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Grantham Journal column: Housing - it’s the economics, stupid!

In this new world of fake news and fake facts, it would also seem that laudable concept of evidence led policy is the latest casualty.

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Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill

Grantham Journal column: Some form of 24-hour urgent care centre is a glimmer of hope

Good forward planning is absolutely vital to the successful running of any large organisation.

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Lincolnshire Cheer Academy (LCA) Falcons have just returned from Barcelona.

Popular town cheerleading club moves to own gym

Cheerleaders from Grantham-based Lincolnshire Cheer Academy (LCA) Falcons, moved into their new premises last month.

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Grantham Journal letters: A patient’s ‘Ode to the NHS’

Grantham Journal letters: A patient’s ‘Ode to the NHS’

I have written this ode to say thank you and to express my appreciation to the NHS.

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Peter Clawson.

Grantham Journal column: Community spirit warmed my heart

There are those who questioned my motives, and indeed sanity, in staging a free night out for Grantham folk at the Guildhall theatre.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee

Grantham Journal column: A showcase of talents

Last weekend’s hugely successful Stamford Georgian Festival has brought home to me again, just like at Gravity Fields 12 months ago, what can be achieved in this wonderful district.

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Coun Charmaine Morgan

Grantham Journal Column: Grantham needs a voice

Grantham needs a voice. This was the conclusion of both the Labour Party Grantham Branch and Charter Trustees meetings I have recently attended.

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Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation

Grantham Journal column: Traffic impact rarely enough to halt builds

It is now confirmed that Larkfleet is challenging the decision of SKDC to refuse permission for 480 homes on Manthorpe Road, and November will see an appeal formally submitted to the national Planning Inspectorate.

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Peter Clawson.

Grantham Journal column: Moved by tribute to Diana

Of all the TV programmes and documentaries commemorating the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death, the one which moved me most was the Sunday ‘Songs of Praise’ tribute.

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Peter Clawson.

Grantham Journal column: University is not vital

Congratulations to all those young people who got the exam grades they wanted.

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Jaz Abeysekera

Grantham Journal column: Further education at college gives students better independence

With so many options for teens to choose from when it comes to picking an education provider after GCSEs, it makes it harder to decide which is best. Everyone wants their teen to be happy, as well as making sure they’ve made the right choice educationally. From the teen’s perspective, high on the priority list is where their friends are and having independence.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council

Grantham Journal column: Fighting for fairer funding for county

As the summer holidays draw to a close, it’s back to school, college and work for many of us, ready to face the challenges ahead.

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Coun Matthew Lee

Grantham Journal column: The Big Clean brings out the best in people

If you’re a Journal regular, I hope you have read all about the ‘The Big Clean’, the programme that aims to set a new standard of cleanliness in our district’s streets, tackling not only litter but also weeds and graffiti.

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Peter Clawson.

Grantham Journal Column: To dismiss Stephen Hawking as a liar is shocking

During my long and varied lifetime, I thought I had witnessed the worst kinds of mental and physical abuse inflicted. But the recent extra suffering Stephen Hawking has had to endure is beyond my comprehension.

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John Boulton, Grantham Hospital matron

Grantham Journal column: Ward accreditation scheme helps us to improve our care

Delivering high-quality and appropriate care to our patients is our number one priority.

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Peter Clawson.

Grantham Journal column: Money, money, money

One of my former colleagues once told me a politician friend of his used to claim that if you persisted with a lie long enough people would accept it as the truth.

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Coun Matthew Lee (left), Leader of South Kesteven District Council, new Chief Executive Aidan Rave and Deputy Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by SKDC.

Grantham Journal column: District council sets its sights on delivery

I’m very grateful to the Journal for giving me a regular opportunity to update you about news from South Kesteven District Council – and some of the things on the horizon.

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Maxine Hughes, Head of Operations and Clinical Services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Weekly tests are working

Part of my role, along with the matrons at Grantham Hospital, is to ensure that all wards and services are working efficiently and safely. We know that our staff work tirelessly to make sure all our patients receive the best care possible but we have been looking at ways we can maintain this consistently in all areas.

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Courtney Finn

Grantham Journal column: I am struck by the level of some court fines

Each week the Journal meticulously gives us the details of Grantham-area residents brought before magistrates in Lincoln.

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