Shop, get a blood test

Asda is offering blood tests at a store in York, following an agreement with the local NHS trust. The service will be available at Monks Cross from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with patients booking appointments with their GPs.

It's a record

The 2006 Tesco Great School Run has claimed an official entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest simultaneous walk or run. Some 242,000 children from schools took part in the event on 21 June.

Minimum wage plea

The ACS has urged the Low Pay Commission to consider the serious impact any further increases in the national minimum wage would have on the convenience sector.