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Mamas and Papas has laid off 130 staff members and shut six stores – here’s the full list of closures

Mamas and Papas has laid off 130 staff members and shut six stores – here’s the full list of closures

Struggling maternity retailer Mamas & Papas has closed six of its stores and made 130 staff members redundant. The Huddersfield-based company went into administration on Friday (8 Nov) – just days after its biggest rival, Mothercare. ‘Pre-pack administration’ After collapsing into administration, Mamas & Papas – which is owned by Bluegem Capital – was immediately […]

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Greggs wants you to choose doughnuts with holes – this is why

Greggs wants you to choose doughnuts with holes – this is why

Greggs is known for its tasty treats, ranging from meat-filled pasties and sandwiches to a variety of sweet snacks. But the bakery chain is now pledging to fight the increasing problem of obesity by encouraging customers to buy certain doughnuts from its range. This comes as part of a new government obesity strategy, with the […]

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This is the day of the week your home is most likely to get burgled – and how to protect yourself

This is the day of the week your home is most likely to get burgled – and how to protect yourself

New YouGov research conducted on behalf of Co-op Insurance shows that November is the month when thieves are most likely to strike. A poll of 4,000 UK adults found that the number of theft claims increased by more than a third in the last two months of the year, with November being when most burglaries […]

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These are the norovirus symptoms to watch out for – and how to stop it spreading

These are the norovirus symptoms to watch out for – and how to stop it spreading

As is the case every year, cases of the winter vomiting bug norovirus are on the rise. Here’s a guide on how to spot the symptoms, how to treat the bug and how to reduce your risk of catching the norovirus. The NHS website notes that “norovirus, also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a […]

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Toby Carvery will now deliver roast dinners to your door – these are the participating restaurants

Toby Carvery will now deliver roast dinners to your door – these are the participating restaurants

Those who love a roast dinner in the comfort of their own home but don’t feel like cooking now have an answer to their prayers, as Toby Carvery has launched home delivery. Teaming up with delivery service Just Eat, the pub chain will bring your roast dinner straight to your door. However, only 62 out […]

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Mothercare has launched huge closing down sale – here’s everything you need to know

Mothercare has launched huge closing down sale – here’s everything you need to know

Mothercare has launched a huge closing down sale, as it’s 79 UK stores get ready to permanently shut. The chain recently entered into administration, and with all remaining stores across the UK preparing to close down, all stock has now been heavily discounted. All stock must go Customers will be able to find a wide […]

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This is all the Christmas food on offer at M&S this year – and how you can buy now and pay later

This is all the Christmas food on offer at M&S this year – and how you can buy now and pay later

One of the greatest joys about Christmas is indulging in all of the festive food and this year, Marks & Spencer has hungry shoppers very well catered for. The retailer has created more than 170 new foodie delights to enjoy this year, with the grand selection showcased in its new 2019 Christmas TV advert. The […]

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Watch the emotional moment D-Day veteran Harry Billinge sees the war memorial he’s helped to fund

Watch the emotional moment D-Day veteran Harry Billinge sees the war memorial he’s helped to fund

World War Two veteran Harry Billinge first won fans when he appeared on TV during commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings this year. This morning the D-Day hero was back on the BBC Breakfast sofa, and he was visibly moved when hosts Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt showed him footage of […]

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You can now get a vegan ‘pork’ pie in time for Christmas – would you try it?

You can now get a vegan ‘pork’ pie in time for Christmas – would you try it?

by Josh Barrie Morrisons has become the first British supermarket to announce a vegan pork pie. Cue shouts of, “Well it’s not a pork pie then, is it?” The grocer described the dish as “a distant memory for vegans and vegetarians because of its combination of pork, jelly, and butter pastry”. In lieu of traditional […]

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Norovirus is spreading through shopping trolleys – symptoms to look out for

Norovirus is spreading through shopping trolleys – symptoms to look out for

Supermarkets across the UK will see hundreds of people come through their doors every day, and with that, hundreds of people using shopping trolleys, too. The Swansea Bay University Health Board has urged people to wash their hands thoroughly after touching a supermarket trolley in order to halt the spread of norovirus. The health board […]

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