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Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

06 December 2015

Well, that’s it! I thought I would never hear the like of it, but now I have and enough is enough.


Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

28 November 2015

As Christmas approaches, it is often referred to as the Season of Good Will.


Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

22 November 2015

Spooky memories were revived for me on reading Ruth Crook’s Grantham Civic Society article on the history of gunpowder in a recent Journal issue.


Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

08 November 2015

I have spent longer working in business than in politics and I know that the real heroes in the story of our economic recovery are Britain’s businesses, whether large like Moy Park, Grantham’s largest employer, or small like the Picture Café, a welcome new feature on Wide Westgate.


Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

18 October 2015

The only tribute I feel able to pay David Cameron for his diatribe at the Conservative Party conference is a Freddie Starr style finger-under-the-nose gesture.


Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

11 October 2015

How times change and public opinion with them, I thought, on reflection this week.


Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

20 September 2015

If new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should ask for my advice, which he wouldn’t of course, I would tell him to take notice of my grandmother’s age old sayings.


Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

13 September 2015

This year’s three World War Two 70th anniversaries have blown the issue of Britain’s Trident nuclear defence system renewal wide open.


Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

06 September 2015

Someone called me a ‘Whingeing Pom’ this week. He had no right to. He wasn’t an Australian. If he had been, I might have forgiven him for not knowing any better.


Grantham Journal column: Please don’t be rude

Grantham Journal column: Please don’t be rude

Grantham Journal column: Please don’t be rude

30 August 2015

People who believe my most fervent pet hates concern political correctness, privatisation, fat cats and the like, are totally wrong.


Grantham Journal column: An epidemic of obesity

Grantham Journal column: An epidemic of obesity

Grantham Journal column: An epidemic of obesity

09 August 2015

Have you ever had one of those totally inexplicable imaginary visions which appear to make a mockery of everything around you?


Community care this holiday season

Community care this holiday season

Community care this holiday season

31 July 2015

The holiday season is now upon us, which means weekend getaways, barbecues in the garden, and a general onslaught of activity across the whole of the county.


Grantham Journal column: It’s time to make a start on turning around Grantham’s fortunes

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to make a start on turning around Grantham’s fortunes

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to make a start on turning around Grantham’s fortunes

26 July 2015

The recent Grantham Area Committee was well attended and therefore demonstrated the desire of many residents to debate the important issues that affect our town.


Grantham Journal column: Some answers please?

Grantham Journal column: Some answers please?

Grantham Journal column: Some answers please?

19 July 2015

Unlike almost every other country in the world, there could never be any suggestion of anything underhand about our democratic elections.


Grantham Journal column: Earn more, pay less tax and rely less on benefits in the future

Grantham Journal column: Earn more, pay less tax and rely less on benefits in the future

Grantham Journal column: Earn more, pay less tax and rely less on benefits in the future

19 July 2015

Earlier this week, I voted for the national living wage and I don’t think I have ever been prouder to be a Conservative – or done something that will benefit more of the people I represent in the Grantham area.


Grantham Journal column: Send me to the Tower

Grantham Journal column: Send me to the Tower

Grantham Journal column: Send me to the Tower

05 July 2015

For years now I have recognised that, like our democracy, the Houses of Parliament have been falling apart.


Grantham Journal column: We must act to root out extreme ideas in which this terrorism feeds

Grantham Journal column: We must act to root out extreme ideas in which this terrorism feeds

Grantham Journal column: We must act to root out extreme ideas in which this terrorism feeds

05 July 2015

A lot of us will spend some time in the next few months lying on sunloungers somewhere on the shores of the Mediterranean.


Grantham Civic Society: An unfortunate family tale from Little Gonerby

Grantham Civic Society: An unfortunate family tale from Little Gonerby

Grantham Civic Society: An unfortunate family tale from Little Gonerby

21 June 2015

Anti-social behaviour and poor housing was as much a feature of 19th Century Grantham as it has been more recently.


Grantham Journal column: The spectre of sci-fi hate

Grantham Journal column: The spectre of sci-fi hate

Grantham Journal column: The spectre of sci-fi hate

21 June 2015

A former colleague and long-standing friend once told me he was immensely proud of the fact that he had never read a book of any kind since his schooldays.


Grantham Journal column: Weathering the storm

Grantham Journal column: Weathering the storm

Grantham Journal column: Weathering the storm

14 June 2015

Have you noticed that Grantham’s weather seldom follows the same pattern as that shown by forecasters on television?


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