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Beware of email hacking scheme

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials. This is according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. The statement from Google says: “We adv

today, 15:29 in Regional East
 

Unsuccessful ram raid at Co-op

Police were called to a Morton food store last night (Tuesday, January 17) after someone attempted to steal the ATM. A vehicle was used to try and take the cash machine at around 10pm however the offenders were unsuccessful. A scene guard has remained at

today, 15:29 in Regional East
 

DEADLINE: Parents need to apply for their child’s school place by Sunday

Parents with children aged three to four year olds can now apply to the council for their school place starting in September 2017. If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 you must apply for their school place now. You can apply

today, 15:29 in Regional East
 

Cloudy and mainly dry with light winds

Cloudy and mainly dry for most of the region with light winds, perhaps a few spots of drizzle in places. Mild in the north, but feeling colder in the south with a chance of fog patches first thing. Maximum Temperature 10C. Cloudy and mainly dry with ligh

today, 11:11 in Regional East
 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Thousands of Britons flown home from The Gambia amid safety fears

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning against "all non-essential travel" to the west African nation due to potential military...

today, 10:23 in Regional East
 

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses totally nude for £45 an hour

Female cleaners are being sought to clean houses for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude. The requirements are laid out in a job ad from a naturist cleaning firm that wants people to clean houses of naturists up and down the country totally

today, 10:23 in Regional East
 

DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April. The DVLA’s VED car tax is set for an overhaul that means cars that previously dodged a bill will now be liable. The environmental vehicle excise duty [VED]

today, 10:23 in Regional East
 

CUTS: ‘Staff shortage’ sees Bassetlaw Children’s Ward close to overnight admissions

Further cutbacks to the children’s ward at Bassetlaw Hospital will see sick youngsters requiring overnight care transferred almost 20 miles away to Doncaster due to “staff shortages”. The Worksop hospital’s Paediatric Ward, known as A3, will be closing t

today, 08:20 in Regional East
 

Top tips if you’re heading to the slopes this season

If you’re going on a winter skiing holiday this year don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Top tips include: Although it might sound strange, your skin can burn in the snowy ski slopes, leaving you with embarrassing ‘panda eyes’ and a sore red face. The a

today, 08:20 in Regional East
 

FEATURE: A look at the incredible work Worksop charity JOEL is doing to help bereaved parents

We spoke to volunteers at the JOEL hub to find out how the charity is helping parents in Worksop- and across the globe. Here’s what they had to say.

today, 07:37 in Regional East
 

Ejection seat firm in court over Red Arrows’ pilot’s death

An ejection seat manufacturer has appeared in court charged with a breach of health and safety regulations following the death of a Red Arrows pilot at an airfield near Gainsborough. Flt Lt Sean Cunningham,aged 35, died in November 2011 after he was thro

yesterday, 16:51 in Regional East
 

Full house for Trinity Arts Centre’s new-look cinema

The new-look Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough held its first cinema screening since a major refurbishment. As part of the ongoing improvements to the Grade II-listed building, all 200 seats in the auditorium have been replaced with brand new ones, alo

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Men are hoarding more than £465 million of foreign currency

New research suggests that British men collectively keep more than £465 million of foreign currency stashed away in their bedside table drawers. The study, commissioned by self storage company Space Station, discovered that 56 per cent of British men hoa

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional East
 

Work on new £3.5m Ongo office gets underway

North Lincolnshire Council is this week starting demolition work in Church Square, Scunthorpe to make way for the new £3.5m Ongo headquarters office to be built. The office will be located on the corner of Scunthorpe High Street and Trafford Street to pr

yesterday, 11:27 in Regional East
 

Generally cloudy with clear skies later

Here is the weather for today, Tuesday, January 17. Generally cloudy, with hill fog, and occasional drizzle across the north of the region. Further south sunny spells are likely to develop, but despite the sunshine it will be rather cold everywhere. Maxi

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional East
 


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