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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.

Opinion
Potential restaurant, café and leisure facilities approved at Endeavour Park

Potential restaurant, café and leisure facilities approved at Endeavour Park

A Boston commercial development which could include a restaurant, café and leisure facilities in addition to office space has been given the go-ahead by the council.

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The new �1.75m household waste recycling centre in Boston.

New £1.75m recycling facility

Boston’s new household waste recycling centre has opened to the public following a £1.75m investment from the county council.

Business

In Pictures: Family’s inspirational ‘van life’ adventure

A father who quit his job for an adventure around the world with his family is sharing his story of life on the road.

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Debate in the chamber at Lincolnshire County Council. Photo supplied. EMN-180418-102815001

County councillors to consider dropping Serco after payroll chaos

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive is to consider how its payroll and other support services will be run beyond April 2020 when its controversial contract with Serco ends.

Politics
Boston Borough Council offices.

Town centre committee invites residents to view progress

The council committee which oversees the town centre wards is set to display its achievements at a meeting next Wednesday, and is inviting residents to come along to find out more.

Politics
Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

More than double the amount of salt was used to grit Lincolnshire’s roads this winter compared with last year, leading to an overspend of the county council’s budget.

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Plans for 74 new homes in Swineshead approved

Plans for 74 new homes in Swineshead approved

Plans for a new 74 home development in a village near Boston have been approved.

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Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Councillors backed plans to extend the remit of a scheme providing care and support for adults in Lincolnshire after the service failed to grow significantly in recent years.

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Haulage vehicles on John Adams Way. EMN-180904-093508001

CAMPAIGN: Haulage industry joins campaign to drive £100 million bid for road funding forward!

Following the launch of the Transport for Boston campaign last week, The Standard had been in touch with the Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and their members to gather their support for the new distributor road.

Transport
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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

Transport
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‘Prolific’ criminal barred from town centre shops

A 28-year-old man with a ‘prolific record since 2007’, has been banned by magistrates from all shops in the town centre.

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Former Nightclub set to become 23 bedroom hotel

Former Nightclub set to become 23 bedroom hotel

A former Boston nightclub will become a 23 bedroom hotel after the council approved plans.

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Councillors indicate approval of Viking Link project

Councillors indicate approval of Viking Link project

Councillors have said they would be minded to support plans for more than 40 miles of underground cables being installed in Lincolnshire as part of ambitious plans for an electricity network between the UK and Denmark.

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Plans to turn Kirton hardware store into shop and takeaway approved

Plans to turn Kirton hardware store into shop and takeaway approved

Councillors have unanimously approved controversial plans to turn a former Kirton hardware store into a shop and takeaway, despite a petition signed by 50 villagers.

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Lincolnshire Police are  residents to be vigilent a pensioner became the latest victim of a scam where the caller claims to be a police officer.

Changes to firearms licencing will boost public safety

Lincolnshire will be the first place in the country to require the medical information for each person applying for a firearms licence or renewal.

Politics
A map of the estimated area where the distributor road could go.

CAMPAIGN: Help us drive £100 million bid for road funding forward!

Today (Wednesday), The Standard launches a new campaign supported by Boston Borough Council. With the Government offering funding of up to £100 million to ‘improve productivity and connectivity of towns, tackle bottlenecks and traffic jams and through traffic’ we want you to help drive that money our way for Transport for Boston.

Politics

Divided Christmas group praised

Councillors have praised the group which organised last year’s Christmas lights, and called on next year’s event to be just as good - but divisions in the group have come to the fore.

Arts
Council news

Lincolnshire County Councillors’ allowances rising by over £100 for 2018-19

Lincolnshire county councillors’ allowances will increase by over £100 a year starting from this week.

Politics
KFC and Costa Coffee drive thrus approved for Quadrant development

KFC and Costa Coffee drive thrus approved for Quadrant development

New KFC and Costa Coffee drive-thrus will be coming to Boston after councillors unanimously granted planning permission for the latest section of The Quadrant development.

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