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Mystery as husband and wife clowns kidnapped and brutally murdered by a gang following a performance for jail inmates

A HUSBAND and wife who worked as clowns were allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a gang in Guatemala after performing for jail inmates. Joselin Chacón Lobo, 29, known as the clown "Chispita", and her husband Nelson Villatoro were found dead on Friday - nearly two months after they vanished. 3Clowns carry the coffin with the remains of Joselin Chacón Lobo - known as 'Chispita'Credit: AP 3A woman holds a portrait of 29-year-old clown Joselin Chacón LoboCredit: AFP 3Joselin Chacón Lobo's mum Victoria Lobo, center, is comforted by a clownCredit: AP The couple, who both worked as clowns, had been performing together at a prison in Escuintla on May 9 when they disappeared, according to reports. Joselin's heartbroken mum, Victoria Lobo, spent 52 days searching for her daughter before the authorities found the decomposing bodies of the pair at a house in Villa Nueva last week. They were buried in a grave and shoes and face paints were found at the scene. The authorities said the couple - who reportedly had three children - had allegedly been kidnapped and strangled by gang members. It's not clear whether any arrests have been made over the deaths. The funeral for Joselin took place on Sunday in Amatitlán with moving pictures showing fellow clowns carrying her coffin. According to La Hora, Joselin's mum said: “I want to tell the people who did this to my daughter and son-in-law that I forgive them in the name of Jesus - and I bless you in the name of Jesus." The funeral procession was made up of other artists and clowns, who wore colourful attire and carried flowers, balloons of different shapes and colours.  Most read in News The coffin of "Chispita" was covered with coloured paper scrawled with messages from her loved ones.  At the end of the ceremony, people erupted in applause for the mother-of-three. They shouted: "Loud applause, louder for Chispita!" After the couple's disappearance, several exhumations were carried out in different parts of Guatemala, but they weren't found. On Friday, firefighters received a call to reports of possible human remains where they found Joselin and her husband. The Association of Clowns and Comedians of Guatemala paid tribute the couple, writing: "We mourn the loss of two loved ones and for the guild of the red nose. "We join the pain of their relatives, God give them strength, unity and resignation in these moments of mourning."

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MPs to debate assisted dying after petition reaches 100,000 signatures

Assisted dying will be debated in the House of Commons today, after a petition calling for its legalisation reached the required number of 100,000 signatures.Under the Suicide Act, 1961, it is currently a criminal offence to help someone to take their own life, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The most recent attempt to change the law failed in the House of Lords in April because the government did not allocate sufficient time for it to pass its various legislative stages.Henry Marsh, one of the UK's leading brain surgeons, who suffers from terminal cancer, has called for an urgent inquiry into the issue.He told Sky News: "A certain number of people, including myself, fear the loss of autonomy and dignity that so often comes with death. I must have operated on hundreds of men with advanced prostate cancer which has spread to the spine. And this causes progressive paralysis. Advertisement "So a large number of men with prostate cancer die paralysed, doubly incontinent, bed-ridden. I want some choice in the matter as to how, if that happens to me, I can say enough is enough. "I want to get it over with surrounded by my family in my own home." There is evidence of a striking mismatch between public opinion and that of MPs on the issue.A YouGov poll last year found that while 73% of people thought that assisted dying should be legalised for the terminally ill, just 35% of MPs agreed.Others argue that the answer lies not in changing the law, but in improving palliative care. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 7:10 What is assisted dying? Dr Mark Pickering from the campaign group Care Not Killing said: "Many of the heartbreaking stories that we hear driving the assisted suicide debate are of people who sadly did not get the right palliative care, and did not have access to the best support at the time of their dying or their loved ones dying. We really need to fix that."In Scotland, Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has introduced a bill that would allow terminally ill people to end their lives.A number of countries have legalised assisted suicide: the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, Canada and New Zealand, as well as several US states such as California and New Jersey.Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email [email protected] in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.

