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NOSTALGIA: West Street zebra crossing concern in 1965

The road was in the news that week for the condition – and location – of its pedestrian crossing. Mrs R. Baxter, of Portland Street, had raised concern with the council about the faded, once-white stripes, but then approached the Standard after no...

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional East
 

NOSTALGIA: Standard and Polish airman’s tribute to Winston Churchill

“The greatest Briton ...” ran the headline about the former Prime Minister, who earlier that month had suffered a severe stroke. “The leaders and ordinary citizens of the world pay tribute to the greatest man of our time, Sir Winston Churchill. This...

yesterday, 10:32 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: 100 day challenge brings ‘great results’ for improving stroke patient care

Patients, the Stroke Association, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Lincolnshire County Council are working together to improve care for stroke patients. 100 day challenges are...

yesterday, 10:08 in Regional East
 

Row over replacement bin charges for Boston residents is resolved

Senior members agreed that bins damaged through no fault of the owners would be replaced free of charge. Councillor Yvonne Steven’s portfolio holder for environment at the council, told cabinet members: “Replacement domestic wheelie bin charges have...

yesterday, 02:55 in Regional East
 

Property owner orderd to pay £5,600 for failing to remove unauthorised work on her historic Boston property

Patricia Wainwright, who owns the property on Witham Bank West which is a Grade II listed building was ordered to pay the fine and costs after a trial at Boston Magistrates’ Court. The court case marks the latest stage in a long-running saga that saw...

Thursday, 18:02 in Regional East
 

Former leader was 'dictatorial', say Boston Council Conservatives over Aaron Spencer stepping down as leader

Another former leader, Councillor Michael Cooper, has also rejoined the party after a stint as an unaligned councillor, and been given his seat back as chairman of the planning committee – a role he was recently removed from by Councillor Aaron...

Thursday, 16:26 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire Police bosses give cautious welcome to Home Office £9m funding announcement

Government bosses announced yesterday (Wednesday)what they say is “the biggest funding increase” for a decade – with £1.1 billion of funding being made available nationwide. They said it represents a 10% increase on core refuses and will go towards...

Thursday, 13:14 in Regional East
 

NOSTALGIA: ‘Super duper’ ‘scientifically designed’ new primary school for Boston-area in 1965

Donington Primary School moved into its new home three days before Christmas, and in 1965 this week, it held an open event for parents to look around the building. It boasted: an octagonal assembly hall strategically located in the centre of the...

Thursday, 12:03 in Regional East
 

Traffic light fault leads to tailbacks in Boston

Motorists have been suffering delays in the Sluice Bridge area of the town in the first few days of this week. After being approached by the Standard over the matter, a spokesman for the county council said there had been an issue at the traffic...

Wednesday, 18:11 in Regional East
 

Crowds flock in for historic race event

People of all ages packed into the beautiful estate for the historic point-to-point meeting. The crowds weren’t disappointed as a seven race card provided plenty of on-course action, while a host of other attractions meant there was plenty to enjoy...

Wednesday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Law firm bolsters team with new recruits in Boston and Grantham

Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management has welcomed to its team Leanne Day, as a paralegal in Boston, and Natasha Halliday, as an associate solicitor in Grantham. Leanne began her career in human resources before going on to complete a law...

Wednesday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

NOSTALGIA: Cast of 100-plus prepare for ‘most ambitious’ Gang Show to date in 1965

It would be ‘by far their most ambitious’ to date, the Standard wrote, for as well as being performed at the Regal Cinema – a far larger venue than any used before – they were also hoping for a spot on Anglia television. The move to the Regal (from...

Wednesday, 12:01 in Regional East
 

Man fined after he is spotted buying drugs on street

Raimundas Seputis, 24, of Carlton Road admitted possessing amphetamines when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court heard he was seen buying the drugs from another man in an alleyway on December 16 and, when searched, was found to have the...

Wednesday, 11:15 in Regional East
 

Elliot proposes in back of ambulance

Paramedic Emily said yes as soon as she had recovered from the shock of the lunch break proposal last week. Elliot and Emily, who work for the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, met when he was working as a Handover Practitioner at Boston...

Wednesday, 11:15 in Regional East
 

Family affair at poultry show and other Neighbourhood News

The champion was a white call duck shown by J. Kay & Sons, from Retford, who also had Best Bantam Hard Feather with a furness Old English Game and the Best Soft Feather Bantam, with a mottled Pekin. Stuart Kay, from the family, is pictured above...

Wednesday, 10:46 in Regional East
 
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