McDonald's Monopoly begins today - but many are calling for it to be cancelled amid claims it ‘manipulates’ families into spending more money on junk food. On Sunday, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson attacked the fast food chain’s Monopoly promotion as a ‘grotesque marketing ploy’ which he said encourages over-eating. Mr Watson took to Twitter to label it a ‘danger to public health’. He has written to McDonald’s UK asking for the competition to be cancelled. The letter states: “It is unacceptable that this campaign aims to manipulate families into ordering junk food more frequently and in bigger portions, in the faint hope of winning a holiday, a car, or a cash prize many would otherwise struggle to afford.” The promotion, which is available at McDonald's branches throughout Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, sees customers search for game pieces on qualifying products that represent tiles on the classic version of … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Monopoly is starting but should it be scrapped amid obesity crisis?
There are occasions where you get a rabid desire to smash a Big Mac and large fries and nothing else will do. Luckily when that happens, Manchester is well stocked with the fast food chain so you're never far from the golden arches. Some are better than others though, at least if you follow TripAdvisor reviews. Here are the five best and five worst and some reviews from commenters. Piccadilly Gardens 3.5/5 - 30 reviews "Popped into this McDonalds for a quick bit when it was raining, the self service machine had run out of receipt paper and the staff were very quick to help me and get my receipt." - Jane Middlebrook Retail Park - Bolton 3.5/5 - 39 reviews "Visited at peak time (lunch) with a voucher and I was in and out in less than 2 minutes. 2 Big Macs and fries for £4. Cannot complain." - Scott Bury New Road - Salford 3.5/5 - 31 reviews "This review isn’t really about the food as we all love a Maccies meal! It’s a thanks to the staff, they’re always super … [Read more...] about Where are the best McDonald’s in Manchester according to TripAdvisor?
Monty Python star and travel documentary maker Michael Palin, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan have joined a long list of stars from the world of entertainment, sports and the arts to be honoured by the Queen. See the full Welsh list here They are joined in the 2019 New Year Honours List by three British divers who have been awarded MBEs for helping to save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand during the summer. Four other British cave divers involved in the operation are also receiving civilian gallantry awards for exceptional bravery protecting others. The 2019 New Year Honours List has 1,148 recipients which also includes 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. A Queen's Commendation for Bravery also goes to 14-year-old Joe Rowlands who saved his father Paul from drowning after their kayak capsized off Anglesey. Best-selling author Philip Pullman, who credits … [Read more...] about The full Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019
GILLIAN Anderson has been on our screens for American Gods and The X-Files. But what else has the talented actress been in? Here's everything we know about the star... Who is Gillian Anderson? Gillian Leigh Anderson OBE was born August 9 1968 and is an American-British film, television and theatre actress. She is most known for playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files. Gillian has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in acting. She reportedly has a net worth of $25m. What TV shows and films is Gillian Anderson known for? After beginning her career on stage, Gillian achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files. Her film work includes the dramas The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland Shadow Dancer Viceroy's House and two X-Files films: The X-Files: Fight the Future and The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Other TV … [Read more...] about Who is Gillian Anderson, how old is The X-Files actress, what’s her net worth and what are her hit movies?
PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 May 2011 Beth Henzell A WESTON teenager died after crashing his car on a notorious stretch of road – only weeks after a speed camera had been removed. Billy Davis, of Severn Road, was fatally injured after he lost control of his BMW on the A370 at East Brent last September. Following an inquest into the 19-year-old’s death last week, West Somerset coroner Michael Rose said he would be writing to Somerset County Council to raise concerns about the removal of speed cameras across the district.The inquest, held in Taunton last Thursday, heard that Billy had been drinking on the evening of the crash with his second cousin Richard Still and was over the drink drive limit.His girlfriend Simone Leigh-Willmore, who was at a birthday party, asked him if she should get a taxi or if he could pick her up, and despite Richard trying to discourage him, Billy insisted on driving.The inquest was told by Tracy Bradley, who had hosted the … [Read more...] about Tragic crash death after speed camera removed