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Grantham southern bypass Roman and Iron Age findings

Archaelogical investigations near Grantham have uncovered remains dating back thousands of years.

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SKDC leader  Matthew Lee and council contractors at Wyndham Park, Grantham, on Thursday.

Work underway of £1M Grantham park restoration

Memorial park should be ready for September

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Baby black-tailed godwits were headstarted by staff at WWT in Welney as part of a Project Godwit aimed at helping the endangered species now they have been spotted in Portugal.

Godwits hand-reared at Welney Wetlands Centre have been spotted safe and well in Portugal

Two of the first ever British wading birds to be released into the wild under a new conservation technique have been spotted alive and well – 1,200 miles away in Portugal.

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Storm damage'A47 between Wisbech and Guyhirn

Storm Georgina blows in with winds up to 70 mph bringing chaos across Fenland including felling trees and cutting power

Gale force winds brought in by Storm Georgina caused chaos across Fenland this morning felling trees and cutting power supplies.

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Welney Wash Road

Welney drivers keep flooding their engines

A motorist had to be rescued from the flooded Wash Road in Welney this week – the latest driver to fall foul of the conditions there.

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Bewick swans.

Bewick’s swans slow to arrive at WWT Welney Wetland Centre this winter

Swan counts have revealed that numbers of Bewick’s swans are very low for this point in the season at WWT Welney Wetland Centre.

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Start of Swan feeding season at Welney

Swans enjoy first feed of winter at Welney

A magnificent Fenland sunset was the backdrop for the first of this year’s evening swan feeds at the WWT Welney Centre.

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Dafila Scott, daughter of Sir Peter Scott, serves up the grain for the swans at Welney WWT for the first night feed of the new season, and there was a magnificent Fenland sunset as a backdrop to the occasion.

Swans enjoy the first night feed of the season at Welney Wetlands and Wildfowl Centre

A magnificent Fenland sunset was the backdrop for the first of this year’s evening swan feeds at the WWT Welney Centre.

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Long Sutton Parish Council news.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Threat of dog ban in town parks

Dogs could be banned from parks in Long Sutton after parish councillors vowed to get tough on fouling in parks.

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A campaign has been launched to save Wenny Meadow in Chatteris from being built on.

Group aims to ‘Save Wenny Meadow’ in Chatteris from development claiming it would be an act of ‘historical vandalism’

Campaigners are challenging a decision by Fenland District Council to designate ‘an historic and irreplaceable piece of Chatteris landscape’ for housing development.

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Alan Lay with a bush of Japanese knotweed that is growing along Old Lynn Road in Wisbech and has spread to neighbouring gardens.

Dossier calls for action from Fenland District Council on Japanese knotweed

A 22-page dossier on the menace of Japanese Knotweed in Wisbech is set to be presented to Fenland District Council with a call for urgent action attached.

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Willow emerald damselfly has been spotted at Welney Wetlands Centre

Jewel of a spot at WWT reserve - rare willow emerald damselfly is spotted for second year

A damselfly species which is a relative newcomer to the UK has been spotted at WWT Welney Wetland Centre.

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Black-tailed godwit pictured after it was released onto the Ouse Washes at Welney earlier this summer.

Hand-reared godwits take flight from Welney as they fly south for the winter

A total of 26 black-tailed godwits, hand-reared at WWT Welney have spread their wings for warmer climes.

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Dallas Twyman from Outwell believes he has found a way to create renewable energy from passing traffic.

Outwell grandfather is hoping people power will help with his innovative green energy project

An Outwell man believes he has created a renewable energy source using passing traffic - all he needs to test out his theory is around £65,0000 and he is hoping the public will help with that.

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Mick George has started work on raising the banks on the Ouse Washes reservoir.

Diggers move in to raise flood banks

Work has started on the first phase of a £27 million project by the Environment Agency to improve the flood banks at the Ouse Washes reservoir.

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Knotweed has been spotted around Wisbech including on land at the back of Prince of Wales Close.

Japaneses knotweed is a growing issue in Fenland including Wisbech and former councillor is calling for action to deal with the plant

A former Wisbech councillor is calling for action to raise awareness of the growing problem of Japanese knotweed across the district which he fears could become a major issue in years to come.

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The smell of cannabis has been reported across Fenland.

Help us to trace cannabis smell asks Fenland District Council as it launches ‘odour mapping’ via Facebook

The continuing smell of cannabis across the Fens has prompted calls for people to report the odour so authorities can track how far it wafts.

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184 fines issued in first month of Tidy Fenland campaign

184 fines issued in first month of Tidy Fenland campaign

Nearly 200 people have been fined in the first month of a new clean-up campaign in Fenland, officials have revealed.

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Project Godwit team watching the release (c) Bob Ellis WWT.JPG

Godwits released back into the wild at Welney

Rare black-tailed godwits were released into their new home at Welney by the RSPB and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust this week.

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Council seeks public help to Tidy Fenland

Council seeks public help to Tidy Fenland

A new campaign to clamp down on issues including littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping will be launched in Fenland tomorrow.

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