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Thatcher sculpture to be unveiled in Grantham

Bronze Margaret Thatcher sculpture

A bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher will be unveiled at museum in her home town of Grantham today.

Designed by Lisa Hawker, the figure will join an exhibition dedicated to the former Prime Minister.

A condolence book, signed by more than 3,000 people, will also be on view to the public.

Newton's descendants gather in Grantham

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

And 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 descendents.



Protests passed peacefully, say police

Lincolnshire police on duty in Grantham say two opposing protests which took place in the town passed off peacefully. Around 250 officers - some drafted in from other forces - were on duty.

The English Defence League were in the town protesting against plans to build an Islamic Community Centre. Grantham Solidarity Network staged a counter protest.

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