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Gillette's close shave

New Gillette Fusion ProGlide is a "significant advancement" in shaving performance and comfort versus the existing Gillette Fusion, according to brand owner P&G. It is said to "address every aspect of interaction with hair and skin while taking into account the different shaving habits of men". Features include a redesigned handle with ergonomic grip; a larger lubrastrip designed to move smoothly over skin; and a streamlined 'snowplow' comfort guard which helps maintain optimal blade contact. Gillette Fusion ProGlide is available in manual and power varieties; rrps are £9.99 and £12.99 respectively.

Hipp relaunches range

Hipp Organic is relaunching its entire baby food range with new recipes, an improved brand identity and fresh new pack design.

Nice and spicy

Ginsters has added a large spicy pork roll to its range, made with fresh British sausage meat, jalapenos and Cajun spices. A 25% extra-free offer supports the launch.

Wholemeal activity

Hovis Wholemeal is backed by a £3m TV campaign supported by its biggest-ever social media programme. Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton is fronting the activity.

Good food campaign

Lurpak is backed by a new cinema ad the next phase in its 'Good Food Deserves' campaign. In addition, new outdoor print advertising breaks on February 14.

Surprise, surprise

Ferrero is backing its Kinder Surprise range to the tune of £14m. Support includes TV advertising which kicks off on February 7 the brand's first TV ads in seven years.

Shaking up pancakes

Betty Crocker is gearing up for its biggest-ever Pancake Day on Tuesday March 8.

A real ray of sunshine

Tropicana is launching a multi-million pound

From diet to sugar free

Diet Irn Bru has changed its name to Irn-Bru sugar free and will be back on TV for the first time in five years.

Grab yourself some toffees

From a tiny sweet shop in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent during the 19th century, Edward Joseph Walker began making delicious toffee for a handful of local customers.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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