Aveling Barford. John Parsons said: ” It was a very early numerically controlled drilling machine made by David Brown. It was controlled by a punched paper tape. In the Planning Office we calculated the hole co-ordinates using log tables (no calculators then!) and wrote them onto punch cards which were then sent to the punch room where they were punched and the tape made from the cards. If the punchings weren’t clean then the machine would not read them. Also the paper was quite fragile & broke easily.” Operator is Peter Lee
- Overwhelming response to new initiative to create Valentine’s cards for the NHS
Yesterday thortful launched a new initiative with One Minute Briefs to encourage people to create their own Valentine’s cards to show their love for the NHS.
The designs will then be made into cards by thortful and sent to hospitals for Valentine’s Day.
The response to the initiative has been overwhelming so far. Below are some of the creative that’s come flooding in following an appeal for cards that show our love for the NHS, as thorful encourage the public to send cards direct to hospitals this Valentines day, to raise money for NHS and mental health charities.
Commenting on the initiative thortful have said “We want to show our support and love for all of the NHS staff working so hard throughout the pandemic and, with the distressing news this week that mental health is deteriorating amongst frontline NHS workers, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate how much we love them.”
Police are investigating the unexplained death of an 11-year old boy which was reported at 10:05pm Friday night (22 January) in Lincoln.
A man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to this incident.
More details will follow when available.
Reference: Incident 472 of 22nd January
Ian Mutch says…
After the last major snowfall the grit bin just as you turn on to Balmoral Drive was completely emptied.
I contacted the county council to refill it… massage i got back from their reporting line was “ no further action required”
Scroll to today… cars sliding all over… go to grit the road…. and empty bin…. seems the county council cant be bothered.
So if your one of those that couldn’t get up and down Lindisfarne Way….I suggest you contact the county council with your views.
No prizes for guessing where, but what year was it taken?
In 1973, Grantham Town hit the headlines by defeating Football League side Rochdale.
Unfortunately, the writer of this piece in The Sun may be good at sport, but as the second paragraph shows, history is not his strong point.
He manages to mix up Isaac Newton with Isaac Walton (from the Buxton area) , who wrote the Compleat Angler.
Grace Auckland passed away peacefully in Gregory House Nursing Home on 16th January 2021 aged 99 years.
She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.
Her funeral service will take place at Grantham Crematorium on Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 1.30pm.
Family flowers only please.
Donations in her memory may be given on day or forwarded to Robert Holland Funeral Directors, 14, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham. NG31 6TS.
With the UK back to the instruction of ‘essential trips only’, cars across the country are gathering dust on driveways and in garages.
To make sure your car is in working condition when the time comes for you to get back on the road, a Grantham car retailer is offering some easy tips for local residents.
Andrew Moss, Head of Sales at Marshall Grantham on Spittlegate Level, said: “Like everyone else, we’re really looking forward to getting back on the roads, going on holiday and visiting friends and family across the country when we can. However, after months of being largely stationary, your car might not be in peak condition to set off on a long journey straight away.
“There are a number of quick and easy steps you can take at home to ensure your car isn’t deteriorating due to a lack of use. Here are my top tips:
1. Battery basics
“A good baseline for battery usage is to run your car’s engine for five minutes every three or four days when your car isn’t being used. This helps ensure the battery stays charged. The battery would usually re-charge as you drive the car, so when the car is not in use, the battery is more likely to go flat without you noticing.
2. Perfect placement
“Storing your car on the side of the road for weeks on end isn’t ideal for keeping it in perfect condition because it’ll be exposed to direct sunlight, rain and dust. It’s a good idea to try to park your car somewhere sheltered such as a garage. However, if this isn’t possible, it might be a good idea to invest in a car cover to help protect your car from the elements. This will also mean you avoid being met with frost-covered windows when you’re on your way to the shop!
3. Idle time
“It is actually a myth that you need to leave your car’s engine on for a few minutes before you set off to ‘warm it up’. This, in fact, wastes fuel unnecessarily and is harmful to the environment – all that is required is 30 seconds to circulate the engine’s oil, then you’re good to go. The best way to bring your engine up to operating temperature is to drive the car gently at first.
4. Correct pressure
“A car’s tyres naturally lose pressure over time, and it’s all too easy to miss this when your car is parked up for weeks on end. On average, tyres lose about one to two PSI of pressure per month, so be sure to check them before you drive your car again, even if it’s just a short journey. Use a tyre pressure gauge to check your tyres are correctly inflated (you’ll find the recommended pressure in your car’s handbook, on the car’s bodywork you see when you open the driver’s door, or on the inside of the fuel filler cap). If the pressures are even slightly lower than recommended, using a foot pump or visiting a local petrol station to fill them up will set them right.
5. Ask the experts
“During lockdown, most car retailers are still operational for MoT tests, services and repairs, so if you think there is something wrong with your car, it is still possible to have it checked out.
If you can’t leave your house, or would just like some advice about preparing your car for regular use, many showrooms are available for virtual appointments so you can ask questions. If you’ve even decided to replace your old car or just want a new one, you can still purchase during lockdown.
Many car retailers are offering excellent deals at the moment – for instance, Marshall Grantham is offering 0% APR finance, up to £100 off accessories and a SIM card with 100GB of data on all its Volvo Selekt Approved Used cars from Friday 22nd January until Monday 25th January 2021.”
The inspectorate for fire and police services has praised Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s work over the last year.
Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has inspected how each of the 45 fire and rescue services in England responded to challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lincolnshire has received an incredibly positive report.
