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Asda ‘Wonky Veg’ Boxes Have Already Sold 160 Tonnes Of Misshapen Produce

Asda says it has seen a “unprecedented” response to its ‘wonky veg’ boxes, selling more than 160 tonnes of misshapen fruit and vegetables since launching the waste-busting product in February. The supermarket has revealed it has quadrupled sales for the £3.50 boxes since launching the scheme, which sell produce that had been considered too ‘ugly’ to…


Kickstarter Wants To Replace All Tube Adverts With Pictures Of Cats

An organisation on crowdfunding website Kickstarter is spearheading a plan to make London a better place – by replacing all Tube adverts with pictures of cats. The Underground station of the future could be littered with adorable feline pictures rather than the advertisements we’re currently plagued with if the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS) gets its…


Asda Store Creates ‘Quiet Hour’ To Help People With Autism And Disabilities

An Asda superstore in Manchester has been praised for introducing a ‘quiet hour’ to make shopping easier for people with autism and disabilities. The Asda Living store in Cheetham Hill will be completely silent for sixty minutes every Saturday. Escalators will be stopped and in-store music turned down during the hour, in which its boss…


Teens Found 500-Year-Old Grammar School’s First Sikh Society

Two cousins have made history at their 500-year-old grammar school in Manchester after they founded the institution’s first Sikh society. The Sikhi Society at The Manchester Grammar School now boasts more than 70 members – including students from non-Sikh backgrounds. Hukam Singh Nerwan The newly-founded Sikh society Hukam, 16, and Mahavir Singh Nerwan, 15, decided…


Scotland’s Pledge To Cut Food Waste By 33% By 2025 Hailed As ‘Big Victory’ By Campaigners

Campaigners have hailed Scotland’s landmark decision to cut food waste by a third over the next decade as a “big victory”. Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said food waste in Scotland will be slashed by 33% by 2025, which could save businesses and households across the country at least £500 million. The Cabinet Secretary said: “The…


Universities Slammed For Turning A Blind Eye To Drink, Drugs And Lad Culture

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, has pledged to become Britain’s first “positive health” institution in a bid to tackle the “scandal” of students’ mental health problems. The private university head is taking the preventative approach to combat the “crisis” of mental health in higher education institutions. “The core problem is that…