For all the innovation and choice that define the food and drink industries, if you want to make money, you could do a lot worse than bung some water in a bottle and flog it. A litre of tap water, the stuff we have ingeniously piped into our homes, costs less than half a penny. A litre of bottled water can cost well over a pound, especially for something fancy that has been sucked through a mountain. Yet the bottled water market is more buoyant than ever, defying the plastics backlash inspired by stricken albatrosses on the BBC’s Blue Planet, and a broader, growing sense that something has to change. Sales in the UK were worth a record £558.4m in the year to last November, an increase of 7%, according to the latest figures from the market analyst Kantar. Separate data from the analysts Nielsen show that last year we guzzled more than 2.2bn litres of bottled water, including “take-home” and “on-the-go” products. That’s an annual rise in volume of … [Read more...] about If we care about plastic waste, why won’t we stop drinking bottled water?
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Child poverty is so bad on a Welsh estate that mums live off energy drinks so that their children can eat, it has been reported. The Queensway 1 area in Caia Park, Wrexham, was recently ranked the 9th poorest in Wales on a Welsh Government index. The estate, which is home to several families, has faced cuts in services and even the closure of the anti-poverty Communities First scheme in Wrexham, the Daily Post reports. Cllr King, a former Wrexham council leader who runs The Venture playscheme on the estate, said: "The most important figures are the child poverty figures released in April which show Caia Park was had the first and second worst areas in Wales. In fact three out of the top four were on the estate. "It has been a steady decline," he said. "Children are now coming to The Venture, not to play, but to get something to eat because they are starving. "They are suffering from malnutrition and its unbelievable that's happening in a first world country and we know that … [Read more...] about The Welsh estate where ‘mums are living off energy drinks’ so children can eat
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived in flood-hit Derbyshire after parts of Britain suffered chaos yesterday as a woman's body was recovered from floodwater, drivers were stranded in their cars and people were forced to sleep in a shopping centre overnight. He attended a briefing from emergency personnel including members of the East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service at Matlock Police Station as he arrived in the Midlands to see the impact of the weather. He also met some of the police officers who had helped with the flooding. Speaking at the meeting, the Prime Minister said: 'You must have been at it all day. Thank you very much. I remember Whaley Bridge, you did an amazing job. Absolutely fantastic. Very sad about the fatality this morning.' He then helped mop up flood water inside a Specsavers opticians during his visit to Matlock. He told staff: 'You're lucky none of your stock has been damaged.' A woman was swept away by … [Read more...] about The day roads turned to rivers: Boris Johnson joins the clean-up operation in flood-hit North and Midlands towns as aerial photos reveal the devastation caused by ‘biblical’ flooding that’s left streets waist-deep in water and a woman dead
A former City banker quit his job in the square mile to launch a drinks company that now turns over £10million a year. Alex Lai, 30, of London, landed a plumb job at BNP Paribas after graduating from King's College London with a degree in mechanical engineering. But in 2014 he decided it was time for a change of career and left finance in order to set up his own business. Alex launched a range of aloe vera juices called Simplee Aloe and has seen even more success since branching out to CBD-infused drinks under the brand name Drink 420. Both are sold under parent company Raylex. Alex Lai, 30, of London, landed a plumb job at BNP Paribas after graduating from King's College London with a degree in mechanical engineering. But in 2014 he decided it was time for a change of career and left finance in order to set up his own business. Alex launched a range of aloe vera juices called Simplee Aloe. Pictured, with aloe vera plants He explained: 'Our goal … [Read more...] about Ex-City banker quit his job to launch an aloe vera juice brand after seeing how the plant improved his ‘digestion and skin’ – and now makes £10M a year after branching out into CBD drinks
Ricki-Lee Coulter has worked hard for her sensational figure. In a photo shared to Instagram on Sunday, the Australian songstress showed off her curves in a plunging black swimsuit. Emerging from the water, the 34-year-old wrapped a sheer black sarong around her hips and concealed her gaze behind tinted sunglasses. That'll get the likes! On Sunday, Ricki-Lee Coulter (pictured) showed off her sensational curves in a plunging black swimsuit on Instagram Ricki-Lee ran one hand through her wet brunette tresses, and looked to have gone makeup-free. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'So much fun!' Ricki-Lee Coulter shows off her slimmed-down... 'Little baby me chilling!' Ricki-Lee Coulter looks... What a view! Ricki-Lee Coulter shows off her stunning curves... Ricki-Lee Coulter delivers emotional performance at Telethon... Share this article Share 'Summertime... and the livin' is easy,' the former Australian Idol star captioned the photo alongside three sun … [Read more...] about That’ll get the likes! Ricki-Lee Coulter shows off her sensational curves in a plunging black swimsuit as she emerges from the water