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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue release barbecue safety tips

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are calling for county residents to remember top tips before sparking up the barbecue this summer. Community Fire Safety Manager Lee Marsh, said: “Whether you are using a charcoal or gas-fuelled barbecue, the first thing...

today, 18:11 in Regional East
 

IN PICTURES: Celebrating Harry and Meghan’s special day

Celebrations were held in and around Boston this week to mark the marriage of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday. At homes, schools, businesses, the Union Flag was proudly on display – with some also flying the United States’...

today, 17:10 in Regional East
 

10 garden laws you might not know you’re breaking

While gardening might seem the most innocent of pursuits, there are a few factors which could land you on the wrong side of the law when it comes to your outdoor space. From overhanging branches to fallen fruit, here are 10 ways your garden could be...

today, 16:29 in Regional East
 

Age UK set to merge two districts

A charity serving the elderly in the Boston area is set to merge with its counterpart Lincoln way in a bid to deliver services in the ‘most effective and efficient way’, it has been confirmed. Age UK Boston and South Holland will merge with Age UK...

today, 14:22 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New tyre play areas at Wyberton school

Wyberton Primary School was driving on with its commitment to healthy schools standards 10 years ago, with the addition of two new tyre play areas. Jennie Brown, an administrator at the school, said: “These will offer even more outdoor opportunities...

today, 12:06 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Old Leake pupils organise music competition

Musical maestros from The Giles School were being put through their paces in a competition with a difference 10 years ago. Music Masters 2008 was organised by Year 11 pupils Jamie Wagstaff, James Thomas, Harvey Hill, and Sheridan Young as part of the...

today, 12:06 in Regional East
 

Invitation for bids to run council services

Expressions of interest are to be invited from companies interested in helping run some of Boston Borough Council’s services. On Wednesday, May 16, the cabinet agreed to invite interest in the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex, in Rowley Road, with sports...

today, 10:21 in Regional East
 

Physical Fran awarded for her efforts

A borough council officer who works to encourage play and physical activity across the town has been given a new award from a group which awards grants for community projects from a £1 million lottery pot. The Boston Borough Council’s play and...

today, 08:58 in Regional East
 

Vandals ‘need to think twice about their actions’ says councillor after plants pulled from In Bloom boxes

Angry councillors have called on vandals to ‘think twice’ about their actions and the detrimental impact’ they have on the town. It follows planters in the town being targeted - with plants town out and thrown down or stolen and one planter completely...

yesterday, 17:48 in Regional East
 

Flower show plans fail to bloom

A planned flower show has been nipped in the bud before it could bloom following a lack of interest from exhibitors. The Boston Flower Show was planned by the Boston Borough Council’s events committee to take place on Sunday, June 3. However, a...

yesterday, 16:49 in Regional East
 

Design a fairy door for future hunts

A competition is being run to design a fairy door to be displayed in Central Park. The winning designs will be used for future fairy door hunts. Calders & Grandidge has provided 20 doors free of charge for the fairy door hunt to take place in...

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire Children Attempt Samba World Record

Children from Lincolnshire will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Samba Band, on Tuesday June 26, at Lincoln City Football Club, beginning a Samba revolution for all children and young people in Lincolnshire. The World...

yesterday, 13:02 in Regional East
 

How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother. Despite tip-offs from the public via Crimestoppers, officers still use their skill, intuition and experience to spot drink drivers....

yesterday, 12:11 in Regional East
 

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1973 and 1993

This week (May 23 edition) in 1973 ... * A shock message had been delivered to Boston teenagers from the area’s premier entertainment centre – no more Saturday night dances at the Gliderdrome for an indefinite period. The whole pattern of Saturday...

yesterday, 12:11 in Regional East
 

Police called to accident where occupants of vehicle were ‘being violent and aggressive’

Police were called to a collision this morning where it was reported that the occupants of one of the vehicles were ‘being violent and aggressive’. A spokesman for the force said they attended the incident near the West Street/Liquorpond Street...

yesterday, 10:15 in Regional East
 
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