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Fight against wind turbines taller than Lincoln Cathedral

Families fighting a new windfarm in a Lincolnshire village say they won't give up until the proposals are dropped.

Swedish company Vattenfall wants to build 20 wind turbines in Nocton Fen that would be taller than Lincoln cathedral.

The power firm has yet to submit a formal planning application, but says it wants to work with local people and take on their views. James Webster has the story.


Top tips for spotting fly-tipping rogue traders

Authorities are warning that rogue traders who don't have a licence to take household waste to a recycling centre, are offering people that service.

When they get turned away, councils say they could turn to fly-tipping.

Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council have given out top tips to spot these potential fly-tippers.

  • Avoid offers of cheap waste disposal as they may intend to fly-tip your waste.
  • If you use tradesman such as builders, plumbers and gardeners, check that they are going to dispose of your waste properly.
  • Ask where the waste will be disposed of. If you are not happy with the answer, use another company.
  • If you have spotted someone fly-tipping, please record as many details as possible and call your local authority.

Fly-tipping - the scourge of of our countryside

In the latest instalment in our series on litter in the Midlands, Rajiv Popat explores the problem of fly-tipping.

Every year, tens of thousands of cars, bath tubs, children's toys and even kitchen sinks are dumped across our countryside. But despite the scale of the fly-tipping, there have only been 150 prosecutions.

In a special report, Rajiv Popat looks at the modern day scourge that blights our landscape and affects the lives of residents, businesses and farmers.

Should more public money be used to tackle litter?

This week we are looking at the problem of keeping our streets clean and tidy. It isn't cheap and costs around a billion pounds a year.

Is litter a big problem in your part of the Midlands? Do you think more money should be spent on clearing it up? Take part in our poll:

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The four-year-old keeping Derby's streets clean

Ronnie Humber may only be four years old, but unlike other boys his age, he's passionate picking up rubbish from the streets.

Ronnie even wrote an open letter urging people to think twice before throwing litter on the floor.

He and his mother are part of the Normanton Empowerment Team - volunteers who keep the streets clean. Rajiv Popat has this report for ITV News Central.

Child writes to neighbours telling 'naughty people' to pick up litter

Today, ITV Central will broadcast the first in a series of stories in litter.

We know it's a problem that blights many towns and gets many of our viewers exercised.

Four-year-old Ronnie Humber is so fed up of litterbugs that he has written a letter to his neighbours asking them to throw their rubbish in the bin.

He and his mother are members of the Nomanton Empowerment Team, they regularly go out picking up rubbish - they strongly believe we should all take more pride in where we live.

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