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Daughter’s tribute to late mum

A Donington woman has marked the 10th anniversary of her mother’s death from cancer by raising, in one night, almost £2,000 for support against the disease. Samantha Danyluk, 32, collected the sum through a ladies night at the Donington Community Centre

15 min. ago in Regional East
 

COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election. There seems to be a new summer trend in the UK – get the country out to vote! In 2014 it was the Scottish independence referendum grabbing attention while in 2015 the whole country turned out to vot

15 min. ago in Regional East
 

Reaching out to help rough sleepers on our streets

Deep in the bushes near a Skegness hotel, a 47-year-old man stirred from his sleeping bag, sheltering from the chilling early morning rain under a plastic sheet. It was just before 7am and 3C but the friendly voices of the P3 outreach workers were a welc

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Swineshead school’s FA Charter Standard

Swineshead St Mary’s Primary School had been awarded the FA Charter Standard 10 years ago. The award established minimum standards for football development in schools, recognising and encouraging best practice everywhere. Pictured here were some of the s

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East
 

IN PICTURES: Having great time cracking Easter clues

Youngsters have had a smashing time at RSPB Frampton Marsh over the Easter holidays – cracking clues for chocolaty rewards! And there’s still time to take part as the Easter egg hunt finishes today (Sunday). Just make a trip to the visitor centre, betwee

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New library for Boston primary

These young bookworms at Carlton Road Primary School were enjoying the school’s new library 10 years ago. The facility at the site had opened in March 2007. Can you spot yourself or someone you know?

Saturday, 18:00 in Regional East
 

Service in Boston set to commemorate Australian and New Zealand soldiers

A service is set to commemorate the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in the First World War. The annual Gallipoli Day service will take place on Tuesday, at St Botolph’s Church, in Boston, from 10am. It has been or

Saturday, 16:12 in Regional East
 

Runners mark 18 month anniversary with life saving kit

A popular group which holds free, weekly runs in Boston has marked 18 months since its launch by announcing the purchase of a defibrillator. Boston parkrun bought the piece of life-saving kit after a successful – and appropriately enough – pacy fundraise

Saturday, 12:12 in Regional East
 

TV COLUMN: Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Election 2017

Doctor Who (BBC1) has re-materialised from its time vortex for what is incredibly its 828th episode, from 35 seasons over the last 54 years. Who’s longevity cannot be denied and with the perfect plot devices of a time-traveling TARDIS and regenerating Ti

Saturday, 09:45 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Health Schools’ Week at High School

It was Health Schools’ Week at Boston High School this time in 2007. All sorts of activities were held throughout the week to promote health among the pupils and raise money for charity, including exercise classes, free fruit and vegetables, a gala eveni

Saturday, 06:44 in Regional East
 

READER PICTURE: Items to commemorate war heroes

A wreath and a pair of boots have been placed on the Mareham le Fen memorial lawn to remember those who lost their lives during battle. It commemorates the Canadians who died at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in Northern France, in the First World War. Friend

Friday, 16:08 in Regional East
 

Celebrating 650th ‘birthday’ of King

In celebration of the 650th anniversary of the birth of King Henry IV, the village of Old Bolingbroke, near Boston, is holding a fun day event. On Saturday, April 22, from 10am to 4pm there will be a craft fair in the village hall, craft tent for childre

Friday, 15:31 in Regional East
 

School extension plans approved

Boston’s Park Primary School has been given permission for a three-classroom extension. The new build will replace an existing double mobile classroom at the school in Robin Hoods Walk and will also include a link to the main building. The three classroo

Friday, 15:28 in Regional East
 

Just Jane restoration back on after paint donation

The restoration of the ‘Just Jane’ Lancaster at East Kirkby’s Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre has re-started following a donation of paint from a county business. The project came to a halt last week after the team ran out of paint. Work on ‘Just J

Friday, 15:23 in Regional East
 

Holbeach road to remain closed after very serious collision

A very serious collision has closed a road in Holbeach, which is likely to remain closed for sometime. The B1168 at Holbeach is closed following the collision which happened at 11.20am this morning, Friday April 21 and involved a tractor and a motorbike.

Friday, 15:12 in Regional East
 
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