The town of Boston has its roots in Medieval times, but now its looking to get a makeover to honour its historic architecture. The borough council has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which could lead to further investment of more than a million pounds.
The money will go to conserving buildings just off the Market Place and bringing back traditional shop fronts. It's hoped that new signs around the town will also make it easier for visitors to find out about Boston's past. Michael Billington reports.
Boston's been awarded two heritage lottery fund grants to help preserve architecture in the historic town and train a new generation of craftsmen. It's hoped the grants will pave the way to future funding for regeneration of more than £1million.
Councillors in Boston are set to discuss how best to take advantage of the town's new tidal barrier.
Around £11 million has been set aside for the project, but it is thought further investment could turn it into a major economic boost for the area. Parts of the town flooded during 2013's tidal surges.
A 28-year-old man arrested in connection with the 'unexplained death' of a man in Boston, has been released without charge.
Police were called to a house on Woodville Road yesterday, where a man, believed to in his thirties, was found dead. Tests to establish the cause of death are expcted to take place later this week.
A man has been found dead inside a house in Boston. Police went to the house on Woodville Road in the town on Sunday February 1, 2015.
Tests are to be carried out to find out how he died and who he is. Until then his death is being treated as unexplained.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
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Four-day-old Lilly Beecham's dad had to flag down a passing ambulance for his daughter to be born.
She couldn't wait the last 5 minutes to get to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital at the weekend, so was delivered in the footwell of her father's car.
Boston Borough Council is among the first in the country to introduce new legislation declaring the town centre streets drink-free.
Anyone found drinking alcohol on streets in a designated area can now be ordered by a police officer to stop drinking or surrender the drink.
Under new rules any person failing to stop drinking when requested will be committing an offence and could be fined up to £500.
Boston Borough Councillor Stephen Woodliffe, said the move will be fully supported by Lincolnshire Police who would enforce it in the town centre.
The new rules replace the former DPPO (Designated Public Places Order) – in place since 2007 - which only allowed for removal of alcohol and offenders by police if connected with anti-social behaviour.
New signs have been put up in Boston town centre banning people from drinking on the streets. The decision comes after feedback from the public which revealed overwhelming support for the introduction of the New Public Space Protection Order.
Anyone found drinking in the designated area can be ordered by a police officer to stop or surrender the drink or incur a £500 fine.