Bogoffer of the Week is the 'buy one, get an agonising drawn-out death free' promotion unofficially being run at the Northampton outpost of Waitrose.

The Barron family was delighted last week to find one of nature's deadliest predators lurking in a bunch of Mexican red grapes bought from the store. The black widow spider, scampered playfully into view when nine-year-old Harriet plunged her hand into the family fruit bowl. Fortunately the adventurous arachnid proved susceptible to the good old

paper-and-cup routine.

Meanwhile, Waitrose has denied rumours that a band of travelling mariachi was recently found in a bag of Doritos by a Nuneaton pensioner.