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Bythams’ youngsters show they have big hearts

Pupils of The Bythams Primary School have shown they have truly big hearts by fully organising a fund-raiser for the Britsh Heart Foundation (BHF). As part of their learning about the heart and circulatory system, children in Years 5 and 6 were set a cha

yesterday, 19:29 in Regional East

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was

yesterday, 16:33 in Regional East

Crews called to house fire in Swinstead

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Swinstead this morning (Monday), just after 8.30am. Crews from Grantham, Bourne and Stamford were called to the fire on New Estate – one crew remains on scene, according to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. No furt

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional East

Four gold awards for Grantham’s Belvoir lettings agency

A Grantham-based lettings agency has just scooped four national gold awards based on customer reviews and ratings. Belvoir Grantham, based in St Peter’s Hill, has won the top honours for customer experience in the allAgents awards 2016. It was named best

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional East

Body of man found on Bingham Industrial Estate

A body was found at Bingham Industrial Estate on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the scene in the afternoon, where they found the body of a man. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Officers were called to Moorebridge Road East, Bingha

yesterday, 15:58 in Regional East

Grantham’s French market hailed a success after attracting healthy numbers

Grantham’s French market has been hailed another success following its return to the town earlier this month. Both consumers and traders gave positive feedback to the French food, fashion and goods that were on sale at the town’s Saturday market on Octob

yesterday, 15:58 in Regional East

Follow the screams to Geoff’s Grantham house on Halloween!

If you want to see a Halloween spectacular on Monday, head to East Avenue in Grantham and follow the screams. This will be the 20th year that Geoff Copus-Read decorates his garden for Halloween, for the enjoyment of the Grantham community. In previous ye

yesterday, 12:04 in Regional East

New wave of funding for community mental health projects across Lincolnshire

Over £300,000 of community funding has been earmarked for a variety of organisations and groups that help people manage their mental health problems across Lincolnshire. The beneficiaries all belong to the county’s Managed Care Network, a collection of c

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East

Fire Service’s warning after chimney fire at Lincolnshire home

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has provided safety advice to the public after attending a chimney fire in Dunston, near Metheringham, yesterday evening (Sunday). Fire fighters were called to the scene in Lincoln Road, Dunston, at 5.55pm on Sunday...

yesterday, 08:29 in Regional East

Grantham Journal letter: Thanks for your support

Grantham Samaritans would like to thank the people of Grantham who donated so generously on Saturday. Our thanks go also to ASDA Superstore for allowing us to hold a cash collection on their premises. The £475 raised will help us to continue offering emo

Sunday, 16:21 in Regional East

Wedding: Miss A-J Ballaam and Mr S. Marsden

A couple who work for the same company have got married. Amy-Jane Ballaam, daughter of Terry and Jane Ballaam, of Belton Lane, Grantham, and Samuel Marsden, son of Amanda and Neil Marsden, of Bingham, were married at Nottingham City Hall. The couple held

Sunday, 14:44 in Regional East

Grantham Journal letter: Nothing but praise for NHS

After recently being a patient in Grantham Hospital recovering from a serious illness I have nothing but praise for the hospital and would like to thank staff for the care and expertise I received. After an initial timed appointment at the GP walk in cen

Sunday, 14:44 in Regional East

Thousands of tree packs available to Grantham schools and community groups

The Woodland Trust has thousands of free tree packs to give away to schools and community groups. It is part of the Grantham-based charity’s scheme to increase the number of trees across the UK, with 3,250 tree packs for schools and communities for plant

Sunday, 10:32 in Regional East

Harvest gifts to help Grantham’s homeless

Pupils at Barrowby Primary School have raised money for a local charity which helps the homeless. The pupils raised £182.50 from a Harvest Festival ‘farmers’ market’ and this was donated to Grantham Passage. Parents were asked to provide fresh produce as

Saturday, 16:34 in Regional East

Grantham Journal letter: State pensions fooled us all

Last Monday (October 10) Channel Four broadcast a Dispatches documentary entitled Britain’s Wealth Gap, which made a very important point that life for today’s 20 and 30 year old is considerably harder than it was just one generation ago. It suggested th

Saturday, 16:34 in Regional East

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