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COLUMN: The perils of post privacy on social media

The Mayor of Boston in Lincolnshire was recently called to step down from his role following allegations over potentially offensive comments he made on his private Facebook page. Many readers have since questioned how something posted privately could be used against someone in public office. So we asked PR and Marketing firm and social media experts Shooting Star, based in Lincoln, for their thoughts.

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Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Central England Co-op has today announced that it is putting in place an age limit for sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels.

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Potholes.

Extra £3.3m pledged for roads despite challenging finances

Lincolnshire County Council will today (Friday) consider new proposals to commit extra money to help fill potholes and repair roads.

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Pictured (from left) Scott Maskell, Jamie Maskell, Darren Overton, and Kye Overton.

There’s no business like shoe-business – Boston footwear cleaning venture opens to overwhelming demand

A footwear cleaning venture launched in Boston late last year by a father and son and two brothers from the town is off to a running start.

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Dupree Creative staff with their award for 'Employer of the Year'

Boston woman’s business wins ‘employer of the year’ award

A first-generation company run by a Boston born and bred woman has just scooped ‘Employer of the Year’ at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018.

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The magnetic putty which was available on Amazon

Warnings over toy after young girl ends up in hospital with arsenic poisoning

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning.

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Residents of West End Road, Wyberton, worried about dangers on their road, EMN-180502-163150001

Residents call on parish help over speeding

Concerned residents have called on a parish council to help them with speeding and dangerous motorists on West End Road, in Wyberton.

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IN PICTURES: Your worst potholes in the Boston area

The county council has been given an additional £1.7m to deal with potholes across Lincolnshire - bringing the total to £4.2m funding from the Government for the problem so far – we asked you where the worst in the Boston area are.

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Cutting the chain to officially open the new Screwfix store is Jamie Griffiths (Manager), Stuart Mawson (SP Joinery) and Patrick Lynch (SP Joinery).

Hundreds visit new Screwfix store in town

Screwfix has officially opened in Boston’s Norfolk Street trade park - with ‘hundreds’ of people turning up to see the new store.

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Dog Belle with Tracy's daughter Katy pictured on one of Floors for Paws' flooring ranges.

New firm offers ‘floors for paws’

A new company in Boston has developed and launched a range of flooring specifically designed with pets in mind.

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Pride of Boston and proud of Pen Street, from left Ruth Quinnell of Ruthie Q's lingerie shop, Gill Burns of Cherry Tree Shoes, Jason Brackenbury of Isaacs Furniture Store, and Philip Scarborough of Philip George Hair. EMN-180802-114013001

Pen Street is written up for Pride award

A whole street of businesses is to take the title of Pride of Boston this year as part of an annual awards.

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Duckworth Landrover, Kirton. EMN-180502-163008001

INVESTING IN BOSTON FEATURE PART THREE: Vital figures about the town’s businesses

Clive Gibbon was quick to point out a number of success stores and investments in the town, here are just a few:

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INVESTING IN BOSTON FEATURE PART TWO: ‘We have to be realistic about the changing face of the town centre’

‘We have to be realistic about what’s happening in our town centres and look where bigger investment is coming from’ the economic development manager has said about the changing face of the high street.

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INVESTING IN BOSTON FEATURE PART ONE: Why Boston is now ‘open for business’

The borough council has revealed a new strategy to entice business to the town. With £50million already invested in two years, what more can the council do? Daniel Jaines reports.

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Education

New free courses being run at Boston Library

Free courses are being offered at Boston Library as part of a new project run in Lincolnshire Libraries and funded by the Arts Council England.

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Alcohol

Licence revoked from shop which sold alcohol to 16-year-olds

An off-licence which sold alcohol to 16-year-old volunteer test purchasers has had its licence revoked by Boston Borough Council.

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The main boiler structure under construction EMN-180802-134627001

Cleaning and testing at new power station will see ‘more noise and steam’ later this month

Residents could hear more noise and see more steam during a testing procedure as part of the construction of the new renewable energy power station being built at Riverside Industrial Estate in Marsh Lane, Boston.

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County council highways staff repairing potholes on Moor Lane, Leasingham. EMN-180131-170041001

Extra £1.7 million given to county to deal with potholes - but ‘still more to do’ says council

The county council has been given an additional £1.7m to deal with potholes across Lincolnshire - bringing the total to £4.2m funding from the Government for the problem so far.

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An artist's impression of how the new Lidl store in Boston will look when it opens next week.

Lidl to open new store tomorrow

The new Lidl supermarket in Boston has announced it will open its doors to customers for the first time on Thursday.

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RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

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