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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight grounded due to engine issues ahead of first ever Scampton airshow

Most of the Coningsby-based Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue, it’s been announced

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Restaurant owner banned from running food business

The operator of an Indian Restaurant in Spilsby has been banned from running a food business and ordered to pay £1,300 for breaching food hygiene standards, following a successful prosecution by East Lindsey District Council.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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David Fenton

Shock as town’s Mayor resigns

The Mayor of Burgh-le-Marsh has resigned after only weeks in office following what he described as “an unpleasant episode”.

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Boston and Skegness MP backs street lighting consultation and calls on residents to get involved

The MP for Boston and Skegness has called on residents to ‘put forward their concerns’ to a consultation on street lighting announced by Lincolnshire County Council yesterday (Tuesday).

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Scrutiny committee to review county council decision to switch off street lights

Following months of criticism and security concerns locally after the county council’s decision to turn off street lights in some areas after midnight in a money-saving drive, the matter is to be reviewed.

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What has been effect of street lights switch-off in Skegness? Councillors want to know

Residents in Skegness should no longer be kept in the dark over whether or not street lights are to remain switched off after midnight, according to local councillors.

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FEATURE: A taste of European food brings communities together

Some amazing tastes of European food were available at a Lincolnshire European Supermarket recently and food writer James Waller-Davies went along to try out some of the delicacies on offer and sniff out some new recipes...

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Warning over unofficial sellers after couple sold ‘potentially unsafe’ generator in car park

The county council is warning people not to buy items from unofficial sellers after a couple bought a ‘potentially unsafe generator’ in a Lincolnshire town car park.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

East Lindsey residents urged to complete electoral form

From the end of July, householders in East Lindsey will receive an ‘Annual Household Enquiry Form’ from East Lindsey District Council.

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Compromise on Skegness cemetery – but there will still be tears say bereaved

A compromise that overturns proposals to force people to remove mementoes from graves of loved ones in Skegness is not the victory it seems to be, according to one bereaved man.

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Lincolnshire Police gun amnesty sees 117 weapons handed in - including a hand grenade!

A week-long gun amnesty run by Lincolnshire Police in an effort to make the county’s streets safer has resulted in 117 weapons being handed in.

Crime
Matt Warman.

MP working to ‘ensure Boston has the backing to push forward bypass’ following Government funding announcement

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has pledged to continue to lobby the Government for more investment in the area’s roads following the announcement of ‘bypass funding’ today (Wednesday).

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

‘Micro Business Grant’ cash to support East Lindsey businesses

The third round of East Lindsey District Council’s Micro Business Grant has opened to applications with £49,500 available to fund projects.

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Former UKIP leader Paul Nuttall with now-former party member Victoria Ayling

‘It’s time to move on to other interests’ - former Lincolnshire county councillor Victoria Ayling leaves UKIP

One of UKIP’s most prominent Lincolnshire members has announced she is to resign from the party - praising it and it’s former leader Nigel Farage for a ‘fantastic job’.

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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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VIDEO: UKIP leader announces resignation after failure in Boston and Skegness and losses nationally

The leader of UKIP has announced in Boston this morning (Friday, June 9) he is stepping down from the role following an election campaign which saw him fail to become the MP for Boston and Skegness and the party lose votes across the country.

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GENERAL ELECTION - VIDEO: Matt Warman speaks after retaining Boston and Skegness seat

Matt Warman has retained his seat as MP for Boston and Skegness, taking 27,271 votes - a majority of 16,572 for the Conservatives.

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