Leicester & Boston stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-10-05–2019-10-08

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Social media reports of anti-social behaviour frighten people from coming to Boston, council leader warns


Street drinking in Boston has sparked racism and misinformation on social media, exacerbated by an inadequate reporting system, the district council leader has warned. Councillors Aaron Spencer, leader of Boston Borough Council, and Paul Skinner, regulatory portfolio holder, hit out at social media commenters who “frighten people from coming into the town” by posting pictures such as public urination. Councillors are due to hold an inquiry into Boston’s “night-time economy” – which will include street-drinking. They said, however, official figures have dropped significantly. They added the inquiry needs to look into all external pressures such as housing and deprivation. “At the moment every...

REVEALED: House prices in areas of Lincolnshire expected to drop ahead of Brexit


House prices in some Lincolnshire postcodes are expected to fall as the Brexit deadline looms on October 31, according to house-selling forecaster PropCast. While the majority of postcodes in the East Midlands are expected to see a rise in house prices ahead of Brexit - a number in Lincolnshire are predicted to fall. PropCast is reporting on where buyers are most willing to pay the prices house sellers are currently asking, and predicts that 59% of homes in the East Midlands are expected to rise in value. It analysed the performance of 75,240 property sales across the East Midlands’ 22 postcode districts to identify which are the strongest and weakest property markets for homeowners A spokes...