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Welcome to Grantham

ProfileMapGrantham is located on the River Witham, in the county of Lincolnshire, approximately 120 miles north of London and 25 miles south of Lincoln.

The town has a population of around 35,500 and is within the South Kesteven District which covers an area of approximately 364 square miles and which has a total population of around 120,000.

Surrounded by agricultural land towards the western side of the Kesteven uplands, it is an ancient and attractive red-brick town, with the 281ft high spire of St.Wulfram's Church one of its dominating features.

Grantham's historical strategic significance ensured a turbulent past but in more recent times it has become renowned as the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister. With good rail and road links, it is a major transport hub for the region.

Historically the town's economy was based upon engineering and manufacturing, and this continues today with its diverse range of manufactured products including textiles, food, timber and plastics. High-tech and service sector industries have grown rapidly in recent years with tourism also on the increase.

The name Grantham probably means 'village (ham) of a man called Granta' in Old English.

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Local News
20 Oct 2014

  • Call for regional lower leagues
    The chairman of Lincoln City Football Club is calling for the Conference and League Two to be regionalised to reduce travel costs and improve player wellbeing.
  • Three arrested over straw bale fire
    Three boys are arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed thousands of bales of straw near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.
  • Ella Henderson tops UK album chart
    Grimsby teenager Ella Henderson says topping the UK album chart with her debut release Chapter One is "a moment in time I will never forget".
  • Honour for WW1 woman police officer
    A blue plaque honouring the first female police officer with the power of arrest is unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked during World War One.
  • Lincoln City 1-1 Wrexham
    Substitute Alan Power rescues a point for Lincoln City with a late equaliser to deny Wrexham in the Conference.
  • Jet crash recovery still ongoing
    Recovery of a jet which crashed close to a village school is taking longer than expected, police say.
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