The Standard revealed that despite ministerial backing, bureacrats failed to apply for cash for a new maternity unit for Pilgrim Hospital.
Following a supportive visit by then health minister Andrew Lansley the previous year MP Mark Simmonds had expected the hospital to apply for a share of £300 million for such schemes. However, the authority in charge at the time never did so - leaving the Pilgrim missing out on a lucrative investment.
○ The new owner of the Assembly Rooms Matt Clark successfully submitted an application to change the use of the building which would allow it to be used as a nightclub.
○ A happy couple who had waited thirteen years for children were ‘on top of the world’ when they had triplets.
Kelly and Colin Hoyles (pictured above) gave birth to Freddy, Jack and Bella following their massive wait for children.
○ A new Shopwatch scheme set up in Boston warned thieves they would be ‘shopped’ as they discussed the idea of putting mugshots of prolific offenders in windows.
It would also see the offenders named and shamed.
○ The council announced plans to flag up dog poo - literally! Flags were to be placed in piles of poo in Central Park although it was dropped.