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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.

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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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A woman has claimed she spotted an exotic hornet that dissolves flesh and kills with a single bite. Photo: SWNS

Fears over deadly insect invasion

A woman told of her terror yesterday after finding a deadly Asian Hornet in her home.

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Spalding transport forum wants train complaints

Campaigners for better transport links between Spalding and the rest of Lincolnshire are asking people to bring their complaints about train noise to them.

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Residents speak of piles of rubbish and dumped waste in Peterborough streets

Peterborough residents have been naming and shaming the city’s worst grot spots.

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Bark stripped from Peterborough tree

Vandals stripped the bark from a tree in Peterborough.

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SKDC executive manager for environment Ian Yates (left) with executive member for environment Coun Nick Craft.

Who is taking away your unwanted bits and pieces in Bourne and the Deepings?

Householders having a spring clean in Bourne and the Deepings are being asked to check before calling out workers to collect it.

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SKDC executive manager for the environment Ian Yates with Coun Nick Craft, the district council's executive member for the environment.

Charity shops get council backing

People in Bourne and the Deepings are being urged to take their unwanted clothes and shoes to charity shops so they can go to a good home.

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Sign up for brown bin collection

Peterborough residents can renew or subscribe to the 2016-2017 Garden Waste Collection Service.

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Peterborough City Council shortlisted for recycling award

Amey and Peterborough City Council have been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s prestigious National Recycling Awards, which celebrate excellence across the waste sector.

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