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Graham Newton joined the Grantham Journal as a reporter in 1998. He became news editor in 2018.

New mayor elected for town

27 May 2022
New mayor elected for town

New mayor elected for town

27 May 2022

A new mayor of Grantham has taken up his position following last night's (Thursday) mayor-making ceremony.


'We are working to improve dementia care'

21 May 2022
'We are working to improve dementia care'

'We are working to improve dementia care'

21 May 2022

A hospitals trust says it wants to work with carers of those with dementia to help improve services.


Police carry out operation at Grantham railway station

20 May 2022
Police carry out operation at Grantham railway station

Police carry out operation at Grantham railway station

20 May 2022

Police have been operating at Grantham railway station in a bid to prevent weapons being brought into the town.


Warning after cyclist injured by overhanging thorned branch

20 May 2022
Warning after cyclist injured by overhanging thorned branch

Warning after cyclist injured by overhanging thorned branch

20 May 2022

A cyclist says he is lucky not to have been blinded when he was injured after being struck by a thorned branch.

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Anger as vandals destroy trees in Heroes Orchard

19 May 2022
Anger as vandals destroy trees in Heroes Orchard

Anger as vandals destroy trees in Heroes Orchard

19 May 2022

Volunteers who look after a commemorative orchard are taking action after vandals damaged trees and benches

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'Relief ' as Margaret Thatcher statue is finally put on its Grantham plinth

18 May 2022
'Relief ' as Margaret Thatcher statue is finally put on its Grantham plinth

'Relief ' as Margaret Thatcher statue is finally put on its Grantham plinth

18 May 2022

The man behind the fundraising for the Margaret Thatcher statue says it is a relief that it has finally been put on its plinth.


'Heart-warming to see Ukrainians given homes here'

16 May 2022
'Heart-warming to see Ukrainians given homes here'

'Heart-warming to see Ukrainians given homes here'

16 May 2022

We remain steadfast in our support for the Ukrainian people, says Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson.


Margaret Thatcher statue finally installed on plinth in St Peter's Hill

15 May 2022
Margaret Thatcher statue finally installed on plinth in St Peter's Hill

Margaret Thatcher statue finally installed on plinth in St Peter's Hill

15 May 2022

Work to install the Margaret Thatcher statue in Grantham has been completed but the memorial has already been egged by a protester.

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Margaret Thatcher statue finally put in place on St Peter's Hill plinth in Grantham

15 May 2022
Margaret Thatcher statue finally put in place on St Peter's Hill plinth in Grantham

Margaret Thatcher statue finally put in place on St Peter's Hill plinth in Grantham

15 May 2022

The statue of Margaret Thatcher has finally been installed on the plinth in St Peter's Hill in Grantham.

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Margaret Thatcher statue installed in Grantham town centre

15 May 2022
Margaret Thatcher statue installed in Grantham town centre

Margaret Thatcher statue installed in Grantham town centre

15 May 2022

A 10.5ft bronze statue of The Rt Hon Baroness Margaret Thatcher is being lowered into place in Grantham this morning (Sunday).

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Aviation society given tour of Skydive Langar and its aircraft

15 May 2022
Aviation society given tour of Skydive Langar and its aircraft

Aviation society given tour of Skydive Langar and its aircraft

15 May 2022

Members of Grantham Aviation Society visited Skydive Langar for a tour of the facility and its three Grand Caravan aircraft.


Photograph shows boy sitting on old anti-aircraft gun in Grantham in the 1950s

15 May 2022
Photograph shows boy sitting on old anti-aircraft gun in Grantham in the 1950s

Photograph shows boy sitting on old anti-aircraft gun in Grantham in the 1950s

15 May 2022

Paul Clark sent in a photograph which shows his dad Terry sitting on the remains of a Second World War anti-aircraft gun.


Castle to hold special costume exhibition to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

14 May 2022
Castle to hold special costume exhibition to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Castle to hold special costume exhibition to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

14 May 2022

A special exhibition to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be hosted by Grimsthorpe Castle.


Police appeal for surrender of unlawful and unwanted guns and ammunition

13 May 2022
Police appeal for surrender of unlawful and unwanted guns and ammunition

Police appeal for surrender of unlawful and unwanted guns and ammunition

13 May 2022

Lincolnshire Police is supporting a national appeal for the public to hand over unwanted or unlawfully held guns.

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Then & Now: Dustpan was originally in Market Place

12 May 2022
Then & Now: Dustpan was originally in Market Place

Then & Now: Dustpan was originally in Market Place

12 May 2022

The giant dustpan on Westgate was part of the advertising for The Little Dustpan ironmongers, but it started out on a different building.


Stretch of canal towpath to close for two months for repairs

12 May 2022
Stretch of canal towpath to close for two months for repairs

Stretch of canal towpath to close for two months for repairs

12 May 2022

Part of Grantham Canal towpath will close for two months for repairs with diversions for walkers and cyclists put in place.


Then & Now: The school which is now a bank

11 May 2022
Then & Now: The school which is now a bank

Then & Now: The school which is now a bank

11 May 2022

A bank in St Peter's Hill used to be a school run by a postmaster's daughter.


Van and mobility scooter in collision at crossing

11 May 2022
Van and mobility scooter in collision at crossing

Van and mobility scooter in collision at crossing

11 May 2022

Police have attended a collision on Manthorpe Road, Grantham, between a red box van and a mobility scooter


Route of Queen's Baton Relay through Grantham is revealed

11 May 2022
Route of Queen's Baton Relay through Grantham is revealed

Route of Queen's Baton Relay through Grantham is revealed

11 May 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will come to Grantham on July 11 and its route through town has been revealed.


Boost for village as craft centre reopens

10 May 2022
Boost for village as craft centre reopens

Boost for village as craft centre reopens

10 May 2022

A craft centre which has come under new management was given an official reopening at the weekend.


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