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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.

Annual exemption

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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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OBSERVER COLUMN: Why is it that Lincoln always takes priority?

It’s refreshing to see that one group in Boston is fighting for services to be retained in the town – and putting their case forward in a strong way. I refer to the Boston focus group and their work in fighting for the future of Pilgrim Hospital. Last week’s report highlighted their reaction to the government’s response to their petition to stop Pilgrim being downgraded.

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Dr Kapadia Suneil.

COLUMN: £25m invested in upgrading hospital sites across Lincolnshire

We have been reflecting on the extremely hard work our staff have been doing as we prepare for the upcoming visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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OBSERVER: Add more gems and make boards sparkle

I have to say that the recent installation of notice boards in various parts of the centre of the town has been one of the better ideas from our ‘leaders.’ They – the boards! – are quite informative and not too over-sized to be a nuisance on market days.

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COLUMN: A closer look at the yaffling woodpecker

Hello again! Chris from the RSPB reserves of Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore, here again with your look at what is happening in the natural world in and around Boston. After looking at flowers last time, we’re back to the birds. I’d like to look at what is becoming an increasingly common garden bird, the woodpecker.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: It’s time for action –and fewer meetings

Borough Council meetings and minutes have been a fascination of mine for a number of years – sad, I know, but it’s often interesting to read how or why decisions are made which reflect eventually on all ratepayers. It’s often said that councils seem to move slowly in making decisions for one reason or another, and minutes of an Environment & Performance Committee meeting held on 30 June this year seem to bear this out.

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Andrew Morgan.

COLUMN: Stay healthy in winter

Without meaning to make the summer a distant memory so soon, winter is coming, writes Andrew Morgan.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: It’s vital we get the Boston barrier right

Anyone who saw the devastation caused by the tidal surge in 2013 will know that the Boston Flood Barrier can’t come soon enough, writes Matt Warman.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: It’s time for action over market future

Over the past few years I have commented many times on the apparent loss of many of the market stalls which used to be in the Market Place and on The Green.

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Dr Suneil Kapadia.

COLUMN: How to keep your cool in the hot weather

Here at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to provide consistently excellent and safe patient-centred care, through highly skilled, committed and compassionate staff working together, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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