William Lovell Academy leaders told by Ofsted they have ‘let pupils down’ and left school ‘in a state of flux’ as watchdog rates it ‘inadequate’

Leaders at William Lovell Church of England Academy have been told they have ‘let pupils down’ and ‘left the school in a state of flux’ after an Ofsted inspection graded it ‘inadequate’ across the board and recommended it as requiring special measures.


VIDEO: Boston pub owner hits back at hygiene claims after 'isolated' incident involving rat in toilet

A Boston pub owner has hit back after pictures and video on social media appeared to show a rat emerging from a pub toilet.

Matt Warman

‘Twitter showed me what being mansplained feels like’ – MP says he had ‘small flood of abuse’ after Tweeting support for women’s march

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has told his fellow Members of Parliament of the ‘small flood of abuse’ he received after Tweeting in support of Care International’s #March4Women event on Sunday.

Street lighting

Earlier switch-ons and extended coverage suggested as part of street-light change discussion after county gives dim view

Lights switching on earlier and extended coverage in places with a busy night-time economy were some of the suggestions made by councillors scrutinising residents’ mostly negative reaction to changes today (Thursday).

Street lights

Boston ‘most negative’ about street light changes but Lincolnshire has a dim-view as a whole

Boston has reacted the most negatively to street light changes in Lincolnshire, county councillors are set to be told at a meeting next Thursday.

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush, Deputy Mayor Coun Barrie Pierpoint, and councillors Stephen Ball and Anton Dani have created a new political group the Bostonian Independents Groupe on the council. EMN-180216-093503001

New group claims to have BiG plans for Boston

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush, his deputy Coun Barrie Pierpoint and two other councillors have announced a new ‘independent group’ on the council.

The Mayor of Boston prior to leaving the chamber.

“I am the Mayor until told otherwise” - Coun Brian Rush stays defiant

“I’m the Mayor and no-one has told me any different, I will be the Mayor of Boston until someone tells me otherwise,” Coun Brian Rush has told The Standard this morning (Tuesday), after councillors last night called on him to step down from the role.

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush.

Councillors call on the Mayor of Boston to step down and threaten to remove council support if he does not

Councillors have tonight (Monday) called on the Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush to step down from his role following criticism over posts he made on Facebook.

Boston Borough Council leader Coun Michael Cooper

Council leader denies authority members will not meet with Muslims as he defends ‘widespread’ call for Mayor’s resignation

Boston Borough Council’s leader has rubbished claims made by the town’s mayor that councillors did not want to meet with Muslims as he defended members’ decision to call for Coun Brian Rush to step down from his role.

Poppy sadly had to be euthanised on Wednesday after she was shot with an air rifle, shattering her spinal cord. Photo: Declan Reed EMN-180202-141320001

Second cat in two weeks killed after being shot by air rifle

Another warning of ‘sick people living in our town’ has gone out after a beloved family pet had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle in Boston - just a over a week after a similar case in Leverton.

A shot from the CCTV suite at Boston Borough Council put out by the authority to show the level of the water.

All clear given to Boston as tidal surge passes safely

Businesses and residents preparing for potential flooding following a tidal surge this evening (Thursday) have been given the 'all clear' by authorities.

VIDEO: Chestnut Homes and Boston United boss says 'stadium will be started this year' as new showhomes officially launch Quadrant development

The Quadrant development has been officially launched with the opening of four new showhomes today (Thursday) as ministers approve £3.5million of funding for the project and bosses promise the new stadium will be started this year.
A flood alert has been issued.

Flood alert issued for River Witham, Haven and Wash

A flood alert is in force for the Boston area tonight (Thursday), with high water forecast and a precautionary warning going out to waterside properties between Town bridge and Haven Bridge.

One of the Ark Wildlife Park signs which was damaged.

Animal park owners angered and saddened after visitor signs ‘damaged’

Owners of an animal sanctuary have reacted with anger after signs were damaged by vandals, costing them £2,000.


Community group’s football practice cancelled as pitches damaged by ‘joy riders’

‘Opportunist joy riders’ have forced a town football group to cancel their training this week after joy riding across a pitch at Boston Town Football Club.

Parts of the windmill have been cordoned off following the damage.

Owner positive Sibsey Trader Mill restoration project will go on following damage

‘Life goes on’ - Sibsey Trader Mill’s manager says they are not going to be downbeat about damage caused by strong winds last week.


VIDEO: Environment minister breaks the ground to officially start new Boston Flood Barrier works

The Governments Floods Minister has officially started the construction of the new £100 million Boston Barrier today (Monday) by breaking ground at the site.

Parts of the windmill have been cordoned off following the damage.

Sibsey's landmark windmill damaged during high winds

Sibsey Trader Mill has suffered severe damage and faces a major loss of income following the high winds on Thursday morning, The Standard has been told.

Former Coun Maureen Dennis

Councillor steps down after 20 years

A Boston borough councillor and former Mayor has said her decision to step down was ‘not taken lightly’.

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