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Lancaster to perform fly-by at fire station open day

The iconic Lancaster is set to perform a fly-by at Boston Fire Station’s open day on Sunday. The family event takes place from 10am-4pm at the station, on Robin Hoods Walk. There will be fairground rides, bouncy castles, games and demonstrations,...

49 min. ago in Regional East

Coastguard and RNLI in Teletubby rescue mission

Mablethorpe Coastguard and Mablethorpe RNLI were involved in rescuing an object seen out at sea - which turned out to be a 2ft helium Teletubby! The incident happened yesterday (Monday) after the Mablethorpe Coastguard was paged by Humber Coastguard...

49 min. ago in Regional East

Railway carriage, caravan, and gas canisters go up in flames in garden blaze

A large garden fire saw smoke billowing around New Bolinbroke as a number of items, including a railway carriage and a caravan, were destroyed or badly damaged. LPG cylinders and other unknown cylinders stored in the carriage were involved in the...

today, 12:32 in Regional East

LIVE FEED: Pedestrians injured after car crash near Houses of Parliament

A number of pedestrians have been injured after an incident outside the Houses of Parliament, police have confirmed. A crash involving a car has taken place by the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament earlier this morning. An armed response team...

today, 09:10 in Regional East

Heatwave leaves Lincolnshire’s farmers counting the cost of unpredictable harvest

Early indications from this year’s harvest suggest farmers fortunes have varied dramatically across Lincolnshire, after the last remaining wheat fields were brought in this weekend. Research by the agricultural accountants Duncan & Toplis has...

today, 06:55 in Regional East

Man from Wainfleet jailed after pointing air rifle at his mum

A drunk who pointed an air gun at his mother leaving her fearing for her life has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. James Walsh, who had been drinking at the family home with a friend, spoke to his mother Tina and moments later returned with the...

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional East

Don’t miss out on childcare funding support in Lincolnshire

Working parents are reminded to check whether they are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare a week for their three and four year old children. A new cohort of children will become eligible for free childcare in September under the government’s new...

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional East

Man admits sex assaults on schoolgirls

A man admitted carrying out sexual assaults on teenage schoolgirls today (Monday) when he was due to stand trial in front of a jury at Lincoln Crown Court. James Sheridan-Shinn pleaded guilty to touching the knees and thighs of six different...

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional East

Sex pervert from Amber Hill is jailed for assault on girl, 12

A pervert who admitted sexually assaulting a young girl was today jailed for four years. Andrew Hunsdon was initially arrested after police suspected he was downloading indecent images of young children. But when police raided his home at Amber Hill...

yesterday, 15:38 in Regional East

Fire station in Boston to host charity open day

Boston Fire Station is hosting an open day on Sunday to raise cash for the Firefighters Charity. There will be music, games, stalls and a barbecue as well as the chance to have a closer look at the fire station. There will also be displays and...

yesterday, 10:52 in Regional East

Tribute paid to 380 years of loyal service

Fourteen colleagues at a supermarket in Boston have been honoured for their years of service, which taken together stand at almost four centuries. The group from Asda, in Lister Way, were among more than 2,000 employees from across the business...

Sunday, 06:45 in Regional East

‘Time to step up campaign’ to save servces at Pilgrim Hospital, says mum

A mum from Boston travelled the 23 miles to Skegness to appeal for others like her to help step up the campaign to save children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital after the latest announcement by UHLT. Two extra private ambulances were put in place last...

Saturday, 15:30 in Regional East

Childcare funding support could be available for working parents

Working parents are reminded to check whether they are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare a week for their three and four year old children. A new cohort of children will become eligible for free childcare in September under the government’s new...

Saturday, 13:10 in Regional East

‘No confidence’ vote in Trust running Pilgrim Hospital extends to Skegness

Skegness has become the second council in the county to declare a vote of no confidence in the Trust running Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. A new interim model for children’s and maternity services was announced last week amidst fears the downgrading of...

Saturday, 12:16 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Club playing role in Olympic story

Here we see members of Boston Rowing Club on the Witham 10 years ago. The club was featuring in the Standard following the opening of the Olympic Games in China due to its role in helping put together the UK’s rowing team. This it did by hosting the...

Saturday, 12:16 in Regional East

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