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Lights made from recycled waste handed to Notts County

Meadow Lane, home of Notts County. Credit: PA

Notts County Football Club are today receiving four lighting rigs that have been produced by a group of local students using a range of recycled materials.

They've been built using metal from old goalposts, golf buggies and cannabis lamps seized by Nottinghamshire Police during raids.

The rigs will be delivered to the club today and will be used to help the pitch grow in the winter months.


Lincoln residents to pay for green bin collections

Refuse and recycling truck in Lincolnshire. Credit: ITV News

City of Lincoln Council is going to start charging an annual fee to collect people's garden waste, it was decided last night at a council meeting.

Two other authorities in Lincolnshire have already introduced a similar charge.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, leader of City of Lincoln Council, says they are being forced to introduce the charges as a result of Government cuts to funding.

Cash transactions for metal recycling scrapped

Sorting scrap metal Credit: PA Pictures

Cash transactions for scrap metal weighed in at recycling plants will be scrapped today.

It's in a bid to crack down on cable theft that's been plaguing the railway industry for years.

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act has been amended to close loopholes that allows criminals to weigh their stolen scrap metal in, for cash.

Incidents of cable theft have dropped from more than 2,600 in 2011 to under 1,300 so far this year, but it is still considered high compared to recent years.

Under the change, all cash transactions for metal at recycling yards across the country will be outlawed to get rid of the "cash-in-hand, no questions asked" culture.