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New headteacher welcomed at Grantham school during 'challenging time'

New headteacher welcomed at Grantham school during 'challenging time'

A new headteacher says it has been an exciting first few weeks at school – despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.


Bank staff praised for preventing elderly woman being scammed

Bank staff praised for preventing elderly woman being scammed

Police impersonator tried to steal thousands of pounds from woman in her eighties.


Huge number of drivers flout lower speed limit on A1

Huge number of drivers flout lower speed limit on A1

An astonishing number of drivers have ignored a reduced speed limit put in place to protect road workers.


Mayor not disappointed as Boxing Day hunt cancelled

Mayor not disappointed as Boxing Day hunt cancelled

Mayor says it was never his intention to go to the hunt.


HR Director at the Ministry of Defence honoured in Queen's Birthday List

HR Director at the Ministry of Defence honoured in Queen's Birthday List

A Grantham-born HR Director for the Ministry of Defence has received a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.


Former mayor faces losing voice after battle with Covid-19

Former mayor faces losing voice after battle with Covid-19

Alan Asher has been told that he could lose his voice permanently, months after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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Leisure centre ladies celebrate retirement

Leisure centre ladies celebrate retirement

Staff at The Meres Leisure Centre bid farewell to two long-serving women this week.


Rock duo look to offer ‘important’ mental health support group

Rock duo look to offer ‘important’ mental health support group

A Grantham couple unable to perform their usual rock gigs have formed a service to help people with their mental health.


Three people included in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Three people included in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Three people from Grantham have been included in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.


Grantham Meres to be brought in-house and £500k agreed to set up leisure company

Grantham Meres to be brought in-house and £500k agreed to set up leisure company

A council-owned company will take control of leisure facilities across South Kesteven.


Call for SKDC job cuts to wait until pandemic ends

Call for SKDC job cuts to wait until pandemic ends

A corporate restructure of SKDC has been approved despite calls to protect livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Bank whistleblower settles down with family after years of upheaval

Bank whistleblower settles down with family after years of upheaval

Man who blew the whistle on multi-billion pound bank is enjoying a quieter life in a peaceful village.


Villagers voice their anger as travellers set up in field

Villagers voice their anger as travellers set up in field

The travellers have appealed against a decision last year to refuse a gypsy site for caravans and utility buildings.


Beekeeping couple win top spots at competition for their gigantic vegetables

Beekeeping couple win top spots at competition for their gigantic vegetables

Couple come second nationally with their pumpkin and third with their celery.


Plans to develop arson-hit social club into 27 apartments

Plans to develop arson-hit social club into 27 apartments

A planning application has been submitted to develop a former social club, the site of three arsons this year, into 27 studio apartments.


Call made for free car parking in council car parks for owners of low emission vehicles

Call made for free car parking in council car parks for owners of low emission vehicles

The motion was amended, meaning any decision will be deferred to a later date.


Company given permission to start quarrying village site near Grantham

Company given permission to start quarrying village site near Grantham

Villagers fear for the safety of schoolchildren who walk along a narrow road which will be used by heavy lorries.


Flu vaccines run low in Grantham as more people urged to get jabs

Flu vaccines run low in Grantham as more people urged to get jabs

More than 30 million people in England are now eligible for free flu jabs as the Government has expanded the 2020/2021 programme.


Vape shop relocates to new premises after seven years in George Centre

Vape shop relocates to new premises after seven years in George Centre

The Juice-e-Vaporium, which opened in The George Centre in 2013, has moved into former bridal shop premises.

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St Wulfram's hoping to spread Christmas cheer with Advent Window Project despite many event cancellations

St Wulfram's hoping to spread Christmas cheer with Advent Window Project despite many event cancellations

St Wulfram's Church is planning something a little different that will continue to spread Christmas cheer, amidst many coronavirus cancellations.


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