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Asda to create 10,000 new jobs as supermarket rolls out Express stores

ASDA will create 10,000 new jobs as it announces plans to open hundreds more convenience stores.

The supermarket giant is set to open 300 more Asda Express stores, creating thousands of jobs over the next four years.


Asda is to create 10,000 new jobs as the supermarket opens more Express stores[/caption]

Asda opened its latest Express store, in Tottenham Hale, north London, today.

It followed the launch of its first convenience store in Sutton Coldfield in November.

The stores will stock around 3,000 products, including a fresh food, as well as products from Asda’s premium Extra Special range and beers, wines and spirits. 

Shoppers are able to buy a range of hot and cold takeaway food options from Asda and partner brands including Leon.

The stores will also sell ready meals and a selection of £10 meal deals for two people.

Some will also offer parcel collection, return services and a grocery delivery service through Uber Eats.

Mohsin Issa, Asda’s co-owner said: “With more than three quarters of the UK population visiting a convenience store in the last 12 months, the potential for growth in this market is significant. 

“Our ambition is to become the convenience destination of choice by providing shoppers great value and a comprehensive and convenient range of products and services under one roof.” 

The new Asda Express stores are fully owned and operated by Asda.

They are separate from the Asda On the Move convenience sites, which you’ve seen on garage forecourts that are owned and operated by EG Group.

Asda previously announced it was to take over 132 Co-ops, but the supermarket confirmed that these stores are separate from the deal.

It isn’t the only supermarket moving into the convenience sector.

Morrisons is set to close 132 McColl’s stores leaving 1,300 jobs at risk after buying the convenience chain earlier this year.

Last month, Tesco cut 325 jobs as part of a major shake-up as part of plans to recruit thousands of temporary workers over Christmas.

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What is the Albanian Eagle celebration and which players have used it previously?

THE ALBANIAN EAGLE celebration has previously caused outrage when performed by current Switzerland squad members Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

But what does the gesture mean, as the Swiss prepare to take on Cameroon in their opening World Cup 2022 clash in Qatar.

Granit Xhaka scored the opening goal for Switzerland

What is the Albanian Eagle?

Both Xhaka and Shaqiri celebrated their goals for Switzerland in their 2-1 win over Serbia by making the nationalist symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage.

The players put their open hands together to look like a double-headed eagle – like the one displayed on the Albanian flag.

Shaqiri also wore boots bearing the flags of both Switzerland and Kosovo and was jeered by Serbian fans throughout the game.

And German-Albanian defender Shkodran Mustafi repeated the celebration in solidarity with the players during Arsenal’s win at Cardiff.

Why is it controversial?

FIFA are coming under pressure from Serbia to charge the goalscorers for their celebrations – with them demanding a two-match ban which is laid down by FIFA regulations.

Shaqiri was born in Kosovo (a former Serbian province which declared independence in 2008).

Serbia do not recognise  Kosovo’s independence and relations remain tense with many families choosing to move to other European counties including Switzerland.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored in the 90th minute to give them three points


What did Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka say about the gesture?

Speaking to reporters after the game, Shaqiri said: “You can see what I did and I think it’s just emotion. I’m very happy to score this goal. It was nothing more than that. I think we don’t have to speak about this now.”

Xhaka, said: “Frankly, my opponents did not interest me at all.

“It was for my people, who always supported me. For those who did not neglect me, in my homeland, where my parents’ roots are. These were purely pure emotions.”

Were Xhaka and Shaqiri punished for the celebration?

Xhaka and Shaqiri were fined £7,630 each for the Albanian Eagle celebration, which was dubbed “unsportsmanlike conduct” by Fifa.

But they escaped a ban for “provocative gestures”, which was called for by the Serbian FA.

Captain Stefan Lichtsteiner was also fined £3,824 for making the gesture after Shaqiri’s winner.

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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford’s New York Christmas trip hit with another huge setback which could end up costing a bomb

YESTERDAY we saw mum-of-22 Sue Radford jet off to New York with three of her daughters for a festive trip.

While their holiday got off to a bumpy start, with the family missing their connection and almost missing another flight, it appears that things have gone from bad to worse.

Mum-of-22 Sue Radford’s surprise Christmas trip to New York has been hit with another huge setback, as they arrived at the JFK Airport, to realise that their luggage was still in Heathrow
But the family didn’t let this get them down and headed off on a shopping trip to search for clothes and toiletries
Sue shared a variety of images and videos of the family exploring New York as they went shopping and looked at Christmas lights

Sue later took to her Instagram account to reveal that upon arriving in New York, for their festive trip that was booked as a surprise by her husband Noel, the family were hit with another huge setback. 

