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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight grounded due to engine issues ahead of first ever Scampton airshow

Most of the Coningsby-based Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue, it’s been announced

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Longhurst Group chief executive, Julie Doyle

Housing group is up for six awards

One of the area’s largest housing groups has been shortlisted in six categories at a national awards ceremony.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Cadets recognised at awards evening

A presentation evening was held to honour Air Cadets at 17 Squadron Coningsby.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Two thirds of migrants in Boston want to see more done to bring communities together, research finds

Two thirds of migrants living in Boston think immigration is talked about negatively and would like to see more action to bring together local communities together, research released today has found.

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Boston Community Police Inspector Andy Morrice.

Cooking up plans to host food festival in market

Boston’s Community Police Inspector has told councillors of his plans to arrange a food market for locally-based restaurants.

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Boston and Skegness MP backs street lighting consultation and calls on residents to get involved

The MP for Boston and Skegness has called on residents to ‘put forward their concerns’ to a consultation on street lighting announced by Lincolnshire County Council yesterday (Tuesday).

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Scrutiny committee to review county council decision to switch off street lights

Following months of criticism and security concerns locally after the county council’s decision to turn off street lights in some areas after midnight in a money-saving drive, the matter is to be reviewed.

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Digs to take place at wind farm

Archaeologists are set to start work investigating some of the historic landscape around the planned Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm which includes a substation at Bicker Fen.

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Boston council take tough stance on bins after refuse collector’s close call with hypodermic needles

Boston council take tough stance on bins after refuse collector’s close call with hypodermic needles

An incident in which a binman had to undergo medical checks after a close call with used needles hidden inside a recycling bin has led to a tough stance by Boston Borough Council on dealing with waste.

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Do you recognise any of these men?

Urinating, spitting, littering and fly-tipping! CCTV released in council investigations

CCTV has been released in a bid to identifying several people Boston Borough Council has caught littering, spitting, urinating and fly-tipping in the town.

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Town bidding for hat-trick of In Bloom golds

Town bidding for hat-trick of In Bloom golds

East Midlands in Bloom judges tour Boston to consider if town deserves its third, consecutive gold award in annual scheme

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FEATURE: A taste of European food brings communities together

Some amazing tastes of European food were available at a Lincolnshire European Supermarket recently and food writer James Waller-Davies went along to try out some of the delicacies on offer and sniff out some new recipes...

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Warning over unofficial sellers after couple sold ‘potentially unsafe’ generator in car park

The county council is warning people not to buy items from unofficial sellers after a couple bought a ‘potentially unsafe generator’ in a Lincolnshire town car park.

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Bid to mark 100th year of town park

Bid to mark 100th year of town park

Plans are being drawn up for major improvements at Boston’s Central Park to make its centenary in two years’ time.

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Lincolnshire Police gun amnesty sees 117 weapons handed in - including a hand grenade!

A week-long gun amnesty run by Lincolnshire Police in an effort to make the county’s streets safer has resulted in 117 weapons being handed in.

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Road closed for assessment after ‘void’ appears

A road was closed off last night after a ‘void’ the ‘width of a dustbin lid’ appeared in the centre of the carriageway.

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ARE YOU READY TO PARTY? Boston Borough Council confirms plans to ‘bring back Party in the Park’

ARE YOU READY TO PARTY? Boston Borough Council confirms plans to ‘bring back Party in the Park’

Let’s party! Boston Borough Council has confirmed it is looking to bring back the popular annual Party in the Park event.

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Matt Warman.

MP working to ‘ensure Boston has the backing to push forward bypass’ following Government funding announcement

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has pledged to continue to lobby the Government for more investment in the area’s roads following the announcement of ‘bypass funding’ today (Wednesday).

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