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Ten years since ... Princess Anne launches Stump’s 700th anniversary programme

IN PICTURES: Princess Royal at Stump in 2008 Princess Anne visited St Botolph’s Church 10 years ago to launch its 700th annivesary programme. A full calendar of events was planned to celebrate the building’s 700th year in 2009. The Princess Royal,...

today, 15:18 in Regional East
 

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early!

With the Christmas and New Year bank holidays approaching, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. At busy times of year like bank holidays, it is important to few minutes thinking about our...

today, 10:31 in Regional East
 

Missing boa constrictor found

Boston’s missing boa constrictor has been found. Lincolnshire Police announced the eight-and-a-half-feet-long snake - which went missing from a property in Union Street on November 28 - has returned home. A tweet read: “A Boa Constrictor that was...

today, 08:24 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ... MP pays village school a visit

Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds dropped in at Bicker Preparatory School to give youngsters a glimpse of parliamentary life 10 years ago. He stopped off to chat to pupils in classes four and five as part of their citizenship work. The Key Stage 2...

yesterday, 12:47 in Regional East
 

Shoppers invited to enjoy festive gift fairs and FREE parking for late night shopping in Boston

Christmas craft and gift fairs and late night shopping can be enjoyed in Boston over the next two Thursdays - and late-night shoppers can also benefit from a free parking offer. The fairs will be running tomorrow and Thursday 20 December in the Market...

yesterday, 06:14 in Regional East
 

Five years on from devastating Boston floods, how £100m Boston Barrier will be a lasting legacy for good

Five years on from the devastating floods which engulfed parts of Boston in December 2013, work is nearing completion on the £100 million Boston Barrier. Designed to protect more than 14,000 homes from flood risk, the scheme is being built beyond the...

Friday, 15:15 in Regional East
 

More tragic news as another female student dies after being involved in a collision on Sleaford area's roads

Police have confirmed that an 18-year-old female Sir William Robertson Academy student who was involved in a collision outside her school in Welbourn has died. Officers have just announced that Millie Taylor-Noonan, of Sudbrook, has died following the...

Friday, 12:49 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ... Boston pupils receive lesson in community life

Children at a Boston primary school had been learning important lessons about their neighbourhood 10 years ago. Youngsters in Year Four at St Thomas’ Primary School were the latest to take part in the Our Community programme masterminded by Young...

Friday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

Former Boston teacher to appear on TV quiz show

Former Boston Grammar School teacher Richard Anderson will appear on TV quiz show Fifteen To One today. The keen quizzer – who ran the General Knowledge Club, as well as many other extra-curricular activities at BGS – will appear in three episodes of...

Friday, 11:02 in Regional East
 

Boston woman fined for attack on police officer

A BOSTON woman assaulted a police officer as she was being arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, a court has heard. Lauren Hancock, 25 of Almond Walk, admitted at Boston Magistrates Court to assaulting the officer, PCnSharpe, on November...

Thursday, 13:27 in Regional East
 

NOSTALGIA: Concern over Hot Chocolate gig at Haven in 1983 and plans to demolish the venue in 1998

This week (December 5 edition) in 1983 ... * There was concern an upcoming show by hit group Hot Chocolate at Boston’s Haven Cinema would be cancelled. Boston Borough Council said that if arrangements at the venue were not put right to the...

Thursday, 12:11 in Regional East
 

Van driver swung baseball bat at motorist in road rage incident

A van driver brandished a baseball bat at another motorist during a road rage incident, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Scott Turner reacted after the other driver Damon Habbin remonstrated with him after being cut up at a roundabout on the A16 Spalding...

Thursday, 10:43 in Regional East
 

Council tax support scheme to continue in Boston

A scheme to support those in need to pay their council tax will continue after a decision by Boston Borough Council’s Cabinet. The Council Tax Support scheme is reviewed every year and options go out for consultation with the public on whether it...

Thursday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

Police officer due to be issued with mobile fingerprint scanners on the beat

Mobile fingerprint scanners will soon be used on the beat in Lincolnshire, as the county's police force invests in the latest technology to save officers time and provide 'better value to the taxpayer'. Lincolnshire Police is rolling-out 130 scanners...

Thursday, 09:20 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire residents scoops £3,000 in charity’s Christmas draw

A life-saving charity which serves Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire has announced the winners of this year’s Christmas Super Draw. As part of the draw, which was carried out by our on duty medical crew, winners from across the two counties were...

Thursday, 06:17 in Regional East
 
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