While No 10 said Mark Simmonds' departure was agreed at the reshuffle, it means the Foreign Office has lost two ministers in one week.
A Lincolnshire ambulance driver caused death of a patient when he drove in to a dyke during a "moment of inattention".
Sprout growers have drafted in Santa scarecrows to ward off hungry wood pigeons.
The number of people relying on food banks in Lincolnshire increased by ten times in one area.
A report by charities including The Trussell Trust found that food banks in Boston and Lincoln saw the biggest rises in the number of people seeking help. Meals were handed out to more than 10 thousand people across the county.
A music festival is to be held in Boston to raise money for the victims of last December's floods.
Flood Aid will take place in Central Park on the 26th of July and feature bands, DJs and dance troupes.
The money will go to victims who have failed to get funds the money for repairs through other channels:
It is six months since Boston experienced the worst flooding it had seen in decades.
Yet many residents are still living in water-damaged homes while thousands of pounds put aside to help them goes unclaimed.
The Environment Agency says less than a fifth of those living in flood risk areas have signed up for its free alerts.
Meanwhile it has been revealed that the damage done to St Botolph's Church is far worse than first thought.
Adam Fowler has the story:
Thousands of pounds set aside for property repairs following the floods in Boston is going unclaimed.
According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, only around a a hundred and fifty households out of the eight hundred have applied for the five thousand pound "Repair and Renewal Grant."
An event has been held today in Boston Market Place where people could get information about grants, flood warnings and defence systems.
Two people have suffered serious injuries following a dog attack incident in Boston.
The incident happened at 3.20pm on Monday 2 June in Margaret Drive.
A 41 year-old woman walking her dog was attacked by another dog. She suffered deep lacerations and her dog received several bites.
An 80 year-old man who intervened to help suffered a facial injury, bites to his hand and a suspected fractured arm. Both victims were treated at Boston Pilgrim hospital.
The dog involved was contained in a police van and subsequently destroyed at the request of the owner.
Two people were interviewed at Boston Police Station in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.
– Community Inspector Jim Manning, Lincolnshire Police
The actions of the intervening passerby undoubtedly saved the lady and her dog from more serious injury and he has been badly hurt himself as a consequence. I would like to extend my thanks, on behalf of Lincolnshire Police, for his courageous and selfless community spirit".
The head teacher at a school has described the musical talents of a little girl who was born with a condition which left her blind's as 'phenomenal". Isabella King from Boston is just 9-years-old but is already playing the piano to A-level standard. Her parents have been speaking to Calendar.
A little girl who was born prematurely with a condition which left her blind is now amazing people with her musical skills. Isabella King from Boston has just turned nine, but is playing "A"-level standard pieces on the piano.
Boston looks set to become the first town in the country to impose a total ban on drinking alcohol in the street.
Councillors in the Lincolnshire town say they are fed up with public drinkers spoiling it for others - and possibly frightening visitors away.
If the ban goes ahead, drinkers risk a £1,000 fine for breaching the law.
Chris Kiddey reports:
Councillors in Boston have voted in favour of a complete town centre ban on drinking alcohol.
Following consultation with the public, a meeting was held last night on what measures could be taken.
Grace Melody-Gardner reports:
Boston town centre is a step closer to becoming an alcohol-free zone.
Councillors have backed a recommendation to stop people drinking alcohol in public areas. They want to tackle knock-on effects like violence, damage and people feeling intimidated by rowdy drinkers.
Plans to make it a borough-wide ban were rejected, as police say they would not be able to enforce it.
The plans will have to be approved by the full council and, if given the go-ahead, Boston could be one of the first town centres in the country to enforce such rules.