Have a look at this trailer for The Secret Garden. You may well recognise some of the outside locations.
Be at the heart of the community and run your own pub
The Lord Harrowby is a great traditional public house serving the local community in the residential heart of Grantham.
It is an established, popular and exceptionally well run local pub with an established customer base and a great reputation for serving fine quality beer, winning the Pub of the Year 2014.
The Lord Harrowby is well presented internally and has an excellent beer garden for those long summer evenings and regular beer festivals. There is also well presented and substantial living accommodation for the publican and their family.
The Lord Harrowby has benefited from a significant period of stability having been owed by the same family for 30 years and run by only two different publicans during that time, the current, John & Linda Senior, for nearly 10 years.
If you are an established publican with drive and passion to be the heart of the community The Lord Harrowby provides you with the perfect opportunity to continue to serve an exceptionally loyal customer base that has been established by the current team over the past 10 years.
The opportunity presents itself due to retirement, and is the perfect chance for you to operate your own business completely encumbered and with a free of tie lease.
To register your interest and discuss the opportunity in more detail, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Cox asks
Please has anyone found a small black phone
near Formula One, Dysart Road between 8am and 9.10am
Newark Town U14 Girls are looking for new players to join their team for the coming season School Year 9 Info@newarktownfc.comwww.newarktownfc.com
PCSO Courtney Denton says….
It has been brought to our attention that some road users have been taking risks on the CAUNT ROAD/SPRINGFIELD ROAD junction and on the HUDSON WAY/SPRINGFIELD ROAD junction in an attempt to reduce the amount of time waiting in the traffic.
Due to road closures in the vicinity, we expect that the volume of traffic in the area may be greater than usual – especially during peak times, for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate the frustration and inconvenience that this traffic may cause, however, can we remind residents to allow extra time for making your journey therefore reducing the need to take unnecessary risks and reducing any accidents that this may cause.
- comparethemarket.com study reveals thick fog impacts average driver’s reaction times by a huge 75%, while snow impacts reaction times by 34%
To unveil just how much of an impact weather can have on reaction times, comparethemarket.com created a quiz that gave drivers the opportunity to test their reactions while driving in various weather conditions. From snow to sun glare, it seems every type of weather brings its own set of challenges that drivers must contend with.
Having put the quiz in front of 1,000 drivers, comparethemarket.com discovered that it takes drivers 75% longer to spot a hazard while driving in thick fog as opposed to clear weather. Snow impacts reaction times by 34%, torrential rain affects response times by 30%, and sun glare by 13%.
Commenting on the findings, Dan Hutson, head of motor insurance at comparethemarket.com, said: “Having a quick reaction time is key to being a responsible driver, and you need to be aware of the conditions around you and be able to respond to them in time.
“It’s interesting to see from our research that drivers have different reaction times depending on the weather condition, with fog and snow affecting them the most.
“The Highway Code sets out in its advice for driving in bad weather,
that – you should make sure you’ve always got time to react to a potential hazard by keeping your distance from the car in front. Tailgating is illegal and should never be done in any weather condition, but you should always allow for bigger gaps between you and the car in front of you in more difficult weather conditions.
“It’s also important to carry out correct vehicle checks before setting off on a long journey and make frequent stops too. Another tip is to have regular eye checks to ensure you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving.”
To take part in the driving weather quiz, and for tips on how to best prepare for driving during a spell of bad weather, head over to: https://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance/content/driving-in-bad-weather/
From Sue McQuinn
Darryl Blair says…
The trustees of Grantham Disabled Children Society are raising funds for future events for their members once restrictions are lifted.
> The society is run by 3 Trustees who are all parents of children with additional needs and all monies raised go back into the group.
We receive no government funding or support and volunteer our time to the group.
If you are able to support our cause we really appreciate your support. Every donation is welcomed. Thank you
> Please follow us on Facebook search GDCS Information Page it Twitter @GDCS2013
I decided to grow my own tomatoes this year, but with the results in the photo.
What’s causing it?
You couldn’t make it up, elderly gent found pooing in the bushes at hospital after being refused access to toilet, he had been given laxatives for the procedure he was due to have.
He was too early for his appointment so he was not allowed in and he couldn’t go to the toilets in the urgent treatment centre because then he wouldn’t be allowed in the Covid free area.
It’s an absolute disgrace and a solution needs to be found!
- Noise (28%), parties (26%) and overgrown trees (19%) revealed as the main cause of arguments with neighbours
- Wales unveiled as the location where most neighbour disputes take place
- A quarter (24%) of Brits still have unresolved issues with neighbours
We’re all guilty of having a little moan when our neighbour does something out of place, however, according to new research by regulated property buyers, Good Move two-thirds (64%) of Britons have had arguments with their neighbours.
Good Move delved into Britons relationships with their neighbours to determine the reasons why they have had disputes. According to the research, the top ten reasons are as followed:
1. Playing music loudly (28%)
2. Having loud parties (26%)
3. Plants/trees overgrowing into their property (19%)
4. They park over their driveway or in their spot (17%)
5. They put their rubbish in their bin (16%)
6. They cut their trees down (15%)
7. They don’t take their bins out (15%)
8. They keep knocking things into their garden (13%)
9. They won’t pay for their half of the garden fence (13%)
10. Noisy children (13%)
Other reasons include having loud sex, smoking drugs in the garden and howling dogs. One respondent even said: “They are just a pair of scruffy tramps who live in the dirtiest house in the street.” Awkward!
Delving further into the research, Good Move can also reveal the locations where Brits have had the most disputes with neighbours. The top five are as followed:
1. Wales (72%)
2. Northern England (70%)
3. South West England (69%)
4. South East England (63%)
5. Scotland (60%)
When respondents were asked whether they had resolved issues with their neighbours, 76% said they had meaning a quarter (24%) still have festering problems.
