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Mum’s plea to save special heart unit

A Lincolnshire mum has said her eight-year-old son may not have survived his ordeal if it was played out again under NHS proposals to reduce the number of hospitals in the country delivering surgery on heart defects from birth in children and adults. Zen

19 July 2017 in Regional East

Motorists warned over delays as great summer getaway begins this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend as almost nine million vehicles embark on the start of the summer getaway. The RAC predicted that a total of 37 million leisure trips will be made over the first two weeks of the school holidays. S

18 July 2017 in Regional East

New orthopaedic duo at Pilgrim Hospital to ease shortage of junior doctors

Pilgrim Hospital has recruited two trainee orthopaedic acute care practitioners in an aim to ‘help with the shortage of junior doctors in the area’. Emma Beck and Manu Mathew have now taken up their posts and will be developing their clinical skills, pre

18 July 2017 in Regional East

NSPCC reveals fears over children in Lincolnshire being left home alone during summer holidays

The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in Lincolnshire after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Lincolnshire Police aim to equip and train more officers on the beat with Tasers

Lincolnshire Police is to train more officers to use Tasers. The force has taken the decision stating that it already has a large number of officers trained and this month further officers are being trained to keep communities and themselves safe while r

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Animal reading challenge for kids

Boston Library has set an animal reading challenge for children during the school summer holidays. Youngsters are encouraged to sign up at the launch of the initiative from 9am on Saturday. Aimed as readers aged five-11 years, the challenge is to read si

18 July 2017 in Regional East

CallConnect: ‘Get into town for a pound!’

The CallConnect bus service is offering bargain-priced travel every Monday in August. Passengers can travel ‘one-way for £1’ on pre-booked services throughout Lincolnshire from Monday August 7. Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note revealed today

Just as we’ve stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being launc

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Louth Market Auctioneers ‘committed’ to future of cattle market

Louth Market Auctioneers have ‘reaffirmed their legal position and committed and confirmed their commitment’ to the future of a cattle market in Louth. The group - which is a partnership of Willsons (Chartered Surveyors of Alford) and Masons (Charted Sur

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Tourism award for fourth year for reserve

Organisers of a nature reserve near Boston are flying high after receiving a review websites accolades for the fourth year in a row. RSPB Frampton Marsh has again been given TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, which is awarded by the independent rev

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

18 July 2017 in Regional East

Boston groom who was left paralysed on his stag-do makes miracle recovery to say his vows standing up

A Boston groom left paralysed in a freak accident on his stag-do has defied the odds to say his vows standing up. James Thorpe, 29, nearly died and was told he’d never walk again after suffering a crippling spinal injury when he slipped over in the sea.

17 July 2017 in Regional East

Met Office issues severe weather warning for ‘intense rain and scattered thunderstorms’ in Lincolnshire

The Met Office has today issued a yellow weather warning for intense rain and scattered thunderstorms across our county this week. A met office forecaster said: “Scattered thunderstorms with locally intense downpours will continue to move north across En

17 July 2017 in Regional East

Man who escaped from Boston Police Station in handcuffs recaptured in more than 100 miles away

A man who escaped from custody at Boston Police Station in handcuffs last week has been recaptured by police. The 25-year-old Lithuanian man, Aurimas Butkys, who fled on Wednesday July 12, was detained by officers in Kent at around 4pm on Sunday July 16.

17 July 2017 in Regional East

Plans afoot for walks around Boston you can track via smartphone app

A series of fun family walks are being launched in the Boston area to help residents discover nature on their doorstep and explore unseen areas of the town Active Lincolnshire has created 10 walks which people can follow using a smartphone app called iFo

17 July 2017 in Regional East

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