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Co-op boosts local good causes

Christmas has come early for two good causes in the Boston area - with funding grants from the Co-op totalling more than £4,400.

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The Beast will soon be treating Lincolnshire roads in the winter season.

Gritters gear up for weekend of wintry weather

With freezing temperatures forecast over the next few days, the county’s gritters are ready to roll.

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Kristina Johnson with her awards.

National awards for nursery staff

Two members of staff at a Lincolnshire nursery founded in Swineshead which also has a base in Boston have won national awards.

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Gas and Electricity bill from British Gas
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Save on your fuels costs by signing up to scheme

Christmas can be an expensive time of year and when it’s cold and the family is all at home for the holidays and the heating is on for days on end the fuel bills can soon rack up.

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Boston Business Awards presentations at Duckworth Motor Group showroom. EMN-170112-121720001

Success celebrated at Boston Business Awards 2017

Business in the town were recognised for their success and customer service at an awards ceremony in Boston last night (Thursday).

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The NatWest is to close its branches in Oundle and Stamford next year.

REVEALED: The full list of Natwest and RBS branches set to close

Royal Bank of Scotland is to close 259 Natwest and RBS branches resulting in 680 job losses after the state-backed lender said more people are choosing to bank online or on mobile.

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Gritters are ready for action today after the firstsnowfall on the Wolds in Lincolnshire. EMN-171130-124221001

Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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Next recall children’s clothing over choking fears

Next recall children’s clothing over choking fears

Next have recalled a pair of children’s coats following the discovery that they could present a choking hazard.

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The community speedwatch group has formed in Cuckfield

New project aims to boost number of US visitors to Lincolnshire

A £500,000 grant from VisitEngland, along with funding from Lincolnshire County Council and other partners, is to be used for a collaborative project to attract US tourists.

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Dealership hailed as a top employer

Dealership hailed as a top employer

A dealership near Boston has been hailed by a national publication as one of the best employers in the country for the car retail sector.

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Store fails test purchase after selling alcohol to 16-year-old volunteers

A Boston store has failed a plainclothes test purchase operation targeting the sale of alcohol and cigarettes after selling alcohol to two 16-year-old police volunteers.

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Visit the website and shout about Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire goes online with new marketing website

It’s become easier for businesses to shout about Lincolnshire and everything the county has to offer thanks to a new website.

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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.

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The pumpkin cannon in action.

Smashing sum from pumpkins

A donation of £1,000 has been made to the Skegness and Burgh le Marsh branch of the NSPCC as proceeds from a pumpkin cannon-based fundraiser.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online.

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Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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Christmas party at Grovesner hotel, Skegness. EMN-171120-134932001

Chance to join in festive meal for 1,000 lonely people

Christmas is coming early for senior residents in the Boston area who are alone over the festive period.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Pictured (from left) Sue Ward-Toynton, sales assistant, stationery (10 years) Jacqui Roberts, restaurant assistant (10 years) Linda Foley, sales assistant, womens accessories (30 years) Jane Green, admin assistant (20 years) Richard Broadhead, managing director (back), and Sue Holland, business support manager (10 years).

Eighty years of dedication recognised

Long service certificates have been presented to five members of staff at Oldrids, in Boston.

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