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WFH? The coffee (and prosecco) van coming to a British street near you – The Guardian

Deprived of office clients, food businesses are using vans, milk floats and even bikes to take their wares on the road

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Stop me and buy one is a slogan traditionally used by ice-cream sellers. Now you may be as likely to find coffee, bread, cakes and sandwiches being sold up and down your street.
Growing numbers of cafes and caterers forced to stop trading during the lockdown are investing in vans with espresso machines or repurposing milk floats to deliver to customers working from home.
Many are hoping to capitalise on the burgeoning community spirit in cities, sparked by #ClapForCarers and the WhatsApp neigh…

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Tesco issues apology after shopper left disgusted by ‘racist’ T-shirt – Leicestershire Live – Leicestershire Live

“I read the text on the shirt and was really shocked. It’s not something any child should read on a t-shirt, and it perpetuates a stereotype – it’s racism”

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Tesco has apologised after a customer was left disgusted by the caption on a T-shirt in the childrens’ clothing section.
The T-shirt had a picture of a mermaid on it, and the caption described her hair as “too fluffy”.
Katie Wells, a mum of two, from Dover, Kent was out shopping with her children when she spotted the item on sale.
The T-shirt being sold at Tesco (Image: Kent Live)
It had a picture of a mermaid from the popular childrens book Thats Not My Mermaid, Kent Live reports.
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Gigabit broadband: Rural households urged to claim upgrade cash – BBC News

The government’s gigabit voucher scheme has £70m available to poorly served communities.

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The government wants all the UK – including remote areas – to have access to ultra-fast broadband
The government is urging struggling rural broadband customers to apply for cash it has set aside to pay for ultra high-speed connections.
Digital Minister Matt Warman said £70m is “still there for the taking”.
The gigabit voucher scheme is part of the government’s election pledge to bring broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps to the whole country by 2025.

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‘Sales went berserk!’ Eat out scheme serves much-needed help to hard-hit restaurants – The Guardian

Be it Wetherspoons or Wagamama, Eat out to help out has tempted out wary diners in their droves

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Monday to Wednesday is the new weekend according to the restaurant trade after sales went berserk during the first week of the governments discount dining scheme.
They are typically the quietest days of the week, when some venues opt to stay closed, but the pull of a cut-price meal has turned the restaurant trade upside down this week as the eat out to help out scheme tempted Britons out in their droves.
In some cases, for the first time since lockdown restrictions were eased last month, queue…

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