When Sue Radford, along with three of her daughters, touched down in the United States, at the JFK Airport, they got off the flight to find that their luggage was still in Heathrow. 

But this meant only one thing – a shopping trip.

Sue explained: “Not one suitcase came off the conveyor, they are all still in Heathrow.

“So first stop, buying new clothes and toiletries”.

Although the family have had a bit of a rough start to their December trip, mum of Britain’s largest family and her daughters haven’t let it get them down. 

Sue and her husband Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 21, Millie, 20, Katie, 19, James, 18, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, 10, Casper, nine, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, four, Bonnie, three, and Heidie, one.

Sadly the couple’s 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.

The family famously doesn’t rely on benefits and is supported by their pie shop business.

The Radfords, who live in a 10-bed former care home, often show off their millionaire lifestyle on Instagram.

Sue later posted some pictures and videos to her Instagram stories, as they drove around the big city, looking at high-rise buildings, designer shops and Christmas lights.

Their first stop, which was recommended by many of their fans, was the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour. 

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022 display has become one of the best New York attractions during the holiday season.

The streets were flooded with tourists admiring the beautiful Christmas trees and decorations, as the family stopped to watch thee stunning light display.

After stopping to buy toiletries and clothes for their trip, they then headed off to their hotel.

After a quick freshen up, the family were out again to look at more Christmas displays in a New York neighbourhood.

Sue was left very impressed at the dazzling display, as she said: “Wow, just wow”.

The festive spirit was certainly in the air as families gathered in the streets to look at the beautiful lights.

The Brooklyn neighbourhood is home to the most over-the-top Christmas light decorations with life-sized Santas, sleighs, snowmen and some houses even play Christmas carols from loudspeakers.


Sue was stunned at New York’s beautiful displays[/caption]


The family watched the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour[/caption]


They then headed to a local neighbourhood to look at more festive lights[/caption]

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First pic of Scots driver, 22, killed in horror crash as cops hunt pick-up truck owner

A MAN who died in a horror two-car crash in Balloch has been named by police.

Louis Hall, 22, sadly passed away after his black Ford Fiesta collided with a black Ford Focus with a trailer on the A82.


Louis Hall died in the crash on the A82 last month[/caption]


It happened near the Stoneymollan roundabout[/caption]

Emergency crews raced to the scene near the Stoneymollan roundabout on Thursday, November 24.

Officers also scrambled to the area after receiving reports of the smash at around 6.45pm.

Louis, from Alexandria, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Cops have launched a probe into the fatal smash and are looking for the owner of a pick-up truck.

Police have said that the driver of the vehicle is thought to have been in the area at the time and may have saw the crash.

They have also urged anyone who may have seen anything, or anyone who may know something, to come forward and speak with officers.

They are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area from the time of the crash.

Sergeant Archie McGuire said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Louis.

“As part of our investigation, we have now established that a pick up style vehicle may have been in the area at the time and we are keen to speak to the driver, he or she may have witnessed the crash.

“I would like to thank the public for their assistance so far.

“But I would continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash to call Police Scotland 101, quoting incident number 2738 of Thursday, 24 November, 2022.”

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Arsenal interested in shock Yunus Musah transfer return as Mikel Arteta sends scouts to watch USA World Cup star

ARSENAL are interested in re-signing USA’s World Cup star Yunus Musah and sent scouts out to Qatar to watch him, according to reports.

The 20-year-old American was allowed to leave the Gunners back in 2019 after seven years at the Hale End academy.


Yunus Musah impressed for USA at the World Cup[/caption]

He departed North London to join Valencia where he has begun to impress for the LaLiga outfit.

Central midfielder Musah has scored five goals and provided three assists in 81 appearances for Gennaro Gattuso’s side, but it is at the World Cup where he has caught the eye once more.

He was one of USA‘s best-performing players in Qatar as they drew with Wales and England and beat Iran to reach the last-16.

They were eventually eliminated by Holland in the second round, losing 3-1 to Louis van Gaal’s men.

But Musah’s displays have not gone unnoticed as Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sent scouts out to the Middle East to watch their former player – with Inter Milan also keeping tabs on him.

The transfer expert told CBS: “Yunus Musah is also in the list of Premier League clubs.

“Arsenal recently sent their scouts to monitor him, but there are also other Premier League giants well informed on the Valencia midfielder.

“Inter Milan are interested too, but the price tag could be too high for them in January.


