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Firefox allegedly held private files sent over Twitter for a week

Firefox users accessing Twitter may have had private messages stored longer than they thought due to a significant bug.In a blog post, the social networking giant explained that its platform stored private files inside of Firefox’s cache, saying:“We recently learned that the way Mozilla Firefox stores cached data may have resulted in non-public information being inadvertently stored in the browser’s cache. This means that if you accessed Twitter from a shared or public computer via Mozilla Firefox and took actions like downloading your Twitter data archive or sending or receiving media via Direct Message, this information may have been stored in the browser’s cache even after you logged out of Twitter.”
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While the bug does not affect those who accessed Twitter via Firefox from their own devices, those who did so on shared or public computers could have their files accessed by others even after logging out of the service.
Cached data
The files from Twitter that were stored in Firefox’s cache include files sent or received from direct messages, data archive files downloaded from a profile’s settings page and others.Thankfully though the bug’s impact is limited as Firefox automatically purges all of the cached data stored in its browser after seven days.However, you can also clear the cache manually by going to Tools, Options, Privacy & Security, Cookie and Site Data, Clear Data in the browser.Twitter has now fixed this bug in order to prevent its platform from caching non-public information and the company also said that the bug does not affect those using Chrome, Safari or other browsers.
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Onward is now available on Disney Plus: see how to watch the Pixar movie online

Whether you’re a fan of all Pixar movies (and have already devoured Disney Plus’s collection) or are looking for something to entertain the kids under lockdown, you can already stream the latest release from the iconic animation studio – here’s how to watch Onward online wherever you are right now.
Featuring voice-overs from Hollywood stars like Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Onward is the fantastical tale of two teenage elves, brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot. The duo come from a modern suburban world where technology has overtaken magic, but desperate to spend one last day with their father – who died before they could remember him – they adventure to find one last bit of magic and make their dream a reality.As a Pixar film, it’s now landed on Disney Plus in the US and Canada. But those wanting to watch Onward online have a number of options – allow us to explain how to stream the hit movie in full today.
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Apple’s latest acquisition should help Siri understand you better

Apple just acquired a company that specializes in processing natural language requests – and that should mean holding a conversation with the Siri assistant is going to get a lot easier in the future.The artificial intelligence startup is called Voysis, Bloomberg reports, and it was based in Dublin, Ireland. The outfit had been going since 2012 but will now be part of Apple.Apple itself didn’t have much to say about the deal, delivering the standard response to Bloomberg: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
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It’s not uncommon for Apple to pick up and absorb smaller tech firms – in November 2018 it got hold of a firm that worked on AI for smart home devices. In this case, it should have a direct impact on the apps that iPhone and Mac owners are using every day.
Okay Siri…
Voysis focused specifically on digital assistants inside shopping apps, so they could better respond to requests like “I need a new LED TV” and “my budget is $1,000”, for example. That tech was then sold on to other companies.Once Apple incorporates the AI processing into its own programs – with Siri presumably high on that list – you should be able to make requests and ask questions that are much more vague.With Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa continuing to improve and offer fierce competition for Siri, Apple knows that it can’t let its digital assistant get left behind. We might see some of these improvements in time for the HomePod 2.It’s actually Apple’s second acquisition in the space of a week: it also picked up popular weather app Dark Sky and promptly announced it would be shutting down the Android version of it.
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Best Lego sets 2020: the finest new builds, from Stranger Things to Batmobiles

Quarantine life is hard: you need a new project, but one that feels fun, achievable and satisfyingly nerdy. Enter the best Lego sets, which we’ve handily collected in one brick-tastic place.What’s great about the best new Lego sets is the sheer variety on offer, for all ages and ability levels. From pop culture tie-ins like The Upside Down from Strange Things to a new version of the International Space Station, we’ve rounded up builds for every price bracket.There’s even an app-controlled rally car for Top Gear fans with a sizable living room, or for the Manchester United fan with Premier League withdrawal symptoms, the superb new Old Trafford replica.We’ve concentrated on Lego’s newer sets, but there are also some fine sets from last year too in the form of the Lego AT-AP Walker and Tree House, which is one of Lego’s most eco-friendly sets so far thanks to the use of a sustainable polyethylene pieces. Time to clear the kitchen table and get cracking… 

