05 November 2016
News that tourism in Lincolnshire was worth £1.34 billion last year has provided me with plenty of food for thought.
21 October 2016
After years arguing that there is an issue with the South Kesteven District Council planning process, I feel a breakthrough has finally been achieved. At this month’s Group Leaders’ meeting, it was agreed that in future if a planning officer is minded to ‘approve’ an application which a council member considers contentious then the case can be brought to the development control (planning) committee. Previously, the decision was down to the lead planning officer. Whilst the change will be monitored, it is a significant move forward.
16 October 2016
I had a routine blood test a few weeks ago and found that I had type 2 diabetes and my cholesterol reading was a bit too high.
15 October 2016
This week the House of Commons held its first debate on the implementation of the people’s decision to leave the European Union.
25 September 2016
The temporary night time closure of Grantham A&E remains the focus of a lot of attention at the moment, and for good reason. We know how important the hospital is to local people and ULHT will continue to work hard in recruiting the staff we need to safely deliver services across all our hospitals. The department continues to provide a quality service to the patients who attend during the opening hours of 9am to 6.30pm.
17 September 2016
With so many issues facing us at present locally it is hard to know where to turn.
10 September 2016
Although I voted for the UK to remain in the EU, I am determined to support Theresa May in her commitment to deliver Brexit.
27 August 2016
Planning Application S16/1810 for Highway works and Parks: The Poplar Farm estate is planned to be 1300 homes and a large roundabout access is required to Barrowby Road at its junction with Gloucester Road along with a “Ghost island” junction further towards the A1 which will connect to the Gladman Homes 300 dwellings development for which planning approval has now been given.
06 August 2016
There’s only a few days left to have your say on plans that could change this area for years to come. The devolution consultation that has been running since June, is nearly at an end, but you can still take part.
30 July 2016
A polite message to all bag-thrusting retailers – when I politely decline the bag that you automatically grab for my purchase, it’s not because I fear you may charge me.
17 July 2016
Having recently been taken ill in the early hours of the morning, I attended the A&E in Grantham Hospital. I was admitted and spent three days in hospital before being transferred to the Lincoln hospital for specialised treatment.
10 July 2016
Targeting an audience based on their feelings is nothing new. Marketing has long been a cross between business and psychology.
09 July 2016
I didn’t stay up to watch the referendum results on the television so I was surprised when I caught the 8am news and I couldn’t quite believe the country had voted to leave the EU, as I thought the ‘Remain’ would just pip ‘Leave’ past the post.
02 July 2016
Events since the EU Referendum vote have been fast-moving, and no doubt there will be new developments by the time you read this article. Nevertheless, I feel that, as someone who campaigned for a Leave vote, I would like to set out some thoughts below.
25 June 2016
One week ago, Jo Cox walked across the road in the small market town of Birstall towards the library where she, like her predecessors before her, held surgeries as the MP for Batley and Spen.
12 June 2016
Grantham is extremely fortunate in having a stretch of the River Witham running close to the town centre.
12 June 2016
On 7 June 1866, Elizabeth Garrett and Emily Wilding Davison went to Parliament to present a petition calling for women to be given the vote.
05 June 2016
The EU referendum is taking place on June 23. Many young people and residents living in rented accommodation have not yet registered to vote and will have no voice. There is still time to register by calling 01476 406080 before June 7.
27 May 2016
Say ‘Grantham Carnival’ and my eyes glaze over.
21 May 2016
Grantham, like many smaller towns, has seen a lot of change and disruption over the past two decades. Some have brought high levels of investment to the town and improved the quality of life we have, whereas others have fallen by the wayside and become a bit of a white elephant.