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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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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.

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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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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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GENERAL ELECTION: UKIP leader calls press conference after disastrous night

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has called a press conference following a disastrous night at the polls.

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Conservative MP Matt Warman has held on to the seat for his party. Photo: David Dawson

GENERAL ELECTION: Conservatives hold Boston and Skegness

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

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LIVE: General Election 2017 results and reaction

Voters have had their say in the 2017 General Election and our teams will be bringing you all the results and reaction from around the counts throughout the night and Friday morning.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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GENERAL ELECTION: Boston and Skegness candidate’s final plea to voters

Tomorrow (Thursday) voters head to the polls to make their choice as to who should lead the country, and in this week’s Standard the candidates have made a last ditch plea for your vote in 150 of their own words.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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