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Community group receives £3,000

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

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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.

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Bins being 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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A flooded Whittlesey Wash makes for dramatic silhouette pictures ENGEMN00120140802165421

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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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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