Tesco and Asda slash price of chocolate Easter eggs – how to save whopping 50 percent

With Easter fast approaching, many will soon be tucking into chocolate treats. Tesco and Asda have huge offers available for those picking up last minute Easter eggs. The discount applies to big brand chocolate including Cadbury, Nestlé and Galaxy.

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Tesco and Asda have both announced price cuts to their chocolate eggs ahead of the Easter weekend.

Customers should only pick up the deal if they are already making an essential trip to the supermarket.

Those hoping to get their hands on discounted chocolate will be able to do so in stores and online.

Tesco

Tesco customers will be able to enjoy 50 percent off a range of medium eggs, cutting the cost from £1.50 to just 75p.

Full list of discounted eggs

Aero Medium Easter Egg

Kit Kat Chunky Milk Chocolate Egg

Rolo Medium Easter Egg

Smarties Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Creme Egg Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Mini Eggs Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Caramel Medium Egg

Tesco is also offering multi-buy offers on a number of other eggs in stores.

Asda

The supermarket chain is also offering a great deal for chocolate fans this easter.

A number of medium eggs have had their price knocked to just 75p.

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Full list of discounted eggs

Cadbury Mini Eggs Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Medium Easter Egg

Cadbury Creme Egg Medium Easter Egg

Maltesers Medium Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Chocolate Egg

Smarties Medium Easter Egg

Mars Milk Chocolate Medium Easter Egg And Chocolate Bar

Aero Bubbles Medium Egg

KitKat Chunky Milk Chocolate Medium Egg

A number of large eggs have also been listed at two for £7 helping those who have a lot to buy for.

The multibuy offer includes a whopping 31 items and covers many large and giant eggs.

The discount applies to most Cadbury large eggs, with Mini Eggs, Dairy Milk and Dairy Milk Peter Rabbit Toy making the cut.

Many Nestle giant Easter eggs are also on offer, including Yorkie Collection, Milkybar MixUps and Aero Milk Chocolate.

The deal also includes a number of large Asda Extra Special chocolate eggs as well as Galaxy treats and Thorntons Chocolate Bunnies.

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Kate Middleton ‘casts off regal elegance’ to copy Meghan Markle in public appearances

Kate Middleton joined the Royal Family when she married Prince William, 37, in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge has since been a full time working member of the Royal Family. An expert shared how the royal could have changed her public appearances to copy her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, 38.

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Kate has become a popular member of the Royal Family in her own right and will often delight fans in public appearances.

Although the Duchess will always deliver her point well she could be too reliant on certain speaking techniques, communications and body language expert Judi James said.

She told Express.co.uk: “Kate clearly has the natural ‘stardust’ factor that her husband lacks, but her speech-making style has previously been over-cautious.

“It is led by what looks like a strong desire to get it right and avoid mistakes.

“The likability factor has always been dominant, meaning her delivery has been very ‘royal ribbon-cutter’, i.e. the kind of formal speech style royals use when they’re launching a ship or opening a building.

“Recently though, Kate has appeared to be almost as keen to give her speeches the ‘wow’ factor as her husband.”

The mother-of-three has always been able to draw the crowds in but could be ready to shake up her style when making speeches.

This contrasts from a more cautious approach that may have been taken in the past, Judi suggested.

She added: “Kate’s first speech as Duchess of Cambridge made me angry because although she looked delightful her stilted, over-cautious delivery suggested she had been over-coached to the point where we weren’t being allowed to see anything of the real Kate.

“It looked mannered and choreographed, with too many regular pauses that were timed regardless of context.”

Royal speeches are watched by many so it is no surprise Kate would want to ensure she delivers her speech effectively.

In doing this, the Duchess has picked up some speaking techniques that mask her own personality.

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Judi continued: “Kate’s talk at St Andrew’s school was equally adept but again too dependent on the avoidance of mistakes.

“Instead of cue-notes to act as prompts she read from an A4 script that was pinned at one corner and her careful head rotations smacked of over-training again.

“Her natural charisma was so obvious it was a shame she hadn’t been allowed to make some ad-libs.”

However, these restrictions have changed over the years and were notably different during Kate and Prince William’s official tour of Pakistan last year.

Kate seemed confident and seemed to use techniques more similar to Meghan.

Judi said: “Kate’s speech in Pakistan last year did finally show signs of a casting off of regal elegance and perfection and some hints of the kind of more relaxed, congruent passion and a desire to create bonds with her audience that Meghan excels at.

