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Grantham firefighters prepare for gruelling 36-hour charity challenge

Two firefighters are taking on a gruelling 36-hour challenge to raise money for disabled and terminally ill children. Grantham-based Clive Baillie, 53, and Kyle Campbell, 43, will be tackling the three peaks challenge to raise £10,000 for Newlife, the Ch

today, 12:07 in Regional East
 

Missing mother and children could be in Lincolnshire

Police say a mother and her two young sons missing since Monday could be in Lincolnshire. Officers are concerned for the welfare of 42-year-old Samantha Baldwin, who was last seen near Nottingham City Centre on Monday. and her children, nine-year-old Lou

today, 11:56 in Regional East
 

Grantham Academy raises more than £700 on Red Nose Day

The Priory Ruskin Academy raised more than £700 for Comic relief on Friday. The day was coordinated by Knight House, who sold red noses, ran a cake sale and challenged tutor groups to fill as many smarties tubes as possible with 20p coins. The school gav

today, 09:26 in Regional East
 

Grantham cricketer threw away his second chance by injuring teammate in a ‘reckless’ rage

A talented Lincolnshire cricketer who caused a “deeply unpleasant” eye injury to a teammate when he threw a table across the living room of their club flat was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. Adam Shepherd, 25, left a 21-year-old Grantham teammate

yesterday, 15:32 in Regional East
 

Grantham KGGS class of ’68 to reunite in the town

More than 60 former students of Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School will see each other, some for the first time in more than 40 years, when they gather for a special reunion next month. The women will reunite on April 8 in the year they turn 60. They at

yesterday, 13:02 in Regional East
 

TK Maxx staff in Grantham raise £4,800 for Comic Relief

Staff at TK Maxx in Grantham have raised a total of £4,800 for Comic Relief. They have been cycling ‘around the world’ in fancy dress at the store at weekends and the store has sold merchandise. Staff also took part in a quiz at The Beehive pub which rai

yesterday, 11:57 in Regional East
 

Easton Walled Gardens wins ‘hidden gem’ award

Easton Walled Gardens has won the Highly Commended award for the Hidden Gem category at the 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards. The ancient 12 acre garden has been restored over the past 16 years from a wilderness into one of the UK’s leading garden attractio

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional East
 

Grantham pharmacy worker wins award for idea to help homeless

A mum-of-two has won an award after her idea to collect toiletries for homelessness charities was rolled out across all Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacies. Cordelia Snowball, a trainee dispensing assistant at Grantham Pharmacy in Winchester Road, won a silver

Monday, 19:24 in Regional East
 

Grantham hero to receive award after saving boy’s life

Saving the life of a boy critically injured in a devastating car crash was reward enough for a Barrowby hero – but he is still ‘honoured’ to be given a national life-saving award for his actions. Charles Douse, along with Norfolk nurses Nicola King and E

Monday, 17:42 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Grantham school pupils enjoy seeing teachers gunged on Red Nose Day

Pupils were delighted to see their teachers get gunged on Red Nose Day. The youngsters at Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham saw buckets of disgusting gunge poured over teachers in a special assembly for Comic Relief. See it all happen on our video

Monday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Grantham motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with car

A motorcyclist fom Grantham has been seriously injured in a collision on the A153 near Ruskington. The collision happened at Speedway Corner at 5.20pm on Saturday and involved a Honda motorbike and a BMW car. The 29-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to

Monday, 13:34 in Regional East
 

Grantham high street restaurant opens offering traditional British dishes

A couple who run a Grantham fish and chip shop have opened their first restaurant in the High Street serving a wide variety of dishes. David and Allison Wells opened the doors of Wellington’s Kitchen and Bar last week and serve traditional British dishes

Monday, 09:51 in Regional East
 

Grantham Rotary donations help Pam to buy mosquito nets for Kenya children

Rotary clubs have donated money to help buy mosquito nets to protect children in Kenya. Inner Wheel District International Service Chairman Pam Metcalf received donations from Neville Thompson, President of the Rotary Club of Grantham, and David Holmes,

Sunday, 15:25 in Regional East
 

Colsterworth WI celebrate 100th year with crocus display in the village

Colsterworth WI is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and to mark the milestone members planted 1,000 crocus bulbs which have since bloomed to spell out WI 1917-2017. The group was the first in the Lincolnshire South Federation. It will also mar

Sunday, 13:15 in Regional East
 

Grantham Journal letter: Get in taxpayer-funded car and look for potholes!

You recently printed an article in which someone suggested that local residents should contact Lincolnshire highways to report potholes where of concern. Laugh? I was almost in tears – of frustration – with these pampered officials! Is it not beyond some

Sunday, 10:17 in Regional East
 
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