Inside this week’s Boston Standard

This week's front page story: Tied and robbed at knifepoint
This week's front page story: Tied and robbed at knifepoint

Here’s a rundown of what’s in store in this week’s Boston Standard, on sale now...

* A town Co-operative store is robbed at knifepoint while a member of staff is tied up

* Stephen Sleaford is to serve a minimum of 23 years after being found guilty of murder, while another trio has been jailed for their part in the case

* A magnifying glass is believed to have caused a conservatory fire in Boston

* A pensioner has died following a crash

* More on the potholes driving our readers round the bend

* Editor’s column over Twitter ban

* A Boston school’s perfect pass rate has put it in the nation’s top 50

* Boston Borough Council has given the go-ahead to a council tax benefit scheme which aims to ‘be fair to everyone’

* A food bank is set to open after being amazed by shoppers generosity

* Professor Mary Beard speaks to The Standard about her comments on Question Time plus reaction to Boston councillor’s visit to Westminster to discuss immigration issues.

* And Boston’s birth rate is up by 50 per cent

*IN SPORT: Boston United boss Graham Drury believes the Pilgrims have a chance to improve while Nick Maddison shows he’s a tough guy.

*PLUS: Grab a free blow dry and ten minutes on a fitness machine at Sylvias’ in Kirton.