While taking a break in ex-pat magnet Malta, one of our eagle eyed reporters thought she'd stumbled on a scoop when her guidebook said that the local supermarket was run by Tesco.
All thoughts of catacombs abandoned, she hot footed it to the nearest of three Nicholsons' outlets in pursuit of the latest addition to Tesco's international estate
The store boasted an outdated Tesco sign, and British brands on the shelves, which suggested it was time for Tesco to come clean about its secret Maltese outpost. Sadly, on return to GB, Tesco slipped the net, admitting it had supplied Nicholsons up until two years ago, but has had no contact since.