“With no lectern and reading less from her notes, Kate appeared to be developing her individual style and potential as a speaker rather than focusing on being flawless.”

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Sainsbury’s offer vulnerable priority update: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland news

Sainsbury’s posted a letter from it’s CEO on Twitter this morning, to update customers. “We want to keep you updated on how we are continuing to support our elderly and vulnerable customers with their groceries online & the other things we’re doing to help the people in our communities that need it most,” it said.

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The letter said: “We’ve taken further steps to make sure customers have access to the food they need.

“Last week, we said we had offered 450,000 elderly and vulnerable customers priority booking to online delivery.

“We have since received the government database of all people in England who have registered with the government to say they need hep getting a food shop, and have identified a further 150,000 customers who we are contacting to offer a priority delivery slot.

“We are waiting for the databases for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and will contact vulnerable customers on those areas as soon as we are able.”

The letter revealed the supermarket will be lifting restrictions.

It said: “As stock levels are improving, we have lifted buying restrictions on thousands of products, and hope this will help.”

It added: “Some restrictions will still apply to our most popular products.”

Customers responded to the message on Twitter.

Many of them claim to still not be able to get delivery slots from the supermarket.

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One said: “My parents are over 85 years old, they can’t get a slot! I’ve tried phoning you but always get cut off!”

Another said: “I appreciate all you are doing but still can’t get a delivery slot even though you emailed me to say I had been identified as extremely high risk and vulnerable.”

However, another said: “My local store has coped really well in all of this. The staff have been fantastic.”

Sainsbury’s also offered an insight into whether families could buy Easter eggs during coronavirus limitations.

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Sainsbury’s Easter eggs will not be subject to restrictions, the company revealed. 

CEO Mike Coupe said: “We have removed limits from Easter eggs immediately as we know families often want to buy more than three and we have plenty of these in all stores and online.”

The notice went on: “”People have been queuing to get into our stores when they open in the mornings, but customers are now finding they can shop at any time of the day and feel confident in finding most of what they need.

“As stock continues to build, we have been reviewing whether we still need to limit the number of items people buy.

“I am pleased to tell you that we will start to remove limits from Sunday.

“Limits will remain in place on the most popular items which include UHT milk, pasta and tinned tomatoes.”

Yesterday, Asda delivery customers complained over a spate of deliveries being cancelled, including to key workers and vulnerable shoppers. 

Many claim the cancellations have been made due to payments not being taken, despite the fact they have cash in their accounts.

Many have also claimed they have not received any correspondence from Asda about these orders, and have had to login on online to find out their orders are cancelled.

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Martin Lewis on how to get a refund for a season ticket or the theatre after coronavirus

Martin Lewis’s website Money Saving Expert is regularly being updated with latest coronavirus advice. It’s a difficult time for all, and finances are often confusing at the best of times.

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What can you do if you had ticket to a sports event for the theatre?

Sporting events, the theatre, theme parks and concerts are all examples of events rendered impossible to do by coronavirus.

However, Britons will be pleased to learn it should generally be possible to get their cash back for these events.

Martin said on the site: “Many firms are struggling to cope, change policies, or even just get their staff settled in new ways to work – so be patient.

“And for those who can afford it, even if you’ve a right to a full refund for a ticket, travel or more, if the firm is in a struggling sector and asks if you’ll take vouchers instead, it’s worth considering.

“That may just be what stops that firm from collapsing and their staff from losing their jobs, which results in more money taken out of society and a vicious cycle.”

MoneySavingExpert.com has advised double checking the terms and conditions you bought the ticket under.

This could tell you more about what you are entitled to.

When it comes to season tickets bought by for football, clubs have differing policies.

Tickets for postponed games will generally be valid for when the match is rearranged. All London theatres are closed, and AGT theatres are offering full refunds for cancelled runs.

AGT theatres are: Lyceum Theatre (The Lion King), Apollo Victoria Theatre (Wicked), Savoy Theatre (9 to 5 the Musical), Piccadilly Theatre (Pretty Woman), Phoenix Theatre (Come From Away), Fortune Theatre (The Woman In Black; Austentatious), Duke of York’s Theatre (Blithe Spirit; The Doctor, from April), Harold Pinter Theatre (Uncle Vanya; The Watsons, from May), Playhouse Theatre (The Seagull; A Doll’s House, from June), Ambassadors Theatre (Baby Reindeer, from April; The Shark is Broken, from May) and Trafalgar Studios (On Blueberry Hill; Shook, from April; Angels of the North, from May).

