MANY Brits will enjoy a relaxing Monday off as a result of today's bank holiday - but that doesn't mean avoiding a trip to the shops.Here's what you need to know about each supermarket's opening times - and deals - for Britain’s next bank holiday.Tesco's supermarkets were open as normal on Saturday and Sunday, with reduced hours on the bank holiday Monday.As a general guide, Express stores will be open as normal on the bank holiday Monday, with most larger stores open between 9am-6pm.Some of these bigger stores may open their doors at 8am, with others extending their hours to 8pm.But opening times on the Monday will vary between stores, so customers are advised to check the supermarket's store locator ahead of the weekend.Asda supermarkets in England and Wales will have reduced opening hours on the Monday, with business as usual for Scottish stores.Have a look at the Asda store locator.Bank holiday offers include selected BBQ meat at 3 for £10, stone … [Read more...] about Bank holiday supermarket opening times for August 2017 – all of Monday’s opening hours from Tesco to Lidl
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THE spring bank holiday is a welcome treat for most Brits, who get to enjoy an extra day off work.If you are planning on hosting friends, make sure you’re up to date with your local supermarket’s opening times - here is what you need to know so you're not caught short...Tesco Metro stores and superstores will be open today (Monday May 29) which means that you'll be able to shop from 9am to 6pm (with variations from shop-to-shop).And don't worry if you need to grab some last minute snacks or bottle of wine, Tesco Express stores will be open as usual.Closing times can vary from store to store, so it's always important to check your local branch.You can do this using the store finder on their website.This tool lets input your postcode to select the nearest stores to your location.And you may want to stock up on those BBQ essentials - it's meant to be a scorcher this weekend.The final summer bank holiday takes place on the last Monday in August – this … [Read more...] about Tesco spring bank holiday opening hours 2017 – what are the May bank holiday Monday supermarket opening times?
CHRISTMAS and New Year have passed, and the festive season is drawing to a close.But whether you need to replenish your stocks after overdoing it on the yuletide treats, or still have one last bash to host, yet another trip to the supermarket could be in order.It can get a little confusing keeping up with all the opening times around the holidays, but don’t panic – we have all the information you need to know right here.Tesco closed all of its supermarkets on Christmas Day.However, their Large supermarkets were open again on Boxing Day from 6am until 7pm and smaller express stores will open from 8am until 10pm.Normal trading resumed up until New Year's Eve, when supermarkets opened from 6am to 7pm and express stores from 7am to 10pm.On New Year's Day most Tesco stores operated normal Sunday opening hours (11am to 5pm), with normal times resuming on January 2.If you are unsure of your local store’s opening times, you … [Read more...] about New Year’s and bank holiday opening hours for Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl
TODAY'S bank holiday will be a chance to catch up on some DIY or go off in search of some flat pack furniture bargains.If you're in need of some home improvement, these are Ikea's opening times for Britain’s next bank holiday – on Monday, August 28.It's a mixed bag when it comes to the bank holiday Monday - with some Ikea stores having reduced opening hours, and other having EXTENDED ones.The Milton Keynes store, for example, will be open from 10am-8pm - instead of its normal hours of 10am-9pm.While the Coventry store has extended its hours to 9am-8pm, instead of its usual 10am-8pm, to give shoppers extra time to browse on their day off.And the Wembley, North London, store will be open from 10am-10pm as usual.Check your closest Ikea's times on the store locator here.Enjoy today as we don't get a break until December 25 – aka Christmas Day.This is followed by the Boxing Day bank holiday on December 26, and New Year’s Day on January 1.The other big … [Read more...] about Ikea August bank holiday opening times 2017 – what are the store’s Monday opening hours?
