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An injunction has been granted to stop unauthorised camping on land off the A17 west of Sleaford which has been used by travellers since April.

North Kesteven District Council took the action after two encampments have plagued the area over the last eight months.

North Kesteven District Council officers have found fly-tipping, littering, human waste and caravans left on the stretch of land off High Dike between Temple Heath and Byard’s Leap.

The council has taken the action after the two encampments have plagued the area over the last eight months.

Enforcement was previously taken on the site before by the council alongside Lincolnshire County Council.

Councillor Peter Burley, board member with a special interest in enforcement at North Kesteven District Council, said: “By taking out an injunction on the land we are further protecting our green space in the district.

“We have acted quickly to prevent any travellers returning to the site, and hope this sends a clear message to anyone who was thinking of using unauthorised camping sites in the area.”

One Lincolnshire woman will be looking after over 80 hedgehogs this winter to ensure they are safe.

Lauri Fox, along with her husband Mark, lives in Caistor with her prickly pals ensuring they are kept safe and warm during the cold winter months.

Lauri Fox set up the care centre six years ago. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Caistor Hedgehog Care was set up six years ago and has since seen its numbers rocket as more and more people find the animals in the county.

The hedgehogs are looked after during their hibernation, before being released back into the wild in spring.

Speaking to Lincolnshire Reporter, Lauri said: “I came from California and I had never seen a hedgehog before and we looked after two hedgehogs in the garden.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

“In our first year of Caistor Hedgehog Care we had three, then six, 12 and it’s just snowballed since.”

Lauri spends over six hours a night feeding all of the hedgehogs but says it is not hard work, more time consuming.

You can donate to Caistor Hedgehog Care by messaging their Facebook page or emailing [email protected]

TV producers are offering £13,000 for Lincolnshire couples to take part in the new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

The hit show sees the groom plan the wedding three weeks before the big day, without the bride knowing.

Programme makers will be filming for the new series in 2018 and either the future groom or bride can apply for the show.

This will be the 14th series of the show, with the first series airing back in 2007.

A promotional advert for the series, read: “Brides – Have you always dreamt of your perfect wedding? Grooms – Do you have big ideas that could impress your bride? We have £13,000 to make your big day!”

To be considered for the show, you must complete a questionnaire and send in clear photos of you and your other half.

The application form for Don’t Tell the Bride can be found here.

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