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Looking back on Remembrance in Boston 2017

Looking back on Remembrance in Boston 2017

Crowds gathered to watch the annual Remembrance Sunday parade in Boston to remember those who have fought and died in conflicts around the world. The parade started at the town’s Market Place and marched through Strait Bargate to the War Memorial in...

today, 17:52 in Regional East
 

Video: Combined fire and ambulance station unveiled

Fire and ambulance crews at Louth's new combined station took part in an emergency drill this afternoon to mark the opening of the new combined station - the first in Lincolnshire. Distinguished guests were given a tour of the Eastfield Road station,...

today, 15:45 in Regional East
 
Sleaford club is holding a party in a toilet and EVERYONE is invited!

Sleaford club is holding a party in a toilet and EVERYONE is invited!

Anyone for ‘toilet sardines’ or ‘toilet ping pong’? Those are just two of the fun games to be played at a hilarious event in Ruskington for a serious charitable cause. Members of the Inner Wheel of Sleaford Kesteven - the women’s wing of the Rotary...

today, 13:17 in Regional East
 
Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies. The analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), commissioned...

today, 13:07 in Regional East
 
RECENT NOSTALGIA: New starters in Friskney

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New starters in Friskney

Here we see the new reception class at Friskney Primary School in 2007. Pictured with the youngsters is teacher Emma Taylor. Can you spot yourself or someone you know?

today, 12:04 in Regional East
 
County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of the county council’s controversial part-night street lighting policy. In April 2016, the cash-strapped council began a streetlight...

today, 12:00 in Regional East
 
Teenager will be one of thousands in Lincolnshire joining the St Barnabas Hospice Light Up A Life

Teenager will be one of thousands in Lincolnshire joining the St Barnabas Hospice Light Up A Life

A Wainfleet teenager will be one of thousands of people across Lincolnshire joining the St Barnabas Hospice Light Up A Life campaign this Christmas. Jack Covill-Lowndes, age 15 from Wainfleet, will join campaign, in remembrance of his mum, Stephanie...

today, 11:43 in Regional East
 
Medical school would address Lincolnshire’s hospital recruitment challenges, Health Secretary tells MP

Medical school would address Lincolnshire’s hospital recruitment challenges, Health Secretary tells MP

Hopes a medical school in Lincolnshire could ease the county’s hospital recruitment challenges have been expressed following a parliamentary debate. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed in answer to a question from Matt Warman MP that a significant...

today, 09:34 in Regional East
 
Heartfelt plea after treasured ring is lost in Skegness or Spilsby

Heartfelt plea after treasured ring is lost in Skegness or Spilsby

A grieving daughter has made a heartfelt plea after losing a ring that she has worn since the day her father died. Elorac Goulding, of Boston, believes she could have lost the ring in Skegness or Spilsby, among other places, and has appealed on social...

today, 07:53 in Regional East
 
More than £450,000 boost for Horncastle based charity

More than £450,000 boost for Horncastle based charity

Home-Start Lincolnshire has been awarded more than £450,000 by the Big Lottery for its work with vulnerable families of young children. The money, £486,202 in total, will fund the charity’s valuable home-visiting service which provides volunteers to...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional East
 
CCTV released after man is beaten unconscious in middle of Boston street

CCTV released after man is beaten unconscious in middle of Boston street

CCTV has been released after a man was knocked unconscious in the middle of a Boston street. PC Adam Brown is investigating an assault in Carlton Road, Boston, that happened around 2am on Sunday October 29. A man was knocked unconscious. Did you see a...

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional East
 
NOSTALGIA: This week in 1917, 1992, and a snapshot from 1982

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1917, 1992, and a snapshot from 1982

This week in 1917 ... * Large numbers gathered in Boston town centre to see a Boston soldier honoured for his actions at The Front. The position was being shelled all the time and three rounds burst within 15 yards of him. Bomr Ralph Eric Tooley, son...

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional East
 
More fly-tippers have bin fined

More fly-tippers have bin fined

Hidden camera footage has been used to fine two further fly-tippers as part of a council crackdown on the problem. Both had failed to attend Boston Magistrates’ Court last Monday when two other fly- tippers were fined and ordered to pay costs. Betty...

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East
 
Breaking: RAF Coningsby woman avoids jail after driving ‘almost four times over the limit’

Breaking: RAF Coningsby woman avoids jail after driving ‘almost four times over the limit’

A member of the RAF has escaped a custodial sentence for driving with almost four times the legal limit of alcohol in her body, after her solicitor told magistrates it would ‘almost certainly’ mean she would be discharged from the service after 14...

yesterday, 10:19 in Regional East
 
Man caught smoking cannabis in Wainfleet ‘swore at police’

Man caught smoking cannabis in Wainfleet ‘swore at police’

Police attending reports of a domestic incident in Wainfleet found a man smoking cannabis, who ran off when they tried to question him, a court has heard. Phillip Joseph Briggs, 31, of Patten Close in the town, admitted bstructing the police when he...

yesterday, 10:01 in Regional East
 
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