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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ELON Musk has tempted more than 500,000 customers into paying for his space-age Starlink internet service. The SpaceX venture beams internet down to Earth from space using an ever-growing constellation of satellites. Get all the latest Science news Keep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy stories All the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts There are hundreds of Starlink units circling above Earth, and thousands more planned. Musk's SpaceX began offering Starlink to customers in select countries earlier this year. And now SpaceX says it's received more than 500,000 orders for Starlink, according to CNBC's Michael Sheetz . A single deposit costs $99/£89. Sadly, the pre-order doesn't guarantee service – which means the deposits are totally refundable. But Musk reckons almost all of the pre-order customers will ultimately get service, despite the caveat. "Only limitation is high density of users in urban areas," … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s superfast SpaceX Starlink space internet hits 500,000 customers across UK and US
"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?
Wang Quanzhang is a lawyer. He spent four and a half years in jail for doing his job. It says a lot about the state of the rule of law in China when even lawyers are persecuted for representing victims. He is no exception. In a nationwide operation in summer 2015, the Chinese authorities rounded up more than 200 lawyers and dissidents. For three years, Wang's wife Li Wenzu knew nothing about his fate; their son had to grow up without a father. Yet, Li Wenzu's spirit was unbroken. She herself became an activist. Watch video 03:23 Share '709 Crackdown' five years on Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3f0ix China: Freed human rights lawyer tries to rebuild his life Long-term coverage DW's China correspondent Mathias Bölinger accompanied this courageous woman's battle for four years. Their many encounters provided the … [Read more...] about DW reporters in China: Documenting the erosion of fundamental rights
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