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Oh Baby! Mum gives birth in hospital car park - for the second time!

A Skegness grandma couldn’t believe what was happening when her daughter started to give birth in a hospital car park – for the second time. Baby Aaron Joseph Dyer couldn’t wait to say hello to the world on Saturday when he was born in his grandma’s car

yesterday, 20:59 in Regional East
 

Killer drivers may face life sentences - following our Drive For Justice Campaign

Killer drivers who take lives through dangerous and careless driving may face life sentences for the first time under a dramatic toughening of sentencing powers. Our Drive For Justice campaign lobbying for harsher punishments for those who kill or seriou

yesterday, 20:59 in Regional East
 

The search is on for Junior Miss Lincolnshire

Britain’s Junior Miss have launched their search in Lincolnshire for a girl aged 13-16 to represent their region in the national Britain’s Junior Miss competition. This is the inaugural year for Britain’s Junior Miss, and with regions such as Cumbria and

yesterday, 18:23 in Regional East
 

Tastes of the black stuff at Gosberton Winter Ale Festival

Organisers of the first beer event to be held at Gosberton Public Hall are set to get more rounds in after a stunning success. In fact, the village hall had two attractions for visitors with the Gosberton Winter Ale Festival on at the same time as a Chri

yesterday, 16:48 in Regional East
 

Donington ‘eyesore’ set for transformation after planning vote

The go-ahead for a former landmark Donington hotel to be redeveloped is a sign of the village “coming back together”, according to a village representative. Coun Jane King, parish and district councillor for Donington, warmly welcomed a decision by South

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional East
 

Police search for wanted man in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are today (Wednesday) appealing for information on the whereabouts of a wanted man. Daniel Twinn (25), of Monks Road in Lincoln and Pilgrim Avenue in Immingham, is wanted for failing to appear at court. Anyone who has seen Daniel or k

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional East
 

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional East
 

Your donation will help a Lincolnshire young person have a Happy Christmas

Young Oasis, the support service for children and teenagers affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse in Lincolnshire, has launched its Christmas fundraising campaign. Throughout December the team at Lincolnshire Action Trust is asking people to make a

yesterday, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Stage is set for Christmas fun in pantomime

‘They’re behind you!’ Pantomime season comes to Boston this week in the shape of Tony Peers Productions’ Robin Hood and The Babes In The Wood. The show will be performed at Blackfriars Arts Centre, beginning this Friday and running until Tuesday, January

yesterday, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Bargate roundabout closure set to reopen by ‘the end of the day’

Anglian Water has confirmed it is set to re-open its one lane closure of Spilsby Road and John Adams Way on the Bargate roundabout in Boston by the end of today (Wednesday). A spokesman confirmed engineers were currently removing equipment and other gear

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional East
 

LETTER: Great deal of effort made by many for Christmas

Once again The Standard has sought to introduce a sour note to what most people have said was a great night out in Boston, resorting to social media as source material for its negativity. First, the positives: Christmas is all about children, and literal

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East
 

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research. Although wealth is often regarded as the sign you have made it, seven in 10 UK adults reckon being content is the tr

yesterday, 11:01 in Regional East
 

Midwifery-led maternity unit is an option being considered at Boston hospital

A chief nurse says midwifery-led maternity units are being considered for Boston Pilgrim Hospital and Lincoln as well as a centralised service in the county. Women in the Boston area have said they are concerned that in future they may have to travel to

yesterday, 11:01 in Regional East
 

Health bosses agree new restrictions on costly prescriptions

Health bosses in Lincolnshire are set to begin restricting prescription items as part of a bid to cut costs and encourage people to look after themselves better. At meeting of the governing body on Thursday, Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional East
 

Drive for Justice: Spalding dad - “It’s our family serving the life sentence for Tim’s death”

A drink-driver was handed an eight year jail term for a 70mph hit and run in which cyclist Tim Osborne was killed. Tim’s dad, Stephen, knows driver Paul Walken will serve only half that sentence while Tim’s loved ones serve “life”. Stephen and his family

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional East
 


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