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lA councillor hit out at colleagues after a tenant’s application for a TV aerial to be fitted was turned down as he was in rent arrears. Coun Merrick described it as a “petty piece of official bumbledom”.

lGrantham MP J. B. Godber, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, was set to lead a British delegation to the 18-nation disarmament conference in Geneva.

lThe number of accidents and casualties recorded in the by Grantham Borough Police Division increased from the previous year.