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Teenager hit by Xbox scam receives free console

A teenager hit by an internet scam has finally received an Xbox One after a generous donation from his local electronics store.

Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had paid £450 for an Xbox One on eBay for his four-year-old son McKenzie for Christmas.

The 19-year-old said he was 'overwhelmed' by the gift. Credit: ITV News

However, instead of receiving the next-generation Xbox, he was sent a picture of the console from the seller with "thank you for your purchase" inscribed on the back.

After hearing about the episode, Nottingham electronics company CeX decided to donate an Xbox One to him in time for Christmas.

Peter Clatworthy had actually paid £450 for this picture of the console. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Clatworthy paid tribute to the generosity of the store during an interview with the Nottingham Post: “This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough."

The 19-year-old said his son would be "over the moon" with the gift.

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Mobile phones: a classroom menace or learning tool?

The schools are all back now, and after a summer of texting and messaging to their hearts' content, thousands of children are spending the day parted from their mobile phone. The vast majority of Midlands schools ban mobiles from the classroom, but could they be missing out.

Research carried out by one of our universities suggests mobile phone technology can help children's learning.

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Drive your classic car to work week - full report

When you think of vintage cars it conjures images of Sunday afternoons tootling around country lanes with the roof down... but what about using one for the daily commute?

Well the message behind 'Drive Your Classic To Work Week' is to get these cars out of the garage and onto the roads every day. Kate Fisher reports

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'Faster broadband will help Leicestershire economy' says BT managing director

A BT managing director believes the new deal for faster internet in Leicestershire will help local businesses.

Faster broadband will help unlock rural Leicestershire's economic potential. The Leicestershire economy, especially in rural areas predominantly consists of small and micro businesses.

A large number are self-employed, work from home and are in the creative, knowledge based sectors which need high speed broadband and will provide the driving force for the county's digital economy.

– Bill Murphy, BT's managing director of Next Generation Access

Deal for faster internet in Leicestershire

Leicestershire homes and businesses can expect faster broadband speeds Credit: Martin Keene/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Homes and businesses across Leicestershire will have faster broadband because of a £17 million deal between the county council and BT.

It should mean 95 per cent of homes and businesses in the county will have quicker internet access within three years.

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