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Police appeal after woman attacked in Boston

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked in Boston.

It happened around 4.25am this morning (Saturday 16, August) when the 27-year-old woman was assaulted by a man on Liquorpond Street in the town.

The woman was not hurt but was very distressed and shocked by the incident.

"We are still in the process of tracing and speaking to witnesses but at this point there is no detailed description of the offender. " said Detective Sergeant Matt Sharp


MP Mark Simmonds: "nothing suspicious about resignation"

The Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds says there's nothing suspicious about his resignation.

The Foreign Office Minister announced earlier that he will be standing down next year.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's World At One, Mr Simmonds was asked if it would have made sense for him to remain as a Foreign Office minister, given the situations in Gaza and Iraq.

The Prime Minister understandably wanted to have a new minister coming in to replace me once I told him I wasn't intending to stand at the next election."

– Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds

Shadow Foreign Office minister John Spellar said the resignation raises further questions about Mr Cameron's judgment and is a "another blow to a Government already reeling" from Lady Warsi's departure.

Read: Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds has resigned


Teenager killed and two people injured in Boston crash

A 19-year-old man has died and two people are being treated in hospital for serious injuries after being in a crash in Boston.

It happened around 10.30am on Sunday August 10, when two cars were in collision at Main Road in Brothertoft.

The teenage driver of one car was taken by air ambulance to hospital but died a short time later. The couple in the other car were taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

Witnesses are urged to contact police.

Boston stadium plans approved

Boston Borough Council has tonight given its backing to plans for a massive redevelopment in the town that includes 500 homes and a new stadium for Boston United.

Plans for the new stadium
Plans for the new stadium Credit: Chestnut Homes

BREAKING NEWS: Boston Borough Council are 'minded to grant' planning permission for #TheQuadrant by a majority of 10-2.

The Quadrant will be at Wyberton, on either side of the A16. the development which will also include a sports centre and retail park has been opposed by some local residents.

The plans will still be sent to the secretary of state for approval.


Anger from war veteran over council parking fine

A ninety-four year old war veteran from Horncastle says he will go to prison before paying a parking fine which he got when he helped a friend get onto a bus.

George Chester got the ticket after stopping on a road in Boston. He says he was only gone from his vehicle for a few minutes - but was still handed a £35 penalty notice.

That is now risen to one hundred and five pounds but George says he simply will not pay. He also says they filled out the ticket incorrectly, and therefore it is invalid. Adam Fowler reports.

Pensioner given parking ticket helping friend on to bus

A ninety-four year old who was issued a parking ticket in Boston says the council can take him to prison if they want - he is still not paying.

George Chester from Horncastle says he only parked his car for a few minutes to help an elderly friend on to the bus and when the ticket was issued the time of the alleged offence was incorrect.

Boston Borough Council say they do not discuss individual cases but there are avenues open for Mr Chester to appeal.

Mr Chester believes the ticket issued is invalid:

Flood Aid 2014 raises money for Boston flood victims

There are hopes that a two day festival this weekend has raised thousands of pounds to help people who were forced from their homes by the floods which swept through Boston last December. The Flood Aid concert saw a number of local bands play in the town's Central Park - and today theatre groups have entertained children and families with a range of eye catching performances. Almost 700 homes and businesses were affected by last year's tidal surge - and some are still not fit for people to return to.

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