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Tesco to Offer Free Fruit to Children while Parents Shop 

31 Jul 16

Tesco is to offer free fruit to children while their parents shop in more than 800 of its stores after a successful trial.


Blog feature
What Really Matters 

29 Jul 16

I was working for the BBC yesterday on a story about crime.


News
Revealed: Which supermarket should you live near to boost your house price? 

26 Jul 16

Live near the right store and you can put an extra 10 per cent on your property value…


News
Two teenage girls steal money from 83-year-old Cannock man… 

25 Jul 16

Two teenage girls stole money from a pensioner outside a supermarket – before escaping in a BMW.


News
Man arrested after taxi driver was stabbed outside Walsgrave supermarket 

25 Jul 16

Police are appealing for two women to come forward who may have witnessed the assault…


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Social work diary: ‘I’m in a surreal version of Supermarket Sweep’ 

20 Jul 16

Monday There have been a series of office moves over the weekend so this morning there is perhaps inevitable chaos and lots of scrambling with crates, phones and IT systems.


Blog feature
5 quirky beauty tips for tricky body spots in sun, sea & sand 

15 Jul 16

If you are off to a sun soaked hot location for your summer break you need to be well prepared.


Local news
Conmen and trick artists targeted in Sutton Coldfield Trading… 

13 Jul 16

TIPS and advice on how to combat con artists and rogue traders are set to be given during a special session at a Sutton Coldfield supermarket.


Business
Crawley recreates town centre around Morrisons and bronze clad car park 

12 Jul 16

A stunning new Morrisons supermarket atop a two storey car park with bronze
coloured cladding is the centrepiece of a major redevelopment of Crawley town
centre.


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Burglar stole family car to use in £7k cigarette raid at Tesco Express 

12 Jul 16

A robber who broke into a house and stole a car he later used as a getaway vehicle in a £7,000 cigarette raid at a Willenhall supermarket has been jailed for five years.


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Lichfield girl wins Tesco competition to design stamp for Queen’s… 

12 Jul 16

A LICHFIELD girl won a competition organised by the city’s Tesco Extra store to design a stamp for the Queen’s 90th birthday.


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Popular Coventry guitarist in hospital after being attacked by mob in Holbrooks 

10 Jul 16

Bass player for The Prophets attacked near to the Malinka supermarket in the early hours of Sunday morning…


Business
Lichfield microbrewery toasts agreement to sell ales in local supermarkets 

7 Jul 16

A Lichfield microbrewery is raising a glass after agreeing a deal to see its products go on sale at local supermarkets.


Business
Car supermarket which helped to save 40 jobs opens for the first time 

30 Jun 16

A NEW car supermarket which has helped to save the jobs of 40 people opens for the first time in Oldbury today.


News
Police hunt Wolverhampton flasher 

29 Jun 16

Police in Wolverhampton are urging witnesses to come forward after a man in a wheelchair allegedly exposed himself to shoppers on a supermarket car park.


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Man in wheelchair exposed himself to shoppers  

29 Jun 16

Police in Wolverhampton are urging witnesses to come forward after a man in a wheelchair allegedly exposed himself to shoppers on a supermarket car park.


Local news
#B31JustRead: 10 year Stirchley ‘supermarket wars’ site to become housing estate | 

27 Jun 16

We Just Read Stirchley ‘supermarket wars’ site to become housing estate from birminghammail – News: Old car component factory which was part of a long-running battle to open a supermarket is now poised to become new homes Read full story on …


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Air ambulance called after woman collapses in Tamworth 

22 Jun 16

AN air ambulance has been called out to Tamworth after a woman collapsed.


Blog feature
Happy Birthday to me. 

21 Jun 16

I can’t remember celebrating a birthday – and I’ve celebrated a few now – without at least speaking to Mum.


