Astonishing inter-war plans for ‘Super Speedway’ between Boston and Skegness to go under the hammer

Rare documents relating to an astonishing inter-war plan to build the world’s first ‘Super Speedway’ between Boston and Skegness are to go under the hammer.

What maritime memorabilia do you have to share?

Free auction valuation event for scientific instruments and maritime memorabilia

People in Skegness are invited to bring along their scientific instruments and maritime memorabilia to a free auction valuation event.

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The cable route on its way to the National Grid substation at Bicker.

Information sessions for Triton Knoll onshore works, including almost 60km in underground cabling through Lincolnshire

With work set to start on the onshore part of a wind farm planned for off the coast of Lincolnshire, a series of public information events are to be held in the Boston area and beyond.


IN PICTURES: ‘Fantastic’ Medieval fundraiser

Hundreds of people turned out to support an animal welfare charity based near Spilsby when it held its latest Medieval-themed fundraiser.

Rail from the MoD, sleepers from The Tube ... new stretch of track at popular heritage railway unveiled

Rail from the MoD, sleepers from The Tube ... new stretch of track at popular heritage railway unveiled

People turned out in large numbers when a heritage railway near Skegness held its first runs of 2018, unveiling also a newly extended line.

The Fairburn family.

And it all began on just £150 ... Alford egg firm becomes largest in its field in the country

A family business in Alford – started on a £150 investment – has now become the largest independent egg producer and packer in the country.

Medieval action is returning to Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, near Spilsby.

Medieval fundraising at animal charity

An animal charity near Spilsby will hold its latest Medieval Tournament fundraiser this Bank Holiday Weekend.

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A scene from one of the Vote for Emily days at Gunby Hall, with visitor experience manager Astrid Gatenby (centre). Picture: National Trust/Mike Pounder

Celebration of pioneering Emily begins

The clock was turned back more than a hundreds years at Gunby Hall, near Spilsby, last week as the property paid tribute to social and political pioneer – and former resident – Emily Massingberd.

Pupils pose with their fundraising total.

Youngsters raise more than £11,000 for charity and other Neighbourhood News

Youngsters from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, in Alford, have raised £11,100 for the child and adolescent mental health charity YoungMinds.

Stepping down ... Eileen Chantry.

Eileen set to call it a day after 32 years

After more than three decades as a local correspondent, Burgh le Marsh’s Eileen Chantry is stepping down from the role.

Bed-time ... Beaver Souts in Alford working on the flower bed.

Beavers dig in for ‘in Bloom’ bid

Beaver Scouts in Alford have been getting their hands dirty in support of the town’s entry in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition.

Louise Gostello and Philip Serrell in Burgh le Marsh for the Antiques Road Trip. Picture: Eileen Chantry.

TV crew rolls into Skegness area to film for show

TV’s Antiques Road Trip rolled into the Skegness-area at the weekend ... and in some style.

A scene from the Star Wars day at the Hildreds Centre, Skegness.

Three hundred new Jedi Knights - in Skegness

A shopping centre in Skegness welcomed thousands of extra visitors when it ran a Star Wars-inspired Jedi Training Academy on Saturday.

This week's Reader Picture.

READER PICTURE: Stranded seal finds help is at hand

This week’s Reader Picture was submitted to the Standard by Ali Hartley.

Holding the cheque, Vikki (centre), daughter Bella, seven, and Kerry, with QMC staff, including Mr Brooks and Dr Navarro (second and fifth from left) who helped save Kerry's life, and the League's Aimi Mcaffery (to Kerry's left).

Spilsby woman’s ‘Quest’ raises £22k for hospital

A Spilsby woman has raised £22,000 for a hospital unit in memory of her father, but also in tribute to the life-saving treatment it gave her sister.

The number of JSA claimants in Peterborough has fallen.

Number claiming benefits in East Lindsey falls for first time since October

The number of people claiming out-of-work benefits in East Lindsey fell last month in line with seasonal trends.

This week's Reader Picture.

READER PICTURE: Storm clouds gather by the shore

This photograph at North Shore, Skegness, was submitted to the Standard by Alison Hartley.

Children in Alford create  mouse-terpieces

Children in Alford create mouse-terpieces

Preparations continue for the return of a community event which will see vast numbers of hand-painted and crafted mice go on display in Alford.

The Seasiders are back ...

All aboard for family fun on buses along Skegness coast

A family fun day is to be held in Skegness to mark the return of an award-winning family of open-top buses to the resort.

Steve Nicholas with a recovering Nigel.

Campaign to raise £75k for big cat with failing eyesight at wildlife park near Skegness

An appeal has been launched to raise £75,000 to provide a big cat with a big following at a wildlife park near Skegness with a specialist enclosure in light of his failing vision.

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