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Matthew Taylor joined the Grantham Journal as a reporter in 2020.

Schoolboy's sensory garden nearly complete after raising over £7,000

21 May 2022
Schoolboy's sensory garden nearly complete after raising over £7,000

Schoolboy's sensory garden nearly complete after raising over £7,000

21 May 2022

After months of hard work and fundraising, a schoolboy is now looking to put the finishing touches on a sensory garden.


Newark firefighters called to vehicle blaze on A1 overnight

09 May 2022
Newark firefighters called to vehicle blaze on A1 overnight

Newark firefighters called to vehicle blaze on A1 overnight

09 May 2022

Emergency services attended a vehicle fire on the A1 overnight.


Knitters and crocheters wanted for jubilee display

25 April 2022
Knitters and crocheters wanted for jubilee display

Knitters and crocheters wanted for jubilee display

25 April 2022

An appeal for knitters and crocheters has been launched to decorate a village bench for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Teenager finds safe containing thousands of dollars

22 April 2022
Teenager finds safe containing thousands of dollars

Teenager finds safe containing thousands of dollars

22 April 2022

A teenager who pulled a safe containing thousands of dollars out of a river while magnet fishing, has returned the money to its rightful owner.


Major designer outlet centre plans approved again

21 April 2022
Major designer outlet centre plans approved again

Major designer outlet centre plans approved again

21 April 2022

Plans for a major designer outlet centre were once again approved by a council committee after some minor changes.


Village Easter Egg Hunt enjoyed by all

18 April 2022
Village Easter Egg Hunt enjoyed by all

Village Easter Egg Hunt enjoyed by all

18 April 2022

Adults and children enjoyed a free Easter Egg Hunt this weekend, organised by a coffee shop and pizza takeaway.


Schoolgirl takes on 100km cycling challenge for Ukraine

13 April 2022
Schoolgirl takes on 100km cycling challenge for Ukraine

Schoolgirl takes on 100km cycling challenge for Ukraine

13 April 2022

A nine-year-old schoolgirl is cycling 100km over 10 days to help house Ukrainian refugees in her village.

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Charity running event will raise money for Ukraine

30 March 2022
Charity running event will raise money for Ukraine

Charity running event will raise money for Ukraine

30 March 2022

An upcoming charity running event will raise money for the people of Ukraine.


Green light for 43 affordable homes

25 March 2022
Green light for 43 affordable homes

Green light for 43 affordable homes

25 March 2022

A council planning committee conditionally approved 43 affordable homes but noted that they were "disappointed by the attitude of the developer".


Memorial seat unveiled in tribute of woman

03 March 2022
Memorial seat unveiled in tribute of woman

Memorial seat unveiled in tribute of woman

03 March 2022

A memorial seat has been unveiled in a village to remember a local woman who dedicated many years to supporting the Guides.


Newark trains update after fault causes blockage

21 February 2022
Newark trains update after fault causes blockage

Newark trains update after fault causes blockage

21 February 2022

A railway line that was blocked due to a fault is now open once again, but travellers may still experience delays.


Driver taken to hospital after collision involving tree on A1

15 February 2022
Driver taken to hospital after collision involving tree on A1

Driver taken to hospital after collision involving tree on A1

15 February 2022

A driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an incident involving a tree at a layby that caused the A1 to be closed.


Man sustains burn injuries following industrial accident

10 February 2022
Man sustains burn injuries following industrial accident

Man sustains burn injuries following industrial accident

10 February 2022

Emergency services attended an industrial accident where one man sustained burn injuries.


First home-owners move into new housing development

15 January 2022
First home-owners move into new housing development

First home-owners move into new housing development

15 January 2022

The first residents have moved into a new housing development which is taking shape.


Boxing Day duck race raises over £2,500 for charity

30 December 2021
Boxing Day duck race raises over £2,500 for charity

Boxing Day duck race raises over £2,500 for charity

30 December 2021

A duck race was held on Boxing Day, raising £2,500 for good causes.


Illuminated Christmas lights trail is cancelled over weather concerns

07 December 2021
Illuminated Christmas lights trail is cancelled over weather concerns

Illuminated Christmas lights trail is cancelled over weather concerns

07 December 2021

An illuminated light trail has been cancelled this evening over safety concerns with high winds forecast.


Body found in search for missing woman

12 November 2021
Body found in search for missing woman

Body found in search for missing woman

12 November 2021

Officers searching for a woman reported missing from her home have this afternoon found a body.


Homes proposal set to be rejected

12 November 2021
Homes proposal set to be rejected

Homes proposal set to be rejected

12 November 2021

Plans to build 74 homes are set to be thrown out when planners meet next week.


Waste fire burning for roughly two months finally extinguished

01 November 2021
Waste fire burning for roughly two months finally extinguished

Waste fire burning for roughly two months finally extinguished

01 November 2021

Fire crews have extinguished a waste fire that broke out in September.


Huge waste fire near Newark continues to burn with progress being made to put it out

26 October 2021
Huge waste fire near Newark continues to burn with progress being made to put it out

Huge waste fire near Newark continues to burn with progress being made to put it out

26 October 2021

A councillor has visited the site of a waste fire and provided an update on efforts to extinguish it.


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