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Attendees Expecting ‘Absolutely Spectacular' Fourth of July Show in Boston

Preparations for the 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 were underway Sunday evening, back from a two-year in-person hiatus. The free event will be packed with performances, people and 5,000 fireworks. "This year, they're supposed to be absolutely spectacular," said Boston resident Linda Jacobson. The rehearsal was closed to the public this year, but the music coming from the Hatch Memorial Shell still managed to attract onlookers like Jim Collins. "It was so special," he said. "We were coming across the footbridge and I heard this voice and I said, 'Oh my god, that's Heather Headley,' and I had to stop." Collins has been attending the Boston Pops show for more than 40 years. "This is an event not to be missed, even if you're not from New England," he said. Dejah Russel and Jamol Williams are not from New England. It's their first time celebrating the Independence Day in Boston. They were able to catch a glimpse of headliner and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan on stage as she rehearsed "I'm Every Woman" with the Boston Pops Orchestra, led by long-time conductor Keith Lockhart. "My grandmother was a big Chaka Khan fan, and she passed away due to COVID, so this is a beautiful event for us to be here," said Russell. The couple plans to attend the event again Monday after the gates open at noon. For Williams, it's more than just celebrating our nation's independence. "Given where we are in America today, there's a lot of crazy things going on, and I think that seeing people out, happy, celebrating together, symbolizing unity, that's probably the benefit for me," he said. The Pops kick off at 8 p.m. and will last until 10:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks show. No weapons, alcohol, backpacks, or glass containers will be allowed. Event organizers strongly encourage traveling light and using public transit, as many of the roads around the Esplanade will be closed.

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Inside Rihanna’s romantic Wireless weekend as she kisses A$AP Rocky and gets huge Nando’s rider with her OWN peri sauce

RIHANNA has given fans a glimpse inside her epic romantic weekend at Wireless Festival with A$AP Rocky - where they smooched on the balcony and enjoyed a huge Nando’s order with 400 chicken wings and their OWN bespoke peri peri sauce. The superstar We Found Love singer was in her element soaking up the vibes at South London's Crystal Palace supporting her rapper boyfriend A$AP perform his headline slot on Friday night - straight after her ex Chris Brown. 8Rihanna enjoyed a romantic night out with her boyfriend A$APCredit: The Mega Agency 8A$AP Rocky blew the crowd away as he headlined Day 1 of Wireless Festival at Crystal Palace Park on FridayCredit: Getty Rihanna, 34, and A$AP treated the entire entourage to a gigantic Nando’s feast of 400 wings, 4 take-away bags filled with peri chips, 2 trays of chicken wraps as they relaxed in A$AP's dressing room with its own shower and games station. A source told The Sun: “Rihanna and A$AP were all over each other backstage as they held hands on the balcony, and stole kisses from each other. They were totally smitten.  “Organisers were running around to get her a chicken feast fit for a queen - with her very own bespoke sauces made for her. Riri’s personalised sauces were called Periri  and Asap Rocky is X Hot, as well as Mini Rocky Ri in honour of their baby - she thought they were hilarious." The source continued: "The superstars chowed down on huge boxes of chicken wings, in the new bbq and hot flavours. They devoured the spicy chicken wraps with lightly spiced mayo and chilli jam. "Afterwards they knocked back fruit flavoured ice-tea and caught up with fans backstage before heading home.” Riri and left Crystal Palace, flanked by six SUV cars of entourage who had earlier taken them to a local barbers to get A$AP spruced up before his gig. Most read in Showbiz Fans in south London were shocked and delighted after Rihanna headed inside the local barbers on Friday night. Videos swiftly circulated online showing hundreds of screaming fans outside as the singer dressed in sunglasses and a dark top filmed the reaction from within. Other clips showed A$AP getting a haircut while the Umbrella singer watched in the background. One bystander said the pair had been driving up Anerley Hill when the rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, stopped the car to enter the shop where music was playing. Wireless Festival returns to Finsbury Park from July 8-10 with Cardi B, SZA and Nicki Minaj headlining. 8Rihanna enjoyed a romantic date night with Asap Rocky at Wireless festivalCredit: showbizmama 8Rihanna and her little family were treated to their own bespoke Nando's sauces named after them 8Earlier loved-up Rihanna sweetly blew a kiss to A$AP Rocky on stageCredit: The Mega Agency 8Rihanna looked chic in her black bomber jacket 8She gave fans a treat as she turned up at a Crystal Palace barber shop 8Rihanna waited for A$AP Rocky to get a trim

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円安でも賃上げしたしまむら ヒットを連発できる商品開発力

―[あの企業の意外なミライ]― ◆円安、原価高騰のあおりを受けるアパレル業界 小売企業は円安と原価高騰のダメージが大きい業界のひとつです。その小売りの中でも特に影響が大きいのがアパレル業。 ユニクロを展開している業界最大手、ファーストリテイリングの柳井正・会長兼社長が「円安のメリットは全くありません。日本全体からみたらデメリットばかりだ」と発言したことも記憶に新しいですね。アパレル業界は、為替市場での円安の進行、原材料高などに対する懸念が指摘されています。

