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Train services disrupted after sub station fire

Train services have been disrupted after a fire at an electrical sub station in Grantham.

Services are currently suspended on East Midlands Trains at Grantham. The firm says the disruption is expected to continue until at least 8pm this evening.

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Other lines impacted by the fire include Hull Trains (between London Kings Cross and Hull) and Virgin Trains East Coast ( between London Kings Cross and Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, Hull, Newcastle and Edinburgh)

Thousands of homes without power after fire at Grantham electrical sub station

Thousands of homes in Grantham have been left without power after a fire at an electrical sub station in the town.

Emergency crews are still thought to be tackling the blaze which broke out at the sub station at Spring Hill Gardens this evening.

Fire crews say homes have been evacuated nearby as a precaution.

There are not thought to be any casualties.

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Peter's suitcase returns .... but medals are still missing

Peter and his wife, Kinga

Veteran Peter Bennett from Grantham, who lost his beret and medals while attending a service in London, has now got his suitcase back - but is still hoping for the return of his precious belongings inside.

Peter, from Grantham, has dementia and lost his beret and medals while attending opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey last Thursday.

He believes he may have left them in a taxi in London or at Kings Cross Station. Social media users as far as America and Australia have been sharing the appeal in the hope the medals may be returned to Peter.

Lost medals

Peter says he has had the beret ever since serving in Malaya.

Service in Malaya
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Worldwide help to reunite veteran with lost medals

An appeal to reunite a World War Two veteran with his lost army medals has been gaining support from across the globe.

Peter Bennett is hoping to be reunited with his lost war medals Credit: ITV News

Peter Bennett, who has dementia, lost his beret and medals while attending opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey last Thursday.

Social media users as far as America and Australia have been sharing the appeal in the hope the medals may be returned to Peter, who lives in Grantham.

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