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Wetherspoons in Bury mysteriously closes for good without any notice

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin recently blamed government tax rules on the increasing pressure on the pub industry

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A long-standing Wetherspoons pub in Bury has closed for good after nearly three decades of service.

The Robert Peel pub on Market Place opened back in 1997 and was named after the local mill owner and MP. 

Despite the pub’s popularity, however, the Robert Peel ceased trading with immediate effect on Sunday, March 27th. A reason behind the sudden closure is yet to be announced.

The closure was first announced by Twitter user @satinapub, who tweeted on Sunday: “Last day of Spoons Robert Peel in Bury today before it closes its doors. Love it or loathe it; it has been a part of Bury’s pub scene for 30 years.”

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon later confirmed the news, saying in a statement: “The Robert Peel has now closed. Its final day of trading as a Wetherspoon pub was on Sunday (March 27th).

“On occasion, Wetherspoon does close some of its pubs and this is the case here. We fully understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with the decision and we thank them for their loyalty over the years.

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“There will be no staff redundancies as a result of the closure with all staff offered jobs at other Wetherspoon pubs.

“Wetherspoon will continue to operate The Art Picture House pub in Haymarket Street, Bury.”

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This comes as Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin claimed supermarkets have been using Government tax rules to put further pressure on the pub industry.

Martin told LadBible last week: “I think that the pub is definitely threatened. Pubs pay 20% VAT on food sales, but supermarkets pay nothing.

“That [tax system] has widened the gap in prices between pubs and supermarkets, so I think that is quite a threat.

“If pubs don’t sell beer in decent quantities and people don’t feel they can go out to a pub for a beer, that’s quite difficult to overcome.”

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Supermarkets putting security tags on cheese and more everyday items

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More everyday products have been spotted with security tags in supermarkets as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

Yesterday it was Lurpak butter, today it’s cheese, with people taking to social media to share photos of £3.99 blocks of Aldi cheddar covered with a tag.

As well as cheese, £8 lamb chops in a Co-op store in Wolverhampton were spotted protected with a GPS tracking device – according to reports supermarkets are also putting tags on some baby milk.

Twitter user Tam shared photos of the cheese and lamb, writing: “If you think Lurpak is bad – the local Aldi and Coop have started security tagging food. There was a GPS protected tag on a pack of lamb chops as well…”

In reference to tagging products, a Co-op spokesman said: “Co-op has been involved in a small-scale trial of new packaging for higher value products for well over a year, with the additional security providing a further deterrent if a store locally experiences shoplifting issues”.

Lurpak has also gone viral in recent weeks as people take to social media to reveal how much its price has risen in various supermarkets.

This obsession reached a peak this week, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak spotted for a whopping £9.35 by one social media user.

The expensive tub of Lurpak butter was shared to Twitter by Josh Christian, who said: “Stop the world I want to get off… @Lurpak come on lads this is a joke @Conservatives this is all your fault we’re all going to be eating dry toast stop taking off us and sort this mess out people are starving while your m8 are getting richer”.

And that’s not the only place raising the price of large tubs of the butter, with some shoppers spotting a 1kg pack costing £9 at Ocado online.

As well as that, Morrisons is selling 1kg packs of Lurpak for £7.50 on its website, while last week a 500g tub was seen going for £5 – just a short while ago this would have cost £3.65.

Shoppers have been questioning why the price has risen so much, with Vivien McDermott saying: “Why is it so expensive? Morrisons salted butter 250g was £1.75 last week so £7 if you buy a kilo worth. Save a few quid that way.”

Jayne Gardiner added: “That’s disgusting, I’d never pay that, just to have jam on toast would cost over a tenner, no way.”

Lurpak is in such high demand that it was also spotted with security tags in at least one Asda supermarket.

​​Charlie Bennett shared a photo of the heavily protected tub, writing: “Britain in 2022… Lurpak butter is at £6 a tub in ASDA and even has a security tag on it.”

The buttery news comes as food prices continue to rocket on the whole around the country, with experts blaming soaring inflation, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis.

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Yes, ANOTHER lorry has got stuck under this notorious Greater Manchester bridge

It’s happened again…

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Just weeks after we reported that a van got stuck under a notorious Greater Manchester railway bridge, yet another vehicle has met the same fate.

Even though there is large yellow lettering warning drivers that it is actually a low bridge, people still keep trying their luck.

Located on Prescott Street in Wigan, this time the driver of a white lorry thought their vehicle could fit under the bridge – it couldn’t.

According to reports the incident happened on the evening of Monday July 4th as the evening rush hour got underway.

Naturally, this led to traffic chaos along both the road and surrounding area.

A photo of the lorry in question was posted to social media, showing the substantial damage it had received after getting stuck.

One social media user said, as per Wigan Today: “Getting out of hand now this just put bollards up and stop it as a rat run.”

Another added: “Too many getting stuck under that bridge”, while a third joked: “Got to admit the guys who built that bridge did a good job.”

The bridge has earned itself quite the reputation among drivers in the town thanks to its deceptively low parapet.

Over the years, a number of vans and lorries have wound up wedged under the bridge – at least once a month, according to one resident – which ironically features a bold ‘LOW BRIDGE’ sign on both sides.

And so many drivers ignore the sign and get their vehicles stuck under the bridge, in fact, that there is even a Facebook page dedicated to shaming those who underestimate the size of their vehicle.

The description for the Box Vans vs Prescott St Bridge Facebook page simply reads: “A collection of photos of idiots who don’t know the height of the vehicle they’re driving”.

The page does exactly what it says on the tin; shares updates and photos whenever a van gets itself wedged under the bridge. 

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Lurpak has been spotted for £9.35 in one supermarket and shoppers are furious

‘Stop the world I want to get off’

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As the cost of living crisis continues to hit us in our bank accounts, one rather inconspicuous, common supermarket item has become a barometer for rising prices: Lurpak.

The humble butter spread has gone viral in recent weeks as people take to social media to reveal how much its price has risen in various supermarkets.

This obsession has reached a peak this week, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak spotted for a whopping £9.35 by one social media user.

The expensive tub of Lurpak butter was shared to Twitter by Josh Christian, who said: “Stop the world I want to get off… @Lurpak come on lads this is a joke @Conservatives this is all your fault we’re all going to be eating dry toast stop taking off us and sort this mess out people are starving while your m8 are getting richer”.

And that’s not the only place raising the price of large tubs of the butter, with some shoppers spotting a 1kg pack costing £9 at Ocado online.

As well as that, Morrisons is selling 1kg packs of Lurpak for £7.50 on its website, while last week a 500g tub was seen going for £5 – just a short while ago this would have cost £3.65.

Shoppers have been questioning why the price has risen so much, with Vivien McDermott saying: “Why is it so expensive? Morrisons salted butter 250g was £1.75 last week so £7 if you buy a kilo worth. Save a few quid that way.”

Jayne Gardiner added: “That’s disgusting, I’d never pay that, just to have jam on toast would cost over a tenner, no way.”

And it seems that Lurpak is in such high demand that it’s even been spotted with security tags in at least one Asda supermarket.

​​Charlie Bennett shared a photo of the heavily protected tub, writing: “Britain in 2022… Lurpak butter is at £6 a tub in ASDA and even has a security tag on it.”

The buttery news comes as food prices continue to rocket on the whole around the country, with experts blaming soaring inflation, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis.

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