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Dambusters dance partner Phyllis, who took up cruise holidays in her 90s, marks 100th birthday

A Boston woman who danced with the Dambusters in her 20s and took up cruise holidays in her 90s has celebrated her 100th birthday. Phyllis Hill, of Wyberton, was born in Hospital Lane, Boston, on September 30, 1918 – six weeks before the end of the...

today, 16:08 in Regional East
 

CCTV of key witness released after stabbing in Boston town centre

Police are appealing for a specific witness to come forward and help officers with their enquiries following a stabbing in Boston. Overnight between 5 August and 6 August, at just before midnight, there was a reported stabbing in Boston town centre....

today, 15:53 in Regional East
 

Appeal to remember fallen Lancaster crew near Boston is launched

An appeal has been launched for a new memorial stone to honour the crew of the Lancaster who died when their aircraft crashed in a field at Sibsey Northlands in 1943. The Sibsey Lancaster Memorial Trust launched the Ribbon of Remembrance 2018 appeal...

today, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Highlighting work of 999 services

Hundreds of people turned out to take a look at the work of local emergency services at the Blue Light Day in Central Park on Saturday. H M Coastguard, LIVES, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, Lincolnshire Police, Air Ambulance, St John’s...

today, 14:55 in Regional East
 

Final decision due soon on 178 homes for Fishtoft

Plans for 178 new houses in Fishtoft are set to go before Boston Borough Council for final approval. An application for reserved matters has been submitted to the council by applicant Cyden Homes for the land east of Lindis Road. The plans will also...

today, 13:00 in Regional East
 

Change at the top for Probus group and other Neighbourhood News

The latest meeting of the Mayflower Probus Club of Boston saw David Ogden appointed as president, taking over from Trevor Dunnington. Rob Goodale, meanwhile, was introduced as the new vice-president. Trevor, David, and Rob are pictured (from left)...

today, 11:09 in Regional East
 

REVEALED: 'Scandal' of NHS staff paying over £800,000 to park at United Lincolnshire Hospitals

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust made more than £800,000 by charging staff for parking last year, it has been revealed. Figures released by the NHS show the trust raked in £845,700 in the year to March from charges and penalty fines...

today, 10:51 in Regional East
 

Let down over a lift led to drink-driving offence

A BOSTON man who was banned from driving, took his mother’s car to drive to work because he had been let down by his usual lift, a court has heard. Deividas Kuzvchovas, 26, of Dennis Estate, Kirton admitted to driving while disqualified and without...

today, 10:03 in Regional East
 

Actor Jeremy Irons opens Blackfriars cinema in 1993

Here we turn back the clock 25 years to when Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons came to Boston. Irons came to the town to officially open a cinema at Blackfriars Arts Centre in September 1993. The film chosen for the launch event was Waterland, starring...

yesterday, 16:24 in Regional East
 

Heating homes in Lincolnshire with used cooking oil could help reduce carbon emissions

Industry experts have revealed that heating rural homes in Lincolnshire with used cooking oil could be the most effective way of reducing carbon emissions. Currently, there are 25,000 oil heated homes in lincolnshire that are off the gas grid. OFTEC,...

yesterday, 14:22 in Regional East
 

School pupil is hurt in Boston hit and run after car mounts pavement at pedestrian crossing

A people carrier-type vehicle mounted the kerb at the pedestrian crossing on Tawney Street and Wide Bargate on 10 October, officers say. The child was clipped and suffered minor injuries. The collision took place between 12:15 and 12:40pm, and...

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional East
 

Gas leak causes closure of Boston town centre road

Bridge Street in Boston was closed this morning after a fire caused a gas leak. Boston Borough Council tweeted at 6.07 this morning that Bridge Street was closed due to a fire and subsequent gas leak. The tweet warned that the closure was likely to...

yesterday, 09:52 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ... new starters at St Thomas’ in Boston

Two more sets of reception classes from the Boston area from 10 years ago. This time, it is the turn of children at St Thomas’ CofE Primary School. Can you spot a familiar face? NOSTALGIA: War and cholera hits school trip plans in 1973 and fears over...

Monday, 12:34 in Regional East
 

Police left 'speechless' as two drivers clocked doing 95mph in Boston 30mph zone

Two drivers were stopped in Boston doing more than three times the speed limit in a 30 mph zone, according to a police Twitter account. The drivers were clocked at 95mph by members of the Lincolnshire Police ARV unit - the highest speed the two man...

Monday, 10:08 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire residents with memory problems urged to seek advice

We can all forget things from time to time, for many people the pressures and stresses of life can mean that remembering every event or detail can be challenging. However, if you or somebody else notices that your memory is getting worse and/or is...

Sunday, 16:31 in Regional East
 
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