Stranger Things has been a global phenomenon, and this set from Lego allows you to have a little bit of Hawkins and The Upside Down in one set. All your favorite characters are included here too, with a special demogorgon minifigure as well.This is one of the more creatives Lego sets we’ve seen in recent years, and it’s a must-have for any Stranger Things fan. Maybe setting this up can keep your nostalgia buzz going until Stranger Things season 4 lands.Buy the Lego The Upside Down set

James Bond’s most iconic car was the Aston Martin DB5, although it only appeared in eight films (including No Time To Die). You can make a Lego version of the car as it appears in Goldfinger, complete with all the tricks and gadgets.Sadly, there’s no James Bond minifigure here (as none officially exist, yet), but if you’re a fan of the books, films, or even video games, this is a nice exhibit for your home.

If you’ve been steadily building a NASA collection or just want to get a bit more galactic in your Lego aspirations, then this fine recreation of the International Space Station could be for you.A good-value set, the ISS has eight adjustable solar panels and a mini NASA space shuttle with two astronaut minifigures. It also comes with a display stand, so it can sit on your shelf as a fine background piece for your YouTube channel.

Well, crikey. Sometimes looking at a Lego set just does something to you inside, and this expensive set offers that experience. Based on Michael Keaton’s Batmobile in the 1989 Tim Burton movie, clearly this is a more of a collector’s piece than something you’d let your kids get toffee stains on. It’s a serious investment for a Lego set, but you can see the appeal. The stand enhances the collectors’ appeal, and inside the cockpit, you’ll find details accurate to the movie’s depiction of Batman’s iconic vehicle. You get three lovely minifigures, too: a very Nicholson-esque Joker, Bats and Vicki Vale.

Tired of watching Ole Gunnar Solskjaer painstakingly rebuild the Manchester United football team? It’s time to do some building yourself with this spectacular 1:600 replica model of the English Premier League team’s stadium.As you’d hope a set this expensive, there’s some serious attention to detail in this Lego Creator set. The Stretford End has been faithfully reproduced, while you also get statues of Sir Alex Ferguson, Matt Busby and the United Trinity (former players Best, Law and Charlton). With the old players’ tunnel included too, even non-Manchester United fans might be tempted to build it.

The Lego Technic Catamaran is a brilliant set that shows off exactly what the Technic line is intended to do: teach builders how complex machines work and let them explore how they function first-hand. Even though the resulting model is dominated by twin pontoons and the large sail, the Catamaran set is deceptively intricate, with a linked rudder to steer and two retractable ‘daggerboards’ that keep the craft stable in the wind. But best of all, the completed model even floats, allowing builders to see their catamaran set sail.

Lego’s Star Wars helmets are so new that they’re currently only available for pre-order, but they’ll be shipping very soon. Alongside the Stormtrooper model, you’ll also be able to buy Boba Fett and TIE Fighter Pilot helmets too.Part collectible, part display piece, the Stormtrooper Helmet has the signature menacing black eyes and white armor. It’s designed to be a challenging build for Star Wars fans who are 18 years old or over, but there’s no doubt it’s likely to be a hugely satisfying dark side project.Pre-order the Lego Stormtrooper Helmet

Now here’s a proper challenge for those who really miss the days of doing real rally track days – a fully-working model of the Stig’s rally car from the BBC’s Top Gear show.The build itself looks fun and challenging, but what’s particularly cool is the attention to detail in the accompanying app. There are pedals, gear changes and gyroscope-based steering, along with sound effects. Once you’ve mastered the controls, there are also racing challenges and real-time feedback on your driving.   

