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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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Graffiti at The Orchards , Orton Waterville EMN-160818-172707009

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.

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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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The Peterborough Green Festival 2016

GALLERY: Plenty to savour as Green Festival begins in Peterborough

There was plenty of entertainment at the start of this year’s Peterborough Green Festival, and there is still much more to come.

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The house at Wygate Meadows being used as an HMO without planning consent. SG050816-113TW

House in leafy street is HMO battleground

A four-bedroom house in an affluent street in Spalding has become a battleground between a landlord using it without planning consent as a house in multiple occupation (HMO), the council and residents.

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Coun Gavin Esey, Coun John Peach, Yvonne Lowndes, chairman of the Friends of Central Park with Ian lilley, Steve Woodruff and Arthur Fisher (park rangers) with their new Green Flag EMN-150816-170026009

Four Peterborough parks receive prestigious Green Flag Award

Four Peterborough parks have been recognised as among the best in the country.

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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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John and Judy Fox with  Steve Lane looking at overgrown trees at Livermore Green, Werrington EMN-160722-115606009

Call to get to the root of tree problems

Councillors have called for teams to tackle dangerous overgrown and overhanging trees across Peterborough.

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Fly-tipping in Dogsthorpe. Pic: @EyePeterborough

Large fly-tip spotted near Household Recycling Centre

Fly-tipping is a huge issue in Peterborough, so much so that a designated Grot Spot hotline is being introduced.

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Hampton residents urged to swap cars for sustainable transport

Residents in Hampton are being urged to swap their car for a bike or the bus when making journeys in the city.

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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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Bins being collected.

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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