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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.

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Lincolnshire County Council remains committed to Boston distributor road

Lincolnshire County Council is still committed to a distributor road for Boston, according to a senior county councillor.

Transport
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Last minute ‘snags’ delay opening of North Sea Observatory

Works to iron out last minute ‘snags’ will need to be carried out before the new North Sea Observatory attraction can be opened to the public, say council officials.

Business
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UPDATE: Lincolnshire PCC ‘stunned and appalled’ after new upskirting law is blocked

UPDATE: Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, said on Friday evening: “This Bill had cross Party support and has been frustrated by a single individual who appears to object to the principle of Private Members Bills rather that the content of the Bill itself.

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These teddies have already sold out across local Co-op stores. But there is a chance to win them in their upcoming competitions.

Lincolnshire Co-Op drumming up support for armed forces charities.

As the RAF marks its 100th birthday this year, and to recognise the dedication of service people past and present, Lincolnshire Co-op is raising money for the Royal British Legion and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Councillors have said progress has been made by Thames Ambulance Service since an improvement plan was put in place by Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

Health
Approved warehouse conversion plan ‘would be an opportunity for Boston’

Approved warehouse conversion plan ‘would be an opportunity for Boston’

Plans to convert a Boston warehouse site into 61 apartments have been approved.

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Allotment plots set to become a wildlife haven

Three flood-prone plots at Wyberton Low Road Cuckoo allotment site are to be turned into a community area and haven for wildlife.

Environment
‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

The MP for Boston and Skegness said that he set up a meeting between the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the county’s council leaders to see if there was a way to “rejuvenate” the Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal.

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Poland’s culture ‘very similar’ to England’s say Boston pupils after exchange first for country

Pupils at two Boston schools have said Poland’s culture is ‘very similar’ to England after they took part in the country’s first UK-wide Polish exchange programme following a chance meeting in a council corridor.

Education
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Time to make town Blooming marvelous

The effects of the work of keen volunteers in the town are starting to bloom as preparations get under way for an annual competition which this year hopes to take Boston national.

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Senior county councillors support streetlight review recommendations for Lincolnshire

Senior county councillors have supported recommendations for new strategies to measure the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s streetlight switch-off across the county.

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Pictured, from left, are: Kaley Boothby, Boston College; Matt Warman, Boston and Skegness MP; Frank Hanson, GLAA Policy Officer; Victoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding, Vulnerability and Women; Mark Heath, GLAA Deputy Director of Business Change; Jo Maher, Boston College Principal

Modern slavery and labour exploitation on college’s curriculum as part of pilot project

A Lincolnshire college is set to take part in a pilot project which will see it join forces with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to teach its students about modern slavery and labour exploitation.

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Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Senior county councillors will consider new strategies to measure the impact of the controversial switch-off of thousands of streetlights in Lincolnshire.

Crime
Boston Borough Council offices.

Help with HMO licence rules

The council has started contacting landlords and letting agents following the introduction of new Government legislation which will see those renting houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) with five or more people from different households being required to apply for a licence,

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Invitation for bids to run council services

Expressions of interest are to be invited from companies interested in helping run some of Boston Borough Council’s services.

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Flower show plans fail to bloom

Flower show plans fail to bloom

A planned flower show has been nipped in the bud before it could bloom following a lack of interest from exhibitors.

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Councillors set to decide on warehouse apartments plan

Councillors set to decide on warehouse apartments plan

Councillors in Boston will decide on a plans to convert a Boston warehouse site into 61 apartments.

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Brexit news

‘No reason’ Brexit would lead to higher food prices, claims UKIP MEP

East Midlands UKIP MEP. Jonathan Bullock, has claimed there is no reason why Brexit would lead to higher food prices.

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Council group looks for more support

A new group of councillors is looking for support in Boston and wants to recruit 30 prospective councillors to join it in time for next May

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