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‘Proud gentleman Elliot’ faces being cremated as ‘unidentified’

A Boston man known only as ‘Elliot’, despite being well-known in the town, faces being cremated as ‘unidentified’ if no information about who he was comes to light.

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Time to make town Blooming marvelous

The effects of the work of keen volunteers in the town are starting to bloom as preparations get under way for an annual competition which this year hopes to take Boston national.

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Lincolnshire Police are looking to identify this male.

CCTV released in police appeal for information

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident in Boston.

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Woman rescued from mud bank after becoming stuck near Freiston Shore

A female had to be rescued from a mud bank near Freiston Shore yesterday afternoon (Monday).

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RAF Typhoon fighter jet.

Typhoon set to replace Lancaster in Dambusters 75th anniversary celebrations after wind cancels planned flight

A Typhoon from RAF Coningsby is set to help mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters most famous raids today after a planned flight by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster was cancelled due to wind conditions.

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Michaela Cox and Alex Mills are getting married the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Couple set to have royal day of their own as they join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in celebrating their nuptials

Prince Harry and his bride-to-be American actress Meghan Markle will not be the only ones walking down the aisle this Saturday (May 19).

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VIDEO: Campaigners react to meeting over Children's Services at Boston Grammar School

A heated meeting at Boston Grammar School last night saw campaigners, councilors and members of the public put their views on proposed changes to Children's Services at Pilgrim Hospital.

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VIDEO: Panelists react to meeting over Children's Services at Boston Grammar School

A heated meeting at Boston Grammar School last night saw campaigners, councilors and members of the public put their views on proposed changes to Children's Services at Pilgrim Hospital.

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Police are appealing for information about this man on a bike.

Do you know this man? Police launch CCTV appeal after clothing stolen from Marks and Spencer

Police are appealing for information on a man they would like to speak to in connection to the theft of clothing from Marks and Spencer in Boston.

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The May Fair has begun to arrive.

May Fair begins to arrive in town

Showmen from Boston’s May Fair have begun setting up for the ever-popular annual event which begins this weekend.

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The incident on April 14 took place on West Street, Boston.

Police appeal for witnesses to incident linked to recent stabbing

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to an incident they believe was linked to a stabbing in Boston last weekend.

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A map of where the Boston Distributor Road could go.

CAMPAIGN: Distributor road on the Government’s radar after being discussed in Parliament

Boston’s MP has put The Standard’s campaign for funding to be drawn down for a £100 million investment for the new Boston Distributor Road on the Government’s radar after questioning the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons today (Tursday).

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Pilgrim Hospital

Children’s services are ‘fragile’ says trust

A statement from the trust which runs the county’s hospitals has said children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital are ‘fragile’ adding they were ‘currently safe, but we may not be able to maintain all services at the hospital’.

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Police are investigating a stabbing on West Street, in Boston.

UPDATE: Teen arrested after man stabbed in Boston

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man on West Street, in Boston yesterday (Saturday).
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CAMPAIGN: Haulage industry joins campaign to drive £100 million bid for road funding forward!

Following the launch of the Transport for Boston campaign last week, The Standard had been in touch with the Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and their members to gather their support for the new distributor road.

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Boston Borough Council ‘has no gender pay gap’ says report

Boston Borough Council has published its statutory pay gap calculations where it has found there is no gender pay gap in terms of median hourly rate.

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Travellers could face imprisonment or fines under new council powers.

Illegal traveller encampments to face prison or £2k fine under new powers

Illegal traveller encampments could face up to two years in prison or a £2,000 fine under new powers given to Boston Borough Council by the High Court yesterday (Tuesday)

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Grammar school rated ‘Good’ in majority of areas - but still requires improvement

Boston Grammar School has said it has been told it ‘still requires improvement’ following a recent Ofsted inspection but leaders have today (Thursday) said progress had been made and the school was rated ‘Good’ in areas.

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Drugs.

Warning after heroin mixed with fentanyl leads to medical episodes in town

Medical episodes sparked by strain of heroin mixed with fentanyl coming to Boston have led to warnings from the emergency services and public health officials today (Thursday).

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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’

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.

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