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‘We are keeping an open door’: Burgh Carnival cancelled - for this year

Hopes of an annual carnival returning to Burgh-le-Marsh have been dashed – as least for this year. Poor response from people wanting to dress up and take part in the nursery rhyme theme parade planned for July is the main reason for the decision – along

yesterday, 13:08 in Regional East

Help find missing African parrot last seen in Ingoldmells

A couple are appealing for help in finding their African grey parrot Bentley who was last seen at 3pm yesterday (Monday) in Ingoldmells. Mark Bates contacted The Standard after Bentley, four, flew out of the couple’s caravan at Waterside Leisure Park, in

yesterday, 11:37 in Regional East

Blow for grieving as Skegness cemetery talks get going

Grieving residents making a last attempt to keep treasured mementos on graves at a cemetery in Winthorpe say they have been dealt a further blow after items were discovered broken and strewn across the grass. Clare Hall said she made the discovery when s

yesterday, 11:37 in Regional East

Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to...

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level last night – meaning an attack not only remains highly likely but a further at

yesterday, 10:11 in Regional East

Skegness cabbie hailed a hero after terror attack in Manchester

A taxi driver from Skegness is being hailed a hero after spending two harrowing hours searching for local lads caught up in the terror attack in Manchester which claimed the lives of 22 people. Paul Jowett, who works for Premier Taxis, took the lads to M

yesterday, 08:18 in Regional East

GALLERY: Visitors to Skegness enjoy trip back in time

Visitors to the Skegness area were taken on a trip through time at special events held over the weekend. The Village Church Farm hosted a two-day 40s event with the museum in Church Road South showing what life was like in wartime Britain. There were tro

Tuesday, 17:14 in Regional East

UPDATE: Boy, 5, from Skegness waits outside in pain for ambulance for nearly four hours

A five-year-old Skegness schoolboy left in agony with a broken arm is now on his way to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston after having to wait outside for nearly four hours for an ambulance, according to his angry grandma. Jill Cooper said Frankie Green was rec

Tuesday, 16:31 in Regional East

Volunteers at Skegness beach clean pay tribute to murdered MP

A beach clean has been held in Skegness in memory of murdered Labour MP 
Jo Cox. Labour’s candidate for Boston and Skegness in the General Election Paul Kenny showed his support by joining a group of volunteers from the Skegness and District We Want Coas

Tuesday, 16:31 in Regional East

Do you recognise these medals found during police search?

Police are seeking anyone who might recognise a number of commemorative coins and medal which may have been stolen ‘in the east of the county’. The force found the items during a search warrant in Boston. Officers believe the medals may have been stolen

Tuesday, 14:46 in Regional East

Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics. Since then,

Tuesday, 08:55 in Regional East

READER PICTURE: Summertime edging ever closer

This picture from last summer was shared with The Standard recently by Ryan Redfern. If you have a picture you would like to see in this spot, you can post it at, email it to or get it to us v

Tuesday, 07:18 in Regional East

Warning over fake BT ‘WannaCry ransomware’ email

Fraudsters are using the recent WannaCry ransomware attack as a way to get people to click links in a BT-branded phishing email. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - say they have received reports of a ‘very convin

Monday, 20:26 in Regional East

Arrest made after man is injured in daylight robbery in Skegness town centre

A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Skegness. The incident was reported to have taken place in the area of Morrisons and Alexandra Road between 12:10am and 12:40am this morning, Monday May 22. A 27-year-old Skegness man was

Monday, 16:07 in Regional East

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge launches Children’s Hospice Week

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week. The Duchess talks about her personal experience of the incredible difference that children’s hospices and palliative care services c

Monday, 15:53 in Regional East

Labour candidate for Boston and Skegness attends beach clean in memory of Joe Cox

Labour’s candidate for Boston and Skegness in the General Election showed his support for a beach clean held in memory of murdered MP Joe Cox by taking part in the event. Paul Kenny joined a group of volunteers from the Skegness and district We Want Coas

Monday, 15:53 in Regional East

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