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Law firm agrees merger with 140 year-old rival

A law firm in Rutland has merged with a rival practice as the two companies look to expand their services.

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Holiday giant Thomas Cook to buy out Co-operative Travel

Peterborough-based Thomas Cook is to buy out its trading partner Co-operative Travel in a deal worth £55.8 million.

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South Kesteven District Council.

Changes to waste collections in South Kesteven over Christmas period

Waste collections will take place a day later over the festive period in South Kesteven.

Environment
Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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Community news.

Stamford Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade gets festive with late night opening

Christmas songs will ring out during late night opening at a Stamford shopping arcade tonight (Friday).

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New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after revelations that the new £5 notes contain animal fat.

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Potholes - which road is the worst?

Extra £2.5 million awarded to fix Lincolnshire’s 46,800 potholes

An estimated 46,800 potholes are to be repaired across Lincolnshire, thanks to an extra 2.5 million worth of government funding.

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Post Office

Post Office managers’ strike set to disrupt overseas Christmas mail and parcels

Hundreds of Post Office managers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pensions.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Stamford’s new Jack Wills store opens its doors to customers

Clothing retailer Jack Wills has today opened its new store in Stamford and it is already proving popular with customers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lincolnshire Police 
Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Lincolnshire Police in recruitment drive amid PCSO numbers drop

Lincolnshire Police has launched its latest recruitment drive at the same time as its PCSO numbers are set to fall temporarily.

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UK unemployment at 11-year low, but figures conceal problem at heart of economy, say TUC

UK unemployment at 11-year low, but figures conceal problem at heart of economy, say TUC

The latest set of labour market figures published this week show UK unemployment fell by 37,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to September, hitting an 11-year-low.

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Wheat crops ruined by ‘deer poachers’ in fields near Morton

Wheat crops ruined by ‘deer poachers’ in fields near Morton

Hundreds of acres of farmland have been damaged near Morton by suspected “deer poachers”, according to police.

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Staff at Tesco Superstore, Holbeach, are swapping thoughts of Halloween for Christmas as they collect small items to fill gift boxes for elderly and vulnerable people across the area.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Shoppers asked to make an effort for the elderly at south-east Lincolnshire stores

Tesco stores in Holbeach, Market Deeping and Bourne are asking shoppers to help elderly and vulnerable people by taking part in a Christmas Gift Box Appeal this weekend.

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Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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Brexit makes small businesses even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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