Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Number Crunchers, from left, Philip Bryan, Michael Sellars, Gemma Frost, Carl Knights and Trevor Hargrave.

Testing times as Spalding’s Number Crunchers seek to beat TV’s Eggheads

A clever team of accountants from Spalding is about to take on one of television’s toughest challenges.

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What to do if you’re one of the 500m hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

Chip the Robotic Dog

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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The team at Smith Eliot Financial Management Ltd.

Oakham-based financial management company opens office in Stamford as workload grows

A financial management company in Oakham is exapnding and creating jobs with the opening of an office in Stamford.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off - but Paul Hollywood will stay as host

Mary Berry has this morning, Thursday, quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

Augean chief executive Dr Stewart Davies.

Healthy future for King’s Cliffe hazardous waste site despite fall in UK disposal of low level radioactive material

A hazardous waste centre at King’s Cliffe still has a strong future despite a drop in the amount of low level nuclear material that it has to handle, bosses have pledged.

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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TV personality Gloria Hunniford will be guest speaker at Peterboroughs Ladies Lunch.

TV personality to star at Peterborough Ladies Lunch to help fight against breast cancer

Businesswomen are being invited to take a Friday afternoon break to help raise vital funds for breast care in Peterborough.

Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Unemployment news.

Healthy outlook on South Holland jobs front as unemployment falls

The number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in South Holland has dropped by 4.5 per cent in the last year, according to the latest Government figures.

Owners of The Olive Branch at Clipsham Ben Jones and Sean Hope PHOTO: Supplied EMN-160122-114831001

Rutland pub is crowned county’s best

The Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland has been named Leicestershire and Rutland Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2017.

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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CallConnect bus. EMN-160318-101301001

Celebrate Lincolnshire Day – travel for a pound!

People are being invited to celebrate Lincolnshire Day by travelling on the bus for a pound.

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VIDEO: New promotional film gives a taste of enviable Lincolnshire life and promotes county

A new video is showing people what makes Lincolnshire the perfect place to live, work, visit and invest.

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iOS 10

Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Tech giant Apple has sought to reassure users that the latest operating system update is safe after some iPhone owners reported it had rendered their handsets useless.

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5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

A new plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been introduced into UK circulation by the Bank of England.

The new, free 105 number is aiming to support people who experience power cuts in their area.

Dial 105 for free in case of a power cut in South Holland area

People hit by power cuts in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and south of Boston can now report it using a free 105 number.

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How to sell your house

How to sell your house - 10 tips from top property developers

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial matters most of us will ever deal with.

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