Channel 4's How to save a grand in 24 hours has dished out some handy tips and tricks that will help you to cut your weekly food shop costs by a fraction. The brand new show sees Anna Richardson and a team of cost-cutting experts help families revolutionise their lives and homes by saving money and getting the maximum effect from a minimum spend. In the first episode, chef Gary Usher showed a London family of six how they could cut back on spending on their weekly shop by making the most simple of changes that anyone at home can do too. Chef Gary's first tip is to make sure you're prepared before you head to the supermarket. He recommended writing a shopping list and limiting trips to the supermarket to just once a week, which will help curb spending. "My top tip for Mike and Shareen is to write a shopping list," Gary said. "Don’t let the supermarkets trick you. They put the chocolate next to the till they put the milk and the bread as far away as possible. Without … [Read more...] about Cut weekly food shop costs with top tips from Channel 4’s new money-saving show
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A SECOND schoolkid was approached in an abduction attempt just 500 metres from where a Line of Duty star's son was also targeted. The boy was told to go with a hooded man in a mask as played in Kelsey Park in Beckenham, South East London, on Friday. Thankfully he spooked the would-be kidnapper by shouting out to a pal - causing the suspect to flee. The boy, who was unharmed, later said he saw the masked man escape in a black van, the Evening Standard reports. Clare House Primary School head Jane Holland has now written a letter to parents warning them about the latest report. She said it had been reported to police and Year 5 and 6 will have an assembly over the horror. The headteacher added: "The child and some school friends were playing in the wooded area of the park when a man approached the child and told him to go with him. "He ran away immediately but the man followed him for a short time until the child called one of his friends and the man ran away.” … [Read more...] about Second child abduction attempt at park where Line of Duty star Sherise Blackman’s son, 11, was chased by two hooded men
Your ticket to the German classical music festival scene: Concert Hour has the picks of the season — two hours of music updated regularly. Along with host Rick Fulker, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music. Listen to audio 54:59 Concert Hour: Memory of an Angel, part II Part one At the Berlin Music Festival, Germany's arguably most supercharged lineup - the Berlin Philharmonic and principal conductor Kirill Petrenko - are joined by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann in Alban Berg's Violin concerto "In Memory of an Angel." Who was the angel Alban Berg wrote a concerto in memory of? Manon Gropius, the daughter of family friends, Alma Mahler Werfel und Walter Gropius. Manon died of polio at age 18 in 1935. Ironically, Berg himself had only a few months more to live – he was to die of blood poisoning at age fifty. "It sounds like a story straight out of late Romanticism," said the conductor, Kirill … [Read more...] about Alban Berg’s ‘In Memory of an Angel’
Fishmongers' Hall terrorist Usman Khan claimed he was "rebuked" by extremist preacher Abu Hamza for calling non-believers "dirty", an inquest jury has heard. Khan claimed he told Hamza he had "mellowed and lost his edge", Khan's theological mentor said. The mentor, referred to at the inquest as TM, said the story came up at his first meeting with Khan. In handwritten notes from 18 April 2019, four months after Khan's release from Whitemoor Category A prison, TM wrote that Khan told him Hamza "rebuked me" for referring to non-believers as "dirty kuffar [infidels]". The notes added, quoting Khan: "I was young, angry, brash. He had changed. I lost some respect for him then but now see he had reviewed and realised he had regrets about his previous behaviour." Advertisement The mentor, who cannot be named, said: "This caused me to raise my eyebrows and I asked him about the context and he said he had perhaps been seeking to gain points in Abu Hamza's books … [Read more...] about Fishmongers’ Hall inquest: Attacker Usman Khan ‘told off’ by Abu Hamza for calling non-believers ‘dirty’
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?