News
Tesco stores to reduce hours in Staffordshire and Cheshire 

20 Jun 16

A major supermarket chain is set to cut trading hours at a number of its 24-hour stores across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


News
Supermarket wars ramp up as Aldi unveils plans for store next to Asda 

16 Jun 16

German supermarket giant submits plans to open store next to Asda in Great Barr…


Local news
Sainsbury’s Mere Green Local Charity of the Year Shortlist 

14 Jun 16

Customer voting is now open at Sainsbury’s Mere Green for the retailer’s Local Charity of the Year scheme.


Business
Ranjit Boparan buys Tesco’s restaurant chain Giraffe 

10 Jun 16

Supermarket giant continues to offload under-performing assets as it sells 54-strong restaurant group to owner of Harry Ramsden’s and 2 Sisters Food Group…


News
Tesco Mobile will cut your bill – if you agree to view adverts 

10 Jun 16

Deal means supermarket will trim 36 off your bill every single year…


News
Amazon launches supermarket service with 130,000 products 

9 Jun 16

Service available to Prime subscribers for additional 6.99 a month…


Blog food
Italian Artisan Goods – The Pop Up Deli Co 

8 Jun 16

I’ve written about my love for delis numerous times over the years on this blog and nothing has changed, I still love them wholeheartedly.


News
Warning after card is allegedly cloned at Tamworth supermarket… 

6 Jun 16

A TAMWORTH shopper has warned others to be careful when using ATM cash machines in the area after her card details were allegedly cloned.


News
Jobs saved following car supermarket sale 

2 Jun 16

FORTY jobs have been saved in the Black Country following the sale of a former car supermarket in Oldbury.


News
Coventry mum threatened to kill supermarket manager after being caught stealing trolley-load of food 

1 Jun 16

Woman kicked manager in the groin while partner grabbed him by the neck…


News
Car supermarket axed by Lloyds sold in undisclosed deal 

1 Jun 16

A CAR supermarket in Oldbury axed by a subsidiary of Lloyds Bank has been acquired in a major new deal.


News
Watch: New Aldi supermarket at Cannon Park taking shape 

30 May 16

Work on the budget supermarket seems to progressing rapidly since the site was cleared in February…


News
Supermarket sweep! Burglars who went on nationwide crime spree jailed for nine years 

30 May 16

The pair, from Aldermans Green and Bedworth, travelled everywhere from the Midlands, to even the Isle of Wight to carry out their raids.


Blog politics
THE FRIENDS OF QUESLETT NATURE RESERVE MEET ALDI 

26 May 16

I have now met with Aldi as part of the friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve.


News
​Hero dad delivers his baby in Walsall supermarket car park 

25 May 16

A HEROIC quick-thinking dad turned into a midwife when his wife gave birth to their baby daughter in a supermarket car park.


News
‘Pity they don’t monitor disabled bays!’ – Coventry on parent and child parking rules 

25 May 16

Families from across the city have their say as supermarkets reveal rules…


News
Revealed: Who can park in parent and child bays? Supermarkets reveal all 

25 May 16

When are children too old for the parent and child parking bay? Read this and find out…


FixMyStreet
Domestic rubbish & fly tippng in perry barr. birmingham, 24th May 

24 May 16

At least eight abandoned supermarket trolleys at either end of this very short road, also dumped beds whole window frames still with glass (very dangerous} numerous bags of household rubbish, with contents spewing out, the whole area is now…


News
Developers draw up plans to create another 150 new homes in Burntwood 

23 May 16

Developers have drawn up plans for build another 150 homes on land off Milestone Way in Burntwood.


News
Violent gang caught and jailed after trying to rob Tamworth… 

20 May 16

A VIOLENT gang who went on a robbery spree netting them more than 1million and terrorising their victims were finally caught – after a bungled robbery attempt at a Tamworth supermarket.


News
Car supermarkets close after Lloyds pulls the plug 

20 May 16

TWO car sales operations in the West Midlands close for the last time today with scores of people set to lose their jobs.


