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Boston residents on flood alert

Residents in Boston have been put on flood alert .

The Environment Agency issued the alert and stated that it was expecting high tidal levels around quarter to eight this evening (Saturday February 21, 2015).

According to the Agency there could be some seepage behind flood defences causing localised pooling of water but it is only expecting this to cause minor issues - unlike the devastating floods of 2013.

Man found dead in Boston Docks named

A body recovered yesterday from Boston Docks is believed to be that of Nigel Gee from Boston.

Body found in Boston Docks

Nigel Gee was reported missing in January.

No formal identification has yet been carried out and police are awaiting the results of DNA and forensic tests.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


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.

Click here for more on Boston's flood barrier


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.

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