Iron Man has become one of the true icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you can now own a variety of his suits and his lab in Lego form. The Hall of Armor – which looks similar to how it appears in the Iron Man movies – is a great cheaper set if you’re looking for an Avengers themed choice.You’ll get a variety of different armors from the film alongside the lab where he stores them itself as well. The best part is you can design the lab yourself with the ability to stack the suit displays high or in a semi-circle.

Lego’s been making high-quality Star Wars merchandise for over two decades now, and it was so popular it kicked off both the trend of making themed Lego videogames and producing tie-in products based on popular franchises. There are dozens of sets you could pick up, but if you want something that’s only moderately challenging and not eye-wateringly expensive, consider this Clone Wars-era set. The two Kashyyyk-themed Clone minifigures have a swampy, worn color palette, which is a nice detail. You also get Chewbacca, too, and two battle droids for the wookiee to throw around. Sadly none of Chewbacca’s Kashyyyk-dwelling family members from the Star Wars Holiday Special, like Lumpy, make the cut. 

The Tree House set from Lego ideas is the kind of set you can play with but also leave lying around your house on a shelf, looking good. It’s a fairly big set, with different openable areas and levels, and comes with different sets of leaves that you can mix and match to fit the season.A highlight of the set is that the leaves are actually made from leaves – well, plant-based plastics – showing an admirable move on Lego’s part towards eco-friendly and sustainable materials.Buy the Lego Tree House
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Virgin’s cheapest broadband and TV deal just got even cheaper after a big price cut

While Virgin has both some of the fastest broadband deals and most detailed TV packages out there, it is rarely the cheapest option, usually rivalling both BT and Sky for price. However right now its cheapest plan is looking like a very strong option.That’s because Virgin’s Bigger Bundle has recently taken a drop in price, making Virigin’s cheapest broadband and TV deal even cheaper. Virgin claims it has brought the price down from £38 a month to £29.99…but if we’re honest, we don’t ever recall it being as high as that!Either way, this is an excellent price to be paying right now and is arguably the best of the bunch when it comes to broadband and TV deals. As well as the price drop, Virgin has also doubled the speeds, bringing it up to 108Mb.There is also 110 channels on offer, free weekend calls and the ability to pause and rewind TV. Sounds great right?! Well here’s the kicker. The UK’s strict lockdown means many broadband providers have stopped performing installations.While Virgin is the last one holding out when it comes to internet and TV, it is barely holding in. If you already have a Virgin line, you can simply install it yourself. If not…they will still come and install, it just may require some reorganising and detailed planning around social distancing.
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Sorry, the Virgin website states that these limited time offers are for new customers only. However, there’s no harm in trying to get a slice of the pie, so if you’re already a Virgin broadband customer we suggest you get in touch with customer services before trying to place an order. 
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Which supermarkets have food delivery slots available this weekend?

