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Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

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Some of the latecomers arrive back in Leeuwarden after dark.

Travel: A unique Dutch winter challenge

With a cold snap currently sweeping across Europe, more than 15,000 Dutch ice-skaters and more than two million winter sports fans have been waiting patiently since 1997 for a proper big freeze in the hope that 2017 will be the year in which the Elfstedentocht is permitted to go ahead.

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Travel writer Ella Walker outside Jane Austen's house.

Travel: Book a novel weekend break

Trudging through the misty graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Steventon, Hampshire on a chilly Saturday morning, I could really do with some of the ringed patterns Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra strapped to their boots to keep off the sodden, muddy ground.

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Ex Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: How the town helped soldiers get their Christmas presents

January 16, 1917 – Soldiers say heart-warming thanks to Santa

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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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Helsinki's Tuomiokirkko Cathedral in Finland

Travel: Where to go in 2017

Sarah Marshall checks out five different destinations for you to consider this year.

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Ex Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Career criminal finally caught

January 9, 1917 – 76-year-old hustler’s string of frauds comes to an end in Harborough

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Commodore 64

The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Landlord Brian Priest of the Chequers pub in Swinford gets ready for the charity barrel roll for Diabetes UK on the 8th January 2017.
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Chequers pub rolls out the barrel once again to bring back a village tradition

When Brian and Chris Priest first took over The Chequers pub in Swinford, south Leicestershire in 1987, they celebrated with a sponsored barrel roll from their old pub in Rugby.

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Ex Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: How Churchill predicted World War Two

January 2, 1917 – Churchill’s dire warning of a second great war

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Our look at the top five most anticipated games of 2017

Console Corner: Top 10 games for 2017: Part 2

Part two of our look at the top 10 most anticipated games of 2017 as we count down to number one.

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Family affair...Debbie, Tom (13) and Mark Barber have all just gained their black belt in karate.
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Three members of one family earn their black belts on the same day

Three members of the same family have earned their karate black belts on the same day.

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Drivers back blanket ban on mobiles

Drivers back blanket ban on mobiles

Two-thirds of motorists think the Government should introduce technology to disabled mobile phones in cars, according to new research.

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Lazy internet users losing millions by not switching broadband

‘Lazy’ internet users losing millions by not switching broadband

Millions of lazy Brits are losing a fortune on broadband bills - because they can’t be bothered to switch providers, a new report reveals.

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How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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Morrisons supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in an effort to support the Christmas tradition of leaving out refreshments for Father Christmas and his trusty reindeers on Christmas Eve.

Morrisons to give away ‘wonky’ carrots for families to feed reindeer

Morrisons supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in an effort to support the Christmas tradition of leaving out refreshments for Father Christmas and his trusty reindeers on Christmas Eve, as research shows that the UK spends £13m feedings Santa and his reindeer each year.

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Ex Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Controversy in politics - how 1916 and 2016 have much in common

December 19, 1916 – Early general election ‘a possibility’. Does this sound familiar?

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Average person spends two years of their life with a hangover

Average person spends two years of their life with a hangover

Brits will spend two years of their lives feeling hungover - and rely on a fry-up, a lie-in and a hair of the dog to get them through it, a study has found.

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Swimming pool to close while work is being carried out

The swimming pool at Harborough Leisure Centre will be closed over the Christmas period while improvements are made.

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