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COLUMN: Andrew Morgan - Help us make NHS best it can be

A very happy New Year to all of our readers! I hope the first couple of weeks of the New Year are continuing to pass smoothly with any resolutions still intact.

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COLUMN: Four colly birds.... the real meaning

Yes, I know Christmas is now gone. The decorations are down, the last turkey sandwiches have been eaten. So why am I referencing a carol? Writes Dr Chris Andrews

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Our plans are in place for winter

Staff at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston have worked really hard to prepare for winter and I’m pleased our plans are in place, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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TASTE OF LINCOLNSHIRE: Mulling over a festive tipple

There’s a fabulous scene in the 1999 version of A Christmas Carol where Scrooge’s nephew plunges a red-hot poker from the fire into a large bowl of waiting wine. The bowl erupts into a steaming, spiced caldron of Smoking Bishop and the festive revelries begin.

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COLUMN: What 2017 holds for you

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, it seems a good time to reflect on what has changed in the past year and what we might expect to see in the year ahead.

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Craig Leyland.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Coun Craig Leyland, Leader of East Lindsey District Council

It is hard to believe that we are about to celebrate Christmas and that a year has passed in the blink of an eye...a year in which we, as an authority, have had to make many difficult decisions.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Be prepared for the festive season

As we approach the festive season, I write to you for the final time this year. In this month’s column I would like to encourage you to be prepared and make the right choices regarding your care this Christmas, writes Andrew Morgan.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: The council ‘don’t like it up ‘em!’

After reading Coun Paul Skinner’s letter last week I immediately thought of the catchphrase of L/C Jones from Dad’s Army: “They don’t like it up ’em!”

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OBSERVER: Two sides to the Christmas story?

Well, the town centre may not have been flooded with Christmas lights, but it certainly got the town talking.

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Grantham Journal letter.

OBSERVER: Guilty of criticism, but not negativity

Almost everyone has access to the internet these days, and it’s amazing what you can find.

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Tool will help the sickest patients

The summer clothes are packed away and the winter woolies are out as we do our best to plan for the extra pressures that winter brings.

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Grantham Journal letter.

OBSERVER: Barrier doesn’t sound imminent

A couple of things caught my attention last week: first, the story in the paper about a public inquiry into the Boston Barrier flood scheme.

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Boston: Matthew Herd

COLUMN: Inheritance Tax rights

If you’re feeling generous, how about saving 40% inheritance tax (IHT)? This article takes a brief look at what IHT exemptions are available in respect of gifts of cash made from your assets.

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Coun Patricia Bradwell. EMN-161105-095048001

COLUMN: Give your view on Wellbeing Service

I must encourage readers to give their views about a successful service that helps people stay independent at home.

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Dr Suneil Kapadia, Medical Director of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. EMN-160718-123342001

COLUMN: Stay healthy with a simple flu jab

The air is starting to get a little colder and the dark nights are drawing in which means winter is coming.

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Michele Coe-Baxter.

COLUMN: It’s time to address your cyber security

A recent seminar held at our office in Boston revealed that several of the businesses in the room had been affected by cyber crime.

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Grantham Journal letter.

OBSERVER: Another duplication of services is ahead

‘Boston votes for powers to be handed down from government’ was the proud headline on the council website last week with the news that the cabinet had voted to join all the other councils in Lincolnshire to become one authority – and in the process decide to have an elected mayor.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: We’re celebrating our great teams

Over the past few weeks we have been proud to celebrate some fantastic achievements at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), writes Andrew Morgan.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: Boston? Sorry, never heard of it

I asked last week if Boston’s county councillors were pushing our case for any investment in the same way it appeared other county councillors were.

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COLUMN: Autumn sets the scene for next year

All the leaves are brown and the skies are grey. So sang the Mamas and the Papas in their 1965 hit California Dreamin’, writes Dr Chris Andrews. But why do we see the change in colours at this time of year?

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