“Of course, Musah could leave Valencia between January and June.”

Born in New York, Musah played for England at every age group level up to U18.

He then declared for USA in 2020 – where he has already received 23 caps.

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Towie’s Amy Childs in worrying pregnancy update as she tells fans she feared she’d pass out

AMY Childs was left concerned last night as she felt like she was going to pass out while at dinner.

The star, who is currently pregnant with twins, begged her followers for advice after falling unwell and being forced to leave the restaurant.

Amy Childs feared she was going to pass out while at dinner
The mum-of-two is currently pregnant with twins

Amy, 32, told her fans:  “I was at dinner and all of a sudden I felt like I was going to pass out, room was spinning, felt really dizzy. Has anyone had this in pregnancy?

“I had to leave my food and come straight home. Never in my pregnancies have I felt like this.”

This morning she updated fans and reassured them she was going to seek medical help.

She said: “Thank you for all your messages. I think it’s my bloody pressure, going to get it checked today.”

Last month Amy and boyfriend Billy Delbosq revealed they were expecting a baby boy and girl.

Before popping their gender reveal balloons, Amy mused: Amy saying: “It would be lovely, a boy and a girl, or two girls, my dream!”

Mum-to-be Amy revealed she was pregnant with twins at the end of October.

Amy is already mum to Polly, five, and Ritchie, four, from previous relationships.

The flame-haired star revealed the exciting news to OK! magazine, saying: “I’m still in shock.”

She added: “I promise you now, I didn’t want any more children. When I met Bill I thought, ‘Do you know what, I’ll have one more.’ We are so excited – it’s going to be absolutely amazing.”

Opening up on discovering the shock news, she said: “It was a massive surprise. Even just finding out that I was pregnant and being told the news, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.”


She is expecting a boy and a girl with boyfriend Billy[/caption]

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Japan vs Croatia boost: Andrej Kramaric to score first at 7/1 with Paddy Power

CROATIA go into this afternoon’s game with Japan as the favourites to reach the World Cup quarter finals.

Andrej Kramaric has two goals so far in the competition and is at the centre of a Paddy Power boost, with the Croatian front man available at 7/1 to score first!

Kramaric to score first | 7/1


He grabbed both goals in the win over Canada and should be plenty rested having only featured for an hour against Belgium.

Japan have had great results when beating Germany and Spain, either side of defeat to Costa Rica.

Interestingly though, they’ve conceded first in every one of the group stage games, playing into the hands of this price boost.

This selection is up from the usual price of 6/1 and can be added straight to your Paddy Power bet slip here.

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New to Paddy Power? You could also make use of their wonderful sign-up offer.

When signing up as a brand new customer HERE*, Paddy Power are offering the chance to get your first FIVE bets back as cash if they lose at the World Cup!

You could bet your first tenner on this price boost and if it doesn’t land, you’ll get your money back as real CASH.

This is an offer you can do up to five times – meaning a possible return of £50!



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You can finally fix your own iPhone without going to Apple Store

APPLE is finally letting Brits repair their own iPhones for the very first time.

The tech giant has always asked that iPhone owners get repairs from authorised tech experts – but that’s all changed from today.


Apple will finally let you repair your own iPhone at home[/caption]

Apple began letting regular customers make their own repairs in the US earlier this year.

And it’s now available as a service in the UK and Europe from today.

It means you can avoid paying costly labour fees for someone to repair your iPhone.

But it’s not for tech novices: most people will be much safer going to an Apple Store, or another authorised repair outlet.

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If you’re tech savvy and dead-set on repairing your own device, Apple has lots of support for you.

With Self Service Repair, you’ll be able to access official repair manuals, genuine Apple parts and tools, as well as rebates for the return of any replaced parts.

“We believe the best technology for our customers and for the planet is technology that lasts, which is why we design our products to be durable and rarely require maintenance or repair,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

“But when a repair is needed, we want customers to have many options for safe, reliable, and secure repair.

“That’s why we’re excited to launch Self Service Repair in Europe, giving our customers direct access to genuine Apple parts, tools, and manuals.”

The first step is to review the online repair manual for your device.

Then you can order the parts and tools that you need.

You’ll enter a unique code from the repair manual to show that you’d had a look at it.

And then select which bits you actually need.

For the tools, there’s a rental option (for free) – in case you don’t want to fork out full price. A full purchase costs £54.90.

But you’ll have to pay a final fee for the replacement parts, because they obviously can’t be rented.

Once your gear has arrived, you’ll repair your device.

If you’ve rented a tool set then you’ll have seven days to get this done.

