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UPDATE: Man killed in house fire in Stickney named locally

A man who died in a house fire in Stickney at the weekend has been named locally as Cyril Welbourne. Mr Welbourne was said to be in his 90s and a reader contacted the Standard to say he had once been awarded a long service medal with the RAF. Fire crews

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Care workers recognised at Lincolnshire awards ceremony

Outstanding care workers, teams and organisations were celebrated in an awards ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) last week. The awards ceremony took place on February 23 at the Lincoln Hotel, where awards were presented in nine

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional East
 

Warning issued over fake £5 notes - how to ensure yours is real

The Bank of England has issued a warning over potentially fake £5 notes being put into circulation. Here’s how to tell if yours is the real deal. 1. Check the see-through window There is a large see-through window on the note. A clearly defined portrait

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional East
 

URGENT APPEAL: Concern growing for missing Skegness girl

Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace the whereabouts of a young woman who is missing from her Skegness home. Chelsea Adams, aged 21, has gone missing today, Monday February 27. It is unknown what clothing she is wearing but anyone who sees her

yesterday, 13:58 in Regional East
 

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company. An updated version of the 3310 - first launched in 2000 - complete with the classic mobile game Snake and a month-long stand

yesterday, 13:58 in Regional East
 

OBSERVER: Grand plans that come to nothing

Why is it Boston and the surrounding area seem to have to wait for years before any decisions are made regarding improvements but others in the county don’t? There have been so many things promised to the town over the years yet almost each one of them s

yesterday, 09:54 in Regional East
 

B&Q injury warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings. The DIY giant have found that the lamp shade rings on some models of the ranges of lights may fracture, which can cause the shade to fall from the...

yesterday, 07:06 in Regional East
 

Boston College job fair attracts record number of employers

More than 40 businesses took part in a jobs fair on Friday. The fair offered people the opportunity to find out about recruitment, apply for job vacancies, get guidance and advice and discover more about further education. The event was opened at the Pet

yesterday, 06:31 in Regional East
 

Praise for arts and mental health project

An arts and mental health project which ran for people from Boston and Spalding has been praised in a new report. Taking pART was a series of free creative workshops set up by Lincolnshire arts organisations Transports and arts NK. They were supported by

Sunday, 18:16 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Circus skills workshop

All the fun of the circus was enjoyed by Boston area scouts, beavers and cubs during a special day of celebration in February 2007. The circus workshop at Leverton Leisure Centre was part of the festivities to mark the 150th birthday of Lord Baden-Powell

Sunday, 18:16 in Regional East
 

Celebration of area’s farming

A new event designed to celebrate the area’s farming community is due to be held in Boston next month. Boston Borough Council will hold the Celebration of Farming showcase in Market Place on Sunday, March 19, from 10am to 3pm. Visitors are told to expect

Sunday, 16:22 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: The future nursing and care workforce

At a time when the NHS is under extreme pressure and also having to cope with a shortage of nurses, it’s incredibly exciting that Lincolnshire was successful in a bid to pilot the training of care staff in the new nursing associate role. We have welcomed

Sunday, 15:11 in Regional East
 

FILM REVIEW: John Wick Chapter 2 (15)

“The man. The myth. The legend. John Wick. You’re not very good at retiring.” Jaded ‘best in the business’ hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is back, still angry, still looking to retire but this time he’s brought back into the violent world of assassinati

Sunday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests. The study shows that drinking too much alcohol can affect the elasticity of the arterial

Sunday, 10:10 in Regional East
 

‘Squequel’ to mouse mystery in Boston Stump

After dozens of miniature wooden mice mysteriously appeared in The Stump, in Boston, a new chapter in the story has unfolded. A carved wooden tree measuring about 5ft 6in appeared in the church on Friday morning. The creation features leaves, blackbirds,

Sunday, 07:01 in Regional East
 
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