Horrified mother making sandwich for son finds blood-covered heroin addict"s needle inside loaf of bread

Mother finds heroin addict's blood-soaked NEEDLE inside loaf of bread from Tesco as she made sandwiches for her son Mother of son, 10, made shocking discovery in Roberts wholemeal breadNeedle was pushed through wrapper by David Rodgers, 61, last DecemberRodgers had been trying to avoid wife finding out he was back on heroin By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 11:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 A mother opened a loaf of bread bought at a Tesco store to make a sandwich for her 10-year-old – only to discover it contained a blood-covered needle used by a heroin-taking grandfather. The mother had taken two slices from the pack of Roberts wholemeal bread – which she had bought from the Tesco Express in Pendleton, Greater Manchester – when she made the shocking discovery. The needle had been pushed through the plastic wrapper by David Rodgers, 61, when he visited the shop with his wife, in a desperate attempt to avoid her finding out he was back on the drug.

How we"re getting our New Year"s phone calls in early as most people are set to contact loved ones around 7pm tonight instead of waiting

We're getting our New Year's phone calls in early: Most people contact loved ones around 7pm instead of waiting until midnightText message traffic peaked at 7.02pm on New Year's Eve last year Four times as many texts as calls were sent on December 31st, 2011 Trend of sending same message to multiple people is behind the change | UPDATED: 03:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 The traditional phone call on the stroke of midnight is a New Year's tradition as entrenched as Auld Lang Syne. But now it seems Britons text their Happy New Year wishes hours ahead of midnight, research has shown. In 2011 traffic peaked at 7.02pm and analysts expect the same trend this year

Great-grandmother, 69, ordered to remove her hood at Tesco by staff "who feared she was a robber"

Great-grandmother, 69, ordered to remove her hood at Tesco by staff 'who feared she was a robber' Barbara Francis had hood of her parka coat up because it was rainingTesco Express assistant asked her to remove hood for 'safety reasons'Preston store said it had acted after concerns about robberies by yobs | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 18 December 2012 A great-grandmother was ordered to take off her hood in a Tesco supermarket after staff feared she may be a robber. Barbara Francis, 69, had her fur lined hood of her yellow parka coat up because it was raining heavily outside. But when she dashed into Tesco Express near her home in Preston, Lancashire to buy a packet of porridge, a jobsworth assistant told her to remove the hood for 'safety reasons'.

Families hit after supermarkets hike "budget" food prices by as much as 110% in just a year

Families hit after supermarkets hike 'budget' food prices by as much as 110% in just a yearMillions have traded down to value supermarket lines to save moneyBut these products have posted the biggest price hike over the past yearSupermarkets say despite price rises, products are as popular as ever | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 Families relying on supermarket budget ranges to make ends meet are suffering some of the steepest food price hikes, research reveals.

Furby: Tesco accused of exploitation after raising price of must-have toy this Christmas

'Cynical' Tesco accused of exploitation after raising price of must-have Furby by 6 Price of a Furby at is now 54.97 (was 48.99) at TescoThe toy is in huge demand with many stores running out of stock Tesco refused to explain the price rise Toys R Us's price has also fluctuated | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 9 December 2012 Tesco has been accused of exploitation after raising the price of a must-have Christmas toy, the Furby, by nearly 6.

Century-old NatWest bank leaves London suburb as bosses say it"s too dangerous to stay after SEVENTH armed raid in 11 years

The town too dangerous for NatWest! Century-old bank leaves London suburb after SEVENTH armed raid in 11 years West Norwood branch, established in 1896, has left to preserve 'health and safety' of customers and staff The branch is five minutes away from where singer Adele once livedIn days of the branch closing, a gang robbed the nearby Tesco Express and assaulted a member of staff in a nearby Tesco | UPDATED: 12:27 GMT, 2 December 2012 A High Street bank has left a London suburb after more than a century because bosses say it is now 'too dangerous to stay'. NatWest has closed its West Norwood branch, which opened in 1896, after armed raiders threatened staff for the seventh time in 11 years.

Posh rice at a scary price: Vintage crop of basmati from 2006 selling for 10 a kilo… but is it twice as nice?

Posh rice at a scary price: Vintage crop of basmati from 2006 selling for 10 a kilo… but is it twice as nice | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 1 December 2012 Curry lovers are in for a treat as a vintage crop of rice from ‘one of the finest-ever years’ hits the shelves

Supermarkets agree to end discount "cons" that tempt shoppers with bogus claims of savings

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.

Post Office customers forced to queue for too long then offered services they don"t want

Our too-pushy post offices: Customers forced to queue for too long before being offered services they don’t want | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 28 November 2012 Long queues: The Post Office has been criticised over waiting times following a mystery shopping test around the country Customers are queuing for up to ten minutes to be served at post offices then pressed to buy services they do not want, a report says today. Campaign group Consumer Focus criticises the use of ‘active up-selling’ at Post Offices, which sell all types of financial products from travel money to mortgages, and warns of ‘a considerable number of consumers being charged for a more expensive product when cheaper alternatives would better meet their needs’.