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Hey Duggee is coming to Brighton- how to get tickets

The hit children's TV show, Hey Duggee is heading out on the road for the first time ever in a vibrant and new interactive stage show and you can get tickets.  Visting 23 theatres with nearly 100 dates the tour will mark the biggest ever theatre production of its kind for Live Nation in the UK.  Adapted from the smash-hit TV series, Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show, will tour the UK from December through to summer 2023. And will visit Brighton's Theatre Royal from the 7-8 of February.  The show will see Duggee, The Squirrels, and friends brought to life using innovative puppetry and storytelling in a fun and inclusive performances.  Fans can expect endless laughs, and plenty of singing and dancing for all to enjoy.  NEW: Everyone’s favourite big lovable dog Duggee @HEYDUGGEE is heading out on tour for the first time EVER! Don't miss this vibrant interactive production bursting with music, puppets, laughs and more 💛Get tix in our #LNpresale at 10am on Thursday 👉 https://t.co/eMbSbiWKYh pic.twitter.com/44HVgRpaAS — Live Nation UK (@LiveNationUK) June 27, 2022 Ben Hatton, Cuffe and Taylor’s Director of Theatre Touring, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with both Kenny Wax and BBC Studios to present Hey Duggee live for the first time ever. “The TV show has proved to be an absolute phenomenon and we hope to enjoy the same success in theatres across the UK. This is a great relationship for us all and one that we look forward to developing further.” How to get tickets to Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show in Brighton:  If you want to grab some tickets to the interactive show then you don't have to wait long to bag some tickets.  With tickets going on sale Monday 4 July at 10am via Ticketmaster. Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show tour  dates: Sat 3 - Sat 10 Dec-Southampton, MAST Mayflower Studios Wed 14 December - Sun 8 Jan-London, Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall Thu 12 - Sun 15 Jan-Bradford, St George's Hall Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jan-Darlington, Hippodrome Fri 27 - Sun 29 Jan-Edinburgh, Festival Theatre Thu 2  - Sat 4 Feb-Liverpool, Empire Theatre Tue 7 - Wed 8 Feb-Brighton, Theatre Royal Fri 10 - Sat 11 Feb-Plymouth, Theatre Royal Tue 14  - Wed 15 Feb-Peterborough, New Theatre Sat 18  - Sun 19 Feb-Canterbury, The Marlowe Tue 21 - Wed 22 Feb-Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb-Poole, Lighthouse Theatre Fri 10  - Sun 12 Mar-Stoke, Regent Theatre Thu 16 - Sat 18 Mar-Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar-Salford, The Lowry Mon 3 - Tue 4 Apr-Ipswich, Regent Theatre Fri 7 - Sat 8 Apr-Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre Mon 10 - Wed 12 Apr-Birmingham, Town Hall Fri 14 - Sat 15 Apr-Leicester, Curve Thu 20 - Sat 22 Apr-Bath, The Forum Mon 1 - Sat 6 May-Nottingham, Theatre Royal Sat 13 - Sun 14 May-Southend, Cliffs Pavilion Thu 25 – Sat 27 May-Glasgow, Kings Theatre Tue 30 May – Sat 4 Jun- Kingston-Upon-Thames, Rose Theatre

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<CNET Japan>楽天モバイルと東電PGの「楽天モバイルインフラソリューション株式会社」が営業開始

 楽天モバイルは7月1日、東京電力パワーグリッド(東電PG)と、携帯電話基地局の建設事業を行う新会社「楽天モバイルインフラソリューション株式会社」を5月31日に設立し、7月1日から営業を開始したと発表した。  携帯電話基地局設備に関する設置仕様の開発と設置工事管理を担当。楽天モバイルのネットワーク拡大のため、公共アセットを有効活用するという。基地局のさらなる効率化と、安定的な通信環境提供への貢献を目指す。  楽天モバイルが51%、東電PGが49%を出資し、資本金は3億円。代表取締役には楽天モバイル代表取締役社長の矢澤俊介氏が就く。  楽天モバイルは、迅速にネットワーク構築を行うための選択肢のひとつとして、一部の電力アセットを活用して、携帯電話基地局を併設している。  今回の新会社設立により、4G、5Gネットワークの更なるエリア拡大と、基地局の高密度化を推進。安定的なサービス提供を目指し、通信インフラ整備を強化するという。既存の電力アセットの活用で、基地局整備におけるコスト効率を高められるとしている。  東電PGは、配電地上機器などの電力アセットを活用するインフラシェアリングに取り組んでおり、電力アセットの新たな社会貢献の可能性について検討している。今回の新会社を通じて、東電PGグループの保有するアセット、工事力、ノウハウを活用しながら、効率的な基地局設置サポートや設備投資抑制など、安定的な通信環境の実現に貢献していく。

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Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?

