25 Years Ago

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l Grantham Town announced the appointment of future Celtic and Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill. He is currently in charge at Premier League club Sunderland (see left).

l A judge sitting in Lincoln said: “I am troubled by the number of offences from Grantham involving violence.”

l Grantham Hospital was to cut its admissions for operations by 50 per cent.

l SKDC granted permits for 24 “one-armed bandits” in Westgate. Coun Paul Johnson said: “Gambling is one of the social evils of our time.”