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The Aldi effect: how one discount supermarket transformed the way Britain shops

22nd January 2020
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By Xan RiceThe Guardian, 5th March 2019 On a Thursday morning in April 1990, in the suburb of Stechford in Birmingham, a strange grocery chain started trading in the UK. It only stocked 600 basic items – fewer than you might find in your local corner shop today – all at very low prices. For […]

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Aldi to become UK’s ‘best-paying supermarket’ with wage rise

22nd January 2020
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Joanna Partridge The Guardian, 21 Jan 2020 is handing UK staff a wage rise of more than 3% from next month in a move that it says will make it the best-paying supermarket, pushing rival Lidl into second place. From 1 February, the German discount chain will raise the hourly wage of its store employees […]

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Foundations Café

22nd January 2020
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Recovery Enterprises introduced Foundations Café in September 2019, starting with a 6-week volunteer induction programme including input from a range of partners. They have engaged and supported the development of 20 café volunteers, who are mainly people in recovery. In entering into a partnership with FareShare, an organisation redistributing food in tackling food waste, the […]

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Fizz Free February

22nd January 2020
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Health SEN News

Edinburgh Community Food are delighted to have received funding from the Scottish Government’s Oral Health Community Challenge Fund to support families in the local community with oral health advice. As part of this project we are launching the Fizz Free February campaign, encouraging local people to quit fizzy drinks for the month of February and […]

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Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum

21st January 2020
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By The New York TimesReporting from the World Economic Forum in Davos DAVOS, Switzerland — Greta Thunberg spoke here Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum. Here is the full transcript of her remarks: One year ago I came to Davos and told you that our […]

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Moving Beyond GDP

21st January 2020
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Greg Rosalsky14th January 2020 Earlier this month, a group of economists gathered at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association to discuss the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which for over 75 years, has been tracking GDP, or Gross Domestic Product. GDP is the total monetary value of all the goods and services produced […]

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How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority

21st January 2020
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Richard Layard Sunday 19th Jan 2020 There is a wind of change in our society. People are talking about feelings. Even men are doing it. Relatively recently Prince William and Prince Harry talked for the first time about their mother’s death and how it affected their own mental health. All around there is a new […]

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In Its 50th Year, Davos Is Searching for Its Soul

21st January 2020
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By David Gelles – Jan. 19, 2020 It was just weeks before the World Economic Forum would host its 50th anniversary gathering in Davos, Switzerland, and Klaus Schwab, the event’s patrician founder, was pensive. In an interview at his organization’s midtown Manhattan offices, Mr. Schwab lamented the apparent retreat of ideals he has championed for a […]

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The Guardian view on the BBC: getting ready for the fight of its life

21st January 2020
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Editorial – Monday 20th January 2020 Tony Hall’s unexpected announcement that he is to step down as director general of the BBC this summer means that one of the most important jobs in British public life will shortly be up for grabs. The post is not for the faint-hearted. Lord Hall’s immediate predecessor, George Entwistle, […]

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Responding to Boris Requires Winning not Losing

15th January 2020
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Mike Small, Bella Caledonia 14th January 2020 In a surprise to absolutely nobody, Boris Johnson has followed the lead from Alister Jack and refusing the First Minister’s claim for a Section 30 Order. This is of course an affront to democracy and a suppression of the right to vote and determine our future. It is […]

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Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade Edinburgh office over fossil fuel investment for MSPs

15th January 2020
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Daily Record, By Alan McEwen 14.01.20 Climate change activists blocked the entrances to an investment firm office in Edinburgh yesterday. Members of Extinction Rebellion chained themselves up outside doors at the Baillie Gifford building in the city centre. They were protesting against the firm investing MSP pension funds into oil and gas giant Shell. Around […]

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India’s About to Hand People Data Americans Can Only Dream Of

14th January 2020
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By Saritha Rai, Bloomberg13 January 2020 ndia has more than 560 million internet users, all generating data by the terabyte. Soon they’ll have an unprecedented amount of control over their digital financial footprints, with the ability to decide what to share, with whom, and for how long. India’s top banks are getting ready to roll […]

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