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Mum’s ‘genius’ Aldi shopping hack has gone viral

It takes away the stress of shopping…

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One mum has shared her Aldi shopping hack and it’s gone down an absolute storm online.

The ‘genius’ trick takes away the stress of packing quickly at the tills – the one negative aspect of shopping at Aldi.

As well as that, the hack also saves time when it comes to packing your shopping in the car, so it’s a win-win.

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Aldi is known for having incredibly speedy cashiers, who hurriedly lob your shop at you in a bid to cut through the massive queues that always form there.

It’s not a very relaxing experience, to say the least, but when you can grab all kinds of ridiculous bargains for dirt cheap you just go with it.

After the mum shared the tip to the Aldi Mums Facebook group she was hailed as a genius.

She explained that she brings two large plastic tubs with handles with her, and places them in the trolley to hold her groceries.

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She wrote: “I know there are the Aldi hanging bags for when we shop but I’ve been using these tubs for a couple of years now and love them.

“They fit perfectly into the trolley and so easy to get in and out of the car. If they’re a bit heavy I just put some of the goodies into the other while putting the first into the boot.

“I put the heaviest items in the front tub so that they come out first onto the belt and then I distribute the heavy things evenly into the two tubs after they’ve been swiped through the register.”

Who’s trying this on the next big shop, then?

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Builders fix 94-year-old woman’s fence for free after she’s ripped off by ‘cowboys’

What an amazing gesture!

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A group of builders have won praise online after they corrected the work some ‘cowboys’ did for a pensioner for free. 

Chris Sawdon’s neighbour, a 94-year-old woman, was ripped off with some shoddy building work, but the response has seen people’s ‘faith in humanity restored’. 

Betty, who lives in Sherburn-In-Elmet, Yorkshire, had builders in to install a fence, but within three days this had blown down as they had barely put the posts in the ground. 

When her neighbour Chris called out on the local Facebook community page he was overwhelmed with the response and a local company, Denby Building Contractors, responded – offering to fix the work for free.

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He wrote in his Facebook post: “A fantastic local company DENBY Building Contractors responded to the post and came round today to put the shoddy work right.

“They dug the holes to right depth, set posts properly and fitted all of the fence panels and even turned over the border and cleared away rubbish left by the other contractors. They did all this for FREE and would not take a penny even when my neighbour offered them some money.

“I cannot thank Steve and the guys at DENBY Building Contractors enough and highly recommend them to anybody needing any building or structural garden work doing.”

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The post has seen huge support for the company, with many people asking for their number to have work done, while others said ‘what a great bunch of lads’ and ‘well done to Denby building contractors so proud of you guys’. 

It seems that lockdown has sparked a sense of community everywhere, with community spirit doubling throughout lockdown.

The Guardian reports that the numbers of people volunteering has soared – locally, one street in Denton held bingo games every three weeks at the start of lockdown to help combat loneliness. 

Today has restored my faith in humanity a little. My 94 year old next door neighbour was ripped off last week by some…

Posted by Chris Sawdon on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Well done lads, what an amazing gesture! What’s the best example of community spirit you’ve seen in lockdown? 

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Priest plays Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and tells United and City fans to ‘suck it up’

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A priest from Kilkenny in Ireland has told United and City fans to ‘suck it up’ while playing Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during mass.

Fr Tobin praised his parishioners for their ‘extraordinary’ efforts throughout coronavirus just before his final hymn for the day. 

He said: “These times have not been ordinary, they have been extraordinary. But you have also been extraordinary good, and for that I thank you.”

He then added: “And for all the people from Liverpool or who support Liverpool, we are going to have our final hymn for you this morning and let the Man Uniteds, and the Man Citys, and the Chelseas, and all the rest of them, suck this up.”

Then the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone blasted through the church speakers as he began his final prayers. 

Some fans – definitely not Mancs – have praised Fr Tobin actions and the footage has been shared on an Irish Liverpool fan social media page with huge support.

One fan wrote: “We are so lucky to have Fr Tobin. Every Parish could do with a priest like him.

“He really understands people and is loved by all the school kids.”

One wrote; ‘Not a football fan… but that was fantastic,’ while another said: ‘That was great he did that! Well done Fr Tobin.’

Whether you’re a Red or a Blue, this hurts…

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Broody mother goose takes 47 cute babies under her wing

This is so cute!

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We’ve all loved seeing little yellow goslings the past few months on the canal, but one man in Canada discovered a goose with quite a squad of babies with her.

Brace yourself for cuteness overload because this goose has got 47 little babies trailing behind her!

Mike Digout from Saskatoon in Canada spotted a goose when out on his walk on the Saskatchewan riverbank.

The first time he saw her she had 16 babies with her. He quickly snapped a photo of the unusual sighting and returned a few days later to find them again. 

Look how much my little goslings have grown in 18 days (May 31 – June 18). I am so proud of them. There are now 6 to 8 adults supervising them during the day, so the original pair I followed has lots of help.

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The next time Mike found her she had a total of 47 babies following her. 

Speaking to The Dodo, he said: “I was stunned that this mom had 16 babies, so I started going back every night looking for this mom and her goslings and every day it seemed like she had a bigger group.”

This type of behaviour is actually pretty common, it’s known as ‘gang brood’ and often occurs in areas where there are lots of nests. 

One patient mother looks after another’s babies like super nanny to give the other parents a well-needed day off. 

Mike added: “It was incredible how calm she was with so many goslings around. She seems like such a patient mom.”

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