Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans

Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans Government wants to impose minimum price of 45p per unit to stamp out binge-drinking Plan would mean an extra 70p on some bottles of wine and extra 1.30 on two-litre bottle of ciderHome Secretary Theresa May to launch a ten-week public consultation todayWine and Spirits Trade Association said decision is ‘breathtaking’ | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 28 November 2012 Two-for-one deals on cheap booze in supermarkets and off-licences face the axe under plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol announced today.

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren"t always as good as they look

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren't always as good as they look | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 2 October 2012 Anyone who wears glasses knows they don’t tend to come cheap — the cost of frames, lenses, lens coatings and cases can mount up to hundreds of pounds.

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping "weigh less than those who ignore them"

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping 'weigh less than those who ignore them' Body mass index of women who read labels is 1.49 points lower – 9lbs – than those who do not checkThe difference in men is just 0.12 points | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 14 September 2012 Women who read food labels while doing their shopping weigh over half a stone less than those who ignore them, researchers said.

Supermarket "luxury" ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as the budget versions

Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as budget versions High-end meals have 'shocking' levels of saturated fat – just one serving can contain an adult's entire daily recommended fat intake, according to a study | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 10 September 2012 Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals should have their packaging labelled 'damaging' because they contain twice as much fat and salt than their budget equivalents, scientists have warned.

Sandwich health lottery: The High Street brands with FIVE TIMES the salt and fat of their rivals

Sandwich health lottery: The High Street brands with FIVE TIMES the salt and fat of their rivalsOne chicken sandwich can have double the fat in what appears to be the same filling from a rival retailer | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 16 May 2012 Buying a sandwich on the high street has become a health lottery with huge differences in the levels of fat and salt in selections that appear to be the same.