WITH the chance to film in the world’s most glamorous locations, is it any wonder that Daniel Craig agreed to reprise his role as Bond for a fifth movie?The 49-year-old actor confirmed yesterday that he’ll play the world’s most famous spy for a fifth and final time.So to help you holiday like a secret agent, we’ve put together a list of the most exotic destinations from his movies so far – and our best guess as where he’s headed next.Craig’s four Bond flicks have seen the film star jet set all over the globe, shooting explosive scenes in everywhere from Japan to Peru and Italy.The lucky actor has travelled to dozens of countries visiting icy mountaintops, arid deserts and everything in between.Casino Royale set the bar high in 2006 with shooting in the Bahamas, Venice and the Czech Republic – and the destinations only got more exotic from there.In Spectre, Craig’s latest outing, Bond travelled from the snow-covered peaks of Solden … [Read more...] about The exotic holiday locations featured in Daniel Craig’s Bond films so far – and where he might be heading next
When Cyprus in June 2012 came to the EU to ask for a bailout, Brussels decided that this time round things should be different. No simple bailout like in Greece, Ireland or Portugal, but something that would put more of a burden on those who had been responsible for the financial mess: the banks. With European taxpayers increasingly worried about paying for southern Europe, Brussels made a stand. Cyprus got its helping hand - but with severe conditions. The troika of EU, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided for a bail-in, i.e. investors had to shoulder part of the bill. In return for 10 billion euros ($13.6 billion) to be paid out unil 2016, the troika demanded the winding up of the country's second-largest bank Laiki and a haircut on deposits over 100,000 euros in its largest lender, Bank of Cyprus. To compensate for their losses, the investors got shares. What few people seemed to have realized though was that this meant that the majority of … [Read more...] about Russia’s rich dominate Cyprus’ largest bank
The people of Milwaukee are proud of their city. They enjoy its proximity to Lake Michigan, an abundance of parks and high-class restaurants. But the financial crisis has hit the Wisconsin city hard. Thousands of houses have been foreclosed, their owners evicted because they could no longer repay their loans. For the people in the Sherman Park neighborhood, the crisis is a nightmare that's turned the area around their homes into a wasteland. A shop named "Milk and Honey" is located on 51st Street, but the fact is there hasn't been anything sweet or creamy about this part of the city since the beginning of the financial crisis. "I feel like I need to leave," said Dolly Turnbull, who has lived in Sherman Park for 31 years. "But I can't because that's exactly what's going to make it fall apart." Widespread disrepair Giaimo said Deutsche Bank is partly responsible for the state of homes in Sherman Park Drug dealers have moved into some of the rundown properties. Many streets … [Read more...] about US group pressures Deutsche Bank to maintain rundown properties
Halting what some observers had considered an embarrassing back-and-forth over Postbank's fate, Deutsche Post CEO Klaus Zumwinkel on Thursday announced the decision to go ahead with the initial public offering of 49.9 percent of the company on June 21. He also said Deutsche Bank will remain as one of the global advisors of the share sale. "Outside of the initial public offering there will be no sale of the Postbank, partial or otherwise to domestic or foreign investors. Nor will large stakes be given to financial institutions and other strategic investors," Zumwinkel said. Deutsche Bank reportedly wanted to buy Deutsche Post's retailing banking operations for around €6 billion, encouraged by the German government, in the hopes of transforming itself into a national banking champion. The government is Deutsche Post's largest shareholder, controlling 62 percent of the postal services and logistics group. The possible takeover of Postbank had rattled investors who saw a conflict of … [Read more...] about Postbank Sticks with IPO, Rules out Sale to Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank will shut down or merge 188 of its branches across Germany during 2017, the Frankfurt-based institute said on Sunday. According to a list published on the bank's website, North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany's most populous state - will be the most affected, with 51 branches set to be eliminated over the next year. Berlin is set to lose 43 branches, 26 of them part of Berliner Bank, Deutsche Bank's sister company. Even Frankfurt won't be spared: the home of Deutsche Bank will see five branches close. Deutsche Bank currently has 723 branches in Germany. The institution emphasized on its website that many of these branches will be merged into "larger, significantly more powerful locations." Ongoing austerity measures Deutsche Bank has implemented austerity measures amid struggles on the global market , with a stock market value of less than $20 billion (18 billion euros) and plunging share prices. Christian Sewing, the executive in charge of private customers, told the … [Read more...] about Germany’s Deutsche Bank to close nearly 200 branches
Researchers from two US-based security firms say a new style of automated hacking may be responsible for the loss of $78 million (62 million euros) across three continents in the past year. The computer security firm, McAfee, and Guardian Analytics, which specializes in protecting banks, have analyzed computers seized from hacker gangs. Using existing malicious software such as Zeus and SpyEye, the gangs logged on to the computers of banking clients in Europe, Latin America and the United States. But the new variations of the software are said to automate the transfer of funds to accounts held by accomplices. Craig Priess, vice president of Guardian Analytics, says this is "the beginning of a new technique." Way out front The researchers found that the hackers were now able to circumvent two-factor authentication systems - like chip and PIN verification - and that they had also launched attacks directed at a bank's servers. "They are taking online hacking to the next level," … [Read more...] about Online banking hackers ‘a step ahead of us’