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Moors Murderer Ian Brady is scheduled to go before a tribunal in his bid to be transferred to a prison to die. It may be the first time Brady has been seen in public for decades during the mental health tribunal which has been brought by the infamous chi
Women with a heightened risk of breast cancer could benefit from being screened for the disease at a younger age, research suggests. Breast cancer sufferers aged between 35 and 39 who had mammograms had their cancer detected at an earlier, more easily tr
Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall is to be sentenced after he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged just nine. Prosecutors branded Hall, 83, a child abuse "predator" following his guilty pleas last month. The former...
The NHS in England must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care, it has been reported. Many patients are confused about who to turn to when they need urgent medical help and too often visit accident and emergency units, acc
Older people can become Cinderella as they try on better-fitting slippers as part of a fall prevention campaign. The Cinderella-themed event has been organised by Age UK Norfolk as part of Falls Awareness Week 2013. If the new slippers fit the older pers
A Championship footballer from Suffolk has admitted assault after a brawl in a pub. Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor, 25, from Rendlesham, was arrested after the incident at the Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich last October. At Ipswich Crown Court, he admit
A trial in Peterborough of a payment-by-results scheme to rehabilitate prisoners sentenced to less than 12 months in jail has reduced reoffending, the Ministry of Justice has said. The pilot, run by private investors Social Finance with support from a nu
A man who died following a double stabbing in Ipswich has been named by police. Police were called to Saturn Road at 2.50am on Thursday where they found a woman injured and a man dying in a pool of blood. Police have named the male victim as Russell Capo
A former teacher accused of child sex offences in Norfolk has appeared in court after being extradited from France. Mervyn Rush, 67, formerly of Dorking, Surrey, was arrested in France under a European Arrest Warrant in May. He faces 24 charges including
A man on a suspended sentence must appear before Lincoln Crown Court after he admitted being in possession of cannabis. John Blenkinship of Houghton Road in Grantham was found by police officers to be in possession of around 18g of cannabis valued at aro
Who do the grey and black bins belong to which are situated outside Newton House on Westgate, near its junction with Wharf Road? They have been there over a month-and-a-half now and they are filled to the brim. When the wind blows rubbish is strewed all
On behalf of the committee of Grantham Lynx Swimming Club, I would like to thank everyone who supported our tombola in the Isaac Newton Centre last Saturday. The many retailers who donated vouchers, and the people of Grantham who took time to buy tickets
I was delighted to win two tickets for the live performance of Swan Lake from the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia, screened at The Reel cinema. It was a fantastic production and a most enjoyable evening. Perhaps there will be another ‘live’ experience in the
I was sitting in the garden on Monday last week in Chambers Street, when I spotted a very large bird flying around a smaller one. I am unsure what kind of bird it was, but I would say it was the size of an eagle. Sue Green By email
District councillor Frank Turner became the new Mayor of Grantham last week. Coun Turner, who represents the Green Hill ward, took over the role from Coun Ian Stokes and announced his charities for the coming year will be the Journal’s Children’s Fund, B
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