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More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online. According to consumer watchdog Which?, more than half of shoppers assumed that t

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Teens raise thousands for charity

Teens raise thousands for charity

Teens across the area have helped raise a staggering £114,000 for charity after dedicating more than 113,900 hours to helping their local community as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS). The caring youngsters made a real difference with social ac

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed. Not a single person has been handed the maximum 14-year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving s

22 November 2016 in Regional East
 
747 service between Uppingham and Leicester will be stopped in January

747 service between Uppingham and Leicester will be stopped in January

The 747 bus service between Leicester and Uppingham will stop running in the New Year. The service, which is operated by Centrebus, will cease operation on Sunday, January 8, after a commercial review. Commercial manager for Centrebus Bijel Mistry said i

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Petrol back below £1 a litre for Morrisons shoppers as supermarket slashes prices

Petrol back below £1 a litre for Morrisons shoppers as supermarket slashes prices

Morrisons has announced that from Monday, supermarket customers will pay below £1-a-litre for petrol for the first time in six months. The Bradford-based supermarket is reducing the price of unleaded to a maximum of 109.9 pence at its 333 forecourts from

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Petrol back below £1 a litre as Morrisons slashes prices

Petrol back below £1 a litre as Morrisons slashes prices

Morrisons has announced that from Monday, supermarket customers will pay below £1-a-litre for petrol for the first time in six months. The Bradford-based supermarket is reducing the price of unleaded to a maximum of 109.9 pence at its 333 forecourts from

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Prison for landlords who fail to comply with change to rental law

Prison for landlords who fail to comply with change to rental law

From next month, landlords who do not comply with the Right to Rent scheme will face a range of possible penalties, including up to five years in prison. The Home Office recently announced a number of changes under the Immigration Act 2016, which come in

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

Almost four in 10 incoming phone calls in the UK are nuisance calls, according to new research. Which? analysed more than nine million phone calls made to TrueCall customers between January 2013 and September 2016. They found that of a total of 3,231,920

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
BREAKING NEWS: Oakham Hospital could lose its overnight beds due to health service cost-cutting

BREAKING NEWS: Oakham Hospital could lose its overnight beds due to health service cost-cutting

Patients will no longer be able to stay at Oakham’s Rutland Memorial Hospital overnight if massive new cost-cutting plans go ahead. Recommendations have been leaked which show the University Hospitals of Leicester could scale back almost all community ho

21 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Exton youngster Dylan’s head shave in aid of Thorpe Hall Hospice

Exton youngster Dylan’s head shave in aid of Thorpe Hall Hospice

A schoolboy who had his hair shaved off in front of fellow pupils and teachers has raised nearly £1,000 for a hospice which cared for his mum. Dylan Duell, 11, from Exton, had hoped to raise around £500 but is just short of doubling that target – and mon

20 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Stamford Amateur Musical Society is looking for actors to take on role of Annie and the orphans

Stamford Amateur Musical Society is looking for actors to take on role of Annie and the orphans

Stamford Amateur Musical Society is looking for actors to take on the role of Annie and the orphans. The society will be showing the musical from May 31 to June 4, 2017, and will be running two workshops to coach interested parties in stagecraft, singing

20 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Adventurer Sarah Outen gives talk at Stamford Endowed Schools

Adventurer Sarah Outen gives talk at Stamford Endowed Schools

Adventurer Sarah Outen returned to Stamford Endowed Schools to give a lecture on her journey around the world. Sarah, who went to Stamford High School herself, gave the lecture on Friday evening. She described her expedition as “a journey of contrasts, o

20 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Library’s £210,000 revamp

Library’s £210,000 revamp

The library at New College Stamford has been officially reopened following a £210,000 refurbishment over the summer. The project was the latest in a series of improvements being made to the college to help 
its students achieve their potential and succes

20 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Could Alexander be the next Spielberg, Tarantino or Pitt?

Could Alexander be the next Spielberg, Tarantino or Pitt?

Actor, producer and director Alexander Cooper is hoping to give the big movie studios a run for their money with the release of two new films. The 35-year-old, who lives in High Street, Collyweston, has put a high-flying legal career in the City of Londo

20 November 2016 in Regional East
 
Staff from Rutland House Community Trust to do midnight walk for sensory room

Staff from Rutland House Community Trust to do midnight walk for sensory room

Staff from a care home for adults with learning disabilities are planning a sponsored midnight walk at Rutland Water to help fund a new sensory garden. The 20-strong team are hoping to raise £1,500 by trekking around the Hambleton Peninsula on the evenin

19 November 2016 in Regional East
 


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