Leicester & Boston stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-10-07–2019-10-09

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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 of anti-social behaviour 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 deprivat...

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 Gavin Br...

COURT RESULTS: Latest register of court cases


Here’s our latest register of cases heard at Boston and Lincoln magistrates’ courts. DRINK DRIVING Cheryl Howarth, 43, of Timms Drove, Low Grounds, Boston. At Boston, in Brothertoft Road, drove after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in breath equalled 77 microgrammes in 100 millilitres. Legal limit 35mcg. £120 fine. £32 victim surcharge. £85 costs. Disqualified from driving for 18 months. Driving record endorsed. Alin-George Voicu, 29, of Maple Road, Fishtoft. At Wrangle, on the A52, drove after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his blood equalled 144 milligrammes in 100 millilitres. Legal limit 80ml. Community order made. Rehabilitation Activity Requi...