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Plastic bag usage down up to 80% since 5p charge was introduced

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Plastic bag usage has plummeted up to a staggering 80% in the three month period since the introduction of a 5p charge, according to three leading supermarkets. Morrisons and Tesco have reported a fall in demand of around 80% while Waitrose said shoppers were using 70% fewer bags.


Source: Louth Leader


Anglian Water Confirms Hosepipe Ban To Be Lifted

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Spilsby News - Anglian Water

Anglian Water has confirmed the hosepipe ban will be lifted on Thursday, but saving water will still remain a high priority. Exceptionally wet weather since the start of April has boosted flows in many rivers and largely refilled reservoirs hit hard by the two-year-long drought.


Residents Reminded About Hosepipe Ban

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Spilsby News - Anglian Water - Hosepipe Ban

Local residents are being reminded that, despite the current rainfall, the hosepipe ban is due to start on 5th April. The ban will be effective for all domestic customers across the Anglian Water area. The step is being taken to combat the effects of an increasingly severe drought, following the driest 18 month period in more than a century.


Anglian Water Announce Hosepipe Ban

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Spilsby News - Anglian Water Hosepipe Ban

Anglian Water have announced a hosepipe ban starting on 5th April, making them one of seven water companies based in Southern and Eastern England to make such a measure. The ban will affect all local residents.  The company say that the step is being taken to combat the effects of an increasingly severe drought, following the driest 18 month period in more than a century.  ####...


Underground Cabling To Be Used At Triton Knoll

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Spilsby News - Wind Farm Victory

The threat of pylons across the local landscape has diminished after RWE npower renewables latest announcement. RWE npower renewables had identified Sloothby, Monksthorpe or Welton Le Marsh as potential locations for a 40-acre substation along with pylons that would have spoilt local views across the Wolds.  However, this was put on hold in January for the company to look at alternative solutions ...


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