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Delfont Mackintosh theatres are also giving full refunds for shows that are cancelled. This affects: Gielgud Theatre (The Upstart Crow; To Kill A Mockingbird, from May), Noel Coward Theatre (Dear Evan Hansen), Novello Theatre (Novello Theatre), Prince Edward Theatre (Mary Poppins), Prince of Wales Theatre (Book of Mormon), Sondheim Theatre (Les Miserables), Victoria Palace Theatre (Hamilton), Wyndhams Theatre (Leopoldstadt) and Her Majesty’s Theatre (Phantom of the Opera).

LW Theatres has said it will be in contact with customers about their options. “We’re contacting all our guests in order of performance date, so please bear with us,” the company said.

This affects: Adelphi Theatre (Waitress), Cambridge Theatre (Matilda), The Other Palace (Be More Chill) and the London Palladium (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, from July).

Lastly, Nimax Theatres said: “There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled.

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“If you have booked directly with Nimax Theatres for an affected performance, please be assured that we will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date or full refund, depending on your preference.”

This affects: Garrick Theatre (City of Angels), Apollo Theatre (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Duchess Theatre (The Play That Goes Wrong), Lyric Theatre (Thriller! Live), Vaudeville Theatre (Magic Goes Wrong) and Palace Theatre (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

The expert recently gave his advice to Britons concerned about their money.

Martin Lewis advised on whether Britons should take their money out of their bank account. 

Martin said: “Things are certainly safer in your bank than they are being held in your home, where any home insurance is protecting you, you usually get up to £1,000 in protection.”

There are protections in place for money in banks far higher than the £1,000 insurance pay out.

Martin went on: “Rules in the UK are simple.

“UK regulated savings accounts, which almost every single one that anybody’s heard of are, you are protected up to £85,000 per person, per financial institution.

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Horoscope: Astrology forecast by Russell Grant – what is the reading for your star sign?

ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)

You’re looking at new ways of earning some cash. A freelance work assignment could be the answer to your prayers. It’s going to be hard work but it will be lucrative. You’re bound to feel frustrated with anyone who tries to talk you out of it.

TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)

Be prepared as someone is about to stand in your way and they will try to stop you from carrying out your intentions. You might feel out of your depth if you take them on so instead you could get around them by being guarded about the information you give out.

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GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)

You and a partner seem to be talking a different language these days. One or both of you keeps misunderstanding what the other is saying. You might notice the same thing is happening in other relationships too.

CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)

Some people are running around like headless chickens. This will either amuse or annoy you. If you’re worried about a situation, turn to a Virgo friend who is good at creating order out of chaos. Comments or suggestions from an old friend will give you plenty of food for thought.

LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)

A difference of opinion could get out of hand. People are waiting for you to object to their ideas. If you aren’t in the mood for an argument, tread carefully. If you’re feeling mischievous, you might deliberately say the opposite to what they expect.

VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)

It will test your temper when people who should work together as a team seem to have no idea how to communicate with each other. A group event will be cancelled so you will take the driving seat and help sort everything out using technology.

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LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)

An investment venture is losing you money and this is starting to worry you. You’re wondering whether it is time to cut your losses. Take some professional advice. It might be possible to capitalise on other aspects of your finances and this will make you comfortable again.

SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)

You’re swamped with demands and there’s hardly a moment to call your own. Career responsibilities will interfere with your off-duty hours. You may have made plans to go out with friends but these will be cancelled to keep everyone healthy and safe.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)

A friend wants to make a good impression and that’s why they are bending over backwards to please you. You appreciate their efforts but what’s starting to worry you is how long this is going to last. Either their enthusiasm will wane or it will all get too much for you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)

You feel as if you’re being pulled in opposing directions. Your partner is demanding extra attention and social commitments have all been cancelled. Use online technology to manage your contacts and focus on staying healthy and safe.

AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)

Jobs you should be able to do with your eyes closed suddenly seem complex and complicated as you work at home. If you’re working to a deadline, this will take up a lot of your off-duty time. The harder you try, the worse it gets and you aren’t happy with the results.

PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)

Your partner is expecting you to be ready, willing and able to meet their romantic advances whenever they’re in the mood which is often. Of course you could give in to them whenever they demand but do you want to end the month feeling so drained.