There’s also an option to use your own tools for this.

Finally, return any parts that you’ve placed. You’ll get a rebate if you do this, so definitely consider it.

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Bear in mind that most iPhone owners should just take their devices to the nearest Apple Store if in need of repair.

But if you’re technically minded and want a challenge (and to save some money), you could consider repairing your own device.

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Over 30% of youngsters could have aided online criminals or fraudsters without knowing it

ALMOST six in 10 young adults would be open to making a bit of extra cash by accepting money into their bank account and transferring it on to someone else without being aware of where it came from – despite money laundering being illegal.

The study of 1,000 18-30-year-olds found 32% could have unknowingly engaged in this activity known as ‘money muling’.


Fifteen per cent of pollsters didn’t actually know what money laundering was[/caption]

This type of fraud is being disguised as job adverts online offering an easy way to make quick money, where they keep a ‘commission’ after sending the funds elsewhere.

However, 78% of all respondents have no idea what a money mule is and a quarter think it is someone who tops up cash machines with money.

While 59% were not aware this type of activity could be illegal.

Another 15% believe money laundering either involves putting money through the washing machine or hanging it out to dry.

Figures from fraud body Cifas shows there have been 18,626 cases linked to money mule activity from under 30’s so far this year, accounting for 62% of all cases.

The research was commissioned by NatWest to raise awareness of money muling – which sees their ‘honest job ad’ run across social media starring Perri Kiely as a ‘recruiter’ advertising the perks of being a money mule – showing the realities the criminals behind them don’t want you to know.

Stuart Skinner, fraud and scam expert at the bank, said: “Now more than ever, everyone is becoming more mindful of money, which is put under even more pressure by the increased outgoings during the festive season.

“We want to help young people be safe when it comes to their finances and make sure they are aware of the dangers that unfortunately exist in our society through money-muling and online scammers, so they know what to look out for.”

Four in 10 (39%) young adults have been targeted by ‘quick money’ job ads on social media with 74% seeing an increase in these type of adverts in the last two years.

And of those, 91% said the number they see has more than doubled.

But the survey shows many young people are totally unaware of the consequences of acting as a money mule.

Nearly eight in 10 (79%) didn’t know you can go to prison and 81% didn’t realise you would no longer be able to get a bank account.

While 89% had no idea you would no longer be able to take out a phone contract if caught.

With 59% of young people feeling the pinch as they struggle to afford Christmas presents, the concern is they will be more easily drawn in by fraudulent ‘easy money’ schemes.

And 87% of these said they would be open to ways to make some extra cash to help fund their outgoings during the festive season.

Exactly four in 10 polled via OnePoll also said due to the cost-of-living crisis, they would be more open to opportunities they see online to make a bit of extra cash.

Perri Kiely, who also features in billboard-style posters showing some of the realities money mules could face if convicted, said: “It’s hard not to be tempted by the offer of quick cash and these types of ads which play on the supposed opportunity to make a little extra money – particularly during what are harder times for many people – are something I see all the time on my social media.

“Being part of this very honest job ad has taught me that, as the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

“We all need to be watchful for the signs and educate ourselves and everyone around us about how to avoid them.”

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Man Utd ‘OUT of Jude Bellingham transfer race’ with Dortmund ‘fine’ at prospect of losing England World Cup star in 2023

MANCHESTER UNITED will NOT sign Jude Bellingham in the summer, according to reports.

The England international, 19, has lit up the World Cup so far with sensational performances against Iran and Senegal.


Jude Bellingham has produced incredible performances for England at the World Cup[/caption]

He is being heavily linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

But according to Sky Germany, he will NOT be completing a transfer to Old Trafford.

Earlier this season, Erik ten Hag’s men were thought to be in the race to sign the teenage prodigy.

However, they are now not believed to be in the running to acquire his signature come the end of the season.

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City are the three frontrunners to acquire Bellingham.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made the England midfielder his No1 summer target.

But Liverpool will have to pay up a huge fee if they are to secure his services.

Dortmund’s price tag for their superstar captain is now thought to be between £86-129million.


Prior to the World Cup he had already been having a breathtaking season, with nine goals and three assists in 22 appearances.

And his supreme displays in Qatar have only increased his value ahead of the second half of the domestic campaign.

Bellingham, who joined Dortmund from Birmingham in 2020, will remain with the Bundesliga giants until the end of the season.

They are still in the Champions League and will face Chelsea in the last-16.

But Europe’s giants all expect him to depart come the summer – and Real Madrid and Man City are preparing to hijack Liverpool’s bid.