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Police renew search for man who assaulted shop staff

Police are continuing to search for a man after a shop worker was assaulted by a customer.

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Shortly before 3pm on December 20 2013 the man tried to return an item but was refused by staff as it seemed to have been worn.

The man then punched the female employee on the arm and left the store.

Officers would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV image in connection with the incident at Boundary Mill Store in Gonerby Moor, Grantham.

He is described as being around 5ft 6in in height, of slim build, aged in his late 50s, with short blond hair, clean shaven, and wearing a red bomber-style jacket with cream or beige trousers.

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Pictures from the scene of Grantham factory fire

Ten fire engines tackled the fire at the Environcom recycling plant on the Great North Road in Grantham on Saturday evening.

Environcom recycling plant Credit: ITV Central News
The fire caused noticeable damages to the recycling plant Credit: ITV Central News
The fire broke out at Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level Credit: ITV Central News
Ten fire engines attended the scene Credit: ITV Central News

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'No casualties' after large factory fire in Grantham

A large fire in Grantham broke out at the Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level yesterday evening.

Machinery and a large quantity of recycling materials were lost in the blaze and the factory badly affected by smoke damage.

There was a fire at the Grantham Environcom site last night, which was contained quickly thanks to the Lincolnshire Fire Brigade. Having assessed the situation this morning I can confirm there are no casualties and limited damage to plant and machinery.

Further to a meeting with the Fire Brigade this morning, Environcom will be operating business as usual next week. I can also reassure local Grantham residents that there is no environmental concern.

– Sean Feeney, CEO of Environcom

CCTV released of Yorkshire Bank robbery

Police have released CCTV images of a woman who is wanted in connection with a robbery at Yorkshire Bank, High Street, Grantham, on April 30.

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At around 2.30pm a woman entered the premises and demanded money from staff. She claimed she had a gun but no weapon was seen.

The woman made off with a quantity of cash and was seen turning right out of the premises onto the High Street, towards Vine Street and the Angel & Royal Hotel.

She is described as wearing black vest top, black trousers, and had a black coat over her head. She had dark hair, was of medium to large build, and was thought to have been aged around 30 or 40.

Anyone who may have seen a woman matching that description, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area of the bank at the time, is asked to contact police.

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Police seek female bank robber in Grantham

Police are looking for a woman who claimed she had a gun and demanded money from staff at the Yorkshire Bank in Grantham's high street this afternoon.

No weapon was seen, but the woman made off with a quantity of cash and made off via the High Street, towards Vine Street and the Angel & Royal Hotel. She is described as wearing a black vest top, black trousers, and had a black coat over her head.

She had dark hair, was of medium to large build, and was thought to be aged around 30 or 40. Anyone who may have seen a woman matching that description, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area of the bank at the time, is asked to contact incolnshire Police

Grantham residents feel earthquake 25 miles away

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS Website

An earthquake that struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands has been felt as far away as Grantham, 25 miles away.

It was just 24 hours after a slightly smaller tremor shook houses in Rutland for around 10 seconds. The latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Scores of people in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire have taken to Facebook and Twitter to say they felt the quake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Bust to commemorate Margaret Thatcher unveiled

In life she was considered a divisive politician, lauded by some, but blamed by many in our region for the demise of the mining industry.

But as the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death approaches, a museum in her birthplace of Grantham has seen a renewed interest in her life and legacy.

As a new exhibition on the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain opens, Helen Steel went to meet a sculptor who wants to portray the Iron Lady in a positive light:

Celebrating Grantham's most famous son

Almost 300 years after his death, Grantham's most famous son is still recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Plans are well underway to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Issac Newton - with the second Gravity Fields Festival to be held in at the end of September.

Hosted in his home town, this years four day event evokes a great sense of pride for his descendants:

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