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Tag: Society

Lord of the Dance, master of giggles | Brief letters | Society

For those who, like Prince Andrew, don’t quite know what to do with the embarrassment of a big birthday in latter years (G2, 27 February), may I suggest my model? Just go and climb a mountain and, with luck, nobody but your significant other will want to join you. Ben Starav for 60, the Auch …

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UK supermarkets move to cut antibiotic use in farming | Society

Most of the UK’s leading supermarket chains are making “significant progress” in reducing antibiotics in farming, but Iceland, Asda and Aldi have been named as falling behind in a new study. Iceland was found to be the only major chain to have no publicly available policies on antibiotic use in its supply chain and no …

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Childhood obesity: Lidl to remove cartoon characters from cereal boxes | Business

Lidl is to remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereal ranges to help parents resist pester power and tackle Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis. The discount retailer, which has almost 800 UK stores, pledged to remove cartoon characters from eight of its cereal ranges by spring. The company said it was prompted to take action …

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Convenience stores urge Link to scrap further ATM fee cuts | Money

Convenience stores are urging the operator of the UK’s largest cash machine network to scrap further cuts planned to the fees it charges for transactions in an attempt to stem the “torrent” of free-to-use ATM closures. The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) said previous cuts by Link to the so-called interchange fee – payments made …

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Charity assisting retail workers sees 30% rise in requests for help | Society

High street closures in 2019 Thousands of high street jobs have been lost this year as a result of high profile retail administrations and thousands more are at risk as Mothercare, Debenhams and Forever 21 prepare for closures. Here are some of the key industry names that have been affected. Mothercare: Has 79 stores and …

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The Guardian view on Christmas shopping: the season to be spendthrift? | Editorial | Opinion

Shops are struggling. The fortnight before Christmas, and the January sales that follow, will be even more crucial than usual this year to retailers hard-pressed by falling sales and online competition. Footfall in November was down 3.4% on the same month last year. Shopping centre investment in the UK has fallen by £5bn in six …

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Dreaming of a green, gift-free Christmas | Brief letters | Life and style

My husband is dying of cancer. In the 40 years-plus of our marriage we have done so many lovely holiday journeys together, by road, by rail, by ferry (rarely by air). I’m trying to hold my life together. Then I read Joe Hammond’s final article (Weekend, 14 December) and the last line broke me up: …

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UK supermarkets ‘not transparent enough’ about pesticide use | Business

Many UK supermarkets are not being transparent with shoppers about the use of potentially harmful pesticides in their global supply chains, according to a report. In an analysis rating the top 10 retailers, Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) says some are not doing enough to protect human health and the environment from hazardous pesticides …

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Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage | Business

Lidl is giving its UK staff a pay rise worth £10m with a higher hourly rate likely to propel it to the top of the supermarket pay league table. The retailer said 19,000 employees would get a pay rise in March when its hourly rate would move from £9 to £9.30 outside London and from …

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John Lewis trials sustainability schemes at Oxford store | Business

John Lewis has stopped selling 5p single-use plastic carrier bags at its Oxford store as part of a major trial to test and change shoppers’ behaviour. The sustainability initiatives, which were unveiled on Monday, are aimed at encouraging a “reduce, reuse and return” culture among customers and could provide a model for its other shops. …

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