to a metre high in some Peterborough parks and play areas are growing.

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UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew (left) with Geoff Lazell, constituency co-ordinator for the Vote Leave campaign in South Norfolk. ANL-160306-133316001

East of England MEP wants to be sacked on June 23 as campaign hits Diss

An MEP has called on Diss residents to sack him when they cast their ballot paper on whether to remain or leave the European Union.

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Brown and green recycling bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough.

Scheme increases recycling

Recycling levels in Peterborough have risen thanks to a scheme which could see neighbourhoods benefit.

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Pedal power in Peterborough gets £500,000 boost

Peterborough has been given a half-a-million pound boost to help promote walking and cycling in the city.

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