Jack’s store is an Aldi and Lidl tribute act

Jack’s doesn’t feel like being in a Tesco. The labelling is different, the layout, the checkouts, the uniforms (they don’t have them – just aprons). The aisles are wider. Even the flooring is different. The Tesco connection isn’t a secret. There is a big sign on the front of the store, emblazoned with the name […]

Organic and children’s yoghurts ‘full of sugar’

Many yoghurts – particularly organic products and those marketed at children – contain “well above” a healthy amount of sugar, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Leeds and University of Surrey examined the ingredients of 921 of the most popular yoghurts sold in supermarkets. They found fewer than one in 10 […]

Leak reveals airport safety risks of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By Faisal Islam, political editor European airports have privately warned that a “no-deal” Brexit would cause “major disruption and heightened safety risks”, Sky News has learned. At least six million passengers on UK-originating flights transferring in the continent would have to group through extra security and screening before embarking on their second journey. The claims […]

Britain told to ‘rework’ Irish border proposals

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Britain has been told it must “rework” its proposals on the Irish border as the Brexit negotiations enter a “decisive phase”. European Council President Donald Tusk said he would call a summit of European Union leaders in mid-November in a bid to finalise a Brexit deal with Britain. Speaking ahead […]

Don’t travel to Iran, dual-nationals warned

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter British-Iranian dual nationals have been warned by the UK Foreign Office against all but essential travel to Iran. A spokesperson said Britain’s ability to provide support to detained dual nationals in Iran was “extremely limited” as the country does not recognise their status. “British citizens who also hold Iranian nationality […]

Storm Ali hits the UK: Its trail of destruction

By Lucia Binding, news reporter At least two people have been killed as Storm Ali sweeps through the UK with severe gales and heavy rainfall. A severe yellow warning for wind is in place until late on Wednesday night – bringing the risk of damage to buildings, fallen trees, road closures and large waves in […]