The number of available food delivery slots in the UK has increased in the last week. On Wednesday, Tesco announced it had made an extra 120,000 food delivery and click-and-collect slots available, taking its total food delivery capacity to around 780,000. The supermarket has promised it will add another 100,000 in the coming weeks. Yesterday, Sainsbury’s also released a statement announcing that by Easter it will have almost doubled its grocery delivery and click-and-collect slots in three weeks, taking its number of available food delivery and click-and-collect slots from 370,000 to 600,000 by Easter. “[We] will continue to add more capacity over the coming weeks,” said Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe. Online supermarket Ocado, Co-Op and Iceland claim to be making new food delivery slots available throughout the day as well. And if you can get through the online queue, Morrisons has increased its limit of three items per customers to four, so that customers can continue to donate to food banks. Despite this, demand for ordering food online remains extremely high. And with increased calls from the government to stay at home this weekend, booking a food delivery slot still won’t be easy. So which supermarkets have slots? And which other services are still running? Read on for our round-up of which food delivery services are delivering this weekend – plus our best tips for how to get a food delivery slot if you need one.
Food delivery: quick links
Grocery delivery
Amazon Fresh – grocery delivery to select citiesAmazon Pantry – order everyday food essentials with Prime deliveryAsda – no delivery slots availableCo-op – some new delivery slots during the day, restricted to 20 item limitIceland – some new delivery slots throughout the dayMorrisons – no new delivery slots availableOcado – some new delivery slots during the day for vulnerable customersSainsbury’s – some slots available, prioritising vulnerable customersTesco – some new delivery slots throughout the dayWaitrose – prioritising elderly or vulnerable customers
Recipe box and meal delivery
Allplants – plant-based meal delivery, cooked by chefsFeast Box – £20 off your first world food recipe boxMindful Chef – healthy recipe boxes with fresh ingredients for you to cookSimplyCook – Get a £3 trial recipe box to cook at home 
Pizza delivery
Domino’s – 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or morePizza Hut – get two medium pizzas and a classic side for £20Papa John’s – contact-free pizza delivery
Takeaway delivery
Deliveroo – takeaway delivery from top restaurantsJust Eat – takeaway delivery from local restaurantsUber Eats – takeaway delivery from your favourite restaurants
Alcohol delivery
Beer Hawk – free delivery on beer orders over £50The Bottle Shop – 5% off alcohol when you spend £30 with code: PUBSCLOSED5The Drink Shop – 20% off selected wine, beer and spiritsVinatis – up to 50% off select wines
How to get a food delivery slot
Most supermarkets are requesting that you visit stores in person, if you can, so they can prioritise food delivery slots for elderly or vulnerable customers. Some, such as Waitrose, have closed their websites to new customers to help them do this. Others, including Sainsbury’s, have been in touch with loyalty card holders who are aged over 70.If you’re a vulnerable person – or you know someone who is – you can register for support on the government’s website. Tesco is prioritising orders for people on the government’s vulnerable list, and will be in touch with anyone who is by email.Our best advice, if you need to order food online, is to keep checking the website of your local supermarket throughout the day. If you can sign up for an account, do: this will make it easier for you to find a delivery slot in future. And book your delivery slot first – once you have one, most supermarkets give you around an hour to place your order.Finally, if you can’t get hold of a grocery delivery slot, don’t forget that some meal delivery services are still operating too. Recipe box services like Mindful Chef deliver fresh ingredients to your door for you to cook, while meal delivery companies such as Allplants will drop off meals that have been cooked by their chefs. 
Morrisons’ £35 food box delivery
Two weeks ago Morrisons launched a food box delivery service that aimed to supply customers who can’t get to the shops with essential items. “A Morrisons Food Box could be a real help if you can’t currently get to a store to stock up on essentials,” says the site. “We will deliver a box of selected food and household items straight to your door.Unfortunately, Morrisons’ food box delivery service doesn’t currently have any available delivery slots. The company says it is “doing everything we can to increase capacity” – and we’ll let you know as soon as we find any new delivery slots.
When will more online grocery delivery slots become permanently available? No one knows for sure. However, the major supermarkets are working around the clock to speed up the supply chain, and while it currently looks like it’ll be mid-April before many new food delivery slots are opened up, we are seeing slots appear at supermarkets across the country throughout the day. We’re assessing the situation daily, and we’ll tell you which supermarkets are offering food delivery slots, as soon as we see them. 
Please remember to use all food delivery services responsibly. Only order what you need to preserve stocks for others who might be in need. 
Grocery delivery: our process
We signed up to all the major supermarkets below, and created a shopping basket full of popular goods. Every day, we compare five different locations – London, Leeds, Portsmouth, Manchester and Bath – to provide a sense of what stock is available in each area and whether delivery slots are currently offered. Here’s the latest on which supermarkets are offering online grocery delivery today…
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Tesco

