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Grantham’s proposed £100 million designer outlet village takes major step forward

South Kesteven District Council has agreed to back a £100 million designer retail village off the A1, next to the town’s southern relief road.

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Anger over planned £10 Grantham Welham Street car parking charge

Anger over planned £10 Grantham Welham Street car parking charge

Businesses and residents are angry over a planned £10 long stay parking charge proposed for the Welham Street car park.

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Grantham gypsy site is backed by planners

Grantham gypsy site is backed by planners

A travellers’ site for a Grantham gypsy family is recommended for approval, despite widespread opposition.

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Coun Adam Stokes

South Kesteven council in £3m deal to ‘close the gap’

A council finance chief has defended claims councillors are deciding major investment decisions in secret.

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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.

South Kesteven councillors vote for increase of 16.5 per cent in allowances

A vote to increase district councillors’ allowances by a substantial 16.5 per cent has been slammed as being “unjustifiable” and “excessive” by some of those who would benefit from it.

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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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Nick Boles, Conservative

Grantham MP welcomed back in the House for first speech since illness

Nick Boles has been “warmly welcomed” back into Parliament to make his first speech since his illness.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham MP Boles says Parliament has its “sleazeballs” but sexual harassment is less of an issue today

Parliament has its “sleazeballs” just like any other employer, but Grantham MP Nick Boles says sexual harassment is less of an issue today than it was 20 years ago when it was “very bad.”

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: I welcome council’s plans to invest in bold new initiatives

For many decades, our corner of Lincolnshire has lacked local leadership.

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Matthew Lee on economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee’s full speech to economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee (Con) announced a string of ambitious plans to an economic business summit on Monday (October 9).

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Coun Matthew Lee at economic business summit

Investment in Grantham market, leisure facilities and heritage form part of SKDC’s plans revealed at summit

Ambitious plans – including improved leisure facilities, investment in Grantham Market and gateway improvements – were revealed at an economic summit held by South Kesteven District Council yesterday evening (Monday).

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The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton

Ukip leads calls to sack Sir Alan over Brexit comments

Calls have been made to sack a Tory MP over his claims that Brexit voters were the working class “throwing a bit of a tantrum”.

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Coun Charmaine Morgan with MP Margaret Greenwood, left, at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

Grantham hospital campaign group petitions members at Labour Party Conference

Members of campaign group SOS Grantham Hospital petitioned Labour Party Conference attendees at Brighton this week.

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Coun Charmaine Morgan

Grantham Journal Column: Grantham needs a voice

Grantham needs a voice. This was the conclusion of both the Labour Party Grantham Branch and Charter Trustees meetings I have recently attended.

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The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson.

Bishop of Lincoln to be introduced into House of Lords

The Bishop of Lincoln will take his seat in the House of Lords on Thursday.

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Statue of a bull proposed for the entrance to the Muddle Go Nowhere pub in Grantham.

Grantham’s Muddle Go Nowhere pub wants to install statue – of a bull

Grantham’s Muddle Go Nowhere has applied to install a large statue – of a bull.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

Monday deadline to renew your explosives licence, says county council

Businesses in South Holland and Lincolnshire which are licensed to keep explosives are being reminded to renew their right to do so before next Monday’s deadline.

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WASPI protest in Westminster earlier this year.

Grantham women keep up the fight against the government in pensions row

Women in the Grantham area are keeping up the pressure on the Government to change its mind over the retirement age.

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Proposed Enterprise Village for Grantham's KiNG31 site.

Enterprise village plan for Grantham’s KiNG31 site

A £12 million enterprise village aimed at small businesses will be built on the KiNG31 site on the southern edge of Grantham, if approved.

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Overnight vigil, Grantham A&E

Grantham Hospital campaigners mark the year with overnight vigil

Torrential rain and wind didn’t stop dedicated hospital campaigners from staging an overnight vigil, to mark one year since Grantham Hospital’s A&E unit closed overnight.

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