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Panel chaired by MP Chuka Umunna examining mass immigration says we’re leading ‘parallel lives’

The Government can no longer stand back while communities fragment as a result of mass immigration says MP Chuka Umunna. Mr Ummuna chaired an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration, which focused on Boston and Halifax, and its interim

22 min. ago in Regional East

Countdown to opening of new shop in former QD unit in Boston

Shoppers are being told to expect the opening of a new Poundstretcher in Boston this weekend. Signs in the former QD shop, in Strait Bargate, indicate Poundstretcher will open in the unit on Saturday, January 21, at 9am. Shoppers are also being told to e

22 min. ago in Regional East

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. The study, with

today, 11:17 in Regional East

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. How does it work? The hacker will first send yo

today, 10:54 in Regional East

Naked female & male cleaners wanted in Boston to clean houses for £45 an hour

Naked female and male cleaners are being sought to clean houses in Boston and across Lincolnshire for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude. The requirements are laid out in a job ad from a naturist cleaning firm that wants people to clean ho

today, 09:59 in Regional East

Special meeting called to investigate Christmas event

A special meeting of the borough council’s Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) is to take place to discuss this year’s Christmas event - with the lighting much criticised. The meeting, agreed by BTAC on Wednesday, will take place at the end of February. Ch

today, 09:59 in Regional East

New leadership announced for Boston UKIP - as another councillor is confirmed to have left the party

The new leader for UKIP in Boston was announced at a meeting of Boston Borough Council last night (Monday), while another councillor was confirmed to have left the party. Kirton and Frampton ward councillor James Edwards was confirmed as the new group le

today, 06:16 in Regional East

Lidl asks for views on plans for new store in Boston

An artist’s impression of what a new Lidl store in Boston could look like has been released by the store. As previously reported, the supermarket plans to build a new shop on Westbridge Road, adjacent to Tesco and B&Q.
Leaflets circulated to...

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional East

Avian flu found in second 6,000 bird strong flock of turkeys in East Lindsey

A second case of avian flu has been found at a farm in East Lindsey the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed. The virus was found in a flock of turkey’s in Fulstow. This follows confirmation of the disease in a flock of turkeys on a nearby farm on

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional East

Man killed in crash on A16

A man has been killed in a collision on the A16 last night. Police are appealing for witnesses after a black Landrover Discovery left the A16 at Surfleet and collided with a roundabout. The incident happened at 5.45pm on Monday, January 16. A 69 year-old

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional East

VOTE: What issue should be Britain’s Brexit priority?

Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out her plans for Brexit. But what would be your priority for the country if you were negotiating with other EU leaders? Have your say in our reader poll here.

yesterday, 14:17 in Regional East

VIDEO: UK will take back laws, borders and exit single market, PM says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it quits the European Union, Theresa May has said. Mrs May said that her plans for Brexit cannot allow continued membership of the single market, which would require free movement of people and accepting

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional East

Warning letters to be sent out in illegal TV crackdown

Internet and television providers are sending out warning letters to households believed to be watching pirate TV, either from illegal downloads or Andriod/Kodi devices. According to reports, the UK’s main internet providers are launching a new crackdown

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional East

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found. An endless cycle of sore throats, runny noses, migraines and sickness bugs means mums are left feeling u

yesterday, 11:52 in Regional East

DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April. The DVLA’s VED car tax is set for an overhaul that means cars that previously dodged a bill will now be liable. The environmental vehicle excise duty [VED]

yesterday, 11:25 in Regional East

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