The King’s School Toy Bank in Butchers Row has done it.
Yesterday they hit their target of 189 children of needy families helped, beating the previopus record set last year.
However with plenty of toys left and two more days in the shop they’re still encouraging people who need help over the Christmas period to go along to the shop on either Wednesday 12th or Saturday 15th.
A Geophysics team have been working on on St Peter’s Hill green yesterday.
During this summer’s hot/dry weather different shades of grass showed up on the green and now a group of Archaeologists are in Grantham to investigate.
They are hoping to find traces of the original St Peter’s chapel or the Queen Eleanor Cross, destroyed during Oliver Cromwell’s occupation of the town.
WARNING – CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE
Fire crews from three stations tackled a blaze at a property in Billingborough yesterday afternoon.
Billingborough, Grantham and Donington attended reports of a fire within a property on Pointon Road, Billingborough.
They used used four breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
Lizzie Dripping in Westgate, 1983.
A Lincolnshire man who subjected three young girls to sexual abuse a number of years ago has been jailed for 12 years.
Gary Skinner, 45, of Simpson Court, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, was found guilty on Friday 30 November at Leicester Crown Court of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 and five counts of assault by touching on a girl under the age of 13.
He was sentenced today (7 December) to a total of 12 years in prison.
The conviction follows an eight day trial where the court heard how Skinner sexually abused three young girls in Leicester between 1998 and 2009.
Detective Constable Charlotte Wright of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) investigated the case.
She said: “I would like to applaud the victims bravery in coming forward and reporting crimes which took place many years ago, their courage has now led to a man being convicted and facing a considerable amount of time in jail.
“I hope this result helps the victims move forward in their lives and put the events of those years behind them.
“We would always encourage anyone who has been a victim of such crimes to report it to us, no matter when the offences took place. Specialist officers in the CAIU team can help and support you through the initial stages through to the legal proceedings.”
The Super Mini Police from Isaac Newton Primary School learning all things about Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) under supervision of Grantham Police.
The Horticulture Class from Grantham Additional Needs Federation academies, visited Gregory House on Thursday morning to present them with a Christmas wreath.
They were made using the branches and greenery from their gardens.
They also showed the residents how they had made them and helped them to make another wreath!
Kelly Anne Oswin says…
Just a little warning for people to make sure they are telling their elderly relatives to be careful in town as there have been quite a few incidents of purse and handbag thefts lately.
It seems to be the elderly and more vunerable who are targeted.
Convicted today of conspiracy to commit armed robbery (sitting at Lincs magistrates due to the Christmas Market).
- Jack Hess aged 26, sentenced to 12.5 years
- James Taylor aged 29, sentenced to 9 years
- Josh McLellan aged 23, sentenced to 9 years 1 month
Hess was further convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice, along with two others:
- Rhoda Rogan aged 18, sentenced to six months in a young offenders institution
- Lauren Browning aged 23, sentenced to six months
The sentences relate to a robbery on 30 May at a Co-op in Ancaster and two incidents in Peterborough on the 29 May; an attempted robbery at the Oundle Co-op and a robbery at Starbucks at the Orton Centre.
Hess and Taylor are from Kettering and the rest from Peterborough.
Lincolnshire County Council has successfully managed to get all objections to the project withdrawn, meaning the next phase of work should start sooner than expected.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Following ongoing discussions with Western Power and Zurich, I’m happy to announce that all objections to the Grantham Southern Relief Road have been withdrawn.
“A public inquiry will still need to be held in early January since we’ve gotten past the point of no return in the inquiry process.
“But, because there aren’t any objectors, we don’t expect this to last more than a day.
“With all the objections removed, our hope is that Central Government’s decision process should move faster than normal, similar to other schemes where this has happened.
“This is great news for the people of Grantham and this scheme, as it means we can hopefully start work on the second phase of the project sooner than expected next year.”
The new public inquiry date is set for Wednesday 2 January at 10am at Jubilee Church Life Centre in Grantham.
This all comes following the original start of the inquiry (Tuesday 4 December) being postponed due to an administrative error, which provided the council’s project team with more time to reach agreements with Western Power and Zurich.
The Grantham Southern Relief Road project is being led by Lincolnshire County Council and supported by South Kesteven District Council, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Highways England, Homes and Communities Agency and local businesses.
For the latest news on the Grantham Southern Relief Road, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.