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What do you call one of these where you come from – a neep, a turnip, a swede or a rutabaga?

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It’s most famous in Scotland as an indispensable part of the main meal at a Burns Supper – haggis, neeps and tatties (potatoes). But it’s the cause of much confusion when it comes to the different names people give it in different places.

In most parts of Scotland it’s a turnip. In much of the rest of the UK it’s called a swede – and the word “turnip” is used for the smaller, white vegetable with a purple top.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 24 January 2015
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When Asda colleague Adam Patel walked into work a few minutes before his shift to buy a drink he thought it’d be like any other day – but then boxing superstar Amir Khan asked him for a little help!

Within the hour Adam had become a social media celebrity after Amir tweeted the picture he took of him in our Bolton store to his 1.5 million followers!

The tweet generated loads of attention – and Adam even found himself in news stories on Mail Online and The Sun.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015
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Sue Wellborn and her partner Nick Fogg

An Asda colleague who underwent serious brain surgery has donated her long blonde hair to a charity for children suffering hair loss.

Sue Wellborn, who works at our Thurmaston superstore near Leicester, donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust and raised nearly £750 for our cancer charity Tickled Pink after a sponsored head shave.

Sue, who’s worked for Asda for eight and a half years, shaved off her flowing hair just days before undergoing a major operation.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015
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Alice Findlay's waterproof cosmetic bag

A creative customer has found an ingenious use for her bag for life – turning it into a stylish cosmetics bag.

Alice Findlay was challenged by a friend to make a waterproof cosmetics pouch to use inside her not-so-dry rucksack.

Alice, a 55-year-old emergency medical consultant, was struggling to find some waterproof material when she stumbled across a couple of our bags for life in her corridor.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015
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Our Butcher’s Selection Chicken in a Bag is just the thing if you fancy a roast dinner but don’t have the time to cook it from scratch. It’s been hugely popular since we launched it in 2013 – and we’re delighted it’s just been named Product of the Year in the food category.

Chicken in a bag

The winners of Product of the Year are voted for by a panel of over 10,175 consumers carried out by TNS – these are just some of the comments from them:

“Simple to follow instructions resulting in a tasty, nutritious, easily-managed meal”

“Easy to cook, no fuss, no mess.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015