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Thousands sign petition to stop Lincs hospital services downgrade

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for services at a Lincolnshire hospital not to be downgraded.

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Campaigners say plans to shift maternity services from Boston's Pilgrim Hospital to Lincoln - and downgrade the Accident and Emergency unit will put lives at risk.

More than three thousand people have now signed a petition hoping for the matter to be discussed in parliament.

Police release CCTV after Boston market place assault

Police have renewed an appeal to trace a gang of men and women following a serious assault in Boston.

The incident happened at Boston Market Place Credit: Lincolnshire Police

New CCTV images have been released of people wanted in connection with the assault on the 26-year-old man outside the Boots store at the taxi rank on Saturday February 14 at 4am.

He suffered a serious injury to his jaw and various bruises and abrasions.

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Police investigate 'unexplained' death in Boston

Police are investigating after a pensioner was found dead at his home in Boston, Lincolnshire in the early hours of this morning. Officers say they are treating the death of the 74-year-old at the house in Horncastle Road as "unexplained." A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish how the man died. A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police investigate body found in Boston woods

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in woods in Boston.

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The man was discovered in a wooded area off Fenside Road shortly before noon on Saturday 26th March.

Police say a post mortem examination has been carried out, but the death will continue to be treated as unexplained until all forensic tests are completed.

Detectives say the man was a 22-year-old from the town.

Club issues 'lifetime ban' following racist abuse at away game

Boston United has issued a lifetime ban after a supporter was caught shouting racist abuse.

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The incident happened during an away game with Worcester City on Saturday 27th February. United's directors have issued the banning order after completing their investigations.

The club chairman stated that the incident was 'very rare' and was 'totally unacceptable.'

Social worker jailed for children's home "regime of terror"

A former social worker from Lincolnshire is starting a four year prison sentence for his part in what was described as "a regime of terror" in a children's home.

Kenneth Owen has been jailed for four years Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Kenneth Owen, from Boston, was convicted of physically and psychologically abusing youngsters at the Wisteria Lodge home in Coventry in the 1980's. The home has since been demolished.

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Man wanted on recall to prison 'known to use dating websites'

Police have appealed for information about a man wanted for recall to prison to complete a sentence for burglary.

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Allan Campbell, 42, is originally from Boston.

He is thought to have recently been in the West Yorkshire area but may also have travelled to South Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

Detectives say Campbell is known to use dating websites to meet women for the purposes of finding places to stay.

Police search for missing prisoner

Police in Lincolnshire are searching for an escaped prisoner.

Ryan Taylor has gone missing from HMP North Sea Camp Credit: Lincolnshire Police

30-year-old Ryan Taylor went missing from HMP North Sea Camp, near Boston in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police think he may be headed towards Leicestershire and have asked for anyone who sees him to get in touch.

Family go missing from Boston home

Have you seen Diana Degtiarenko? Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A family has been reported missing in Boston

Police are keen to trace Diana Degtiarenko, Alexander Cvetkov, and their four-year-old daughter Anastasjia Cvetkov.

Diana is around 5ft 3in in height, of slim build, and with collar-length straight dark brown hair.

Alexander Cvetkov Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Anastasjia has dark brown hair and frequently wears a pink coat.

Concerns are growing for their welfare and police would like to hear from anyone who might have seen them or know of their whereabouts.

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