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NEW YEAR MESSAGE: Let’s seek out new horizons in 2018 and find reasons to be proud

You will have heard the clichéd phrase New Year, New You. It is usually applied to those who may have overindulged during the festive season and perhaps need to shed a few pounds. But I want to apply this well-worn phrase in a different and slightly extended way – New Year, New You, New Boston.

Opinion
The home of the Salvation Army in Boston.

Learn about Salvation Army at open day in Boston

There will be a chance to learn more about The Salvation Army when the Boston branch of the organisation – a church and a charity – holds an open day on Saturday, July 21.

Whats on
Business Lincolnshire hosted the first #GoDigital18 Conference this week, attracting over 100 local businesses from across Greater Lincolnshire.

Digital Conference attracts over 100 Lincolnshire businesses

Business Lincolnshire hosted the first #GoDigital18 Conference at the University of Lincoln this week, attracting over 100 local businesses from across Greater Lincolnshire.

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Police news

Offender's description released after man is robbed in broad daylight in Boston town centre

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Boston yesterday.

Crime

How the UK is blind to veterans taking their own lives after serving their country

Veterans who end up taking their own lives often go under the radar and are the forgotten victims of war.

Health
Thomas Cowley High School 10 years ago.

Green-fingered pupils create community garden in 2008

Pupils in Donington had transformed an area of their school into a garden 10 years ago.

Lifestyle
NHS

Lincolnshire East CCG offers advice to migraine sufferers

Migraines affect around 8 million people in the UK, and the World Health Organisation has rated it among the most disabling lifetime conditions. But it’s still very much a misunderstood condition, which at its worst can leave people incapacitated for 24 hours – with sufferers often reporting they have to lie down in a darkened room for 2-3 hours.

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Park Community Primary School's reception class learning Taiko drumming 10 years ago.

Lesson in world culture for Boston pupils in 2008

Pupils at Park Community Primary School, in Boston, had been trying out all things international 10 years ago.

Lifestyle
Be safe when you travel abroad.

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Travel safe this summer’

If you’re planning to travel outside the UK during the summer holiday period, Lincolnshire East CCG is recommending you seek advice regarding any vaccinations that you or your family may need well ahead of the trip.

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The foursome in action on their Quadmaran.

Foursome from Boston car dealership set for part on-land, part on-water charity bike ride

A team of colleagues at a Boston car dealership in Boston are just days away from an audacious charity effort, one which will see them ride a four-man bike from Boston to Lincoln, before converting it to travel on water and return along the Witham.

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Tablets are among the new features coming to McDonald's, in Boston.

Chance for child to open new McDonald’s restaurant and win a meal a week for a year

McDonald’s is offering one lucky schoolchild the chance to help launch its new-look restaurant in the town, have a tour of the revamped premises, and – if that was not enough – win vouchers for meal a week for a year.

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Court news

Lincolnshire woman admits GBH on a five month old baby in ‘momentary loss of control’

A woman who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to a baby is to learn her sentence later this year.

Crime

In pictures: double celebration on Pilgrim Hospital ward

A double celebration has been held at a ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, one marking not only the 70th anniversary of the NHS but also a newly acquired top honour.

Health
The choir from Carlton Road Primary School provided some music with their 1960s project.

Pupils celebrate childhood memories in 2008

Pupils from the Boston area helped stage a celebration of childhood memories at the town’s Assembly Rooms 10 years ago.

Lifestyle
Hot and cold food will be available to Boston's first vegan festival.

First vegan festival for Boston

Vegans, vegetarians, and curious meat-eaters are set to gather in Boston for the town’s first vegan festival.

Whats on
Police.

Lincolnshire crime rates have risen at lower level than national trend

Crime rates in Lincolnshire have risen at a lower level than the national trend, according to the latest independently-produced figures.

News

Here’s what PTSD is and its impact on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats.

Politics

Why PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces.
Health
Old Leake Primary School sports day in 1993. Spot the 90s mascots.

Letter from Sir Matt in 1968 and film star to open cinema in 1993

This week (July 18 edition) in 1968 ...

Lifestyle
Planning news

Town Council becomes ‘second in the country’ to be granted new planning powers

Horncastle Town Council has been granted the power to make some planning decisions in the town, after it was agreed by East Lindsey District Council at their Full Council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday).

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