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Graham Newton joined the Grantham Journal as a reporter in 1998. He became news editor in 2018.

Rail company advises passengers to postpone travel as Storm Arwen hits the UK

26 November 2021
Rail company advises passengers to postpone travel as Storm Arwen hits the UK

Rail company advises passengers to postpone travel as Storm Arwen hits the UK

26 November 2021

LNER is advising customers to defer travel due to extreme weather conditions expected this weekend with the approach of Storm Arwen.


Academy bounceathon and swimarathon raise more than £6,000 for good cause

20 September 2021
Academy bounceathon and swimarathon raise more than £6,000 for good cause

Academy bounceathon and swimarathon raise more than £6,000 for good cause

20 September 2021

A school has raised thousands of pounds for a cause by taking part in a mass bounceathon.


Illuminated trail will open in November to herald Christmas

17 September 2021
Illuminated trail will open in November to herald Christmas

Illuminated trail will open in November to herald Christmas

17 September 2021

Belton House will welcome back its glittering Illuminated Trail for Christmas this year.


Eight-year-old with big ambitions to help wildlife

08 July 2021
Eight-year-old with big ambitions to help wildlife

Eight-year-old with big ambitions to help wildlife

08 July 2021

Animal lover Ellie Barker has taken her interest in wildlife to another level by launching plans to set up her own animal rescue centre.


Natural burial ground will be created on farmland

25 May 2021
Natural burial ground will be created on farmland

Natural burial ground will be created on farmland

25 May 2021

A family-run farm has received approval to transform one of its fields into a natural burial ground.


A1 carriageways to be closed over four months for roadworks

24 May 2021
A1 carriageways to be closed over four months for roadworks

A1 carriageways to be closed over four months for roadworks

24 May 2021

Alternating closures of the northbound and southbound A1 will be in place from June until late September.


Rail disruption continues for LNER passengers

14 May 2021
Rail disruption continues for LNER passengers

Rail disruption continues for LNER passengers

14 May 2021

LNER says 75% of its service is running after a number of trains were taken out of service because cracks were found in them.


Airfield's skydiving centre has busiest month ever with 6,000 jumps

10 May 2021
Airfield's skydiving centre has busiest month ever with 6,000 jumps

Airfield's skydiving centre has busiest month ever with 6,000 jumps

10 May 2021

Its busiest month ever was thanks to lockdown relaxation and the thriving experience economy.


LNER still advises passengers not to travel as investigation continues into cracks found in trains

09 May 2021
LNER still advises passengers not to travel as investigation continues into cracks found in trains

LNER still advises passengers not to travel as investigation continues into cracks found in trains

09 May 2021

Rail passengers are being advised not to travel for a second day running after cracks were found in some trains used by LNER and Hull Trains.


Newark rail passengers advised not to travel on LNER services as problem affects all routes

08 May 2021
Newark rail passengers advised not to travel on LNER services as problem affects all routes

Newark rail passengers advised not to travel on LNER services as problem affects all routes

08 May 2021

LNER is asking passengers not to travel today because a problem is affecting all its routes.


Video puts you in the driver's seat of an LNER train on its journey from London to Leeds

05 May 2021
Video puts you in the driver's seat of an LNER train on its journey from London to Leeds

Video puts you in the driver's seat of an LNER train on its journey from London to Leeds

05 May 2021

Ever wondered what it would be like to be in the driver's seat of a train travelling at 125mph along the East Coast Main Line?


British Gas workers in Newark join nationwide strike over pay

21 January 2021
British Gas workers in Newark join nationwide strike over pay

British Gas workers in Newark join nationwide strike over pay

21 January 2021

The British Gas engineers are on strike because they say they are threatened with the sack if they do not accept cuts to pay.


Care home told improvements needed after inspection

03 January 2021
Care home told improvements needed after inspection

Care home told improvements needed after inspection

03 January 2021

Care Quality Commission inspectors visited the home after concerns were raised about residents' safety and infection control.


More prisoners self-harming at HMP Whatton following lockdown

29 September 2020
More prisoners self-harming at HMP Whatton following lockdown

More prisoners self-harming at HMP Whatton following lockdown

29 September 2020

More time spent in cells has taken its toll on prisoners, says report.


Serious accident leads to long delays on the A1 between Newark and Grantham

16 September 2020
Serious accident leads to long delays on the A1 between Newark and Grantham

Serious accident leads to long delays on the A1 between Newark and Grantham

16 September 2020

A serious accident on the A1 southbound has led to long delays.


Firefighters tackle trailer blaze on A1

26 August 2020
Firefighters tackle trailer blaze on A1

Firefighters tackle trailer blaze on A1

26 August 2020

Incident happened on the southbound carriageway.


Demand for major safety improvements after serious crash on the A1

15 July 2020
Demand for major safety improvements after serious crash on the A1

Demand for major safety improvements after serious crash on the A1

15 July 2020

A parish council is demanding action after a serious accident involving three vehicles on the A1 last week.


Boris Johnson urges people to work from home and avoid pubs, clubs and theatres

16 March 2020
Boris Johnson urges people to work from home and avoid pubs, clubs and theatres

Boris Johnson urges people to work from home and avoid pubs, clubs and theatres

16 March 2020

Government bids to curb the spread of the virus, which has infected at least 1,543 people in the UK.


General Election 2019: Count under way in Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency

12 December 2019
General Election 2019: Count under way in Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency

General Election 2019: Count under way in Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency

12 December 2019

Ballot papers are arriving from polling stations across the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency.


A1 now open after fatal collision

03 May 2019
A1 now open after fatal collision

A1 now open after fatal collision

03 May 2019

Man in his 50s killed in incident


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