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NOSTALGIA: This week in 1918 and 1978

This week (January 17 edition) in 1918 ... The Standard carried a letter sent home from the Front by a ‘plucky Bostonian’ who had rescued 110 men under shell-fire in France. I have only one souvenir that I want to bring home with me, that is the steel...

today, 14:54 in Regional East
 

Road which closed to gas leak ‘should re-open by weekend’

Boston’s Fydell Street should be re-opened by the weekend, engineers from gas network Cadent have said. A spokesman said the repair was completed last night (Wednesday) and the holes were due to be filled in and resurfaced today (Thursday) They said:...

today, 14:54 in Regional East
 

Former leader joins Independents

Former Conservative and council leader Peter Bedford has joined the Independent Group on Boston Borough Council. The move was confirmed at a meeting of the Full Council on Monday night. Coun Bedford stepped down as leader in April last year and ran...

today, 11:38 in Regional East
 

Nigerian businessman sentenced for his part in £1.28m Lincolnshire NHS trust fraud

Following a trial at Leicester Crown Court a thirteenth defendant has been convicted of conspiracy to launder money in an international fraud and money laundering investigation. Detectives of the Lincolnshire Police Economic Crime Unit carried out the...

today, 11:38 in Regional East
 

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to become operational ‘24 hours a day’

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have announced today (Thursday) that they are extending their life-saving service to become operational 24 hours a day, working through the day and night. A Lincs & Notts spokesman said: “We are extremely proud and...

today, 10:40 in Regional East
 

A52 closed after high winds bring down power cables and trees during the night

The A52 at Wainfleet is one of a number of roads reported closed because of fallen trees or uprooted power cables following high winds during the night. Police received 33 reports of trees down, fully obstructing or partially obstructing roads across...

today, 09:31 in Regional East
 

Reminder to buy medicine over the counter

With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, people across Lincolnshire are being reminded they can buy a wide range of medicines over the counter from their local pharmacy or supermarket, without the need for a prescription. “There are a...

today, 07:28 in Regional East
 

CCTV released as police seek woman following card fraud

Police believe the woman in this picture can help with enquiries into three crimes of fraud by false representation. On Saturday December 2 a bank card was used to pay for parking using one of the payment machines at Springfield shopping centre,...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional East
 

National Trust looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire. The conservation charity is looking for people from all walks of life to help across a variety of roles, which include lending a hand in the tea-room at...

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional East
 

Man who sparked manhunt after walking out of magistrates court before being sentenced found by police

A man who walked out of Boston Magistrates’ Court after being remanded in custody following a disqualified from driving offence has been found, say police. Lincolnshire Police thanked the public and media for their help after a manhunt was launched...

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional East
 

Man jailed for a second time after selling illicit cigarettes from residential Boston property

A man has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of possessing and selling illicit cigarettes from a residential property in Boston for a second time in three years. Remigijus Dinkevicius was sentenced to six months imprisonment with...

yesterday, 12:44 in Regional East
 

‘Ambitious’ £200m plans for ‘coastal highway’ could see ‘massive boost to the entire county’

A series of meetings are taking place this week which could pave the way for one of the most ambitious road schemes in Lincolnshire’s history. Business leaders will join leading councillors and representatives of various organisations to discuss ideas...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional East
 

‘Money for bypass or town bridge in five years’? - Council leader hopes for ‘successful outcome’ in major...

‘If we can get things ready to go, I would hope there’s something within the next five years’ - Boston Borough Council’s leader has told his fellow members regarding the town’s potential share of a £100 million road fund. Coun Michael Cooper was...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional East
 

Police renew appeal for witnesses to Christmas Day serious assault including woman ’may have filmed...

Police are calling for witnesses to a serious assault on Christmas Day, including a woman who may have recorded the incident on her mobile phone, to come forward. Officers say they are trying to trace four witnesses to the incident, which saw a...

yesterday, 10:16 in Regional East
 

‘Water’ result! Village pond is saved as wildlife flocks back

Work to save a village pond from becoming dry wasteland has culminated in fish returning to its waters - for the first time in several years. Swineshead’s community pond - known as ‘Macky’s Pit’ - had become so full of silt mud and overgrown weeds...

yesterday, 10:05 in Regional East
 
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