600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

The UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, whose businesses include DIY chain Wickes, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk.

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The fake 85 voucher offer for Aldi has been described as a 'hoax' by the store.

Aldi issues warning about ‘hoax’ voucher being shared online

Aldi is warning its customers about a ‘fraudulent’ voucher that is being circulated online.

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New services, new trains and a £2 billion rail improvement package launched today

New services, new trains and a £2 billion rail improvement package launched today

New trains, new and faster services and a £2 billion package of improvements to transform rail travel has been promised as Greater Anglia starts a new nine-year franchise today.

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Supermarket recalls sausage rolls over allergy fears

ASDA is recalling sausage rolls six-packs due to their containing milk.

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Poundland selling vibrators for £1 - and it’s causing quite a buzz online

Discount retailer Poundland has added vibrators to its £1 range and it has caused quite a buzz online.

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Marmite enthusiasts are stockpiling the black stuff amid fears supermarkets may run out.

Marmite: why should a British product, made in the UK and sold to British people, go up because of the pound?

While you might envision the falling pound affecting continental luxuries like Cornettos and Cif limescale remover, when it comes to Marmite – you’d think it would be Brexit-proof.

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Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite & Hellman’s Mayo pulled from Tesco over Brexit price dispute

Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite & Hellman’s Mayo pulled from Tesco over Brexit price dispute

Supermarket giant Tesco has stopped selling major household-name brands online after a price war erupted between Tesco and British-Dutch supplier Unilever.

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Tesco to ‘fine’ shoppers who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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Stress at record high for UK workers

Stress at record high for UK workers

Workplace stress has reached record levels, according to a TUC report for World Mental Health Day.

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Some people genetically programmed to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

Some people ‘genetically programmed’ to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

You really are what you eat, according to scientists, who have discovered the gene that determines if you like chicken korma or Eton mess.

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DONG Energy of London has set up an East Coast Community Fund worth �9.3 million over the next 20 years for coastal towns and villages within 570-mile radius of both Race Bank and Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms.

Wind farm offers annual £465,000 community cash pot for South Holland villages

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston could share in an annual £465,000 community fund created by the company behind a new wind farm.

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Have your say on proposed March railway station improvements

Early birds will have the chance to comment on proposed improvements to March railway station at an event taking place there on Monday morning (October 10).

Soft drink recalled because bottles have fermented turning alcoholic

Soft drink recalled because bottles have fermented turning alcoholic

A soft drinks company have been forced to recall thousands of bottles of mango pop - because they could begin fermenting and become alcoholic.

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Burger King launches home delivery service in Wisbech

Wisbech is the latest town where Burger King is trialling free home deliveries.

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New £2.1million project to help Lincolnshire’s unemployed get back into work

Job seekers in greater Lincolnshire can now access tailored support to help them get back into work thanks to a new project.


Argos creates more than 10,000 Christmas jobs

High street retailer Argos is to recruit more than 10,000 seasonal staff to work in its stores over the busy Christmas period.

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Martha's skin after using the wipes.

Mums call for Aldi to recall ‘sensitive’ baby wipes after children’s allergic reaction

A mum is demanding Aldi recall baby wipes after her two-year-old daughter suffered a horrific rash - which looked like severe sunburn.

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Antiques restorer Ludovic Potts of Guyhirn is the guest of Spalding Business Club at its October meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7am.

Antiques restorer to visit Spalding Business Club

Spalding Business Club is to welcome Fenland-based antiques restorer Ludovic Potts to its October meeting next week.

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B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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GOLD BLOOM: Spalding in Bloom representatives Christine Lawton (left) and Angela Newton receive the EMIB Gold Award on behalf of the town from Nigel Fox, managing director of Amethyst Horticulture of Kent.  Photo supplied.

South Holland sits at the top table for In Bloom ‘Oscars’

An In Bloom party is in full swing across South Holland where towns and villages have been painted gold for looking immaculate.

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