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How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Lidl Image caption Lidl opened its first store in the UK in 1994 Lidl, along with its fellow German discounter Aldi, might be growing strongly in the UK right now but it wasn't always that way. Its former UK boss, Ronny Gottschlich, says that in the early years the discounters were really small players."If anything it was considered to be a poor man's shop. The German discount
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Has Meghan’s accent changed since marrying Prince Harry?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do you Adam and Eve it? It might not be full Cockney Rhyming Slang, but some say the duchess is sounding more British A lot has been written about the Duchess of Sussex in recent months, from speculation on her relationships with other members of the Royal Family to endless discussion of how much she cradles her baby bump.Now even her accent has
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Concern over ‘hidden’ Universal Credit council costs

[ad_1] Image caption Gareth Crook, who cares for his son Jordan, said he does not have the time to use a laptop Controversial changes to the benefits system are leaving Welsh councils with hidden costs, it has been claimed.Universal Credit aims to make claiming simpler by combining several benefits.But 16 out of Wales' 22 councils said UK government is not covering the true cost of assisting claimants, such as with
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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

[ad_1] Image copyright Submitted picture Image caption After Gabriel was born 15 weeks premature, his mum had to leave her job Two thirds of fathers of premature and sick babies are being forced to return to work while their child is in intensive care, a charity has said.Of 737 parents surveyed by the neonatal charity Bliss and BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates, 77% said they were not given enough time
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Scottish prisoners forced to double-up in cells

[ad_1] More than 1,400 prisoners in Scotland have had to share a single cell with another inmate, according to the justice secretary.Humza Yousaf revealed the figures in a letter to Labour justice spokesman Daniel Johnson.They showed 12% of Scotland's single cells have had more than one prisoner.The Scottish Prison Service said prisoners had been in doubled-up cells - particularly at HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow - for decades.Mr Yousaf confirmed that,
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Cambridge time expert fears sundials are ‘old hat’

[ad_1] Image caption Dr King has designed dozens of sundials around the world A self-confessed "time enthusiast" says getting young people to love sundials is an "uphill struggle".Dr Frank King, a Cambridge academic, is the mathematical brain behind some of the country's most striking timepieces.The 76-year-old, who is also chair of the British Sundial Society, calculates precise measurements which are then constructed in a workshop.He says the number of people
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Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube said it had removed content that broke its policy guidelines but the BBC found some footage remains on the site Facebook and YouTube have taken down content promoting illegal animal bloodsports following an investigation by the BBC's Countryfile programme.But both websites still host users who feature graphic videos and photos showing banned cockfighting and hare coursing taking place in the UK.Facebook did remove
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Newport 1-4 Man City: Phil Foden double helps City into FA Cup quarter-finals

[ad_1] Leroy Sane has had a hand in 25 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions this season (12 goals, 13 assists)Manchester City reached the FA Cup quarter-finals as they broke Newport County's resistance to end the League Two side's memorable run in this season's competition.Newport, fresh from beating Leicester City and Middlesbrough, produced another strong display in the competition to hold Pep Guardiola's men at the interval.But two Phil
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Haydock Park: Mass brawl among 50 spectators

[ad_1] Racing has been trying to crack down on fighting at racecoursesHaydock Park officials are investigating after a mass brawl broke out among spectators.About 50 people were involved in the fight before and during the eighth and final race of the day. A woman and toddler were caught up in the disturbance.A spokesman said Haydock took a "zero tolerance position" on fighting and that those involved were "ejected".One man was