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Home Sweet Home is closing for good at the Great Northern and they’re doing 50% off food

The end of an era…

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In some sad news this afternoon, classic American dining spot Home Sweet Home is closing its doors at the Great Northern.

After serving the good people of Manchester all their breakfast, dinner and tea needs for the past four years, they’ll be shutting for good at the end of the year.

But in a bittersweet consolation, you’ll be able to get a whopping 50% off food for the rest of the month, so get yourself down there and say goodbye.

It’s shutting down as the Great Northern complex is being redeveloped and the space is needed as an entrance to the warehouse apartments.

But don’t panic, Home Sweet Home NQ will continue doing what it does best, and will remain open for all your pancake and waffle needs.

And as a thank you to their loyal customers, they’ll be doing 50% off all scran from Monday-Thursday in December as a closing down gift  – including all of their Christmas specials. 

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To claim this discount simply quote ‘bye bye Home Sweet’ when booking or at the restaurant – the offer is only valid at the Great Northern branch. 

They’re officially closing the doors for good on New Year’s Eve, so head down and say goodbye with one last club Cali burrito, chicken in a basket, pulled pork pile up, out n out burger or five dollar shake (you know you want to). 

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Wetherspoons is slashing its prices for one day only next week

Good news for Spoons fans!

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Wetherpoons has announced it will be slashing its prices for one day only next week.

The pub chain has revealed it will be cutting its food and drink prices by 7.5% next Thursday, September 24th.

As such, you can grab a beer and burger meal for the reduced price of £5.82, down from £6.29, and an 11-inch margarita pizza and Pepsi will only set you back £5.08, reduced from £5.49.

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If you like your ale, you’ll be pleased to know you can get a pint of Ruddles for £1.10, down from £1.29, while Abbot Ale will be reduced to £1.84 a pint – they were £1.99 before.

Prices at different Spoons do vary from pub to pub, so you’re best off checking on the app.

They’re slashing prices as a way of highlighting the benefit of reduced VAT in the hospitality industry, as part of a wider campaign to lower the tax burden on pubs – known as Tax Equality Day.

On top of that, Spoons has already slashed prices by up to 28% on some items, following Rishi Sunak’s VAT holiday announcement back in July.

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Tim Martin, the Spoons founder, said: “Pubs have been under fantastic pressure for decades due to the tax disadvantages they have with supermarkets.

“We are urging the Chancellor to create tax equality between pubs and supermarkets by making the current VAT regime for pub food and soft drinks permanent.

“It will make pubs, cafes, coffee shops and restaurants more competitive against supermarkets.”

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Morrisons’ Christmas food range includes mini pies and sticky toffee dessert bowl

This looks so good!

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It’s only September, but with all the recent festive news we’ve had it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas already.

Several supermarkets have already released their festive ranges, and now Morrisons has followed suit.

And their Christmas offering includes bite-size steak and ale and chicken and ham pies, so you know we’re onto a winner here.

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You’ll be able to grab both flavours in a pack of 12 from November 12th, with each pack containing six of each of the varieties – so you can mix and match.

Sticking with meat, Morrisons will also be selling pork belly bites, little chunks of pork slow cooked and smothered in a barbecue rub, available from November 23rd in a 180g pack.

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As for cheese, they’ll be doing a Wensleydale complete with salted caramel, which has been described as ‘crumbly cheese with ribbons of salted caramel’ – this is available from November 30th.

For those with a sweet tooth, you can grab a sticky toffee bowl dessert, which is essentially a sticky toffee version of a classic trifle.

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It’s layered with a sticky toffee sauce, sponge, vanilla custard, and topped with whipped cream and golden balls, and will be available from December 9th.

There’s also star-shaped doughnuts, with each one sprinkled with icing sugar so it looks like they’re covered in snow. You can grab them from November 16th.

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M&S selling light-up snow globe gin with glittery edible gold as part of its Christmas range

Take my money!

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M&S has launched a limited-edition gin that will make the perfect sparkling gift this Christmas. 

There are now less than 100 days left until Christmas, and with it being the only thing to look forward to this year, we may as well start getting festive. 

Luckily, shops are starting to sell decorations and there is plenty of food and drink starting to appear on shelves too, from Percy Pig Advent Calendars to a Winter Warm flavour of Vimto

M&S’ Christmas line is also now available in 70 stores across the UK, and there are 40 new must-have gifts that are perfect stocking fillers.

The new products include a ‘very important gin-nouncement’ that light-up snow globe gin liqueur is back on the shelves and customers are already going mad for. 

One person wrote ‘The clementine one was lush!!! Can we have it all year round please’, and another added ‘f*ck me! Going first thing tomorrow’. 

Other’s aren’t so keen that Christmas products are being advertised in ‘September’ which they say is ‘way too early’ to be talking about Christmas.

But we can ignore those people with our new light-up gin! 

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The LED light base can switch on to reveal a woodland scene on the bottle. Once shaken, the edible gold leaf flecks glimmer in the light to make it look exactly like a (boozy) snow globe. 

Shoppers were obsessed with the clementine flavoured gin last year which was £3 cheaper than this year’s light-up version. 

Product Developer, Jenny Rea says: “For me, the switching on of the Christmas lights is a huge festive moment, and in honour of this Yuletide tradition we are introducing a show-stopping, light-up snow globe gin liqueur, complete with edible gold leaf for that extra wow factor.”

M&S recommend pairing the liqueur with tonic for a long drink or for a straight and sparkling drink add the Limited Edition Gold Conte Priuli Oro Prosecco (£10).

The Clementine and Rhubarb Gin Liqueur LED Snow Globes are in stores now for £18. 

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