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Risk of £100 fine for not having poo bag in Boston Borough villages

Dog walkers in Frampton, Kirton, Sutterton and other villages in the Boston Borough Council will soon face a £100 fine for not clean up after their pets. From February 1, 2017, the council is bringing in new rules to make it an offence for a dog walker n

today, 17:32 in Regional East

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs. Millions upon millions of the flying insects are expected to hatch out this autumn – including a giant variety from overseas. Some 200 billion of the harmless insects,

today, 17:32 in Regional East

Boston and Skegness MP calls on Government to ‘treat people like people’ during EU migrant rights debate

The MP for Boston and Skegness has told ministers in the House of Commons that ‘When we get immigration wrong, we divide our country, we divide our towns and we foster radical parties that bring out the worst in good people’. Matt Warman was speaking yes

today, 14:09 in Regional East

Man dies and two others have been left injured after two vehicle collision near Boston

A man has died and two others have been left seriously injured following a collision which has left the road on the boarder of Boston and Sibsey closed this morning (Thursday). Emergency services have confirmed they were called to the incident on the A16

today, 12:02 in Regional East

Unpaid work for man who carried out ‘not particularly sophisticated’ theft at Boston jewellers

A man who tried to replace a valuable pocket watch with a cheap one at a Boston jewellers, has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for the community. Konstautines Jevsjukovs, 43, of Horseshoe Lane, Kirton, admitted stealing a gold pocket watch and an A

today, 10:28 in Regional East

UPDATE: ‘No Lincolnshire stores impacted’ by Travis Perkins closure news, company confirms

There will be no stores in Lincolnshire impacted by this mornings announcement by Travis Perkins, the company has confirmed. As reported, the The UK’s biggest builders merchant, whose businesses include DIY chain Wickes, is closing 30 branches, putting 6

today, 10:28 in Regional East

Petition to get Boston leukaemia sufferer’s sister to UK for transplant sees more than 41,000 signatures

A petition which aims to get the sister of a young mum from Boston who has leukaemia into the country for a life-saving donation has received more than 41,899 signatures. May Brown, 23, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in June last year and has

today, 08:20 in Regional East

Boston school confirms closure of its sixth form

A Boston school has confirmed it is closing its sixth form - just four years after setting it up. Haven High Academy blamed national changes ‘beyond our control’ for the demise of the provision. It currently operates its sixth form in partnership with an

today, 08:20 in Regional East

New development hopes to ‘inject Hollywood glamour and glitz’ to Boston

A new development in Boston is currently home to 23 expanding and new businesses in the town centre. The new retail and business complex, which has been created by redeveloping the library, the former council offices and the Sessions House complexis in t

yesterday, 15:54 in Regional East

Convicted murderer who fled prison caught while talking to woman in pub and told officers they had ‘ruined...

A convicted murderer who fled from North Sea Camp was caught while talking to a woman in a Manchester pub - and when arrested told officers they had ‘ruined his evening’ - a court has been told. Stuart Brownhill, 59, also joked ‘he was about to get his e

yesterday, 14:48 in Regional East

New craze sees eBay sellers asking thousands for ‘rare’ upside down print £5 notes

A new UK craze has seen pranksters flooding eBay with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - and some are attracting bids of thousands of pounds. The phenomenon started with a tongue-in-cheek listing the new plastic note for a startling £65,000 an

yesterday, 14:48 in Regional East

Lincolnshire UKIP councillor criticised after running for seat 255 miles away in Wales

A Lincolnshire County councillor who is also in the running for a seat in another county council 255 miles away has defended the move. Skegness South’s Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke, who represents UKIP, has been nominated for the role in Gibbonsdown, Wales,

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional East

Teenage cyclist injured after collision in Boston

A teenager has been taken to hospital for non life-threatening injuries following a collision in Boston this morning (Wednesday). The incident involving the 18-year-old cyclist took place on Lister Way shortly after 5.30am and also involved a Suzuki Swif

yesterday, 11:57 in Regional East

VIDEO: Boston group hopes to show community has More in Common as part of nationwide project

A new group is hoping to show there is ‘More in Common’ in our communities and bring people together. The Boston More in Common (MIC) group is being organised as part of a nationwide campaign run by Hope Not Hate to heal the divides in communities. Julia

yesterday, 09:25 in Regional East

600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

The UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, whose businesses include DIY chain Wickes, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk. The branches will be shut across its trade businesses, while it is also closing 10 smaller distribution centr

yesterday, 09:25 in Regional East

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