The poor are more likely to be obese, says health minister Death of the dinner table means more eat junk food in front of the television By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Anna Soubry says parents should ensure children have proper meals Poor families are more likely to be obese, a health minister has said. Anna Soubry said children were suffering because of an ‘an abundance of bad food’ in their homes.
Labour hits supporters with credit card charge of 18.9% – two-and-a-half times that of market's most competitive option | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 30 December 2012 Costly: Labour supporters will be paying through the nose in interest charges on their party's credit cards All three major political parties are profiting from credit cards that charge their supporters exorbitant rates of interest. Both Labour and the Lib Dems offer a card charging interest at nearly 38 times the Bank of England’s 0.5 per cent base rate – and more than two-and-a-half times that of the market’s most competitive card. The card, provided by the Co-operative Bank, charges a standard APR of 18.9 per cent – although richer supporters can have a premium card with a fixed rate of 11.9 per cent for five years.
Shops open all night to ease Christmas chaos on Sunday (the busiest day of the year) | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 21 December 2012 Supermarkets are trading around the clock in a bid to avoid a chaotic crush on Sunday – December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. The date is normally the busiest day of the year as families stock up for the holiday, but Sunday trading laws will restrict large outlets to just six hours opening.
Hardly the Batmobile is it: Nissan to give away car 'inspired' by hit Batman film Dark Knight RisesNissan to give away one-off Batman-themed Juke Competition held to celebrate DVD release of The Dark Knight RisesIt features bat-signal projectors fixed to the wing mirrors | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 16 December 2012 Holy cash-in Batman! A one-off Nissan Juke inspired by the Dark Knight Detective is being given away in a competition run by the the Japanese car giant.
Banned from Christmas shopping: Shoplifting sisters given ASBOs to keep them out of town centreKhalida Ahmed, 36, and Nazia Haq, 32, have been handed criminal ASBOs after treating stealing as their 'trade'They have been banned from shops including TK Max, Boots, Argos and Marks and Spencers in towns of Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Burnley | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 14 December 2012 Two sisters have been banned from a string of high street stores after being named and shamed as professional shoplifters. 'Shopaholics' Khalida Ahmed, 36, and Nazia Haq, 32, were issued with criminal ASBOs after police said they treated their thieving expeditions as a self styled 'trade.' The sisters, from Blackburn, Lancashire, have been repeatedly arrested after being caught sneaking out with clothing and food from shops including TK Max, Boots, Argos and Marks and Spencers. Nazia Haq, 32, (left) and Khalida Ahmed, 36, (right) were issued with criminal ASBOs and banned from high street stores after being named and shamed as professional shoplifters Blackburn town centre, just one of the places the sisters are banned from Ahmed has convictions for shoplifting trips dating back ten years
Here comes the Christmas veg – and it could get ugly Poor growing conditions have left parsnips, carrots, potatoes and Brussels sprouts discoloured and smallStores including Sainsbury's and Morrisons say they will take the crops in a show of solidarity with struggling British farmers | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 Supermarkets are to relax standards and sell ‘ugly’ vegetables for the first time after bad weather and flooding left many crops small and misshapen. Poor growing conditions have left parsnips, carrots, potatoes and Brussels sprouts discoloured and small
Newlywed couple feed their reception guests on food bought with 40,000 supermarket loyalty points Maggie and Mike Davies met whilst working at the Sainsbury's storeTheir wedding was 'perfect' and they 'couldn't have done it' without pointsThey spent thousands to get the points which were worth 200 | UPDATED: 20:14 GMT, 30 November 2012 Most people preparing to walk down the aisle have to tighten their belts and save up in preparation for the big day. But Sainbury's workers' Maggie, 60, and Mike Davies, 63, created a wedding fund with a twist when they spent 18 months collecting 40,000 loyalty points which paid for all the food when they tied the knot. The maximum they would have had to spend to get the points is 20,000 – but the couple guess they only spent 5,000 Scroll down for video Maggie and Mike Davies pictured in the car park of their local Sainsbury's on their wedding day.
Supermarkets agree to end discount 'cons' that tempt shoppers with bogus claims of savings | UPDATED: 07:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 Supermarkets have agreed to end bargain price cons that tempt shoppers with bogus claims of savings.