Saturday, 12 September 2015

Two Men Stabbed On West Street, Boston

Two men are believed to have been stabbed in Boston this evening.

The incident happened at around 7PM in a house on West Street according to Lincolnshire Police.

The men have been taken to Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.

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Police were called to the house near The Oriental Palace Chinese Restaurant and The Eagle Pub.

The police said that there had been an altercation in the home. The stabbing didn't occur in public.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident. West Street had been closed off as a crime scene.

It follows a similar incident in June in which a man in his thirties was stabbed in a home on West Street

Police are asking for those with any information on the incident to call 101.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Skegness Magistrate Court Closure - Justice Will Still Be Dispensed Locally

Locals worried that Skegness Magistrates Court had been earmarked for closure will be reassured to know that the news doesn't mean the end to local justice.

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Under-Secretary to Michale Fallon (Secretary of State)
Today the under-secretary of state to the justice minister, Shailesh Vara, responded to queries about the future of Skegness court in parliament.

In response to a question by Matt Warman (MP for Boston and Skegness) he gave his "assurance" that the court wouldn't be relocated to anywhere outside of the town.

In his question Matt Warman remarked that the court was one of the "most underused in the country" and "one of the least able to cope with vulnerable prisoners".

Warman requested for the use of other facilities as a court in the area but wasn't "sentimental" about the current building.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Stolen Boston Stump Floodlights and A Simple Act of Kindness

When the Boston Stump had its floodlights stolen earlier this week it was hard not to despair at the levels to which some would stoop for a quick buck.

The lights had been intended to be revealed this weekend in a ceremony but were stolen, postponing the whole event and costing the stump nearly two thousand pounds to replace the floodlights.

The lights had been damaged in the floods because of a tidal surge a few years ago. The stump was extensively damaged in the floods and has struggled to afford to repair everything damaged.

The loss of the lights was a blow the church simply didn't need.

Yet, in a particularly caring show of charity, a man from Lincoln who heard the news story on BBC Radio Lincolnshire got in touch with the Breakfast show... I'll let Scott and Carla take it from here.

Well doesn't that just restore your faith in the goodness of people?

Too often we focus heavily on the negative things about Boston, it's hard to forget that there are good people out there. Hopefully this helps inspire some Bostoners to be more charitable in their daily lives.