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Raid on Boston address leads to ‘large haul of counterfeit goods’

Goods believed to be counterfeit - including jewellery, watches, perfume and tobacco - have been seized from a Boston address following an investigation into items on a Facebook selling page.

Crime
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Lincolnshire’s gritters drive the equivalent of to the South Pole and back to keep roads safe

Despite a catalogue of minor and more serious collision on Lincolnshire’s roads in recent days due to ice and snow, the county council says its gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back.

Transport
Police will name convicted drink-drivers over the festive period. Photo: stock.

“We will name you” - force’s Christmas promise to drink-drivers

Lincolnshire Police has warned convicted drink-drivers that they will be named and shamed ahead of a county-wide campaign over the festive period.

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Police chief calls for more to be done to target public perception and fear around street lighting changes

The Assistant Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police has told councillors that more of an effort will be needed to target the public perception and fear around changes to street lighting - as well as create better statistical analysis of the changes.

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Cadets in ‘desperate’ need of ICT kit

The Boston branch of the Air Training Corps has launched an appeal for funds to buy ICT equipment.

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Boston and Skegness MP accuses members of parliament of ‘scaremongering’ and ‘weaponising’ people’s futures in EU Nationals debate

The MP for Boston and Skegness has accused members of Parliament of ‘scaremongering’ over the futures of foreign nationals in the UK and ‘weaponising’ the lives and livelihoods of people who come to this country.

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Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP in the cockpit of a Typhoon. Photo: John Aron

EXCLUSIVE: Defence Secretary visiting RAF Coningsby today

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP visited RAF Coningsby this afternoon.

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Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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UPDATE: “I don’t want to go back to 1973” - Councillor confirms he crossed chamber because he ‘didn’t like direction party was going’

A former-Labour councillor who has crossed the chamber to join the Conservatives has said he didn’t like the direction his party was going.

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Store fails test purchase after selling alcohol to 16-year-old volunteers

A Boston store has failed a plainclothes test purchase operation targeting the sale of alcohol and cigarettes after selling alcohol to two 16-year-old police volunteers.

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No evidence to link ‘slight increase in overnight crime’ to street lighting changes, say police

Lincolnshire Police says there has been a ‘slight increase in overnight crimes’ but says there is no evidence that street lighting changes by Lincolnshire County Council has caused it in a report released this morning (Monday).

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The official opening of Central Park's Art Deco Garden.

Official opening of £15k park feature

A £15,000 decorative feature in Boston’s Central Park inspired by the art style of the 1920s and 1930s has been officially opened.

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Mayor of Boston Coun Brian Rush with pupils from Wrangle Primary School. EMN-171120-210512001

Pupils are special guests of Mayor

More pupils from schools in the Boston borough have taken up the Mayor of Boston Brian Rush’s invitation to visit him at the Municipal Buildings, in West Street.

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Chance to join in festive meal for 1,000 lonely people

Christmas is coming early for senior residents in the Boston area who are alone over the festive period.

Business

VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Counting down to Christmas Lights Switch-On event

Boston looks set to shine tomorrow (Thursday) as this year’s Christmas Lights are switched on around the town.

Arts
Chancellor Philip Hammond

LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

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Council apologises for major traffic upheaval expected as work to repair A17 Sleaford bypass embankment set to begin next week

Motorists are warned to expect lane closures and major disruption as £2.4m project to repair embankment on the A17 Sleaford bypass begins next week.

Transport
Sgt Jonathan Harold and SSGT George Miller.

New cadets commander served in Iraq

A new commander has joined Boston Detachment Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force - and is keen to recruit more young people.

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This sunset photograph, featuring the Boston Belle at its mooring, was taken by Mike Crowe, and is an entry for November.

Appeal to find calendar snaps

Would you like to see a photo of Boston that you have taken feature in a 2018 calendar?

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