12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink

Are you always throwing out food that’s gone off? In November it was claimed that new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That’s likely to be introduced later this year – but in the meantime we’ve 12 tips to help you stop throwing...

Three customer? You can get FREE cinema tickets, coffee, pizza and more via this free app

Free stuff. Unless it’s a cold or a bin bag full of half-eaten Jaffa Cakes, free stuff is awesome. And if you’re a Three customer, you can now use the mobile network’s new rewards app to get lots of it. The Wuntu app (‘Wun’, ‘tu’, Three, geddit?) is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download,...

To fly but NOT to serve. Is British Airways’ new M&S paid-for food service always this shambolic?

I want to like the UK institution that is British Airways but I fear its service is hitting turbulence, begging the question whether it’s worth paying its often higher prices over rivals such as Easyjet.  This is summed up by the seemingly chaotic implementation of its new, chargeable M&S food service on most short-haul flights, which in...

Why Asda was right to reinstate food bank collections

Its £3.50 ‘wonky veg’ box was a small victory in the ongoing war on waste – so what on earth was Asda thinking when it removed food bank collections from its stores? Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste programme last year brought into focus the huge food waste taking place across the country, with supermarkets AND consumers to...

Can an allotment cut the cost of fruit & veg?

Every year my very trusting friends leave their allotment plot in my hands when they go away...

Supermarkets in the UK should be made to donate leftover food

Supermarkets in France have been banned from throwing out food approaching its best-before date, it’s been reported over the last week. But wouldn’t it be great if UK supermarkets were made to do this, too? The new rules also prevent supermarkets in France from deliberately spoiling products to stop people eating them out of the shop’s bins,...

Can you top my 2p biscuits?

I’m taking a quick break from the hard-hitting world of personal finance to talk biscuits. While at my local Asda recently, I spotted a large stash of Decorate Your Own Christmas Tree biscuit packets (6 biscuits per packet), reduced from £3.50 each to 2p. MoneySaver that I am, I couldn’t resist picking one up. Well, five packets,...