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Waitrose & John Lewis giving out free Coffee and Tea to Police Officers!
Waitrose and John Lewis are offering free coffees and other hot drinks to on-duty police officers amid a rise in shoplifting.
The drinks are aimed at encouraging a police presence in order to make thieves “think twice” about stealing goods, said the head of security at the John Lewis Partnership, which owns the John Lewis and Waitrose brands.
Nicki Juniper said: “Retailers across the board are seeing a rise in crime. This isn’t driven by a need to put food on the table, but rather professional shoplifters stealing for greed over need.”
Staff have also reported an increase in aggression from shoppers since the pandemic, according to the retailer.
It is hoped that free coffee will increase chances of a visible policing presence near stores as “even just having a police car parked outside can make people think twice about shoplifting”, Juniper said.
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Newcastle steak restaurant announces free lunch for NHS workers
Gaucho will today be offering a free lunch to celebrate the NHS’s 75th anniversary.
The premium steak restaurant in Newcastle has announced that they will be hosting a free lunch for NHS workers.
Gaucho Newcastle, which is located on Market Street in the city centre, will be honouring the hard-working NHS staff by offering a free lunch to them today, to celebrate the NHS’s 75th anniversary.
The Argentinian restaurant will also be lighting up their restaurant in blue, as part of the NHS anniversary celebrations.
Gaucho’s across the UK will be inviting NHS workers to dine in their restaurants for free on Wednesday, July 5, including in their Newcastle location.
The free lunch will be from a special set menu, which will feature ceviche starters, carbon-neutral steaks and decadent desserts, showcasing regeneratively farmed British beef and other ethically sourced ingredients.
This is not the first time that Gaucho have supported NHS workers, as during the pandemic they provided 1,000 meals per week to them, and hosted a special gala named Gala NHS Dinner of Appreciation as a way to say thank you for their hard work during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Gaucho and M Restaurants, CEO and Founder, Martin Williams said: “At Gaucho, we are delighted to celebrate NHS workers with this gesture. Restaurants, when at their best, are an integral part of the community and we are proud to support our amazing NHS heroes and hope other restaurants will follow suit to do the same.”
NHS workers can enjoy a free lunch courtesy of Gaucho today, from 12pm until 6.30pm. To redeem the offer, simply present your NHS ID badge upon arrival.
National Cinema Day: This is how movie-lovers can see top films for £3 this weekend
This weekend, more than 600 cinemas across the UK will offer discounted tickets to celebrate National Cinema Day!
The day itself, which is used to celebrate the experience of watching films on the big screen, has allowed companies to find a reason to drop the cost of tickets significantly.
National Cinema Day 2022 will take place on Saturday, September 3.
The majority of major cinema companies across the nation will be taking part in the day with chains such as Cineworld, Odeon, and Vue getting involved. Small and independent cinemas will also be taking part in the festivities.
Regardless of the film being shown, the format or time, all tickets cost £3 throughout the day. Participating cinemas may, however, charge an additional fee for particular premium screenings or other elements of the experience such as 3D screenings.
Film fans will be able to watch blockbusters such as Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick and Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train as well as top kids franchises such as Minions: The Rise of Gru or DC League of Super-Pets.
Some cinemas, such as Sunderland’s Empire Cinema will also be showing a special 40th anniversary screening of E.T while top films this year such as Elvis and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Full screening information can be found on your local cinema’s websites!
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