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Foursome from Boston car dealership set for part on-land, part on-water charity bike ride

A team of colleagues at a Boston car dealership in Boston are just days away from an audacious charity effort, one which will see them ride a four-man bike from Boston to Lincoln, before converting it to travel on water and return along the Witham....

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional East

Pupils celebrate childhood memories in 2008

Pupils from the Boston area helped stage a celebration of childhood memories at the town’s Assembly Rooms 10 years ago. Youngsters from Carlton Road Primary School and Park Community School in Boston and Old Leake Primary School teamed up on the...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

First vegan festival for Boston

Vegans, vegetarians, and curious meat-eaters are set to gather in Boston for the town’s first vegan festival. The event will take place at The Gliderdrome, in Spain Place, on Saturday, July 21, from 10am-5pm. Organised by animal rescue charity...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Lincolnshire woman admits GBH on a five month old baby in ‘momentary loss of control’

A woman who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to a baby is to learn her sentence later this year. Jamie-Lee Lauren Cooper, 30, of Mill Lane, Billinghay, originally faced a charge of child neglect following an incident involving the five month...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Chance for child to open new McDonald’s restaurant and win a meal a week for a year

McDonald’s is offering one lucky schoolchild the chance to help launch its new-look restaurant in the town, have a tour of the revamped premises, and – if that was not enough – win vouchers for meal a week for a year. The business has teamed up with...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Lincolnshire crime rates have risen at lower level than national trend

Crime rates in Lincolnshire have risen at a lower level than the national trend, according to the latest independently-produced figures. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest crime statistics for the 12 months up to March...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

In pictures: double celebration on Pilgrim Hospital ward

In pictures: Double celebration at Pilgrim A double celebration has been held at a ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, one marking not only the 70th anniversary of the NHS but also a newly acquired top honour. Staff at Women’s Health 1B helped...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Why PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces. It is a myth that most veterans are ‘broken’. The reality is that most veterans successfully adapt to life after the military and flourish in the civilian world. Their qualities of...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East

Here’s what PTSD is and its impact on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats. PTSD is one of a few mental health conditions where you have to have gone through a specific type of traumatic event to get it. Often this is where...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East

Town Council becomes ‘second in the country’ to be granted new planning powers

Horncastle Town Council has been granted the power to make some planning decisions in the town, after it was agreed by East Lindsey District Council at their Full Council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday). Horncastle Town Council will now become...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East

Letter from Sir Matt in 1968 and film star to open cinema in 1993

This week (July 18 edition) in 1968 ... A number of 90s favourites can be seen in the crowd, including a Bart Simpson t-shirt and a Gremlins Mogwai toy. I opened the letter and read right through it, but I couldn’t really believe it was from him.

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East

Vintage car and motorcycle stolen from Boston area

A red 1964 Porsche car and a green 1976 Harley Davidson motorbike were stolen from the garage of an address in Freiston between 6pm on July 14 and 8.30am on July 15. It is thought the vehicles may have been loaded onto a lorry and transported along...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional East

Lincolnshire Co-op opens £1.6m community hub in Swineshead

A new community hub featuring a food store and a pharmacy has opened in Swineshead today (Thursday), following a major investment from Lincolnshire Co-op. The £1.6 million outlet in High Street has created 15 jobs in the new food store, which features...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional East

80 per cent of parents’ mental health suffered after their time on a neonatal unit

Research has revealed that 80 per cent of parents whose babies were admitted into neonatal care think that their mental health suffered after their experience. The research also highlighted that 35 per cent of parents reported that their mental health...

Thursday, 09:09 in Regional East

‘On our way!’ Foundation work begins on United’s new Quadrant stadium

‘We are on our way’ is the message from Boston United chairman David Newton as foundation work on the club’s new stadium has begun. The £100m Quadrant development will include the football stadium, 500 homes and retail outlets either side of the A16...

Thursday, 07:28 in Regional East

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