Council’s £100k plans to improve town’s outdoor facilities approved

Boston borough council’s leaders have approved plans to spend around £100,000 on improving the town’s outdoor leisure facilities over the next two years.

Wrangle Primary School pupils in 2008.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Pupil’s handy hygiene posters go on display

Creative pupils from Wrangle Primary School unveiled new artwork at Pilgrim Hospital, in Boston, 10 years ago to promote hand hygiene.

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£18,000 in grants for local events

Grant money totalling £18,000 will be used to support and promote local events in Boston this year - thanks to the Big Local scheme.

Haven High Technology College 10 years ago.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Boston pupils broadcasting message to the world

Pupils at Boston’s Haven High Technology College were broadcasting their message to the world via podcasts on the school’s website 10 years ago.

The Standards coverage of the flooding in Boston in January 1978 also included news that Skegness Pier had been damaged in the storms of that night, with the massive 1,000-seat theatre left marooned.

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1918 and 1978

This week (January 17 edition) in 1918 ...

Pictured, here, 35 years ago this week, are those who arrived early at a childrens party in Wyberton Parish Hall  organised by Wyberton Playing Fields Management Committee.

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1968 and 1983

This week (January 10th edition) in 1968 ...

New York Primary School in December 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Santa goes on strike in New York?

Had industrial action gripped the North Pole in December 2007?

The cost of hiring the same car on your family holiday can vary by up to 245% depending on where you are in the world. EMN-180501-100434001

Revealed: The cheapest and most expensive places to hire a car on your family holiday

The cost of hiring the same car on your family holiday can vary by up to 245% depending on where you are in the world, according to new data from TravelSupermarket.

Find out how far �80 will get you on your next holiday. EMN-180501-095203001

Around the world in £80: Study reveals how far it will take you and the family!

Holidaymakers have been at the mercy of the travel industry in recent weeks, but with half term fast approaching and October named as one of the most popular times of the year for travel1, new research reveals what a budget of £80 can get you - so you don’t have to break the bank on that autumn getaway.

Wrangle Primary School at Chritmas 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Two Yuletide shows at Wrangle school

Wrangle Primary School performed two productions in Christmas 2007.

Hawthorn Tree Primary School at Christmas 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: A Hawthorn Tree Christmas

Here we turn the clock back 10 years (and a few weeks) to Christmas 2007.

Food for charities being collected from Martin's Produce, Boston. Rev Steve Holland with some of the food. EMN-171220-104800001

IN PICTURES: Appeal helps to feed the lonely and vulnerable over Christmas

Charities and community groups across Boston and the rest of the county have collected more than 12 tonnes of food from a Fishtoft warehouse to feed lonely, homeless and vulnerable people over Christmas.

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

'Ear we see Boston schoolchildren taking part in a special carol service at St Botolphs Church, in the town, in 1997.

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1919 and 1977 and snapshots from 1997

This week (December 27 edition) in 1919 ...

Police are publishing the names of suspected drink drivers

Police name Christmas ‘drink-drivers’

Lincolnshire Police officers have released the names of 12 people charged with drink-driving between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, along with others from the surrounding dates.

Blankney Hunt's Boxing Day meeting at Eastgate car park, Sleaford. EMN-171226-151531001

Huge turnout for Boxing Day Blankney hunt meet

There was the usual massive turn out of local supporters to watch the spectacle of the Blankney Hunt as it gathered in Sleaford town centre for its traditional Boxing Day meeting.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Don’t pour your Christmas down the sink

Turkeys, roast potatoes and pigs-in-blankets could cause misery to thousands of Severn Trent customers this festive season as Christmas cooks unwittingly pour fats, oils and greases down the sink and toilet.

The tanker in the North Forty Foot Drain, near Boston, in 1982. EMN-171213-143017001

NOSTALGIA: This week in 1917 and 1982

This week (December 20th edition) in 1917 ...

A motorist takes and passes a breath test during a patrol on Saturday night

First drink-drivers caught under new police campaign named

Lincolnshire Police have started their drink-drive campaign of naming and shaming drivers they charge with the offence with five caught over the weekend.

Pictured 10 years ago (from left), Giles School community arts officer Katie Smith, Giles pupil Catherine Lister, artist Hazel Donnelly, Giles pupils Chantelle Porter and Lisa Trevor next to the finished article.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New-look bus-stop for Old Leake

Villagers in Old Leake had a new-look bus-stop 10 years ago thanks to pupils from Old Leake Primary School and Giles School.

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