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January 2, 2019 1:09 PM John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The partnership includes both John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas Eve itself - which was included in the last week of trading - as customers bought last-minute gifts 69

November 28, 2018 1:21 AM NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions

NHS England has announced plans to curb the prescription of "low-priority" items like silk garments. There is limited evidence the clothing helps people with eczema and dermatitis enough to justify prescribing it, a consultation document says. Officials are proposing taking eight items off the NHS prescription list under plans aimed at saving £68m a year. Many prescribers 80

September 22, 2018 11:46 PM Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable 'fair food'

Switzerland is going to the polls on Sunday, in not one but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in lasagne and the destruction of rain forests to make way for palm oil and cattle ranching. And they reflect growing consumer interest - not just in Switzerland 52

September 22, 2018 12:46 AM Stores to sell throwaway fish to end shocking waste at sea

SUPERMARKET chain Iceland is becoming the first in Britain to sell fish which is usually thrown back into the sea as waste. Until now, whiting and pouting have been rejected as the two members of the cod family considered too small by supermarkets. Now Iceland says megrim and grey gurnard, white fish which are rejected by some stores, will be packaged 38

September 20, 2018 7:44 AM The Waitrose shopper’s guide to poor people’s supermarkets

A tracksuit is ideal to avoid drawing attention to yourself. Also blend in by using coarse working-class language, eg. “Blimey guvnah, where’s the ruddy fucking clingfilm?” ‘Hoodies’ (a type of plebeian hooded sports garment) are particularly useful to hide your face if Petra and Toby from the tennis club are there doing the same thing. The lower orders 33

September 13, 2018 6:25 AM John Lewis Partnership profits drop 99 PERCENT: Waitrose owner latest high street victim

JOHN Lewis has announced an eye-watering 99 percent nose dive in half-year profits adding the high street retail giant’s stores are being crushed by the “most promotional market we have seen for almost a decade”. The John Lewis Partnership, which also owns Waitrose, reported that profits before tax crept in at £1.2million, down £95million on the same period 32

August 27, 2018 3:48 AM Vanilla ice creams 'don't contain vanilla'

The key ingredients were absent from a number of supermarket and branded vanilla ice creams. One in five of the vanilla ice creams examined by Which? contained none of the three ingredients consumers might reasonably expect to find in them. Just half of the 24 ice creams in the survey contained all three ingredients - with the remaining 12 containing 75

August 15, 2018 8:19 AM Sugar and veg recalled over listeria concerns

An urgent recall has been issued for a number of items over fears they may spark a listeria outbreak. A variety of items from veg to condoms have been recalled from major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Lidl. Listeriosis is usually caught from eating food containing listeria bacteria. In most people, listeriosis has no symptoms or only causes 36

August 7, 2018 6:01 AM Dangerous motorcycling on the motorway and other cases before Swindon courts

COURT: Magistrates banned a man from the roads for a year and instructed him to do 100 hours of unpaid work after he rode his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle dangerously on the M4. Milan Gurung, 28, of Frobisher Drive, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in the dock at Swindon. The bench ordered him to pay a total of £170 towards victim services 48

June 30, 2018 1:00 PM WORST CO2 shortage in DECADES sees Britain wiped of chicken, fizzy drinks and veg

SUPERMARKETS are rationing meat, fizzy drinks, alcohol and vegetables as Britain braces itself for the worst CO2 shortage the nation has seen in DECADES. Asda is rationing online sales of Coca Cola, 7Up, Fanta and Pepsi as well as the supermarket giant’s own brand of pop as the country’s CO2 crisis worsens. The shortage of the gas, used to make drinks 44