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Tesco has expanded its food delivery and click-and-collect capacity to around 780,000 delivery slots. Our research has found a few Tesco home delivery slots popping up occasionally, but we’re not currently seeing any in the areas we’re testing. Tesco CEO Dave Lewis reached out to customers in a message two weeks ago: “We know that it’s difficult right now to get a delivery slot for online shopping. We are at full capacity for the next few weeks and we ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so, instead of shopping online, so that we can start to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.”Tesco has a decent selection of food items online, but getting hold of them at the moment can be tricky. Most brands are in stock, but eggs, hand soap and pasta are the exception, with some items sold out. According to Tesco, new food delivery slots are offered up as and when they’re available each day.
How to sign up for an account Enter a valid email address and password, and confirm whether you have a Clubcard or not. You’ll receive one automatically upon registering if you don’t. Fill in your personal details, including your phone number and UK Postcode. You can then select if you’d like to receive offers and vouchers from Tesco or not. 
Benefits and perksOnline shoppers can collect Clubcard points and Tesco has begun price matching Aldi on both its own-brand and branded products. A Delivery Saver pass is also available for regular customers, and comes with the added benefit of priority delivery slots during the busy Christmas and Easter periods. 
Coronavirus measures and policiesCustomers who shop online are encouraged to shop in-store where possible to help free up delivery slots for the elderly customers and those who are self-isolating. Due to increased demand, Tesco isn’t accepting any new Delivery Saver customers right now either. A restriction of only three items per customer on every product line is in place, and multi-buy promotions have also been removed.An 80 items limit is now in place for all online orders. 
Sainsbury’s

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Unless you’re already registered as a Sainsbury’s online customer, Sainsbury’s has paused all new online registrations. Update (04/04/20): Sainsbury’s will have almost doubled the amount of food delivery and click-and-collect slots on offer by Easter next week. The elderly and vulnerable are being prioritised, and we have seen an occasional free food delivery slots during our research, although currently there are none available in the areas we’re testing. In a message to customers, Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe has provided more insight into how the company is delivering to the elderly or vulnerable: “Many of you have written to me to tell me you are elderly or vulnerable and are struggling to book online delivery slots. We are doing our absolute best to offer online delivery slots to elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. These customers have priority over all slots.”Sainsbury’s revealed that their customer Careline has had “one year’s worth of contacts in two weeks”. Mike Coupe went on to add, “I apologise to our regular online customers, who I know are feeling very frustrated at not being able to book slots. Please bear with us and I hope you can understand why we feel the need to prioritise elderly and vulnerable customers at the moment.”How to sign up for an accountDue to the huge increase in online orders, new registrations have been paused for the time being. To sign up for a Sainsbury’s online account, enter your email address and fill in your details on the following page. Once you’ve finished, you can start shopping. Benefits and perksYou can collect and spend Nectar Points with each online food shop. A Delivery Pass is also available, which can help you save up to £156 per year.Coronavirus measures and policiesElderly customers and those deemed as vulnerable will be offered priority delivery slots.
Asda

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Asda will still let you register as new online customer, but online delivery slots are not available up until April 19. Click & Collect slots are also unavailable. Similar to Ocado, Asda has now implemented a queue system to deal with the high volumes of traffic its website is receiving. There’s no estimate as to where you are in the queue, though, or how long you’ll have to wait. Items such as pasta, hand soap and toilet roll are also in high demand. In an email to customers, Asda CEO Roger Burnley has shared some information regarding how the company is working to deliver online shopping: “We’re providing our drivers with hand sanitiser and gloves, and making as many online shopping slots available as we can. We’re encouraging those that are able to safely shop in person to do so – this allows us to deliver to the highly vunerable.”Roger Burnely went on to add “If you are self-isolating or have additional needs, please advise us in the ‘other information’ section when placing your order.”How to sign up for an accountRegistering is quick and easy with Asda (it says as much on its website), simply enter your email, a password and then enter your delivery postcode and you’re good to go. You can choose whether to receive exclusive offers and the latest info from Asda too if you’d like. Benefits and perksCompetitively priced and with a Delivery Pass available, Asda online shoppers can save up to £80 and £100 by choosing a 6-month or 12-month pass. Offers are clearly highlighted on the Asda website, so you’re never likely to miss a cracking deal. Coronavirus measures and policiesCustomers are limited to a three item maximum on all food, toiletries and cleaning products when ordering online.When placing an online delivery order, anyone who is self-isolating is advised to fill in the ‘Other information’ section to advise where their order should be left, i.e. on the doorstep.
Ocado