Published1 hour agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Peter DazeleyAs price rises bite into budgets, many people are cutting back on the weekly food shop.As well as buying less, people are looking for ways to make their money go further. The BBC spoke to money bloggers for their tried and tested tips.1. Choose the right supermarket Rosie Forshaw runs Instagram account Money Saving Rosie. She says that trying to find the cheapest shop isn't always straightforward. There are quite a few apps you can download that compare prices on individual items, she says, but prices will be changing all the time depending on what you're after. Lynn Beattie, from the Mrs Mummypenny blog, says not everyone has the time to constantly check comparison apps or go to lots of different shops to get the cheapest deals."I just think people want to go to one place and get the shopping done and get the best deals in one place," she says.Both suggest choosing a supermarket that is cheap overall and keeping an eye out for local promotions. Consumer group Which? has a monthly price-comparison tracker, and local groups and bloggers on social media - and bigger sites like MoneySavingExpert - often highlight good deals.2. Know what you already haveRosie suggests taking a good look at your cupboards before each shopping trip. "We all know the value of making a list, but if you're adding to what you've already got in your cupboards, then you're going to spend money on things you don't need," she says. "There's no point in buying more jars of pasta sauce if you've already got five of them in the cupboard." Image source, Rosie ForshawShe keeps a list of what's in her cupboards in a notebook, so she always knows what she already has when she goes shopping. She says it has helped bring her weekly food shop for her, her husband and one-year-old son down to around £40.3. Head for the reduced section firstLynn recommends changing how you shop when you walk into a store and to head straight for the reduced section. "If you spot something there that's on your list, you can tick that off and you've already saved some money," she says.She suggests then going straight to the frozen-foods section, and then the canned-produce aisle."Frozen meat, fish and vegetables will almost always be cheaper than the fresh option," she says. "If you get what you need from there before going on to the fresh produce aisles, you're likely to make significant savings."4. Make better use of your freezerAccording to sustainability charity Wrap, the average household wastes around £700 every year by throwing food away. Lynn says making better use of her freezer has helped her cut down dramatically on waste."If things are getting close to their use-by date you should always try to freeze them," she says. "You'll also be able to buy things cheaper in supermarkets that are close to their sell-by date. Things like milk and cheese, even fruit and vegetables, can all be frozen and kept for when you need them."Image source, Kate HallMore on the basics of freezing can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.Kate Hall, who runs The Full Freezer website, uses her freezer as a pause button rather than a long-term storage solution. She says that while almost all foods can be frozen, you do have to change the way you use them."You can't defrost a banana or salad and expect it to be the same as when it went into the freezer," she explains. "But if you think about how you could use it in puddings or in soups or in casseroles, then you're going to save a lot of money."5. Understand packagingRosie says that a lot of what we buy in the supermarket is packaged for their convenience and not ours. "How often have you bought a tray of mushrooms covered in cling film only to have them go off in their packaging? They're wrapped up like that to make them easier to transport," she explains. She puts hers in a paper bag when she gets them home but says just taking off the plastic wrapping will help them last longer.Helen White, from Wrap, which runs the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, says there are small things we can do to make food last longer, especially fresh vegetables and salads - the UK's most wasted food group. "Just putting a piece of kitchen roll into an open bag of salad to absorb moisture is going to help it last longer," she says. Keeping fruit in the fridge will help it last longer, but she suggests checking that the temperature is set to below 5°C. "We think millions of UK fridges are at least two degrees too warm," she says. "This is bad news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can go off [more quickly] when not stored at the right temperature."6. Make use of expertsRosie tries to use local, smaller retailers a lot to tap into their years of experience. "Butchers are a great resource and someone we shouldn't be afraid to talk to about saving money," she says. "If you go into your local butcher and tell them you've only got £8 for your meat for the week, they'll be able to tell you how to stretch your money by buying the cheapest cuts."They're the best people to advise on how to cook them and how to make them go further."What have you been doing to save money on your food shop? Share your top tips with us. Email [email protected] include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also get in touch in the following ways:WhatsApp: +44 7756 165803Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSayUpload pictures or videoPlease read our terms & conditions and privacy policy If you are reading this page and can't see the form you will need to visit the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your question or comment or you can email us at [email protected] Please include your name, age and location with any submission. More on this storyWhy are prices rising so quickly?23 JuneAsda says shoppers asking cashiers to stop at £3022 JuneFood bills are set to soar by £380 this year21 JuneHow we cut back: Skipping meals and fewer car journeys1 April

