10 Years Ago

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l Squadron Sergeant Major Richard Nauyokas of Grantham was enjoying fame as the star of ITV series Lads Army.

l A £50,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher on display at the Guildhall art gallery in London was beheaded by a man with a metal pole. Coun Ian Selby said: “Maggie has obviously upset a lot of people and I’m not surprised her statue has been vandalised.”

l Bingham was fast becoming “the village of the damned” - according to Mayor Eric Sharpe. His comments came amid plans to expand Whatton Prison.