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Call to show Street Pride in Doddington

Doddington residents are being given the chance to make a difference to their community by helping to launch the district’s latest Street Pride group tonight.

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Walk Like An Amphibian at Rings End Nature Reserve.

Walk Like An Amphibian at conservation event near March

Fenland folk are being invited to Walk Like An Amphibian at a conservation event next week.

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Pile of tyres in Back Lane, Outwell.

Barrier plea to crackdown on Outwell flytipping plague

Residents fed-up with flytipping in a West Norfolk village are prepared to dip their hands in their own pockets to help tackle the issue once and for all.

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Previous flooding in Wisbech

Flood alert issued for River Nene

A flood alert has today (Thursday, January 12) been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Nene, warning of possible flooding along the river.

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Cambridgeshire U-turn on streetlights

Lights across Cambridgeshire that had previously been dimmed or switched off to help make savings have been turned back on.

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March hit by water shortage

Hundreds of homes in the March area look set to be without water for much of the day today.

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Brent Cheshire, DONG Energys UK Country Chairman.

Wind farm’s £9.3 million East Coast Community Fund opens

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston can now apply for grants from a £9.3 million fund for community and environmental projects.

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The wind farm under construction back in 2013.

£30,000 of Tydd St Mary wind farm cash up for grabs

Small, not-for-profit community groups operating within ten miles of The Grange Wind Farm site, near Tydd St Mary should apply now for a grant of up to £5,000, although priority will be given to worthwhile projects within five miles.

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Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid.  Photo by Sajid Javid.

Government Minister switches off solar park plans for Sutton St James

People in Sutton St James can celebrate after confirmation that a last-ditch bid to build a renewable energy plant in the village has been rejected.

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Sutton St James wind farm protestors

Government set to endorse district council’s decision

People power is expected to win the day as the Government is set to turn down an appeal to build a massive third solar park in Sutton St James.

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Wimblington public meeting is unanimous in opposition to AD plan

Villagers fighting a plan for an anaerobic digester have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to stage an appeal in the High Court.

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TREE ROW: Sean Portass, with partner Dana Garkavaya, outside one of his pubs in Long Sutton.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG220515-107TW.

Long Sutton pub builder ‘fuming’ over tree cutting row

A Long Sutton-based property developer is at odds with parish councillors over the cutting back of a tree outside one of his pubs.

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Cambridgeshire residents ‘lost £45 million by not switching energy suppliers’

People in Cambridgeshire are potentially losing out on millions of pounds in savings by not switching energy suppliers, according to new research.

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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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DONG Energy of London has set up an East Coast Community Fund worth �9.3 million over the next 20 years for coastal towns and villages within 570-mile radius of both Race Bank and Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms.

Wind farm offers annual £465,000 community cash pot for South Holland villages

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston could share in an annual £465,000 community fund created by the company behind a new wind farm.

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WWT Welney Wetland Centre volunteer Shaun O'Driscoll pictured with a Bewick's swan.

‘Human swan’ flight with migrating birds sparks volunteer plea at Welney Wetland Centre

Interest in a conservationist’s flight alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500 mile journey from the arctic to the UK has sparked a plea for volunteers.

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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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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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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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