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2013 REVIEW: July - Immigration, hospital special measures, bus pass

Albert Cuppleditch with his bus pass and Tony Skipworth, the bus driver who helped him get it.

Albert Cuppleditch with his bus pass and Tony Skipworth, the bus driver who helped him get it.

Boston Borough Council Mayor Coun Paul Kenny wanted the authority to have more power over immigration issues.

The demand came after the latest statistics which showed a population jump of non-UK born residents from 1,727 in 2001 to 9,790 in 2011. The increase – 8,063 – was 467 per cent and was the biggest rise in the region.

○ The Standard helped a pensioner to get a bus pass so he didn’t have to pay to get in and out of.

Seventy-seven-year-old Albert Cuppleditch regularly made trips into town from his home in Old Leake, but was having to pay.

When the Standardwas told this by driver Tony Skipworth (pictured with Mr Cuppleditch) we worked with Lincolnshire County Council to get him a bus pass.

○ The trust in charge of Pilgrim Hospital was put in special measures by the Government after a review into high death rates.

United Lincolnshire NHS Hospital Trust was one of 11 given the rating.

The steps meant the hospital was partnered with a better performing one and an external ‘hit-squad’ was sent in.

○ Unusual posters were put up around town to ‘encourage’ people not to urinate in public. They were written in several different languages.

 

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