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New chief commits to action plan on rural crime

An action plan to tackle rural crime, including hare coursing, has been promised by the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police. Bill Skelly made the pledge after meeting farmers and growers at a summit organised by NFU East Midlands near Boston on Fr

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional East
 

Dogs and chopper used to find illegal immigrants on A1 near Grantham

Police officers were joined by a dog unit and helicopter in their search of illegal immigrants on Monday morning, after a group was seen jumping out of an articulated lorry on the A1 near Grantham. There was a heavy police presence near the Gonerby Moor

yesterday, 16:30 in Regional East
 

Grantham and nearby villages first in line as thousands of potholes due to be permanently repaired

The Grantham area will be one of the first places to see potholes repaired as the county council starts its latest round of roadworks in the new financial year. The council is currently finalising its pothole patching programme for 2017/18, with the firs

yesterday, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Grantham collision: Three car crash in St Peter’s Hill

Three cars have been involved in a collision on St Peter’s Hill in Grantham. The collision has happened outside the Grantham Journal office and traffic is slow in the area as police move the vehicles and clear the road of debris.

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional East
 

Stun gun and CS gas found in search of car in remote Grantham lane

A teenager was found with an illegal firearm when police carried out a search of a car, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday. Officers went to investigate when they spotted the vehicle parked at night on Cold Harbour Lane, Grantham, facing towards an o

yesterday, 13:02 in Regional East
 

Grantham assault: Man suffers serious facial injury after being attacked in High Street

A man was seriously injured when he was attacked in High Street, Grantham, at the weekend. The man, in his 20s, suffered an injury to his face in the attack which took place at about 12.30am on Sunday. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We were calle

yesterday, 10:18 in Regional East
 

Get your green bin in time for new season, urges SKDC

South Kesteven District Council is inviting households to take up its garden waste collection service. Participants can renew or register using direct debit, with a discount available to those who register online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/greenbin Last

yesterday, 10:12 in Regional East
 

Police surprised by response for oversubscribed ‘ride along’ scheme

Lincolnshire Police has been so inundated by demand for the chance to see its officers at work that it has put invitations “on hold”. The county’s “ride along” scheme, introduced last March and taken up by nearly 30 applicants, was launched on Friday as

yesterday, 10:12 in Regional East
 

Take precautions to stop winter flu bugs

Families in South Holland and the Deepings are being told to make the most of NHS services available to them, rather than catch winter illnesses. A campaign by NHS England in Lincolnshire, called “Don’t Let Minor Illness Become A Major Problem”, advised

Sunday, 20:13 in Regional East
 

Grantham Journal letter: Compassionate hospital staff at Grantham

On a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago I was feeling rather poorly with a very high temperature. We phoned the 111 service, they said I needed to see a doctor within two hours but had no appointments. Then a doctor phoned and asked more questions. We were

Sunday, 16:09 in Regional East
 

Grantham Journal letter: Pothole damaged car

Last week (Journal, February 10) you ran yet another article about potholes and where to report them. Two weeks ago I reported the Barrowby Gate/Dysart Road junction mass of potholes. On Sunday night I had to drive through this area CAREFULLY trying to a

Sunday, 14:07 in Regional East
 

Jobs: Latest vacancies available from Grantham Jobcentre

Here’s 30 vacancies available through Grantham Jobcentre. Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Grantham, Full Time, £31,000 - £34,000 per year, Job ID 40531073 Food Service Supervisor, Marston, Full Time, Wage To be confirmed, Job ID 40528369 Assistant Campa

Sunday, 13:17 in Regional East
 

Valued village war memorial is protected

A village war memorial has been listed as part of a pledge by Historic England to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War. The memorial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church in Muston is one of several in L

Sunday, 12:40 in Regional East
 

Grantham Journal letter: Verges outside Tesco are a mess!

I am disgusted by what I see on the junction of Harrowby Lane with Keats Avenue, where Tesco is. Grass verges on both sides are a complete and utter mess. All that has been done is to just put top soil on both sides – while it’s raining. The verges are s

Sunday, 10:17 in Regional East
 

Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: A Franciscan friary site for 250 years

The Franciscan friars were settled in Grantham before November 27, 1290, when Pope Nicholas IV granted them an indulgence. The friary was situated on the west side of the Market Place and the site later became known as the Grange. In 1300 there were abou

Sunday, 08:48 in Regional East
 
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