Commenting on the research findings, Nima Ghasri, director at Good Move says: “It’s interesting to see just how many people have had disputes with their neighbours across the UK and the factors that caused these arguments.
“If you’re experiencing issues with your neighbour, I’d always advise to try and discuss the problem with your neighbour first. If you’re worried about approaching them, maybe write a letter and explain the problem clearly. If, however, the problems become serious, I’d recommend making a formal complaint to your local council.”
To read more about the research, head over to: https://goodmove.co.uk/blog/these-are-the-uks-biggest-neighbour-disputes-and-the-worst-regions-for-it/
The national celebration of Battle of Britain Day on 15 September is a major event. But do you know what we are commemorating and why, and how can you explain its significance to your children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators PlanBee has all the answers.
What was the Battle of Britain?
The Battle of Britain was a decisive air battle between Britain and Germany in the Second World War, which took place between July and October 1940.
How did the Battle of Britain begin?
Germany, led by Hitler, had invaded much of Europe, and Britain was the only country left to conquer. Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe, Germany’s air force, to fly over and bomb towns and army defences on the south coast of England, hoping to weaken the British defences before invading by land. The first bombs were dropped on 10th July 1940.
How did Britain respond?
Hitler did not anticipate the strength of the Royal Air Force, and Britain’s determination to fight back. He decided to focus the attack on the air force bases of Britain instead, bombing airport runways and radar stations, hoping to weaken the RAF. Hitler became impatient at how long it was taking to defeat Britain, so he also ordered the bombing of large cities such as Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast and London.
What was ‘The Hardest Day’?
18th August 1940 was named ‘The Hardest Day’ after a particularly fierce air battle between the RAF and the Luftwaffe. Germany aimed to destroy RAF Fighter Command, the control centre of Britain’s fighter aircraft. Both sides suffered heavy losses. Despite shooting down twice as many German planes in the sky, the RAF lost many of their aircraft when they were destroyed on the ground.
What happened on ‘Battle of Britain Day’?
The Germans felt that they were getting close to victory. On 15th September, a huge bombing attack was launched on London. Immediately, RAF pilots took to the sky in their fighter planes, shooting down many German aircraft. This was a key turning point; although more air raids occurred after this date, they became less frequent.
How did it end?
At the end of October 1940, Hitler abandoned his plans to invade Britain. After the Battle of Britain, the RAF had seriously weakened the Luftwaffe and caused Hitler’s first major defeat of the war.
Seven fascinating facts about the Battle of Britain
● The name ‘Battle of Britain’ was coined by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In a speech he made after the defeat of France, he said, ‘ …the Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin.’
● The leader of the RAF was Sir Hugh Dowding. The leader of the Luftwaffe was Hermann Göring.
● Despite the Luftwaffe having more aircraft, the RAF had the advantage of radar which gave them advance warning of where and when German aircraft were approaching.
● The Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire were the main RAF fighter aircraft. The Hurricanes were responsible for 60 per cent of German losses.
● The Messerschmitt bf 109 was the most dangerous German fighter plane. The Luftwaffe’s Heinkel He III was capable of carrying bombs weighing up to 250kg.
● At the beginning of the Battle of Britain, the RAF had 1,963 aircraft while the Luftwaffe had 2,550. By the end, the RAF had lost 1,744 and the Luftwaffe 1,977.
● After the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill said, ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ This is why the pilots who fought in the battle became known as ‘The Few’.
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Ticket holders in South Kesteven District Council’s community lottery now have the chance to win a UK forest staycation break voucher valued at £500.
LotterySK organiser Gatherwell this week launched a national bolt-on bonus offer of a family vacation voucher with Forest Holidays, adding to the attraction of a potential top prize of £25,000 in the district lottery’s weekly draw.
Anyone buying a ticket before 31 October has a chance of winning the staycation at a choice of Forest Holiday sites in some of the UK’s most beautiful forests from Scotland to Cornwall, Snowdonia to Norfolk and more.
Cllr Annie Mason, SKDC Cabinet Member for Communities said: “This is a great incentive to encourage more lottery ticket sales at a time when our good causes across the district have never been more in need of support.
“Staycation has been the word this year as people have been reluctant to travel abroad and a holiday is a very attractive bonus offer. I am sure that our LotterySK members will make the most of it to encourage ticket sales.”
The draw for the Forest Holidays staycation break will be made on 31 October.
Sixty per cent of every £1 lottery ticket goes to support good causes in South Kesteven and every ticket has a one in 50 chance of winning in the weekly draw.
To buy tickets, or register as a good cause, go to www.lotterysk.co.uk where there is also information and advice for groups wanting help on how to encourage ticket sales.
Georgia Cooper says…
FOSA (Friends of Sandon & Ambergate schools) Grantham say…
Please help. We are nearly at £10,000! We need a new food tech room to teach our additional needs pupils valuable life skills like cooking basic meals to promote their independence! @GANFschools
Food Tech Refurb – Education For All, organized by Katie Bennington
FOSA are raising money to refurbish the Food Tech room at Ambergate Sports Colle… Katie Bennington needs your support for Food Tech Refurb – Education For All
This driver thinks the footpath is an extension to his driveway.
Well that was a shambles , pick up time at at Bluecoat Meres school (upper site).
100-odd adults waiting in the pathway by Bowls Centre.
Very little social distance and even fewer masks.
Somerby Hill again!
An exciting opportunity has become available at CQMS.
We have a vacancy for a Business Administration Apprenticeship
Hours of work are Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00
To apply please click on the link below
Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon! :)The Annex/The Old Maltings/The Maltings, Wharf Rd, NG31 6BH Grantham