Opinion

Opinion

OBSERVER: Grand plans that come to nothing

Why is it Boston and the surrounding area seem to have to wait for years before any decisions are made regarding improvements but others in the county don’t? There have been so many things promised to the town over the years yet almost each one of them slowly sinks into oblivion. It was not so long ago that we heard of plans for a marina at the bottom of Fenside Road: there was to be a club house, houses and entertainment. It was to be a ‘gateway’ to the town – then nothing!

News
Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: The future nursing and care workforce

At a time when the NHS is under extreme pressure and also having to cope with a shortage of nurses, it’s incredibly exciting that Lincolnshire was successful in a bid to pilot the training of care staff in the new nursing associate role.

News
Opinion

OBSERVER COLUMN: The real story behind the NHS

I’ve mentioned the Hospital programme on BBC2 before; each week it has shown the real story behind the NHS and hopefully our MPs have been able to take note of what really goes on behind the scenes. Last week’s show, however, brought into sharp focus the ‘problems’ which can be encountered when people from abroad fall ill in this country and take advantage of the fact that they can receive treatment at our hospitals without having to show they have insurance.

News 1
Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: New assessment system is making a difference

W e can’t help it. Accidents, injuries and illnesses happen and there are occasions when you might need to seek help quickly.

Opinion
Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

COLUMN: Determined to ensure Brexit works for us

L ast year the British people voted to leave the European Union. People voted for change and for an opportunity to shape the country’s future. And, the Prime Minister has set out her plan to deliver exactly that.

News
Chris Andrews

COLUMN: One of nature’s true spectacles

Starlings aren’t always everyone’s favourite, writes Dr Chris Andrews.

News
Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Planning to get you home from hospital

This month I’d like to talk about preparing for discharge out of hospital as there’s been lots in the news recently about patients in hospital beds who no longer require hospital care. Pilgrim Hospital has, at times, significant numbers of patients in a similar situation.

News
Andrew Morgan.

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.

News
Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com)

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

News
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.

News
mulled wine

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.

Opinion
Letter

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.

News 3
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.

News
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.

Opinion
Opinion

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!”

Opinion
Opinion

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.

News
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.

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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

Opinion
Load more