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Grantham Journal column: An exciting 25 years as MP

Twenty-five years ago, I was first elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton. Six parliaments later, my role remains as challenging, exciting and busy as it has ever been.

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Maxine Hughes - head of operations and clinical services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Quality patient care is number one priority for hospital trust

With the publication of the trust’s CQC report last week, the trust has been thrown into the spotlight once again.

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Grantham Journal column: It is vital we retain life-saving services at our hospital or we risk people dying

During the development of the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), by Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC), the long-term future of Grantham Hospital’s accident and emergency unit is to be decided.

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Grantham Journal column: Encourage great new buildings and preserve the old

Encouraging good design for our new buildings is important but we also think it is important to preserve and study the oldest buildings we have.

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Grantham Journal column: Sharing my cancer story may save a life

“I am sorry but you have prostate cancer.” These few words sent a shiver down my spine when I was first diagnosed.

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Councillor Bob Adams, leader of South Kesteven District Council

Grantham Journal column: District council’s part of council tax bill will rise an average of £4

Council tax bills are not something that any of us look forward to.

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Grantham Journal column: How will our MP vote on Bill which could undo health harm

SOS Grantham Hospital wishes to thank everyone who took part in the F4GH protest on Saturday, February 25, and who came to lend their support at the SOS Grantham Hospital stall.

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John Boulton

Grantham Journal column: I welcome new nursing associates to the hospital

At a time when the NHS is under extreme pressure and is also having to cope with a significant shortage of registered nurses, it is incredibly exciting that Lincolnshire was successful in their bid to take part in the pilot for the training of care staff in the new nursing associate role.

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Protest march through Grantham to highlight the closure of the A and E Department at Grantham Hospital

Columnist, Grantham MP Nick Boles: Fight will go on to get residents the vital service they deserve

Last week was a big week in politics for a lot of reasons, with Brexit dominating the national agenda as the Government presses ahead with the Article 50 Bill.

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Grantham Journal column: There are huge risks attached to plan to alter care funding

During this week’s meeting of Lincolnshire County Council’s communities and public health scrutiny committee, officers advised councillors that fundamental changes to future funding of supported housing schemes are under public consultation.

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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.

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Councillor Bob Adams, leader of South Kesteven District Council

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.

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Grantham Journal column: It must be cold outside 10 Downing Street late at night

In common with many of you, I watch the national TV news late in the evening. The scene often shifts to Downing Street or some other great office of state, palace or even Scotland Yard.

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Grantham Journal column: First aid training in every school

I have been working to support Nick Boles MP for two months now, making sure that his office is still heavily involved in local issues and campaigns whilst he undergoes his cancer treatment. Recently, at a constituency surgery I was lucky enough to meet two ladies from the charity LIVES, who train and provide first responders across the county.

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The offical opening of the new opthalmology unit at Grantham Hospital.

Grantham Journal column: Opening of new eye unit is a very positive development

On Monday 5 December, the new ophthalmology unit opened its doors to its first patients at Grantham Hospital. This unit will provide much needed local access to eye patients in the Grantham and wider Lincolnshire area. The newly refurbished department was opened by the Mayor of Grantham who was given a tour of the department by the staff.

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The Angel and Royal Hotel

Then and Now: From the Ark to the Angel...

Noah’s Ark was situated on the corner of the High Street and Vine Street.

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SKDC Councillor Charmaine Morgan, who is also chairperson of SOS Grantham Hospital, outside the A&E unit at the hospital EMN-160818-123745001

Grantham Journal column: These health plans go against NHS principles

Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC) have finally launched the Lincolnshire STP.

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Councillor Bob Adams, leader of South Kesteven District Council EMN-160913-171122001

Grantham Journal column: We’re pushing to get new complex built

As we move into December there is no let up in the pace of what has been a hectic but productive year for Grantham and the surrounding area.

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Courtney Finn

Grantham Journal column: Preserving the good in the old, encouraging the good in the new

The Civic Society has had a good year with membership increasing to 161 and 187 people signed into our Facebook page.

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SKDC Councillor Charmaine Morgan, who is also chairperson of SOS Grantham Hospital, outside the A&E unit at the hospital EMN-160818-123745001

Grantham Journal column: Government must be prepared to pay for NHS for ‘everyone’

Margaret Greenwood Labour MP for Wirral West is due to present the NHS Bill for its Second Reading early in the new year.

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