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Grantham Journal column: We are improving patient care

Our patients are our number one priority. They are the reason we do what we do and help us improve 
services for the people of Lincolnshire.

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Grantham Journal column: Fighting for a fair deal is important for all

I’ve been talking a lot recently about getting a fairer government funding deal for Lincolnshire. 
At this time of year, as we make major decisions about how we will spend the limited funding we have and how we will raise the money we need to keep services going, the need for fairer funding becomes even more apparent.

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MP Nick Boles

Grantham Journal column: Keeping pace with the modern world

Last week, MPs voted on plans for the restoration and renewal of Parliament. This vast complex – more a small town than a single building – is falling apart. Its electrics, central heating, sewage system and water supplies are ancient and constantly breaking down.

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Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation

Grantham Journal column: Setting our pothole priorities

Unfortunately, it is that time of year again when we start to see potholes forming on roads across the county.

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Councillor Charmaine Morgan

Grantham Journal column: Key questions are not being answered

At a recent meeting of the SKDC Cabinet, during which the council’s proposed budget was considered,​ Labour councillors observed a number of our group proposals are being adopted as council policy but key questions remain over others. ​A​ common theme was the need for SKDC to improve its strategic thinking.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: Churchill pulled us from brink of defeat

This weekend I will be going to see the Darkest Hour, the new film about Winston Churchill’s leadership in 1940, when the Nazi conquest of Europe seemed to be complete and the United Kingdom stood alone. It has already been hailed as a masterpiece and nominated for several Oscars. My good friend and fellow MP, Nicholas Soames, who is Winston Churchill’s grandson, says that Gary Oldman’s performance as his grandfather is “magnificent”.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee

Grantham Journal column: It’s all about delivery

As the Leader of the Council, one of the questions I’m often asked is “what do you do?” I take it that what many people really mean is “what do you do all day?”

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Maxine Hughes - head of operations and clinical services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Here is our plan for 2018

With every new year comes an opportunity to look at where we are and where we want to be. Our plan for 2018 is to continue with our work around fire improvements, quality and safety, cancer, urgent care and our financial recovery – all within the context of our 2021 ambitions and our five work programmes. Our 2021 roadmap sets out the vision of the Trust and how working together we will become a different Lincolnshire and a great ULHT.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.

Grantham Journal column: Working together to improve services

For many years, we at Lincolnshire County Council have been striving to provide top class services in the most cost-effective way.

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Grantham Pets at Home will host My Pet Pals Wild Bird workshops. Photo: Eleanor Bentall

Grantham pet store to host workshops on caring for wild birds

Animal-loving children can take part in a series of free wild bird workshops at Pets at Home this weekend to support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Jaz Abeysekera

Grantham Journal column: No time like the present

With so many new year’s resolutions being talked about in offices or at school, there’s no better time to act on those promises. Whether you’re looking for a new job or simply wanting to boost your CV to better your future career prospects; work experience is becoming an increasingly desired thing to have done. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young person who is still at school or college or you’re someone who is part way through your career, showing that you have lots of skills both socially and professionally is crucial. Work experience provides many benefits, giving you skills and experience that will allow you stand out to potential employers as well as helping you choose the right sector to work in.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: NHS is my saviour and I work hard to save local services

Nothing has taken up more of my time and energy in my seven years as MP than campaigning for local NHS services. The battle to maintain local access to high quality treatment and care is constant. Some of the problems we face relate to the particular circumstances of our local hospital trusts. But I have now concluded that there is a broader problem: the NHS does not have the certainty about future 
funding that it needs to be able to plan and cope with the rising demands of an ageing population and the rising costs of new medical treatments.

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Grantham firefighters cut casualty free from Barkston road accident

Grantham firefighters cut casualty free from Barkston road accident

Firefighters from Grantham and Sleaford attended a road traffic collision in Barkston this morning.

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Jaz Abeysekera

Grantham Journal column: More than just exams

Choosing a college or sixth form isn’t just about enrolling on to a course with good pass rates and valuable work experience. Whilst getting good grades is important, there’s much more to further education than exams and coursework.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: EU settlement will be expensive - but far less than being a member

We are approaching a moment of truth in the negotiation of Brexit.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee, whose allowance will increase by more than �3,800, said rises allow 'all people, whatever their financial background or stage of career, to become a councillor'.

Grantham Journal column: Market stalls aren’t just for Christmas – enjoy them all year round

I do love the switching on of the lights each year. Not only is it great to mark the countdown to Christmas, but it is wonderful to see the community coming together.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

Grantham Journal column: Parade volunteers did us proud this year

With the passage of time, the number of Second World War veterans attending the Grantham Remembrance Parade inevitably reduces every year.

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Road collisions responsible for one in five trauma admissions to hospitals

Road collisions responsible for one in five trauma admissions to hospitals

East Midlands has been revealed as one of the regions with the highest proportion of road collision trauma patients being admitted to trauma centres with life-threatening injuries in England and Wales.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: Chancellor should open a new chapter in government’s policy

On Wednesday of next week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will stand up in the House of Commons and deliver his Budget.

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Maxine Hughes - head of operations and clinical services at Grantham Hospital

Grantham Journal column: Committed to reopen A&E

As you will know, our Trust board said this month they wanted to reopen Grantham A&E.

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