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Charitable Grantham pupils help fund good causes

It has been a busy time for generous, caring and charitable pupils at the Priory Ruskin Academy. Students collected more than 50 shoeboxes as part of the Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2016. This year’s collection was organised in line with tutor groups and the b

today, 15:01 in Regional East

Welbourn school headteacher pleased by minister’s visit

Sir William Robertson Academy at Welbourn received an unexpected visit from Nick Gibb MP, the Minister for School Standards accompanied by the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson. Mr Gibb spent conside

today, 14:43 in Regional East

VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday. Former teacher Mr Nuttall met shoppers in Market Place today and described thi

today, 14:19 in Regional East

More party leaders come to Grantham and Sleaford ahead of by-election

Two more party leaders will be in the area over the next few days ahead of Thursday’s Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election. Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party for England and Wales, will be in Grantham and the Sleaford and North Hykeham con

today, 13:26 in Regional East

Grantham mum angry at poor state of toddlers’ play area

The mother of a toddler says a play area near her home is so filthy and covered in litter young children cannot use it. Karolina Klimiuk lives on Springfield Road and her daughter, who will be two in January, likes to play in the play area. But she says

today, 12:50 in Regional East

Environment Agency chief praises great effect of Grantham river project on wildlife

The man in charge of the Environment Agency has praised a project near Grantham which has seen wildlife habitat restored and flood relief improved. Chief executive Sir James Bevan visited Grange Farm at Stoke Rochford and saw how the scheme will improve

today, 12:07 in Regional East

Grantham Journal column: Preserving the good in the old, encouraging the good in the new

The Civic Society has had a good year with membership increasing to 161 and 187 people signed into our Facebook page. The society’s motto is ‘Preserve the good in the old; encourage the good in the new’ and its aims are to: Ensure the town’s remaining fi

today, 10:24 in Regional East

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says closure of Grantham A&E overnight is “absolutely outrageous”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited Grantham this afternoon a day after his party’s triumphant victory in the Richmond Park by-election. Mr Farron visited Grantham hospital on his way to the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency where his party

today, 07:52 in Regional East

Police close Grantham street after man refuses to leave balcony

Police closed a road in Grantham this evening while they dealt with an incident at a town home. Officers cordoned off a section of Avenue Road after reports of a man refusing to come down from a first floor balcony. It is understood the incident began at

yesterday, 18:09 in Regional East

Your chance to win a Christmas hamper in Grantham A&E poetry competition

The deadline for a poetry competition on the theme of the A&E closure at Grantham has been extended, with the addition of a prize of an M&S Christmas hamper. The deadline is midnight on Monday, December 5. Enter the competition and your name...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional East

Grantham brewery to double its production after expansion

A brewery in Grantham has doubled its daily production of beer after completing a major expansion of its facilities. Brewster’s Brewery, in Burnside Close, Turnpike, has just taken delivery of three new fermentation vessels that top off a year long upgra

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional East

East Midlands Trains fares to rise in the new year - but less than the rate of inflation

Fares on trains serving the Sleaford area are set to rise by 1.5 per cent in the new year, it has been announced today (Friday). Fares on East Midlands Trains will rise by on average by 1.5 per cent (23p per average single journey) from January 2 as part

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional East

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in Lincolnshire

Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Lincolnshire next week for a day of open auditions. The Britain’s Got Talent team will be at Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln next Friday (December 9) from 11am- 3pm. The auditions are open to anyone. No need to

yesterday, 15:37 in Regional East

Bin collection days to differ over Christmas and New Year period in North and South Kesteven

Waste collections will take place a day later for all residents over the festive period in South Kesteven. This means there will be no bin collections on Boxing Day, Monday December 26 or Monday January 2 and all collections will be 24 hours later than n

yesterday, 15:37 in Regional East

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research. Although regular use of the drug increases the risk of stomach bleeds by about a half, there is no valid evidence these are fatal, say scientists. But a daily pill

yesterday, 14:41 in Regional East

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