THE owners of a rural petrol station have sold up just weeks after making headlines for selling fuel at rock bottom prices. Ian Bailey, who owned Bailey's Garage in Abergavenny, Wales, for 50 years said the decision to sell up came after him and his wife were approached about being bought out. Despite him saying it was a decision he "couldn't say no to", Ian said his wife, part of the family business, had not stopped crying since the news of the sale was confirmed, Wales Online reports. He said: "I also feel really sad and as though a family member has died to be honest with you. "Ascona Retail approached us 18 months ago to buy it, and we’ve not known since whether it was actually going to happen or not. "Even until last Thursday we didn’t really know." Read more in Money CHILD'S PAY Hundreds of thousands of parents could have child benefit STOPPED now CAR WARS My neighbours park on my drive without asking… I don't … [Read more...] about ‘UK’s cheapest petrol station’ – I can’t stop crying after selling up
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EVER had to search high and low before Christmas only to find the toys your kids want are sold out everywhere? Now one former Argos employee has revealed the secret to getting hold of all the top toys before they run out - and grab a huge discount at the same time. The insider has lifted the lid on the retail giant, divulging why you should leave your kids at home when shopping at Argos and explains why it can take ages for items you've ordered to come up to the tills. As part of Fabulous’ new series, Talking Shop, we’re finding out what it’s really like to work in your favourite high-street stores. This week we meet Sarah Tulley, 35, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, who worked at Argos for over a year in 2013. Here Sarah, who now works as a customer service advisor and lives with hubby Chris, 37, and their son, 15, reveals just how you can snag the best bargains and avoid queues. MORE IN TALKING SHOP TALKING SHOP I worked at Primark … [Read more...] about I worked at Argos – here’s why you should start your Christmas shopping in SUMMER & never bring your kids into the store
It’s not often I am delighted to be on double one, but I couldn’t be happier to announce that my wife Samantha and I have now got a second child in the Wade household. Our youngest son, Alfie, was born on Thursday and after some early worries, both mother and baby are now home safe and healthy. It was a bit of a mad dash for me, as I was at the Players Championship events in Barnsley on Wednesday. While I was keen to focus on the job at hand, it is far easier said than done when your mind is hundreds of miles away worrying about your family. With the benefit of hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have gone to Barnsley as my heart was at home with Samantha, but I have always wanted to give my all to the game and try to pick up ranking points wherever possible. It was just difficult to do myself justice. READ MORE: James Wade on the plus side of World Matchplay exit and why he won’t be taking up golf Once home, my key focus has been on making sure Arthur is not feeling too … [Read more...] about James Wade column: I dashed back from Barnsley for son’s birth before heading Down Under
Standing outside the Stratford Centre, a dozen Metropolitan Police officers get ready to stop and search people they suspect are involved in crime. One young man approaches and jokes to his friends ‘I’m not going to be stopped and searched’ – before the uniformed cops pull him aside. He is put in handcuffs while they carry out a full body search, as witnessed by a Metro.co.uk reporter. No drugs, knives or weapons were found – just one example of the tens of thousands of searches that do not end with a ‘positive outcome’, as it’s called by Scotland Yard . There were 128,796 searches for suspected drugs from June 2021 to June 2022, and the Met found drugs on 33,850 occasions. This standalone incident showcases the controversy around stop and search – both for the communities it impacts and for the police who enforce it. Young people from BAME backgrounds are disproportionately affected, with them nine times more likely to be stopped than white people. The Met … [Read more...] about Metropolitan Police launch targeted stop and search – but does it work?