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Good deed days – a hello from Martin Metcalfe as Goodbye Mr Mackenzie return

Good deed days – a hello from Martin Metcalfe as Goodbye Mr Mackenzie return

Martin Metcalfe has, by his own admission, learned to keep his mouth shut. Not, happily, for the duration of our chat, but when in what would usually be unfamiliar territory. “I was in the chip shop after soundcheck,” he says of a visit to Corby – an curio in England, founded by ex-pat Scots but […]

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Caffè Nero is giving away free cups of coffee this winter – here’s how to get one

Caffè Nero is giving away free cups of coffee this winter – here’s how to get one

In celebration of the launch of its new Christmas menu, Caffè Nero is giving away 10,000 free cups of coffee this winter. How can I be in with a chance of winning a free coffee? Every customer who pays via Caffè Nero’s loyalty payment app between 7 November and 24 December 2019, will automatically be […]

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NHS doctors can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines – this is what you need to know

NHS doctors can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines – this is what you need to know

Two cannabis-based medicines have been approved for use by the NHS in England to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Advisory body NICE looked at cannabis products and their effectiveness in treating a number of conditions and advised their use in treating these illnesses. While charities have welcomed the move, a number of campaigners who have […]

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Currys PC World staff have been caught giving false warranty information to customers – here’s how to protect yourself

Currys PC World staff have been caught giving false warranty information to customers – here’s how to protect yourself

An undercover operation found that staff at Currys PC World have been giving false warranty information to their customers. In a letter to Curry’s PC World’s owners, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) reprimanded the retailer after a “mystery shopping exercise” in July 2019 found that “some customers may have taken out an extended warranty” […]

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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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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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