News from Grantham Journal

Appeal for return of rare motorcycle stolen in Folkingham

The owner of a rare motorbike stolen in Folkingham last Sunday is appealing for its safe return. The bike, a KTM XCF 450 with a 04 plate, of which there are only four of that year in the UK, was taken in West Street in the early hours. A neighbour report

Tuesday, 12:50 in Regional East

New Grantham play area is being built on town estate

Work has started on a new play area and public open space off Tissington Road in Grantham. It’s the first play area to be built in the town since 2011 following successful negotiations between South Kesteven District Council, tenants and estate developer

Tuesday, 12:28 in Regional East

High praise for first Grantham Business Club expo

The first Grantham Business Club (GBC) Expo has been hailed a huge success by both the club and business community. In total, 46 stands were set up at the event, held in The Pavilion at Arena UK in Allington. And they were a real mix, from care for the e

Tuesday, 12:28 in Regional East

Moved Sunrisers raise money for Grantham Parkinson’s UK branch

Rotarians were so moved by a talk on the effects of Parkinson’s that they decided to hold a fund-raising event for Parkinson’s UK. Members of Grantham Sunrise Rotary held a curry night at the Everest Inn, in Westgate, and raised £300. This was the last o

Tuesday, 10:03 in Regional East

Tarmac donation boosts Bottesford Pre-School garden plans

Tarmac’s cement plant at Barnstone has joined forces with an enthusiastic group of parents and local suppliers to help put the finishing touches to a play garden for young children in Bottesford. The plant donated specialist products for securing posts a

Tuesday, 08:35 in Regional East

Lorry hits Grantham bridge

A lorry has hit the bridge on Harlaxton road. More details as we have them.

Monday, 20:07 in Regional East

Grantham school’s outdoor classroom officially opened in memory of fund-raiser Gemma

An outdoor classroom has been opened at a Grantham school on Friday in memory of fund-raiser Gemma Burland. The Ambergate Sports College outdoor classroom was opened on Friday in memory of Gemma, who was a member of FOSA (the official PTA for Grantham Ad

Monday, 17:51 in Regional East

Six new presidents to serve Rotary Club of Grantham this year

For the first time, the Rotary Club of Grantham will have more than one president serving this year. In fact, six past presidents of the club will share the duties, serving for two months each. The first, Bob Brownlow, took over from outgoing president N

Monday, 17:07 in Regional East

Former Grantham King’s School boy will return to town to sign copies of second novel

A former King’s School boy will be signing copies of his second novel in Grantham on Saturday (July 22). Nick Barrett will be at WH Smiths from 11am with copies of Advent Term (or Snowmen don’t wear Thermals...). It is the second in a series of comic nov

Monday, 15:33 in Regional East

Grantham garden village of 4,000 homes to be debated at public meeting

A proposal for a { |garden village of up to 4,000 homes} at Spitalgate Heath, to the south of Grantham, will be discussed at a planni

Monday, 14:48 in Regional East

Heartfelt appeal for return of Grantham veteran’s war medals

A doting grandson is appealing for the safe return of his late grandfather’s treasured Second World War medals. Peter Flatters, 37, was given the medals after his grandfather, and former Grantham mayor, Joseph Flatters passed away in 2005, aged 73. As Pe

Monday, 12:12 in Regional East

Grantham couple put restaurant and award-winning chip shop up for sale

A Grantham couple have put their restaurant and award-winning chip shop up for sale. Allison and David Wells have put Wellies shop in Springfield Road and their Wellington’s Kitchen and Bar in High Street on the market. Mrs Wells said that they had strug

Monday, 11:57 in Regional East

Firefighters tackle fence fire in Grantham

A fire and rescue crew from Grantham attended Keats Avenue in the early hours of this morning (Monday) The crew used two hose reel jets to extinguish a hedge and a fence on fire. No one was injured.

Monday, 11:57 in Regional East

Grantham councillor’s claim that relief road delay will cost taxpayers millions is denied

A district councillor says the taxpayer will have to stump up millions more pounds for the Grantham southern relief road following the news that the second phase will be delayed. Coun Nick Craft says he is ‘saddened’ by the news that the start of the sec

Monday, 10:35 in Regional East

Colsterworth recycling company awarded contract to process 6,000 tonnes of green waste from Rutland

Waste management firm Mid UK Recycling has been awarded a renewed three-year contract to process 6000 tonnes a year of Rutland County Council’s green waste. Mid UK Recycling, who are based in Lincolnshire, won the contract to process Rutland’s green wast

Monday, 06:27 in Regional East

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