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Grantham streets to have parking restrictions to stop obstructing emergency vehicles

Parking restrictions are to be imposed on two Grantham streets after the fire and rescue service said parked cars were obstructing their vehicles, particularly around the tight bends. Members of Lincolnshire County Council’s planning and regulation commi

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional East

Heydour Parish Hall hosts ’20s era jazz quintet

A band which plays jazz from the ’20s era will perform at Heydour Parish Village Hall today (Sunday, January 22). The After Hours Quintet resurrect the songs, instruments and techniques of an otherwise forgotten era, with an irresistible sense of ease an

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

Grantham Journal letter: No more houses until A&E is open

There’s going to be thousands of homes going to be built in Grantham – they want stopping. Just think, in time there will be no hospital – more homes, more people with disabilities, asthma and other problems who need a hospital. It’s not fair on people t

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional East

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Gingerbread is back in business after inspired move to Citadel

Gingerbread was invented in Grantham in 1740 by William Eggleston, but for many years the recipe disappeared and gingerbread was something no longer associated with the town. But that has all changed with the recipe now being used to make gingerbread bis

yesterday, 10:12 in Regional East

New recruits give police ‘headroom’ to serve Lincolnshire

Almost 85 new recruits are to join Lincolnshire Police this year as the force waits to hear whether its £117 million budget will be increased. A group of 30 officers, drawn from the force’s PCSO and Special Constabulary ranks, were invited to an inductio

yesterday, 08:20 in Regional East

Former Grantham schoolgirl Rebecca puts her stamp on latest project

A woman from Corby Glen has seen her work posted all over Britain after she designed the latest stamps for the Post Office. Rebecca Strickson is now a freelance illustrator living in East Dulwich, London, where she is represented by Ridley Scott Associat

Saturday, 15:31 in Regional East

Grantham Journal column: It’s vital to plan ahead

There has been a lot in the news regarding patients in hospital beds across the country who don’t require hospital care. Grantham hospital has, at times, significant numbers of patients in a similar position. Hospitals are the best place to be when anyon

Saturday, 14:10 in Regional East

Grantham Journal column: District’s volunteers work tirelessly for those less fortunate

The Christmas and new year break is nothing more than a memory now, but it did give me time to reflect on all the good things about Grantham and South Kesteven. For once, the hurly burly of the council slipped into the background and I found myself refle

Saturday, 12:12 in Regional East

Grantham carers urged to look after their own health as well as their loved-ones

People who care for loved-ones in Grantham and South West Lincolnshire are being urged not to neglect their own health this winter. GPs at South West Lincolnshire CCG are sending a message to carers that it’s only by looking after their own health that t

Saturday, 09:21 in Regional East

Grantham Hospital support group offers First Aid training

A Grantham Hospital support group is planning to put on First Aid courses for local people. First Aid sessions arranged by SOS Grantham Hospital could start in February if there is enough interest. If anyone is interested in a three hour training session

Saturday, 08:41 in Regional East

Grantham couple planning ball for cancer charity close to their hearts

A mother-of-two who is fighting a rare form of cancer is planning a black tie ball to raise money towards research into the disease. The ball, at Belton Woods Hotel in May, is in aid of the Lymphoma Association and tickets are on sale. It was a huge shoc

Saturday, 07:58 in Regional East

Motion on downgrade of Grantham A&E wins cross-party support but three abstain

A motion put before South Kesteven District Council yesterday saying that a downgrade of Grantham A&E was unacceptable was supported by 24 councillors while three abstained. The motion was put before the meeting of South Kesteven District Council...

Friday, 17:28 in Regional East

Burger restaurant opens in Grantham today

A new burger restaurant is opening today in Grantham High Street. The Real Burger Company opens this evening in the former Greenwoods store. More than 20 jobs have been created by the new restaurant. The company is only a few years old and has one other

Friday, 16:34 in Regional East

Duchess of Rutland to run London Marathon in aid of cricket trust

Emma Duchess of Rutland is lacing up her trainers to run the Virgin London Marathon in April for the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust. The Duchess, who is patron of the charity, first ran the marathon in 2015 for the Trust and Global Action Nepal fo

Friday, 15:14 in Regional East

Memory Lane: Stan’s 10th book tells the tale of Ruston pantomimes

Memory Lane regular Stan Matthews has written his 10th book on Grantham institutions, called Ruston and Hornsby – The Coronation Pantomimes 1944 to 1958. The book is full of pictures from the time, including this one of Barrie Cox as the cat getting all

Friday, 13:02 in Regional East

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