Dairy giant Arla says driver crisis hitting milk supply

Dairy giant Arla, which supplies milk to all major UK supermarkets, has said a lorry driver shortage has forced it to cut back on its deliveries.UK managing director Ash Amirahmadi said the firm normally supplied 2,400 stores a day, but had been experiencing driver shortages since early April.”Last Saturday, there were 600 stores that we…

Kim Jong-un admits North Korea facing a ‘tense’ food shortage

image copyrightReutersimage captionKim Jong-un’s slimmer frame has prompted more speculation about his healthNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has formally acknowledged that his country is facing food shortages. Addressing a meeting of senior leaders, Mr Kim said: “The people’s food situation is now getting tense”. He said the agricultural sector had failed to meet its grain…

Tesco blackmail plot: Nigel Wright jailed for 14 years

Publishedduration12 October 2020image copyrightHertfordshire Constabularyimage captionNigel Wright was caught on CCTV at Tesco in LockerbieA farmer who laced baby food with metal shards in an attempt to blackmail Tesco has been jailed for 14 years. Nigel Wright, 45, of Osgodby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, contaminated jars of Heinz baby food and placed them on supermarket shelves.…

Universal Credit ‘failing millions of people’, say peers

Publishedduration30 July 2020Universal Credit is “failing millions of people”, especially the vulnerable, according to a new report from peers.The Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee said it agreed with the government’s aim for the scheme – to bring together multiple benefits into one payment. But it criticised its design, blaming Universal Credit for “soaring rent arrears and…