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Patients failed to show at over 15,000 Grantham GP appointments last year

15 January 2016
Patients failed to show at over 15,000 Grantham GP appointments last year

Patients failed to show at over 15,000 Grantham GP appointments last year

15 January 2016

Thousands of appointments are being wasted by non-attenders across Grantham’s GP surgeries, with practice managers describing the situation as “a nightmare”.


First phase of Grantham bypass on track to be completed by June

14 January 2016
First phase of Grantham bypass on track to be completed by June

First phase of Grantham bypass on track to be completed by June

14 January 2016

Aerial shots of the Grantham bypass have shown how far work has progressed since September, with the first phase of the £80 million project including the creation of two new roundabouts.


Former quarry at Castle Bytham to become 85 new homes and shop

14 January 2016
Former quarry at Castle Bytham to become 85 new homes and shop

Former quarry at Castle Bytham to become 85 new homes and shop

14 January 2016

South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee have voted in favour of plans to turn a 9.6 hectare former quarry site in Castle Bytham, into 85 homes and a shop.


Residents ready for next round in community campaign to buy Marston pub

12 January 2016
Residents ready for next round in community campaign to buy Marston pub

Residents ready for next round in community campaign to buy Marston pub

12 January 2016

Marston residents have succeeded in the first step of a campaign to save their beloved pub, The Thorold Arms.


Author will launch her self-help book ‘A Rough Guide to a Smooth Life’ in Grantham and Bottesford

04 January 2016
Author will launch her self-help book ‘A Rough Guide to a Smooth Life’ in Grantham and Bottesford

Author will launch her self-help book ‘A Rough Guide to a Smooth Life’ in Grantham and Bottesford

04 January 2016

A former student of Belvoir High School in Bottesford is launching her first book, after travelling the world on a journey of self-discovery.


Légion d’honneur for 91-year-old Barbara from Plungar

30 December 2015
Légion d’honneur for 91-year-old Barbara from Plungar

Légion d’honneur for 91-year-old Barbara from Plungar

30 December 2015

A 91-year-old from Plungar has received France’s highest award, the Légion d’honneur, for her role in the country’s liberation during the Second World War.


More empty shops in Grantham town centre than national average

30 December 2015
More empty shops in Grantham town centre than national average

More empty shops in Grantham town centre than national average

30 December 2015

A retail study has highlighted vacancies in Grantham town centre are 4.6 per cent higher than the national average.


Grantham Journal Big Interview: ‘Bringing happiness to everyone he meets’

26 December 2015
Grantham Journal Big Interview: ‘Bringing happiness to everyone he meets’

Grantham Journal Big Interview: ‘Bringing happiness to everyone he meets’

26 December 2015

This year we saw some truly deserving winners at our Grantham is Great Awards.


Debate on whether to create new settlements or continue development in Grantham

22 December 2015
Debate on whether to create new settlements or continue development in Grantham

Debate on whether to create new settlements or continue development in Grantham

22 December 2015

A councillor is calling on South Kesteven District Council to consider creating ‘new settlements’ to meet housing demand, rather than focusing most of the development in Grantham.


Grantham Journal Big Interview: Go wild to protect nature reserves

19 December 2015
Grantham Journal Big Interview: Go wild to protect nature reserves

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Go wild to protect nature reserves

19 December 2015

Eager to highlight the work of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, communications officer Rachel Shaw told us what the organisation has been up to in the area recently.


Schools in and around Grantham in Lincolnshire’s top and bottom 10

19 December 2015
Schools in and around Grantham in Lincolnshire’s top and bottom 10

Schools in and around Grantham in Lincolnshire’s top and bottom 10

19 December 2015

Four local primary schools have been ranked within the top 10 in the county, according to performance tables released by the Department for Education.


Is Salvation Army Citadel set to become the Grantham Gingerbread house?

16 December 2015
Is Salvation Army Citadel set to become the Grantham Gingerbread house?

Is Salvation Army Citadel set to become the Grantham Gingerbread house?

16 December 2015

The Salvation Army Citadel could be transformed into the town’s very own ‘Gingerbread House’, if a planning application is approved.


Grantham’s ‘Fab 40’ race over £4,000 fund-raising target

16 December 2015
Grantham’s ‘Fab 40’ race over £4,000 fund-raising target

Grantham’s ‘Fab 40’ race over £4,000 fund-raising target

16 December 2015

A year-long group fund-raising challenge organised by a woman wanting to celebrate her 40th birthday, has smashed its £4,000 target.


Farewell to Sheila’s Cakes in Grantham this Christmas Eve

16 December 2015
Farewell to Sheila’s Cakes in Grantham this Christmas Eve

Farewell to Sheila’s Cakes in Grantham this Christmas Eve

16 December 2015

A well-known Granthamian is shutting her cake-making and baking accessories business, with the shop’s last day this Christmas Eve.


Ambitious plans for new company owned by South Kesteven District Council

12 December 2015
Ambitious plans for new company owned by South Kesteven District Council

Ambitious plans for new company owned by South Kesteven District Council

12 December 2015

Plans are well under way to set up a local authority controlled company (LACC), enabling South Kesteven District Council to generate income within the private sector.


College students help to spread Grantham Foodbank’s message

12 December 2015
College students help to spread Grantham Foodbank’s message

College students help to spread Grantham Foodbank’s message

12 December 2015

Grantham College students have been inspired by the vital work of Grantham Foodbank, and created posters to spread the charity’s community goals.


Rise in charges for green bins planned by SKDC

11 December 2015
Rise in charges for green bins planned by SKDC

Rise in charges for green bins planned by SKDC

11 December 2015

Proposals to increase green waste bin charges have been backed by the South Kesteven District Council cabinet, as part of decisions on fees and charges for 2016/17.


Christmas in a caravan after summer flooding in Long Bennington

11 December 2015
Christmas in a caravan after summer flooding in Long Bennington

Christmas in a caravan after summer flooding in Long Bennington

11 December 2015

Long Bennington residents have expressed their sympathy with the Cumbria flooding victims, with some sharing the prospect of not being able to spend Christmas at home.


Grantham Journal Big Interview: After fame in Cyprus family comes first for Andreas

09 December 2015
Grantham Journal Big Interview: After fame in Cyprus family comes first for Andreas

Grantham Journal Big Interview: After fame in Cyprus family comes first for Andreas

09 December 2015

After growing up in Cyprus in the limelight, as the son of an international footballer as well as enjoying his own career as a successful singer, Andreas Alkiviades is now using his musical skills to run classes for youngsters in Grantham and the surrounding area.


More than £3 million to be spent on new affordable housing in Grantham

08 December 2015
More than £3 million to be spent on new affordable housing in Grantham

More than £3 million to be spent on new affordable housing in Grantham

08 December 2015

Proposals for three new affordable council housing schemes in Grantham have been approved by South Kesteven District Council’s cabinet.


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