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Meghan Markle flees Canada for LA after announcing new film role – how much will she earn?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have left Canada for good with their 10-month-old son, Archie Harrison, to resettle in Los Angeles, USA, amid the growing world pandemic of the coronavirus. This news comes only hours after Disney confirmed that the Duchess of Sussex has been cast in her first acting project after leaving the Royal Family.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was cast in a voice-over role in a new Disney film.

The Duchess of Sussex will narrate “Elephant,” which will be available on Disney Plus from April 3, but is she set to make big bucks from the film?

Disney confirmed the news on Thursday, and posted a new trailer for the film on Twitter.

A teaser of the film was shown alongside “Dolphin Reef,” which Natalie Portman is narrating.

The trailer didn’t show any clips of Markle’s narration, however, the narrator of the trailer shared a synopsis for the film.

“‘Elephant’ narrated by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, follows one family’s extraordinary 1,000-mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives,” the narrator said of the film.

Back in January, The Times reported that the Duchess had secured a voice-over deal but instead of payment, she accepted a donation to Elephants Without Borders.

So if reports are anything to go by, it suggests that Meghan won’t be making a penny from her first acting project, despite leaving the Royal Family to be “financially independent”.

However, this has not officially been confirmed by Disney or Buckingham Palace.

This exciting new role is Meghan’s first performance since she gave up her acting career to marry Prince Harry and join the Royal Family.

But once April 1 comes around, the couple will officially start their new lives out of the royal spotlight and find themselves in a new spotlight instead.

According to reports, once Meghan Markle settles down in LA she will be getting in touch with her agent to find her a role as a Hollywood superhero.

Meghan’s agent, Nick Collins, of Hollywood’s formidable Gersh Agency, has been busy fielding offers and a source told Mail Online: “He has said she wants her return to acting to be part of an ensemble cast in something like a superhero film.

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“He’s actively seeking such a movie for her. He’s saying she is available and open to the best offers.

“Meghan is planning a series of meetings in Hollywood. She has already done the voiceover for Disney and now word is out that she’s looking for a superhero film, as a voiceover or even on screen.

“She knows she can’t carry a film as an actress. People won’t be able to get past the fact she’s Meghan Markle. But she’s determined to act again and she thinks a big, ensemble film is the way to go… something that pays big but which doesn’t put her front and centre.

“Pretty much every A-list actress including Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence, and Halle Berry have starred in superhero movies. There used to be a certain stigma attached to Marvel films but now they are the biggest market in the world. That’s what Meghan wants.”

And as Prince Harry has infamously said: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”

News of the Duke and Duchess’s departure from Canada to LA has left many fans divided.

One Twitter user wrote: “Why would you leave Canada for LA? Surely if anywhere they should have come home to be close by in case something happens … I mean Prince Charles is 71.”

“Prince Harry’s dad has the virus and Meghan makes him go to LA? Out of order, I say. Surely this isn’t the time to think about making money but family?” another said.

But some royal fans looked at the news in a more positive light.

One wrote online: “I don’t know about you but I’m glad they’ve gone to LA! Hopefully, they’ll have their own TV Show ‘Keeping up with Meghan Markle and the Sussex’s’ or something.”

While another commented: “Meghan Markle is doing what she’s meant to now that she’s free from the royals. She’s getting a job and people are still moaning.”

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Supermarket delivery slots update – earliest home delivery available

Desperate Britons are attempting to get their hands on delivery slots from the UK’s major supermarkets. With the huge impact of coronavirus in the UK, what does this mean for hungry Britons needing to stock their fridge?

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Where can you get the earliest home delivery slots?

Sainsbury’s

Tragically, Sainsbury’s has announced it will not have enough slots to service all the elderly, disabled or vulnerable Britons contacting them. As these people have priority over the slots, there are no slots available for others.

The supermarket is urging those who can get to the shop to do so.

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Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe said: “We are working hard to increase our online capacity and we are adding more slots in every day. But it is not possible for us to create enough slots to meet the current level of demand.”

The supermarket boss urged members of the public to help elderly and vulnerable neighbours by shopping for them.

He said: “We are seeing communities come together to work on this issue.

“We know that many people who are able to come into a store to shop are also shopping for others who can’t access food online or get to a shop.

“We want to encourage and support this. If everyone who shops in store also shops for a person who is less able, it will go a long way towards getting food to everyone who needs it.”

