Expect minor disruptions during Grantham rallies

There will be an increased police presence in Grantham today with a rally being staged by the English Defence League against plans for an Islamic Centre in the town - and a counter demonstration.

The EDL event will commence at around 1.30pm in Westgate near to the Blue Bull public house and the group will then proceed to St Peters Hill near the Guildhalll for a static rally.

The opposing group will hold a static meeting nearby on Avenue Road starting at around 1pm. Both protests should be over by 3pm.

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Cost of policing Grantham rallies to be worked out

Lincolnshire police are totting up how much it cost to manage two protests held in Grantham. English Defence League staged a rally against plans for an Islamic Centre in the town. A counter demonstration was held by Grantham Solidarity Network.