News
Budget supermarket Aldi looking to recruit more than 120 staff for its Coventry stores 

16 May 16

The budget supermarket needs store assistants, stock assistants, assistant store managers and deputy store managers…


Blog food
NEW COURSE! Flavour Geography: Thailand 

13 May 16

We’re introducing a new course into our popular Flavour Geography series – Thailand! Join Loaf and expert cookery tutor Lap-fai Lee for this exploration of Thai flavours and classic Thai home cooking.


Business
Car supermarket founder set to net £100m with firm’s flotation 

13 May 16

MIDLANDS-based car supermarket is set to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, it has revealed this morning (13 May).


News
Aldi announced as major sponsors of Aviva Women’s Tour in Warwickshire 

11 May 16

SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has been announced as the major sponsor of the Aviva Women’s Tour when it comes to Warwickshire on Thursday 16th June.


Local news
Lloyds Pharmacy in Sutton Coldfield could be sold as competition… 

2 May 16

A HEALTHCARE giant could be forced to sell a pharmacy in Sutton Coldfield due to competition concerns as it bids to take over hundreds more outlets from a leading supermarket.


News
Supermarkets pull oyster sauce from shelves because packaging oysters missed from allergy list 

2 May 16

Blue Dragon sauces are being recalled due to undeclared allergens on the chow mein, sweet chilli and oyster sauce packs…


News
Supermarkets pull oyster sauce from shelves because packaging oysters missed from allergy list 

2 May 16

Blue Dragon sauces are being recalled due to undeclared allergens on the chow mein, sweet chilli and oyster sauce packs…


News
Glascote Social Club handed over to members by Aldi in Tamworth 

29 Apr 16

ALDI has handed over the new home of the Glascote Social Club to excited club members.


News
An agreement has been signed and work has started on the new… 

27 Apr 16

An agreement has been signed and work has started on the new Marks & Spencer store in Moseley.


Blog feature
What Olly wears | The Summer Sunshine Edition 

27 Apr 16

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.


News
​Salmonella fears force Asda pasta salad recall 

20 Apr 16

A WARNING has been issued to Asda customers after the retailer recalled its chicken and sweetcorn pasta salad after traces of salmonella were detected.


News
Tamworth traffic fear over new Aldi lorry plans 

20 Apr 16

Disgruntled Glascote residents fear that weekend traffic on the busy Glascote Road will be made worse by delivery lorries when the new Aldi store opens.


Business
Halfords loses chief information officer to supermarket group 

20 Apr 16

ANNA BARSBY, chief information officer at Halfords, is leaving to join Yorkshire supermarket group Morrisons.


News
IN PICTURES: Birmingham and Black Country canal is awash with rubbish 

20 Apr 16

Supermarket trolleys, a bike and a traffic cone.


Blog feature
April 16th – Just by the by-pass at Lichfield near the… 

18 Apr 16

April 16th – Just by the by-pass at Lichfield near the supermarket turn-off, there’s a small paddock.


Blog feature
Have your say on the future of Sedgley Beacon 

12 Apr 16

Date / Time Start date: Thu, 21/04/2016 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country wants to hear from people who care about the iconic Sedgley Beacon Tower and its surrounding natural environment.


News
Sainsbury’s to axe hundreds of jobs as supermarket workers face uncertain future 

6 Apr 16

Store trainer role set to be abolished by company after Home Retail Group takeover…


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Hodge Lane Conservation Group Awarded £10,000 Tesco Grant for Green Works 

2 Apr 16

Volunteers from the Hodge Lane Conservation Group are celebrating after learning that they are to be awarded a £10,000 grant from Tesco to be spent on improving the Local Nature Reserve in Amington.


Local news
Sainsbury’s in Sutton Coldfield takes part in Easter egg… 

28 Mar 16

A SUPERMARKET in Sutton Coldfield is offering shoppers a fuss-free way to recycle their ‘egg-cess’ Easter egg packaging and help the environment.


News
Work set to begin on the inclusion of Decathlon in Asda 

25 Mar 16

WORK is due to begin on a Tamworth supermarket as part of the companies rebranding and remodelling to allow a french sports giant to set up shop inside its current location.