Asda

Asda has sold out on online delivery slots up until April 14. Slots for the following weeks have yet to be released.

The supermarket is also urging those who can to come in to store and take up delivery slots others may need more.

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Tesco

Tesco’s next delivery slot is April 14. Like most other retailers is it asking those who are well to come into the store to leave delivery for the elderly, disabled and those more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

However, only existing online customers can currently use the service.

Waitrose

Waitrose is no longer offering delivery slot bookings.

However, if you have a slot already you may add to it.

Ocado

Ocado is only offering slots to existing customers. Even then, those customers are waiting in queues of up to 9,000 to just to log in.

For existing customers the slots are 11 days away.

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Marks and Spencer

M&S has teamed up with Deliveroo to offer groceries.

A range of around 60 products can be delivered to homes in 30 minutes, the store claims.

This includes M&S 100 percent Orange Juice Smooth 1L, M&S 12″ Stone Baked Cheese & Tomato Pizza, M&S 4 Pint Semi Skimmed Milk, M&S Super Seed Loaf 800g, and the M&S Chilli & Rice Meal.

Morrisons

Currently there are no available slots on the Morrisons website.

Express.co.uk spoke with vulnerable Britons who are desperate for a delivery. 

One such customer, 59, who suffers from Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD), brochitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and uses an electric wheelchair told Express.co.uk: “Rheumatoid arthritis has taken my knuckles so I can’t use my hands. I have nobody to help, no family, no friends. My next door neighbours are both 80 with bad illness themselves.

“I have rang 0800 328 1700 to get help from Sainsbury’s from 8am to 8pm for four days.

“I have also been looking online to put order in for then next day coming on but slots are full, this is everyday.”

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Row: Meghan and Harry should be ‘on front line’ like William and Kate as Charles falls ill

On their Instagram page Kate and William have used the link in their bio to link to a charity raising money amid the coronavirus crisis. The National Emergencies Trust is raising funds to help the most affected amid the outbreak.

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The couple also visited NHS 111 staff in the past week to show their support for the essential workers.

The wrote: “Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most.

“The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus.

“But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good.”

The pair were praised, with one writing: “So heartening that you are visiting our amazing NHS staff at this time.”

“Really great work from you two!! Thank you for bringing some light in these dark times,” another said.

One more wrote: “Very proud of you! Be safe.”

However, they weren’t without their criticism. One Instagram user wrote: “I love you all but seriously?! What are you doing?!

“Stay off the streets for crying out loud! Why are those people sitting right next to each other?!”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also used their Instagram account to bring attention to the coronavirus.

They praised medical staff from around the world, while also post the World Health Organisation guidelines for dealing with the illness.

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However, the pair were critised by some. One wrote: “You should be on the frontline like Wills and Kate not sitting give your snippets of sympathy for us poor peasants!!!!”

Another said: “We don’t need you telling us this. If you can’t find something actually helpful to do, please just stay quiet and enjoy your “private” lives, off the taxpayers’ bill.”

However, there was much praise for the couple also, with one fan penning: “We love you stay safe from the UK!”

Another said: “Thank you for the resources and good info! Keep up the good work and stay safe!”

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Prince Charles has coronavirus, it has been revealed. The Prince of Wales, 71, tested positive for COVID-19. 

Clarence House said he remains “in good health” and has been displaying “mild symptoms”, a spokesman added.

In a statement, Clarence House said: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus.

“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”

Twitter users have ask why Charles has a test for his mild symptoms while the kits are in short supply.

Radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “It is immoral and wrong for Prince Charles to have used a coronavirus test when he has only mild symptoms & they are scarce.”

Another user said: “I read that Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus at the exact time my mother, a nurse, gets back from a 12-hour night shift at her hospice. Nice the monarchy gets tested. But how about my mum? On the frontline, looking after our loved ones in their final hours.”

“The mild symptoms that Prince Charles has sounds similar to what many of us are experiencing. We, however, have self-isolated rather than use a test that should’ve been given first to frontline health staff not someone holed up in a castle. I don’t care, tired of the disparities,” another wrote.

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Lidl and Waitrose enforce extreme measures including queue marshals amid coronavirus rules

Lidl announced it will install checkout protection screens across all its UK stores. These plastic screens will sit between check out staff and customers.

