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Lincolnshire council leaders take fight for a fair funding deal to House of Commons

County council leader Coun Martin Hill will today (Wednesday) be joining Lincolnshire MPs in a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss getting a better funding deal for the area.

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Into Town bus on Strait Bargate, Boston. EMN-170910-102915001

Into Town buses to be discussed

Councillors on a town committee have asked the authority’s leaders to meet with bosses of the Into Town bus service for talks about re-routing the service away from Strait Bargate.

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The Boston Borough Council building.

Councils offer tips on getting rid of rubbish

In the last year, Boston Borough Council has cleared 1,050 incidents of fly-tipping according to the latest figures from the authority.

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Matt Warman, Sir Edward Leigh, Victoria Atkins and Dr. Caroline Johnson met with Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Lincolnshire MPs meet with minister over fair funding campaign

Sir Edward Leigh, the veteran Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough constituency, has taken part in a meeting with other Lincolnshire MPs and the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, about the important issue of getting a fairer funding deal from central government for local government in Lincolnshire.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

D-Day for the future of the Cattle Market

A highly anticipated decision on the future of Louth’s Cattle Market will be made tonight (Wednesday), almost four years to the day since the site was first put on the market.

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Garfits Lane playing field. Lee Vacey EMN-170910-103055001

Field of our dreams - hopes new use for Garfits Lane will improve facility

The manager of a local football club has said the use of the playing field his side calls home by Boston United ‘can only help the site’.

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The interior of Skidbrooke Church. Photo by Pete Creasy

Lincolnshire’s Top 8 terrifying and bizarre paranormal cases

From ghost sightings and ‘demonic’ hauntings to UFOs caught on military radar - Lincolnshire has been a hotbed of all things paranormal over the years.

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UKIP members meet new leader

UKIP members meet new leader

Delegates from Boston’s UKIP party were among the first to greet new leader Henry Bolton after his selection.

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Boston Borough Council's finance portfolio holder Coun Aaron Spencer

Cost of ‘serial complainers’ tops £16,000

The annual cost of dealing with ‘serial complainers’ has equated to Boston Borough Council’s tax income from around 90 Band A households according to the authority’s leading finance figure.

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Alan Duncan. File photo. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150911-095525001

Boston Brexit voters under fire during minister’s speech in America

Boston Brexit voters have come under fire from a serving minister who accused members of the working class of throwing a ‘tantrum’ over immigration levels.

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UPDATE: RAF Typhoons deployed to intercept ‘suspected hoax security alert’

Typhons from RAF Coningsby were launched to intercept a Ryanair aircraft flying in from Lithuania and escort it to Stansted Airport this morning (Wednesday) following a ‘suspected hoax security alert’.

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Anna Soubry appeared on Question Time broadcast from Boston in 2013 along with, Emily Thornberry, then UKIP leader Nigel Farage, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and author Vicky Pryce. Read more at: http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/question-time-will-be-back-in-town-1-7587912 EMN-160917-153308001

‘Fit, young’ migrant men are ‘not clogging up Boston’s services and housing’, says former Tory minister

A former Tory minister has told a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference that it was a ‘myth’ that ‘fit, young’ migrant men in Boston were putting pressure on public services.

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Boston Guildhall. EMN-170925-105915001

New Mayflower 400 tours set to bring tourists to Boston

Boston’s tourism industry appears to be sailing towards new opportunities as the town has attracted the attention of tour operators.

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The former Clarks closed its doors last year.

Canadian coffee store plans submitted for former Clarks shoe shop

A Canadian coffee company could be set to open its sixth new store in the UK in Boston – joining others in Birmingham, Manchester and London – at the site of a former shoe shop.

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The designs submitted to Boston Borough Council's planning department showing the density of houses.

1,200-home plan submitted to Boston Borough Council

Plans to build more than 1,200 homes on the outskirts of Boston over the next 15 years have been submitted to the Boston council.

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Spalding restaurant’s alcohol licence revoked due to it operating as a club

A restaurant in Spalding has had its alcohol licence revoked.

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PICTURES: Service and parade pay tribute to heroes of Battle of Britain

A service and parade through Boston yesterday (Sunday) paid tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain on September 15, 1940.

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The Boston Borough Council building.

Council leaders give three-year health strategy the green light

A new strategy aiming to fight preventable health and wellbeing issues over the next three years has been approved by councillors.

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Store’s licence revoked for second time after discovery of smuggled goods

Store’s licence revoked for second time after discovery of smuggled goods

A Boston store has had its licence revoked for the second time in two years after smuggled goods were seized from the premises by police.

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Weather warning

Borough council issues advice ahead of severe weather expected tonight

Boston Borough Council has issued advice for the severe weather expected tonight (Tuesday), which could see westerly winds of up to 75mph hit the area between midnight and 6am tomorrow (Wednesday).

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