Inside this week’s Boston Standard

September 19 front
September 19 front

Here’s a look at what’s inside this week’s edition of the Boston Standard:

*One in eight Boston kids are obese before they even start school - we highlight the latest shocking figures and offer some help with a FREE junior gym session at the PRSA

*Call for action to tackle trouble around town’s Herbert Ingram Memorial

*Thousands could face bigger council tax bills following big benefits shakeup

*Drivers caused death of sisters in crash

*Meet Percy the ‘celebrity parrot’

*Sex offender was caught by victim

*Town scoops unexpected silver in impressive bloom award showing

*Town reflects at Battle of Britain service

*Rent-a-room bid as part of five-year housing plan

*Disabled campaigners call for help to make town less ‘unfriendly’

*Man on life sentence walked out of open prison after ‘coming under pressure to break rules’

*Search for cash to help community event to continue

*Man stole from neighbour after checking with child that they were out

*Council hails finances - but warns tough times are still ahead

*Smokers urged to kick the habit during ‘Stoptober’

*Doctor’s surgery plans outdoor surgery at market

*Couple mark blue sapphire anniversary

*We feature three more classes of new starters

*IN SPORT - Jason Lee braced for a tough test against John Beck’s Kettering in the FA Cup

*WIN - VIP tickets to see film star Danny Dyer at Afterdark plus your last chance to enter our Top Tots contest and voting continues for the Customer Service Boston Business Award