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Makeover in honour of Boston's historic past

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.


Council to discuss Boston barrier investment

Councillors in Boston are set to discuss how best to take advantage of the town's new tidal barrier.

Council to discuss Boston barrier investment Credit: Artist's impression

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.

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Man found dead inside house in Boston

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.


Boston town centre among first in country to ban street drinking

Boston Borough Council is among the first in the country to introduce new legislation declaring the town centre streets drink-free.

New public space protection order in Boston town centre Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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 go up in Boston banning street drinking

New sign in Boston banning people drinking in the streets Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

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