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Grantham Journal column: Is hospitals hint true?

Grantham Journal column: Is hospitals hint true?

Grantham Journal column: Is hospitals hint true?

07 June 2015

Some readers have told me I should stop moaning about the future, or lack of it, for Grantham Hospital and let sleeping dogs lie.


Grantham Journal column: My task - three million new apprentices over the next five years

Grantham Journal column: My task - three million new apprentices over the next five years

Grantham Journal column: My task - three million new apprentices over the next five years

07 June 2015

In politics, as in tobogganing, momentum is all. The Prime Minister is determined to make the most of his victory in the general election, and of the small but perfectly-formed majority with which the voters have rewarded us.


Grantham Journal column: Let’s abolish money

Grantham Journal column: Let’s abolish money

Grantham Journal column: Let’s abolish money

09 May 2015

Ever since Margaret Thatcher inflicted her ‘short-term-looks-good; long-term-disastrous’ financial policies on an unsuspecting electorate in the 1980s, I’ve been concerned that one day money would outlive its usefulness.


Grantham Journal column: Litter is dropped by the selfish and lazy

Grantham Journal column: Litter is dropped by the selfish and lazy

Grantham Journal column: Litter is dropped by the selfish and lazy

09 May 2015

Our green and pleasant land is under threat. There is a creeping insidious problem which is spreading across the country. Litter.


Grantham Journal column: Pitfalls of immigration

Grantham Journal column: Pitfalls of immigration

Grantham Journal column: Pitfalls of immigration

03 May 2015

One of the commonest misconceptions about our great country, fostered quite blatantly by successive governments, is that we have always been a nation of immigrants.


Grantham Journal column: Welcome to Britain’s promised land...

Grantham Journal column: Welcome to Britain’s promised land...

Grantham Journal column: Welcome to Britain’s promised land...

19 April 2015

At Grantham King’s School, which incidentally couldn’t have been more a part of the establishment in the 1950s, we were taught to look forward to Utopia.


Grantham Journal column: We must face dangers of child exploitation and act against them

Grantham Journal column: We must face dangers of child exploitation and act against them

Grantham Journal column: We must face dangers of child exploitation and act against them

14 March 2015

During our last communities and public health scrutiny committee meeting at Lincolnshire County Council a very serious subject was raised.


Grantham Journal column: Allotments are the key

Grantham Journal column: Allotments are the key

Grantham Journal column: Allotments are the key

08 March 2015

For some time now I have been trying to think of an alternative to foodbanks, the Third World solution to this country’s austerity nightmare.


Grantham Journal column: Conservatives can be trusted to prioritise our national security

Grantham Journal column: Conservatives can be trusted to prioritise our national security

Grantham Journal column: Conservatives can be trusted to prioritise our national security

08 March 2015

The first, and most important, duty of any government is the defence of our national security.


Grantham Journal column: Racism or free speech?

Grantham Journal column: Racism or free speech?

Grantham Journal column: Racism or free speech?

01 March 2015

Racism in all its forms is, of course, one of the ugliest and most vile of human failings, but also I believe, by accident or design, too often misunderstood.


Grantham Journal column: Bly’s spirit should live on

Grantham Journal column: Bly’s spirit should live on

Grantham Journal column: Bly’s spirit should live on

07 February 2015

What a fantastic wheeze Ken Wingad inspired with his recent Journal letter, about Charmaine Morgan and the Labour Group describing Margaret Thatcher as contentious!


Grantham Journal column: Unfair to sick people

Grantham Journal column: Unfair to sick people

Grantham Journal column: Unfair to sick people

25 January 2015

I notice that another unwarranted attack has been made on the elderly and infirm by the Coalition Government and its NHS privatisation cronies.


Grantham Civic Society: Is Henry Preston a worthy candidate for a Blue Plaque?

Grantham Civic Society: Is Henry Preston a worthy candidate for a Blue Plaque?

Grantham Civic Society: Is Henry Preston a worthy candidate for a Blue Plaque?

03 January 2015

Henry Preston was an amazing man. He taught technical evening classes as early as 1874 and founded the Grantham Scientific Society in 1890 and with it Grantham Museum. Its new building, opened by Henry, was completed in 1926 where it still stands today.


Grantham Journal column: Two greatest issues are traffic and housing

Grantham Journal column: Two greatest issues are traffic and housing

Grantham Journal column: Two greatest issues are traffic and housing

03 January 2015

Traffic and housing are probably the two biggest issues facing Grantham over the next decade.


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