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Free Link ATMs could start charging for withdrawals

Thousands of Link cash machines could start charging for cash withdrawals because of a row among banks about paying fees to the ATM provider. Banks and building societies such as Barclays, Lloyds and Santander want to reduce the fees they pay when one of

today, 17:12 in Regional East
 

WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year. The list includes MoneySuperMarket’s dance-off, Paddy Power’s Euro 2016 advert featuring Scottish fans, and jokes about disability in Maltesers commerci

today, 14:43 in Regional East
 

Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

A campaign has been launched to get Britain’s iconic Red Arrows, based in Lincolnshire, made into the next LEGO model. The Squadron’s famous for performing dynamic loops, rolls, close passes and formation shapes with its nine fast-jets – flying as close

today, 13:39 in Regional East
 

Book elf rewards St Francis’s schoolchildren for their efforts in English

A visit from one of Santa’s elves created quite a buzz for the children at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School towards the end of last term. Elfis Gandelf, as he was subsequently named by the children in Year 6, was appointed by the school’s headteache

today, 13:20 in Regional East
 

Rare autograph book emerges giving an insight into Melton’s role in the First World War

yhyh It was owned by Fred Radford, who was a young boy who ran errands for the servicemen and chatted to them while they were treated at Wicklow Lodge after being shipped back home from the battlefields of the Western Front and other areas of fierce figh

today, 12:55 in Regional East
 

Inner Wheel Club donate toiletries to Melton Hospital

The Inner Wheel Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir celebrated international Inner Wheel Day on January 10. Member Rhonda Bolton said: “Each year we take this opportunity to meet our aims of friendship and public service to others. To that end we chose to col

today, 06:01 in Regional East
 

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. The study, with

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional East
 

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. How does it work? The hacker will first send yo

yesterday, 10:38 in Regional East
 

Naked female & male cleaners wanted in Melton to clean houses for £45 an hour

Naked female and male cleaners are being sought to clean houses in Melton and across Leicestershire 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

yesterday, 10:38 in Regional East
 

Comedy star Mark Watson to headline at Melton Theatre for LOROS hospice gig

National comedy star Mark Watson will be headlining a gig in Melton next month which will be raising money for LOROS Hospice. The show, which is called ‘Laughing With LOROS’ will be taking place at Melton Theatre on Wednesday, February 25, as part of thi

yesterday, 09:56 in Regional East
 

VOTE: What issue should be Britain’s Brexit priority?

Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out her plans for Brexit. But what would be your priority for the country if you were negotiating with other EU leaders? Have your say in our reader poll here.

Tuesday, 14:52 in Regional East
 

NEWSFLASH: Man killed after his cycle was in collision with a tractor near Asfordby

A man died after his cycle was in collision with a tractor on the A6006 near Asfordby this morning. The road was closed for several hours following the incident, which was reported at 8am and which involved a blue New Holland tractor and a cyclist. The c

Tuesday, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Warning letters to be sent out in illegal TV crackdown

Internet and television providers are sending out warning letters to households believed to be watching pirate TV, either from illegal downloads or Andriod/Kodi devices. According to reports, the UK’s main internet providers are launching a new crackdown

Tuesday, 12:20 in Regional East
 

Trumpton’s Melton fire crew raise record-breaking £8,269

This year’s (2016) Trumpton appeal raised a record-breaking £8,269. Trumpton committee member and Melton firefighter Scott Smith said: “This year was our 39th and just like the last we have smashed our record collection. “This figure surprised all of us

Tuesday, 12:10 in Regional East
 

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found. An endless cycle of sore throats, runny noses, migraines and sickness bugs means mums are left feeling u

Tuesday, 11:52 in Regional East
 
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