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Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, commented: “The safety of our colleagues and customers continues to be a key priority for us, which is why all of our stores here in Great Britain will be fitted with protection screens at checkouts.

“We hope that this additional safeguard will help to provide extra reassurance for those both working and shopping in our stores.”

Waitrose is going much further, with “comprehensive measures”, including policing the number of shoppers in store and hiring marshals.

Waitrose said: “The store will limit number of customers allowed in at any one time, so that social distancing can be observed, and limits will be specific to each branch based on the number of tills.

“Marshals will help to manage queues outside shops and if necessary remind customers to respect the two metre social distancing rule.

“There will be signage and a coned area instructing customers to queue two metres apart outside shops.”

Like Lidl, Waitrose has put check out screens in place, and the stores will be reducing the number of checkouts.

Bérangère Michel, Partner & Executive Director, Customer Service John Lewis Partnership said; “The health of our Partners and customers has always been our number one priority and we fully support social distancing.

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“While these measures will dramatically change how people shop and interact with others in our stores for the moment – they are absolutely vital to ensure that our customers can shop safely and that our Partners are protected as they go above and beyond to serve shoppers in this time of crisis.”

Supermarkets have been responding to the crisis, which has been growing in scale over the past weeks.

Boris Johnson, in his statement last night, ordered Britons to rely on home delivery services as much as possible.

However, many UK grocers are at full capacity with their delivery systems, refusing new customers and not offering delivery slots until April.

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Sainsbury’s defied the Prime Minister by advising healthy Britons to shop in store.

Sainsbury’s said: “We are prioritising elderly and vulnerable customers for online delivery slots.

“If you consider yourself to be vulnerable and do not receive an email from us today, please visit our Groceries Online website tomorrow (Monday) for information on how to contact us.”

There are currently limited slots available, with a message on the Sainsbury’s website reading: “Because of high demand, we don’t have many delivery slots available right now.”

New customers are unable to register for Sainsbury’s home delivery.

Tesco does not have slots available to book until April 13, but slots after this date have yet to be released.

Morrisons website is temporarily disabled this morning.

Asda is fully booked for deliveries.

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Hot cross bun taste test 2020: The best Easter treats including Asda and Marks & Spencer

Easter treats are already available to buy in many stores across the country. With supermarkets bringing out new and classic flavours, Express.co.uk tested different brands to find the best treats. Here is a round up of the best hot cross buns – from original and fruity to chocolate filled options.

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In a taste test, Express.co.uk sampled various hot cross buns including original and alternative flavours released by supermarkets this year.

The products were judged on their taste, aroma, visual appeal and texture to find the best product this year.

Best hot cross bun 2020

ASDA Extra Special Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns – £1 for four

Securing the top spot was an Extra Special offering from Asda.

What set it apart from the others?

The baked treats were described as having a great taste and texture.

One judge called the product “amazing” and said they wanted to eat more.

Second place

Marks & Spencer Luxury Hot Cross Buns – £1.50 for four

The runner up was the luxury option from Marks & Spencer.

The buns were described by judges as the most visually appealing and “absolutely delicious”.

Third place

Aldi Specially Selected Hot Cross Buns – 99p for four

Coming in a close third was Aldi’s traditional hot cross buns.

The cheapest of the bunch, the discount supermarket buns are excellent value for money.

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Other contenders

Morrisons Mocha Hot Cross buns

Offering something different, Morrisons’ mocha hot cross buns proved a favourite among taste testers.

They were described as a “great alternative” for anyone wanting something a bit different.

Tesco Finest Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns – £1.50 for four

Just missing out on a top spot was this fruity offering from Tesco.

It was credited by judges as having a good amount of fruit in the bun.

Waitrose Sweet & Indulgent Chocolate & Cherry Hot Cross Buns – £1.69 for four

Hot cross bun fanatics wanting something different should look no further than the chocolate offering.

Mixing it up with a chocolate bun, the bake had a sweet cherry taste.

Jacksons Hot Cross Buns with Tea-Infused Fruits – £1.41 for four

The hot cross buns are infused with tea giving them a slight twist on the classic.

The bakes are proudly palm oil free and can be picked up in Waitrose stores.

Aldi Raspberry & Belgian white chocolate – £1.09 for four

As well as stocking traditional flavours, the supermarket has introduced a whole host of new alternative flavours.

The judges were drawn in by the Raspberry & Belgian white chocolate buns that were described as offering a “bit of luxury”.

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