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Local talent impresses at Voice UK auditions

Budding musicians gathered at The Black Dog pub in Westage on Sunday night to show off their talents in front of talent scouts from ITV’s The Voice UK. Nearly 40 acts, ranging from solo singers and duets to guitarists, took to the stage to belt out their

today, 07:30 in Regional East
 

Grantham nursing staff raise £275 for struggling colleagues

Staff at Grantham Hospital have raised £275 from in support of UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to celebrate International Nurses’ Day. The annual awareness day is a time when people all around the world recognise and give thanks for the vit

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional East
 

‘We ran for our lives’, says Grantham family caught up in Manchester terror attack

A Grantham family caught up in Monday’s terror attack at Manchester Arena have described the moment they were turned away from entering the foyer just seconds before a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 22 people and injuring 59 more. Clare Goodband

yesterday, 12:44 in Regional East
 

Slideshow: Coun Mike Cook becomes the new Mayor of Grantham

The new Mayor of Grantham took up his post yesterday in the traditional ceremony held in the council offices. Coun Mike Cook was ‘dragged’ from the council chamber in front of guests as part of the unique tradition played out in the mayor-making ceremony

yesterday, 12:44 in Regional East
 

Grantham firefighters release baby from car

Firefighters were called when a baby was left locked in a car in Grantham yesterday. A fire service spokesman said the Grantham crew attended the scene at 2.40pm and released the baby that had been ‘inadvertently’ locked in the vehicle. The service tweet

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional East
 

‘Say no to Denton quarry plans’ urges GOLAG

Villagers are being urged to act fast before an appeal goes ahead against the county council’s decision to refuse an application to build a huge quarry and landfill tip in countryside to the south of Denton. The proposals generated protests from resident

yesterday, 09:53 in Regional East
 

Plan to repair Hougham church roof after lead stolen

Plans have been submitted to replace lead which was stolen from a village church in November with a different material. Villagers and churchgoers in Hougham were sickened when they discovered that a large amount of lead had been stolen overnight and larg

Thursday, 16:28 in Regional East
 

Youngsters invited to Grantham pantomime auditions

Polka Dot Pantomimes is once again looking for children who live in the Grantham area to take part in this year’s Guildhall pantomime, Peter Pan. The Lincolnshire-based company are looking for dancers and Lost Boys and an all singing and dancing chorus o

Thursday, 16:19 in Regional East
 

Owner of Grantham bars fined for playing music illegally

The proprietor of Grantham’s Gravity Bar has felt the weight of the law at London’s High Court. He has been hit with a music ban and a hefty legal bill for playing music at two town venues without a licence. One of the country’s top judges, Mr Justice Bi

Thursday, 13:58 in Regional East
 

Grantham florist crowned one of UK’s best

Grantham florist Helen’s Flowers has been accepted into the exclusive Good Florist Guide, the gold standard of floristry and the only merit-based guide to the finest florists in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Owner Helen Harland said she was “very proud

Thursday, 09:53 in Regional East
 

Mayor of Grantham gives town events group a cash boost

The Mayor of Grantham was able to present a total of £3,361 to a local events group after a year of fund-raising. Coun Linda Wootten presented the money to the Grantham Carnival and Events Group following a year of fund-raising events. The cheque was pre

Wednesday, 18:36 in Regional East
 

Trip gives young disabled man a new confidence

A young disabled man has given a thank you speech to Rotarians who made an action-packed – and confidence building – trip possible. It was thanks to the Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club that John Nichols was able to join a course run by the Calvert Trust. Th

Wednesday, 16:24 in Regional East
 

Sue given preview of Breast Cancer Now garden at Chelsea show

A cancer charity fund-raiser from Caythorpe was given a preview of one of the gardens at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show. Sue Stannard was shown the The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope, designed by Ruth Wilmott, on Monday. Sue, who was d

Wednesday, 16:24 in Regional East
 

Photo booth is just one way in which Grantham dental practice is promoting good oral health

Dentist patients are being invited show off their best smiles in a selfie photo booth, as part of National Smile Month. The photo booth is just one of the initiatives being used by the Maltings Dental Practice, in Commercial Road, Grantham, to encourage

Wednesday, 16:24 in Regional East
 

Grantham campaigners to hold second biker rally in support of county’s hospitals

Hundreds of bikers are expected to take part in a second bikers rally in support of the county’s hospitals and rural health services. The rally will leave from Grantham Hospital on Sunday, June 4, at 10am and bikers are asked to wear something red in rec

Wednesday, 13:06 in Regional East
 
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