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Grantham Journal column: We are the first district in the county to trial food waste service

I’m delighted to say that South Kesteven will soon be the first district in the county to trial a food waste collection service.

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MP Nick Boles

Grantham Journal column: I urged Prime Minister to attack Syria

The international ban on the use of chemical and biological weapons is one of very few international agreements that has a real and positive impact on the everyday lives of the British people.

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Grantham Journal young columnist Grace Moxon.

Grantham Journal column: What Brexit is about

Hello, Grace, here again with your monthly article. In this column we will be discussing a matter that a lot of you probably will have heard about recently, and that is… Brexit. Now you may be wondering what is Brexit? But by the time you have finished reading this text I hope things are clearer.

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Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation

Grantham Journal column: Pupils take to walking and cycling to school

The school holidays are notable for many things, not least of which is the reduction in traffic on Grantham’s roads. With people jetting off on holiday we see less people travelling to and from work, however, the real impact is less car journeys taking children to and from school. The journey to and from school is made by thousands of children across Lincolnshire each day and it’s hard to ignore the volumes of traffic we see as a result.

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

Grantham Journal column: Plenty to celebrate

It’s been a year since the Trust was placed into special measures by NHS Improvement, following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

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Lincolnshire County Council elections: Ray Wootten

Grantham Journal column: Growth and progress

Traffic congestion on the A607 Manthorpe Road last week caused long delays, some days extending as far back as the village of Belton. Having attended the launch of the SKDC Gravity Fields Festival last Thursday, the traffic was at a standstill going into town, so being pushed for time I had to make the decision to travel via Belton village across Five Gates and through Harrowby to get into town only to be held up by traffic negotiating the potholes on New Beacon Road.

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Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Coun Martin Hill.

Grantham Journal column: Potholes and roads are a top priority

There’s no doubt about it – this has been one of the harshest winters in recent years.

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Coun Martin Hill

Grantham Journal column: Services that keep you safe are our priority

Services that keep residents safe – as well as road maintenance and improvements – have been given priority in Lincolnshire County Council’s budget.

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Grantham Journal young columnist Grace Moxon.

Grantham Journal column: Let me introduce myself as your new young columnist

Hello, I am Grace Moxon, an ordinary 11-year-old girl who has always had a strong passion for creative writing.

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Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation

Grantham Journal column: Why not earn as you learn?

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which is designed to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, and the wider economy.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: Building more homes can benefit our towns

I have always been in 
favour of development. We need to build thousands of new houses so that it becomes more affordable for people in their twenties and thirties to buy a home of their own.

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Jaz Abeysekera

Grantham Journal column: Apprentices are able to learn on the job

Working towards a nationally recognised qualification whilst getting paid and without racking up debt – what’s not to love?

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Councillor Charmaine Morgan

Grantham Journal column: Abuse of young mother is deeply disturbing

Two weeks ago a letter was printed from an eastern European resident who was harassed by an elderly local man as she entered a local store with her baby. As someone with a strong interest in local history I have been struck by the stoic character of the people of Grantham who have always rallied in time of adversity to support their nation. However, to verbally abuse a woman in front of her child simply because of her nationality is something else. Something deeply disturbing. Britain is a nation of travellers. People who dared to dream. People who were willing to take a huge chance and start a new life. Immigrants and migrants alike. Our language is the ‘lingua franca’ of the world. Our own historic desire to travel and trade with other nations, even dominate them, has led to the spread of a common language used in law, science, politics and the arts. Our own governments have recognised the importance of this for economic growth and to develop strategic alliances. The underlying cause of the behaviour of the gentleman concerned should be examined.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: We must take back control of our borders

Last June I received more than 60 per cent of the votes cast by the people of Grantham and Stamford.

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

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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