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Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?

Published1 hour agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Peter DazeleyAs price rises bite into budgets, many people are cutting back on the weekly food shop.As well as buying less, people are looking for ways to make their money go further. The BBC spoke to money bloggers for their tried and tested tips.1. Choose the right supermarket Rosie Forshaw runs Instagram account Money Saving Rosie. She says that trying to find the cheapest shop isn't always straightforward. There are quite a few apps you can download that compare prices on individual items, she says, but prices will be changing all the time depending on what you're after. Lynn Beattie, from the Mrs Mummypenny blog, says not everyone has the time to constantly check comparison apps or go to lots of different shops to get the cheapest deals."I just think people want to go to one place and get the shopping done and get the best deals in one place," she says.Both suggest choosing a supermarket that is cheap overall and keeping an eye out for local promotions. Consumer group Which? has a monthly price-comparison tracker, and local groups and bloggers on social media - and bigger sites like MoneySavingExpert - often highlight good deals.2. Know what you already haveRosie suggests taking a good look at your cupboards before each shopping trip. "We all know the value of making a list, but if you're adding to what you've already got in your cupboards, then you're going to spend money on things you don't need," she says. "There's no point in buying more jars of pasta sauce if you've already got five of them in the cupboard." Image source, Rosie ForshawShe keeps a list of what's in her cupboards in a notebook, so she always knows what she already has when she goes shopping. She says it has helped bring her weekly food shop for her, her husband and one-year-old son down to around £40.3. Head for the reduced section firstLynn recommends changing how you shop when you walk into a store and to head straight for the reduced section. "If you spot something there that's on your list, you can tick that off and you've already saved some money," she says.She suggests then going straight to the frozen-foods section, and then the canned-produce aisle."Frozen meat, fish and vegetables will almost always be cheaper than the fresh option," she says. "If you get what you need from there before going on to the fresh produce aisles, you're likely to make significant savings."4. Make better use of your freezerAccording to sustainability charity Wrap, the average household wastes around £700 every year by throwing food away. Lynn says making better use of her freezer has helped her cut down dramatically on waste."If things are getting close to their use-by date you should always try to freeze them," she says. "You'll also be able to buy things cheaper in supermarkets that are close to their sell-by date. Things like milk and cheese, even fruit and vegetables, can all be frozen and kept for when you need them."Image source, Kate HallMore on the basics of freezing can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.Kate Hall, who runs The Full Freezer website, uses her freezer as a pause button rather than a long-term storage solution. She says that while almost all foods can be frozen, you do have to change the way you use them."You can't defrost a banana or salad and expect it to be the same as when it went into the freezer," she explains. "But if you think about how you could use it in puddings or in soups or in casseroles, then you're going to save a lot of money."5. Understand packagingRosie says that a lot of what we buy in the supermarket is packaged for their convenience and not ours. "How often have you bought a tray of mushrooms covered in cling film only to have them go off in their packaging? They're wrapped up like that to make them easier to transport," she explains. She puts hers in a paper bag when she gets them home but says just taking off the plastic wrapping will help them last longer.Helen White, from Wrap, which runs the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, says there are small things we can do to make food last longer, especially fresh vegetables and salads - the UK's most wasted food group. "Just putting a piece of kitchen roll into an open bag of salad to absorb moisture is going to help it last longer," she says. Keeping fruit in the fridge will help it last longer, but she suggests checking that the temperature is set to below 5°C. "We think millions of UK fridges are at least two degrees too warm," she says. "This is bad news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can go off [more quickly] when not stored at the right temperature."6. Make use of expertsRosie tries to use local, smaller retailers a lot to tap into their years of experience. "Butchers are a great resource and someone we shouldn't be afraid to talk to about saving money," she says. "If you go into your local butcher and tell them you've only got £8 for your meat for the week, they'll be able to tell you how to stretch your money by buying the cheapest cuts."They're the best people to advise on how to cook them and how to make them go further."What have you been doing to save money on your food shop? Share your top tips with us. Email haveyour[email protected] include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also get in touch in the following ways:WhatsApp: +44 7756 165803Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSayUpload pictures or videoPlease read our terms & conditions and privacy policy If you are reading this page and can't see the form you will need to visit the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your question or comment or you can email us at [email protected] Please include your name, age and location with any submission. More on this storyWhy are prices rising so quickly?23 JuneAsda says shoppers asking cashiers to stop at £3022 JuneFood bills are set to soar by £380 this year21 JuneHow we cut back: Skipping meals and fewer car journeys1 April

