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Man imported weapons to protect girlfriend from ‘killer clowns’ following internet craze

A man who imported prohibited weapons, did so because his girlfriend was afraid of being attacked by clowns after seeing images of such incidents on Facebook, a court has been told.

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Sheep installation on the Wide Bargate roundabout in Boston.

Baa-rgate shepherd and sheep artwork reinstalled - in steel

Bargate roundabout has had its new flock of sheep, shepherd and dog returned - this time in steel.

UKIP's Robin Hunter-Clarke (centre) with Neil and Christine Hamilton at the May 2015 election count.

UKIP candidate will stand for Wales

The former Boston and Skegness candidate for UKIP has confirmed he will be taking the fight to Labour in the June 8 General Election... in Wales.

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Tommy Walden, Michelle Bradley and Emma Porter are among 10 sentenced today in connection with an armed robbery in Newark.

Three Boston people among 10 sentenced in connection with Newark armed robbery

Three people from Boston are among ten that have been today (Wednesday), been sentence to a combined total of more than 80 years in prison following an armed robbery in Newark.

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Trust in court after patient died having been impaled on hospital equipment, jury hears

A hospital patient died when he fell while in a lifting hoist and was impaled on part of the equipment, a jury heard.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Who’s standing for your ward?

Forty-six candidates are standing for election across the 10 Lincolnshire County Council Divisions within Boston Borough, East Lindsey and South Holland District Councils which cover Boston and the surrounding areas.


East Midlands ‘most tolerant’ of migrants but ‘hate EU budget’ according to new report

A new report has claimed that people in the East Midlands are the only English region to be pro-European-immigration, but says that residents ‘hate funding Brussels’.

Education news

Schools lose out on funding in Lincolnshire as one Boston academy predicted to lose more than £1m by 2019/20

A teacher’s trade union is claiming that schools across Lincolnshire will be almost £45 million worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16 – with one school in Boston said to be losing out by more than £1 million.

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017: What we know for Boston and Skegness so far

Since last Tuesday’s announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Standard’s reporters have been speaking to party representatives and former candidates for Boston and Skegness - here’s what we know so far.

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Ian Johnson at the start of the Boston Marathon.

Turning 54 with marathon charity run

A Swineshead man has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by running a marathon on his 54th birthday.

Woolworths, Boston, closing the shutters for the final time in 2008.

Could Woolworths be set to return to Boston after former boss makes admission?

Woolworths, which for years had a store in Boston town centre, could be set to make a comeback to the British high street almost 10 years since the retailer shut its doors after collapsing.

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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The new addition at Drayton Motors, Swineshead.

New valet bay at expanding car dealership

A car dealership near Boston has opened a new £50,000 valet bay.

Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Lincolnshire

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Lincolnshire to appear on the show.

Coming soon to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park ... Zuri.

Black panther set for Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

A black panther is to become the latest paw-some addition to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Friskney.


VIDEO: Typhoons take off on NATO mission

Four RAF Typhoon fighter jets took off from RAF Coningsby earlier today (Monday) to reinforce NATO patrols above the skies of Eastern Europe.

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Annual memorial cup to kick-off fundraising in aid of cancer research

A charity football match tonight (Monday) will aim to raise money in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Mason Brothers has expansion plans.

Eyes to the future following sad loss

A logistics firm in Swineshead has taken on another business in the village, helping sure up its future following the sad death of a partner there last year.

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