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Card payments outage: Shoppers report issues with Visa and Mastercard

Card payments outage: Shoppers report issues with Visa and Mastercard

Card payments at major high street shops like Asda, Sainsbury’s, and petrol stations across the UK appeared to crash this morning. Shoppers reported being unable to pay for their groceries and petrol. “I’ve just been turned away at Sainsbury’s as they can’t accept card payments,” said Vanessa Meehan, in Twickenham. “Petrol station also coned off....

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Want to shop on Fourth of July? Here are store hours in NJ on Thursday

Want to shop on Fourth of July? Here are store hours in NJ on Thursday

2-minute read July 4 fireworks in NJ: Where to watch on the Hudson River For the first time in more than a decade, the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display will take place over the Hudson River. July 4. A day to observe 247 years of independence from Great Britain. It’s time for parades,...

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Greggs and Costa among UK’s strongest brands, reveals data

Greggs and Costa among UK’s strongest brands, reveals data

Greggs, Costa, and KitKat have been named in the Top 10 Strongest British Brands 2024, recently published by value consultancy Brand Finance. The annual list sees UK companies ranked on their brand strength, which is based on the efficacy of performance on intangible measures relative to competitors. Brand Finace said it uses a balanced scorecard...

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First ever Love Island shop is opening in the UK – in top shopping centre

First ever Love Island shop is opening in the UK – in top shopping centre

LOVE Island fans can celebrate as the first shop dedicated to the show opens tomorrow. Avid viewers of the ITV reality series will be able to pick up personalised goods at a four-week pop-up in Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre. 3 Official merchandise for the programme — fronted by Maya Jama — has been sold since...

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Revealed: Britain’s best village shops of 2024

Revealed: Britain’s best village shops of 2024

The village shop sells everything you could ever need, Robbie says, and a large amount of it is sourced from local suppliers. There’s bread, cakes, brownies and Portuguese tarts from three different village bakeries, beers brewed within three miles of the outlet and fish caught fresh on the Suffolk coast. Then there’s a “second-hand bookshop,...

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World Pastry Awards 2024: Full list of UK winning bakeries and pastry shops

World Pastry Awards 2024: Full list of UK winning bakeries and pastry shops

La Liste is a gastronomic guide that prides itself on recommending the finest hotels and eateries across the globe. Now, it has weighed in on the world of pastry. For La Liste’s Pastry Awards 2024, 25 patisseries and bakeries were recognised within 10 special categories, from Most Creative Chef to Discovery Gem.  Lannan Bakery, which is in...

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Erith: ‘I want to know why all the shops have gone’

Erith: ‘I want to know why all the shops have gone’

Election issues: ‘Crime, rats and shops shutting down’ It’s Thursday lunchtime on the high-street in Erith, south-east London, and it’s eerily quiet. The man running a fruit and veg stall outside the shopping centre tells me that every day is as quiet as today – as footfall declines, more shops shut and so “we’re stuck...

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Poachers target junk food-eating carp at Hull shopping centre

Poachers target junk food-eating carp at Hull shopping centre

4 days ago By Kevin Shoesmith, BBC News Kevin Shoesmith/BBC Cafe owner Mark Bayston with a landing net he says was found next to railings one morning People are believed to be catching large ornamental fish that have been fattened up on junk food thrown into the water surrounding a shopping centre. Carp were introduced to the...

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Woman smashed up phone shop and shouted racist abuse – but police let her go

Woman smashed up phone shop and shouted racist abuse – but police let her go

Sorry, this video isn’t available any more. A teenager faces investigation after she allegedly racially abused and threatened phone shop staff for refusing her a refund. Footage shows the 19-year-old woman pulling items off the shelves and chucking them to the ground in front of workers at the ElectTronex store in Uxbridge, west London, on...

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US-style cannabis shops, return of EU freedom of movement, free social care and a £9.4billion tax raid on bankers and the super rich: Ed Davey launches Lib Dem election manifesto – before heading off to ride a rollercoaster

US-style cannabis shops, return of EU freedom of movement, free social care and a £9.4billion tax raid on bankers and the super rich: Ed Davey launches Lib Dem election manifesto – before heading off to ride a rollercoaster

The Liberal Democrats opened the door to US-style cannabis shops in Britain today as the party launched an election manifesto that also seeks to get the UK back into the EU. Under the party’s health plans it would seek to tackle the spread of high-strength ‘skunk’ via criminal gangs by allowing ‘licensed retailers’ to sell...

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