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Do shops have to accept 1p and 2p coins?

A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins.

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An action is being held of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French  of Skegness. ANL-171113-172957001

Football memorabilia goes under hammer in Skegness

An auction is to be held of the collection of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French of Skegness – a regular player and supporter of Skegness Town Football Club and more latterly a football historian and avid collector of memorabilia.

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Where the letter in the bottle was found, near by the southernmost lighthouse on mainland, Lindesnes.

Message in a bottle sender now traced

A 10-year-old girl has been revealed as the person behind a message in a bottle that washed up in Norway from her former home in Skegness.

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Stephen Briggs who claims to have seen numerous ghosts and other entities in Skegness and Horncastle. Photo by Nick Johnson.

Man claims he was ‘punched’ by a ghost in Skegness

A man who claims to have seen dozens of ghosts and entities in the Skegness area is hoping to write a book about his terrifying experiences.

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Where the letter in the bottle was found.

Appeal after message in bottle from Skegness washes up in Norway

An appeal has been made to trace the former Skegness resident behind a message in a bottle which washed up on a Norwegian coastline.

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The interior of Skidbrooke Church. Photo by Pete Creasy

Lincolnshire’s Top 8 terrifying and bizarre paranormal cases

From ghost sightings and ‘demonic’ hauntings to UFOs caught on military radar - Lincolnshire has been a hotbed of all things paranormal over the years.

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VIDEO: Costa unveils ‘coffee-copter’ to deliver drinks by drone

Caffeine-lovers will be blown away by this new ‘coffee-copter’ - which delivers drinks to them by DRONE.

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Zombie Zumba is coming to the Hildreds Centre in Skegness. ANL-170921-131348001

Zombie zumba record attempt at shopping centre in Skegness

The Hildreds Centre in Skegness is inviting wannabe zombies to join in a Guinness World Record attempt in time for Halloween.

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Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust?

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Dr Caitlin Green's map of the Skegness area coastline as it would have looked in medieval times - before the old town of Skegness was swallowed by the sea. Inset: A gold Early Anglo-Saxon pendant recently unearthed in the resort..

Old Skegness lost to the sea could be hiding ancient treasures

Experts are hoping ancient artefacts washing up on Skegness beach will reveal the location of a mysterious submerged Roman town.

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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The impossible questions children ask

‘What are black holes?’, ‘how did the world begin?’ and ‘how does the internet work?’ are among questions asked by kids parents struggle to answer, a study has found.

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New Royal Baby announced

New Royal Baby announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

It’s official - trusting your gut instinct is the way forward for major life events.

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Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

The Bank of Mum and Dad will fund £2.3 billion of rent for their offspring, contributing on average £415 to every payment.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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