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Sports Editor’s Blog: Don’t rain on England’s World Cup parade

The last snippet of ticker tape had barely fluttered to the floor following England’s second World Cup success in a year than the nay-saying began.

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OBSERVER: It’s a ‘council tax rise’ that’s not on

A few weeks ago I mentioned my concern that the additional money Boston residents have to pay to the Town Area Committee via their council tax was being used by the council for events that were not truly ‘town resident-only’ based.

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COLUMN: Seal the deal with a nature cruise

Have you seen a seal? They really are one of our most engaging animals, with their big brown eyes and sometimes almost human mannerisms.

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Andrew Morgan.

COLUMN: Our NHS - it’s the people that count

With the NHS turning the grand age of 69 last week, it seems only right we should give a (slightly belated) nod to its birthday.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: Confident of the right deal for all

Nobody can pretend that the election produced the result the Conservatives wanted – but now more than ever we need a united government that focuses solely on the task of getting Brexit done.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: One year on from Brexit, ‘it is vital we get it right’

Today (Friday) is exactly one year since the European Union Referendum. To mark the occasion, The Standard asked Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman to give his thoughts on Brexit and it’s progress since June 23, 2016 when the country voted to leave the Union.

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Andrew Morgan

It’s been an eventful month for us all

Although it is only a month since my last column, it has certainly proved to be a very eventful one.

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COLUMN: Look out there’s an owl on the prowl

A couple of years ago there was a national poll to discover which bird was felt by the public to best represent the UK. Maybe no real surprise, the robin won, but did you see which bird came second? It was the barn owl.

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FOOD COLUMN: Summer itself in a tasty dish

Summer is just about poking its nose through the door and venturing out into the sunshine. After teasing us with mid-twenties temperatures back at the start of April, summer has been slow in coming. After an arid month, last week saw parts of Lincolnshire as the wettest place in the country. Hardly the weather to inspire the summer kitchen.

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Matthew Herd

COLUMN: Beware expenses and benefits traps misconception

A lot of employers acknowledge the work employees do and want to reimburse them for their time in order to maintain a good working relationship. However, there are many misconceptions amongst employers when it comes to Income Tax and National Insurance on expenses and benefits provided to employees.

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OBSERVER: Not everyone has use of social media

Do you ever get the feeling the county council is doing its best to ruin Boston completely? Funnily enough, at the height of the recent election, and no doubt hoping the new ‘rules’ wouldn’t be noticed in all the excitement(!), it was announced there were to be simpler rules for parking in the Market Place.

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Jan Sobieraj

COLUMN: Thank you for your understanding since the cyber attack

Following last weekend’s cyber attack on health services, which affected systems across United Lincolnshire Hospital’s Trust, the chief executive Jan Sobieraj has written a letter of thanks.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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COLUMN: Helping people talk about mental health

I felt mixed emotions when Prince Harry recently spoke out about seeking help to deal with the grief and trauma of losing his mother as a child, 20 years after her death.

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More of living off the Lincoln crumbs

Well, the people have voted; or have they? The county council elections have given the ‘blues’ more or less a complete mandate to do whatever they like in the county and with Bostonians taking to the polls in their hordes (about 30%) it seems that despite getting very little service from Lincoln, no one really cares.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Help us recognise nurses

There is a special celebration taking place tomorrow (Friday) and I would be delighted if you could join us.

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Working hard to rectify concerns

April was a challenging month for the Trust. The CQC report was published following an inspection last October.

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My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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OBSERVER: At least we know they work so hard

I see we’re back to the Care Quality Commission report criticising Pilgrim Hospital and telling them, once again, they are ’inadequate’ although of the five areas quoted only two had this designation. Overall the CQC has put the Lincolnshire Trust into special measures.

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COLUMN: The times they are a changin’...

Somehow I doubt that Bob Dylan was talking about the start of a new tax year when he wrote the original but the sentiment rings very true.

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