Cllr Nick Worth, executive councillor for emergency services at the county council, said: “It’s really heartening to see that the exceptional work our firefighters have been doing to support communities in Lincolnshire has been recognised by HMICFRS when they carried out their assessment. They have picked out many great examples of joined-up working and our firefighters and staff going above and beyond in challenging circumstances.”
Mark Baxter, Interim Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, said: “In Lincolnshire we’ve had really positive engagement with our unions and crews to support them in the additional duties they’ve taken on, and I’m pleased to report that we have had only enthusiasm and an incredible willingness to help.
“We also have well-established relationships with other emergency services and partner organisations both within the Local Resilience Forum and beyond. This has put us in an even better position to help the combined response to this pandemic.
“There have of course been challenges and we have worked really hard behind the scenes to change how we operate safely, particularly for some of our community protection activities and so we can maintain staffing.
“I’m pleased that HMICFRS have recognised that our staff wellbeing has been a main priority. The action we’ve taken though has meant we have been able to offer a consistently good level of response to emergencies, and continue to protect those residents at most risk of harm.”
On Thursday at 3.15pm, officers carried out a warrant at a property in Riverside Close, Sleaford, following information that drugs were at the address.
Heroin, cocaine and cash were found and officers believe this could be linked to county lines.
Two men aged 18 and 42 were arrested and remain in custody.
An estimated 1,350kg of donations, the equivalent of around 3,213 meals, have been distributed across 40 community larders and food banks in December thanks to the generosity of local people.
Lincolnshire Co-op shoppers and colleagues collected essential items and also donated £16,675 of their dividend and cash throughout December 2020 in order to support those in need.
The Society reversed the traditional advent calendar format and instead, suggested one item each day that shoppers could drop in collection bins in their local outlets. These items ranged from tinned goods to toiletries and cleaning products.
Food banks typically experience an increased in demand over the festive season, but this year the need for community support was unprecedented.
Jenni Harding, Newark Food Bank’s Public Relations and Fundraising Co-ordinator said the food bank saw its highest ever demand in 2020, but also experienced the most donations they’ve ever received over the festive period. She said: “Donations are vital to us – if the local community didn’t support us, we wouldn’t be able to do our job and help others.
“We understand that Christmas is a busy and expensive time for everyone, so thank you so much to those who took the time to donate to the Food Bank Advent Calendar campaign.”
Donations continue to arrive at food banks throughout January, as those participating from home, work, or school were encouraged to collect their donations over the month and take them to food banks, community larders, or drop-off points at the end of the advent calendar campaign.
Sam Turner, Community Manager at Lincolnshire Co-op said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who donated to our Food Bank Advent Calendar campaign.
“Thanks to the generosity of our shoppers, members, and colleagues, we’ve been able to support the important work of local food banks in our area and help feed families at Christmas at beyond.”
A white and brown cat called Carl up near Keats Ave. He likes to go under cars especially in this weather and the owners have not seen him for a while.
He is described a white all over but with a brown patch on top and bit of brown on paw.
If you see him, contact email@example.com
Passed peacefully at Lincoln County Hospital on 11th January 2021 aged 73 Years.
Dearly loved Husband to Sandra, loving & Devoted Dad to Anita & Gail, proud Gan Gan to Leah & Jasmin, Great Gan Gan to Beatrice, and Father in law to Jim.
“He will be so dearly missed by all his loving family & many friends”.
Funeral service to take place at Grantham Crematorium on Thursday 4th Feb 2021 at 11:30am, family flowers on please, donations in lieu of flowers are being collected for Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK and can be given on the day.
Arrangements by Price & Son Funerals, 70 Castlegate, Grantham NG31 6SH
A Lincolnshire consultant has won a national award thanks to his working alongside finance teams in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.
Mr Kulandaivel Sakthivel, an orthopaedics consultant known best as Vel, won the Working with Finance – Clinician of the Year Award at the annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Awards.
The awards, held on Thursday 10 December, are a chance to recognise the work of finance teams and individuals across the UK.
This award acknowledges the importance of clinical engagement in financial management and in particular recognises a clinician who has taken financial responsibility for their services, led efficiency or improvement programmes or provided an example for other clinicians by engaging with the financial management agenda.
Vel was greatly involved throughout a Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) pilot and the subsequent and ongoing changes in trauma and orthopaedics following the review. Vel has engaged heavily with both his finance and procurement leads – showing a real business focus, with a willingness to challenge his clinical colleagues to provide ultimately a better service for our patients and an improved financial position.
As clinical lead Vel had the responsibility of driving forward changes to improve the number of elective surgeries taking place. He reviewed financial opportunities, such as moving to single suppliers, and then getting this implemented across all ULHT sites.
The judges said: “We are impressed by the very close collaboration between the clinical, finance and management team to address the reorganisation of orthopaedic services at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust using GIRFT data and winning hearts and minds.
“A blueprint and momentum have been produced to use the same approach across the trust in other clinical services and has created a can-do approach to change based on clinical and financial collaboration.”
Vel gave his immense thanks to Sally Cotterill, Kirsty Stanley and all in the Finance team.
“I work with a great team of both clinical and non-clinical staff and it makes my job a lot easier. I am proud to be an employee of ULHT and very happy to see that we are in the press for a great achievement. Being nominated in eight categories and shortlisted in three for national awards is no mean feat. Let’s keep up the good work and make ULHT great!”
ULHT’s Director of Finance and Digital, Paul Matthew said:” This is the first time we have entered in the HFMA awards, so we are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for three awards and to have won one! We wanted to highlight the immense hard work of our finance teams and will be displaying this award with pride.”