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Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?

Published1 hour agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Peter DazeleyAs price rises bite into budgets, many people are cutting back on the weekly food shop.As well as buying less, people are looking for ways to make their money go further. The BBC spoke to money bloggers for their tried and tested tips.1. Choose the right supermarket Rosie Forshaw runs Instagram account Money Saving Rosie. She says that trying to find the cheapest shop isn't always straightforward. There are quite a few apps you can download that compare prices on individual items, she says, but prices will be changing all the time depending on what you're after. Lynn Beattie, from the Mrs Mummypenny blog, says not everyone has the time to constantly check comparison apps or go to lots of different shops to get the cheapest deals."I just think people want to go to one place and get the shopping done and get the best deals in one place," she says.Both suggest choosing a supermarket that is cheap overall and keeping an eye out for local promotions. Consumer group Which? has a monthly price-comparison tracker, and local groups and bloggers on social media - and bigger sites like MoneySavingExpert - often highlight good deals.2. Know what you already haveRosie suggests taking a good look at your cupboards before each shopping trip. "We all know the value of making a list, but if you're adding to what you've already got in your cupboards, then you're going to spend money on things you don't need," she says. "There's no point in buying more jars of pasta sauce if you've already got five of them in the cupboard." Image source, Rosie ForshawShe keeps a list of what's in her cupboards in a notebook, so she always knows what she already has when she goes shopping. She says it has helped bring her weekly food shop for her, her husband and one-year-old son down to around £40.3. Head for the reduced section firstLynn recommends changing how you shop when you walk into a store and to head straight for the reduced section. "If you spot something there that's on your list, you can tick that off and you've already saved some money," she says.She suggests then going straight to the frozen-foods section, and then the canned-produce aisle."Frozen meat, fish and vegetables will almost always be cheaper than the fresh option," she says. "If you get what you need from there before going on to the fresh produce aisles, you're likely to make significant savings."4. Make better use of your freezerAccording to sustainability charity Wrap, the average household wastes around £700 every year by throwing food away. Lynn says making better use of her freezer has helped her cut down dramatically on waste."If things are getting close to their use-by date you should always try to freeze them," she says. "You'll also be able to buy things cheaper in supermarkets that are close to their sell-by date. Things like milk and cheese, even fruit and vegetables, can all be frozen and kept for when you need them."Image source, Kate HallMore on the basics of freezing can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.Kate Hall, who runs The Full Freezer website, uses her freezer as a pause button rather than a long-term storage solution. She says that while almost all foods can be frozen, you do have to change the way you use them."You can't defrost a banana or salad and expect it to be the same as when it went into the freezer," she explains. "But if you think about how you could use it in puddings or in soups or in casseroles, then you're going to save a lot of money."5. Understand packagingRosie says that a lot of what we buy in the supermarket is packaged for their convenience and not ours. "How often have you bought a tray of mushrooms covered in cling film only to have them go off in their packaging? They're wrapped up like that to make them easier to transport," she explains. She puts hers in a paper bag when she gets them home but says just taking off the plastic wrapping will help them last longer.Helen White, from Wrap, which runs the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, says there are small things we can do to make food last longer, especially fresh vegetables and salads - the UK's most wasted food group. "Just putting a piece of kitchen roll into an open bag of salad to absorb moisture is going to help it last longer," she says. Keeping fruit in the fridge will help it last longer, but she suggests checking that the temperature is set to below 5°C. "We think millions of UK fridges are at least two degrees too warm," she says. "This is bad news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can go off [more quickly] when not stored at the right temperature."6. Make use of expertsRosie tries to use local, smaller retailers a lot to tap into their years of experience. "Butchers are a great resource and someone we shouldn't be afraid to talk to about saving money," she says. "If you go into your local butcher and tell them you've only got £8 for your meat for the week, they'll be able to tell you how to stretch your money by buying the cheapest cuts."They're the best people to advise on how to cook them and how to make them go further."What have you been doing to save money on your food shop? Share your top tips with us. Email [email protected] include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. 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Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?

