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A supermarket has been forced to scrap a discount deal on prosecco after shoppers rushed to buy bottles for £2.63 each.

Customers who combined three Sainsbury's deals were able to take advantage of the bargain on the grocer's highly-rated Taste the Difference fizz, which had been on offer at £7.50 a bottle.

Sainsbury's offered a further 25% off for those who bought six bottles, and a third deal in the form of a voucher code gave new online shoppers £18 off if they spent more than £60, bringing the overall price per bottle down to £2.63.


European airline passengers should be allowed to print baggage labels at home to reduce queues at airport which may be targeted by terrorists, according to a trade association representing the aviation industry.

Tony Tyler, director-general of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), also called for enhanced security screening to end the need for trusted travellers to take their jackets and shoes off and remove laptops from their carry on bags.

A number of airlines already allow their customers to print their own luggage labels on some routes, such as Swiss, KLM and Air France.


Nine people have been rescued from a life raft after their yacht caught fire.

The Coastguard was alerted to the sailing boat in distress south west of Shetland on Thursday morning.

They broadcast a mayday call and the yacht crew were picked up by a support vessel in the area.


Only 13% of clergy are under 40, the Church of England has revealed.

New figures show that a quarter of ministers are over 60.

A church official told The Guardian that the institution must to do more to improve diversity among its ranks.


Mainstream schools in England find it difficult to support children with special needs and disabilities, according to a new report.

Headteachers have said that town hall cuts and delays to assessments made it hard for schools to cope with the 1.1 million pupils in question.

The BBC said a survey of 1,100 school leaders found they were also concerned by changes to the curriculum becoming less inclusive for children with special education needs or disabilities (SEND).


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