Give us hit squad to tackle Peterborough litter blight

A hit squad targeting litter hotspots is one of several recommendations to smarten up Peterborough’s appearance.

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Brown bins. Photo: Paul Franks

Fenland Council Cabinet approves brown bin charge

Fenland Council’s controversial proposal to introduce a charge for its brown bin service was given the go-ahead by the authority’s Cabinet today (Thursday).

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The rubbish dumped in Falls Drove. ANL-161017-162710001

Householder hit with £1,680 bill after his rubbish was dumped in Crowland

A man has been hit with a bill of £1,680.23 after his unwanted household items were found dumped in two locations near Crowland.

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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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What makes you proud of Peterborough?

Charity wants to hear ‘What makes you proud of Peterborough?’

A city-based charity is asking: What do you like about the local environment in Peterborough? What change do you want to see? How can the city and surrounding areas be improved?

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The presentation

Community group receives £3,000

A Werrington community project has received £3,000 from the Love Peterborough: Love Community recycling reward scheme.

Warren OCallaghan and Coralie Taylor from CALA Homes, with Kathy Wormald from Froglife

Sponsor boost for reserve

Visitors to a Peterborough nature reserve will be able to take advantage of a clearer route through thanks to a new sponsorship deal.

Bins eing collected.

Recycle ‘unusual suspects’

Residents are being urged to recycle ‘the unusual suspects’ to boost the city’s green credentials.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Whittlesey Washes strengthening finishes a year early and £10 million under budget

Work to strengthen the banks of the Whittlesey Washes flood reservoir have finished a year early and £10 million under budget.

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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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Pupils from Woodston Primary School receive their Peterborough Eco Framework cerificate EMN-160830-110739001

Peterborough: ‘The Big Apple’

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is delighted to have won an international Green Apple award for its bespoke Peterborough Eco Framework.

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New park for city centre is planned

New park for city centre is planned

Peterborough’s green spaces could be transformed as part of an ambitious project being devised by the Nene Park Trust.

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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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Woodston Primary receiving their Peterborough Eco Framework certificates

Project reducing carbon footprint wins award

A scheme to help schools reduce their carbon footprint has won a top award.

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Green Business Officer Kim Coley pictured with the new Zero Waste Place stickers at the launch of PECT's Investors in the Environment business accreditation scheme at the Materials Recycling Facility in Fengate, Peterborough. ENGEMN00120111017100620

Get involved with National Zero Waste Week

Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for organisations and individuals to get involved with National Zero Waste Week.

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Peterborough Magistrates Court. Photo: Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough man fined for fly-tipping

A Peterborough man has been fined after fly-tipping waste.

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Frustration shown towards graffiti problem in Orton

A large amount of graffiti has been spotted in Orton Waterville.

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Birdfair 2016:  Visitors in one of the hides looking at wildlife EMN-160819-164822009

GALLERY: Thousands attend Birdfair 2016 at Rutland Water

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

Coun. Gavin Elsey with ward councillors , Victoria Park residents assn members and representative from Amey at the Victoria Park green flag ceremony EMN-160817-003227009

Green Flag hoisted up at park

A Green Flag was placed at Victoria Gardens to celebrate its achievement in being recognised as one of the best parks in the country.

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