Published1 hour agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Peter DazeleyAs price rises bite into budgets, many people are cutting back on the weekly food shop.As well as buying less, people are looking for ways to make their money go further. The BBC spoke to money bloggers for their tried and tested tips.1. Choose the right supermarket Rosie Forshaw runs Instagram account Money Saving Rosie. She says that trying to find the cheapest shop isn't always straightforward. There are quite a few apps you can download that compare prices on individual items, she says, but prices will be changing all the time depending on what you're after. Lynn Beattie, from the Mrs Mummypenny blog, says not everyone has the time to constantly check comparison apps or go to lots of different shops to get the cheapest deals."I just think people want to go to one place and get the shopping done and get the best deals in one place," she says.Both suggest choosing a supermarket that is cheap overall and keeping an eye out for local promotions. Consumer group Which? has a monthly price-comparison tracker, and local groups and bloggers on social media - and bigger sites like MoneySavingExpert - often highlight good deals.2. Know what you already haveRosie suggests taking a good look at your cupboards before each shopping trip. "We all know the value of making a list, but if you're adding to what you've already got in your cupboards, then you're going to spend money on things you don't need," she says. "There's no point in buying more jars of pasta sauce if you've already got five of them in the cupboard." Image source, Rosie ForshawShe keeps a list of what's in her cupboards in a notebook, so she always knows what she already has when she goes shopping. She says it has helped bring her weekly food shop for her, her husband and one-year-old son down to around £40.3. Head for the reduced section firstLynn recommends changing how you shop when you walk into a store and to head straight for the reduced section. "If you spot something there that's on your list, you can tick that off and you've already saved some money," she says.She suggests then going straight to the frozen-foods section, and then the canned-produce aisle."Frozen meat, fish and vegetables will almost always be cheaper than the fresh option," she says. "If you get what you need from there before going on to the fresh produce aisles, you're likely to make significant savings."4. Make better use of your freezerAccording to sustainability charity Wrap, the average household wastes around £700 every year by throwing food away. Lynn says making better use of her freezer has helped her cut down dramatically on waste."If things are getting close to their use-by date you should always try to freeze them," she says. "You'll also be able to buy things cheaper in supermarkets that are close to their sell-by date. Things like milk and cheese, even fruit and vegetables, can all be frozen and kept for when you need them."Image source, Kate HallMore on the basics of freezing can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.Kate Hall, who runs The Full Freezer website, uses her freezer as a pause button rather than a long-term storage solution. She says that while almost all foods can be frozen, you do have to change the way you use them."You can't defrost a banana or salad and expect it to be the same as when it went into the freezer," she explains. "But if you think about how you could use it in puddings or in soups or in casseroles, then you're going to save a lot of money."5. Understand packagingRosie says that a lot of what we buy in the supermarket is packaged for their convenience and not ours. "How often have you bought a tray of mushrooms covered in cling film only to have them go off in their packaging? They're wrapped up like that to make them easier to transport," she explains. She puts hers in a paper bag when she gets them home but says just taking off the plastic wrapping will help them last longer.Helen White, from Wrap, which runs the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, says there are small things we can do to make food last longer, especially fresh vegetables and salads - the UK's most wasted food group. "Just putting a piece of kitchen roll into an open bag of salad to absorb moisture is going to help it last longer," she says. Keeping fruit in the fridge will help it last longer, but she suggests checking that the temperature is set to below 5°C. "We think millions of UK fridges are at least two degrees too warm," she says. "This is bad news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can go off [more quickly] when not stored at the right temperature."6. Make use of expertsRosie tries to use local, smaller retailers a lot to tap into their years of experience. "Butchers are a great resource and someone we shouldn't be afraid to talk to about saving money," she says. "If you go into your local butcher and tell them you've only got £8 for your meat for the week, they'll be able to tell you how to stretch your money by buying the cheapest cuts."They're the best people to advise on how to cook them and how to make them go further."What have you been doing to save money on your food shop? Share your top tips with us. Email [email protected] include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. 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