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.

People in Boston are being urged not to touch starfish in the area's tidal zones, or along neighbouring beaches in Skegness.

Warning to Boston residents not to touch ‘potentially lethal’ toxic starfish

A warning has been issued to dog walkers along tidal areas in Boston not to touch starfish and other sea creatures that wash up.

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Work to replace streetlights

A number of streetlighting columns along Sleaford Road, Boston, are set to be replaced.

Coun Richard Austin. EMN-180802-145555001

Councillor offers ‘supercharged’ thanks for NHS following stroke

A councillor has thanked medical staff who have given him a new lease of life after he suffered a serious stroke - saying he is now ‘supercharged’.

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Boston ‘most negative’ about street light changes but Lincolnshire has a dim-view as a whole

Boston has reacted the most negatively to street light changes in Lincolnshire, county councillors are set to be told at a meeting next Thursday.

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush, Deputy Mayor Coun Barrie Pierpoint, and councillors Stephen Ball and Anton Dani have created a new political group the Bostonian Independents Groupe on the council. EMN-180216-093503001

New group claims to have BiG plans for Boston

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush, his deputy Coun Barrie Pierpoint and two other councillors have announced a new ‘independent group’ on the council.

The Mayor of Boston prior to leaving the chamber.

“I am the Mayor until told otherwise” - Coun Brian Rush stays defiant

“I’m the Mayor and no-one has told me any different, I will be the Mayor of Boston until someone tells me otherwise,” Coun Brian Rush has told The Standard this morning (Tuesday), after councillors last night called on him to step down from the role.

The Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush.

Councillors call on the Mayor of Boston to step down and threaten to remove council support if he does not

Councillors have tonight (Monday) called on the Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush to step down from his role following criticism over posts he made on Facebook.


MP speaks to prestigious Oxford society

It is a debating society which has welcomed a wide range of world famous speakers, from ex-prime ministers to actors and pop stars – and now it has played host to Boston MP Matt Warman (twice).

Matt Warman

‘A reason for a medical school’

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has used the NHS’ winter crisis as another reason to call for a medical school in Lincolnshire.

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Panel supports Police & Crime Commissioner’s precept proposal

The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel has agreed to support the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, in his proposal to increase the police’s share of Council Tax by 5.8 per cent for 2018/19.


Blind cyclist is set for epic trio

A blind cyclist from Wrangle is preparing for his biggest endurance challenge by taking part in a trio of cycle rides - all to raise cash for charity.

Boston Borough Council leader Coun Michael Cooper

Council leader denies authority members will not meet with Muslims as he defends ‘widespread’ call for Mayor’s resignation

Boston Borough Council’s leader has rubbished claims made by the town’s mayor that councillors did not want to meet with Muslims as he defended members’ decision to call for Coun Brian Rush to step down from his role.


Licence revoked from shop which sold alcohol to 16-year-olds

An off-licence which sold alcohol to 16-year-old volunteer test purchasers has had its licence revoked by Boston Borough Council.

Plough Sunday Service at Wrangle church with Bishop of Lincoln. L-R Mayor of Boston Bernard Rush, Jayne Rush - mayoress, Rev'd Julie Doddrell, Right Rev'd Christopher Lowson - Bishop of Lincoln, Rev'd Fiona Cotton-Betteridge. EMN-180131-165507001

Blessings given to ploughs at annual service

Ploughs have been blessed and the start of the agricultural year has been celebrated at services held in local churches recently.

County council highways staff repairing potholes on Moor Lane, Leasingham. EMN-180131-170041001

Extra £1.7 million given to county to deal with potholes - but ‘still more to do’ says council

The county council has been given an additional £1.7m to deal with potholes across Lincolnshire - bringing the total to £4.2m funding from the Government for the problem so far.

A family portrait of Emily Langton-Massingberd. Image courtesy of National Trust.

FEATURE: Gunby Hall’s women’s rights campaigner who dressed like a man

On the 100th anniversary of women over 30 getting the right to vote - we look at the life of Gunby’s Emily Langton-Massingberd

RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

Mayor of Boston Bernard Rush. EMN-180131-165507001

Mayor of Boston faces call to resign over social media posts

The Mayor of Boston is facing a call for him to resign at ​an extraordinary​ meeting of Boston Borough Council.

Kenilworth Town Council wants an increased police presence in the town

Police officer ‘claimed he had been assaulted’ but ‘injuries were self-inflicted’, hearing told

A Lincolnshire police officer claimed that he had been assaulted while on duty after inflicting the injuries himself, a misconduct hearing was told.

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