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Motorbike riders annual Toy Run taking place in Boston tomorrow

Dozens of members of the motorbike riding group will be ferrying donated toys to Boston Pilgrim Hospital. And there will also be a collection of goods for the Boston Women’s Refuge. The group will be meeting up at the Hammer and Pincers at around 9.30...

today, 01:38 in Regional East
 

Friskney man admits growing 91 cannabis plants worth £78,000

Gavin Patrick Campbell (42), of Main Road, pleaded guilty to producing a controlled class B drug when he appeared before magistrates in Boston on Wednesday (Dec 11). Prosecutor Nick Todd said: "The police drugs expert says that these 91 plants...

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional East
 

‘A great loss’ – Tribute paid to stage talent following death

David Edgar passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, in the company of family and friends, aged 59. David (or Dave) will be known to many locally through his involvement with the Boston Playgoers Society. He acted in numerous productions at...

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional East
 

Conservatives retain control of Boston Council with by-election victories

Both vacant seats that were up for grabs in two by-elections were held onto by the Tories, which means they retain their overall majority. The victory means they now hold 17 seats, with the Boston Independents Group on five, other independents six,...

yesterday, 14:22 in Regional East
 

‘Overwhelmed’ – Hundreds of pounds raised for charity as Boston shop nears closure

Nevermind the Music Store, in Church Street, will cease trading on Saturday, December 21. The business was opened in 2001 by the late Gareth Skinner. Gareth died suddenly in October of last year, and since then the business has been run by his...

yesterday, 12:10 in Regional East
 

Man assaulted sex worker, her escort, and a police officer

Gary Race Gosling of Poppy Drive, Coningsby, was appearing for sentence at Boston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday) on what was described as a ‘catalogue of offences’ between May and September this year. Prosecuting, Nick Todd said that on May...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

These are the 10 most popular baby girl names in 2019

While there are thousands of names to choose from, these 10 baby girl names have proved to be hugely popular among new parents, and ranked as the top choices in 2019 according to BabyCentre. Which name would you go for? 1. OliviaPlaces changed since...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

These are the 10 most popular baby boy names in 2019

But despite thousands of potential options, some monikers still remain a firm favourite among new parents, with these 10 boy’s names proving to the most popular choices in 2019, according to BabyCentre. Which one would you go for? 1. MuhammadPlaces...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

'Thanks for our little miracle' - couple raise funds to repay those who helped ensure premature baby Rúben...

But they are determined to do all they can to raise funds for the medical teams and fundraisers who all played their part in caring for their ‘little miracle’ after his traumatic start to life. The family are set to celebrate Rúben’s first birthday on...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Brother and sister created disturbance at Boston health centre over medication, court told

Antonia Danielle Hickman 26, of Caleb Hill Road, Old Leake, admitted disorderly behaviour and her brother Joshua Paul Hickman, 23, of the same address, damage to a wall, when they appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Nick Todd said that,...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Van driver arrested after man from Boston area dies in accident on A16

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on the road between Surfleet and Sutterton roundabouts. The collision involved two vehicles - a blue Scania HGV and a white Ford Transit van. The passenger in the van, a man in his 30s...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Baby Names 2019: here are the top 10 most controversial baby names for girls

Some of these are outrageous! Did your name make the list? 1. ChloeStill a popular choice, Chloe topped the list of most controversial baby names. Photo: Copyright: Buy photo2. LolaLola has grown in popularity as a name choice in recent years, but...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

A lifesaving gift is on the Christmas list of 78 people in Lincolnshire this year

Families in Lincolnshire are being urged to share their organ donation decision this festive season, so that their loved ones know what they want when they die and more patients can receive the transplants they need. There are currently 6,186 patients...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Smoking ban for all Lincolnshire hospital sites set to come in next year

Smoking is currently permitted within designated areas of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) sites at Lincoln, Boston, Grantham and Louth, but will cease entirely with effect from Monday January 6, 2020. The move is part of the Trust’s...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Woman hurt after cycle involved in road accident with van in Boston

Police closed Sutton Terrace in Haven Village, Boston, after the crash a 5.23am on Sunday morning. The 45-year-old woman was taken to hospital. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident and has yet to speak with the polic,e or who has...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 
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