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Ocado is prioritising certain deliveries, including for customers identified as vulnerable, and says it has a “few slots for general release for the next 24 hours”. The online supermarket has seemingly ditched its queuing system in favour of a daily update that states whether or not delivery slots are available. Ocado has also brought order cut-off times forward, so customers are encouraged to complete their order in one session to avoid disappointment later. In an email to existing customers on 25 March, Ocado Retail CEO Melanie Smith has said that “no matter how hard we work, we will not have enough capacity to serve the unprecedented levels of demand”.She went on to say that “new delivery slots will be released every day for the coming week, as and when we have capacity”. It’s currently unclear whether Ocado is allowing new customers. If you do not have a delivery booked already, Ocado’s website notes that there is “limited availability over the next few days”.
How to sign up for an accountYou can sign up to Ocado using a Facebook and PayPal account, or simply fill in your details such as your email address and postcode to register.Tick the box if you’d like to opt out of Ocado’s offers, vouchers and gifts before you hit ‘Register’.Benefits and perks New customers can enjoy three months free delivery with Smart Pass, and Ocado also offers one-hour delivery windows. Coronavirus measures and policiesOcado had to temporarily suspend its service due to high demand, but is now its back online. Customers can only book one delivery slot every seven days to free up more slots for other customers.Some products are limited to one or two per order, and a small number of bulky items have been removed from sale to make more room in each delivery van. The company has shared how stockpiling has affected its service during the coronavirus outbreak.Anytime Smart Pass members who joined before 2020 will be placed in a temporary priority queue so they can book a delivery slot each week. Ocado will send an email and text message between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 to give members access to the queue. 
Morrisons

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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The Morrisons website has recovered after being down for a few days, but there are still no delivery slots available at this time. How to sign up for an accountTo sign up for a Morrisons online account, firstly enter your postcode to check if Morrisons deliver in your area. Once you’re given the all clear, enter your details and a password to register. You can also receive tailored offers, coupons and communications from Morrisons.Benefits and perksYou can use a Facebook account to sign in, and Morrisons Quick Shop fills your trolley with the top things you might be wanting to buy with a single click. A Delivery Pass is also available with regular choices for those looking to do their weekly shop online. Coronavirus measures and policies Orders must be finalised 48 hours before delivery. Morrisons are working on introducing a number of measures to help reduce the amount of substitutes and missing items that some customers are encountering with their online food shops:
Waitrose

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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Waitrose is still accepting new customer registrations – however, all delivery and click & collect slots are unfortunately unavailable right now. You can still amend or cancel existing orders, though. Update 04/04/20: Waitrose has updated its website to inform customers its supporting the vulnerable and elderly by giving them priority access to its home delivery and Click & Collect slots.It doesn’t look like many will open up in the near future either, as the brand isn’t confirming any new food delivery slots at the moment.
How to sign up for an accountSigning up to Waitrose is simple – just fill in your details, such as your address and contact number, then click ‘next’ and you can start shopping straight away.Benefits and perksWaitrose has a number of attractive introductory offers, including a £30 saving on your first three online grocery shops. The website also includes hundreds of recipes and lists the ingredients so you can quickly add them to your basket. Coronavirus measures and policiesThe company has paused its online voucher codes along with any offer incentives until further notice. Some products have are restricted for a limited time, with customers only allowed to buy a maximum of two packets of toilet roll and three of any specific grocery item. Entertainment products are also no longer available to order online for the foreseeable future. Substitutions for online orders cannot be returned to your driver if they have been handled, and drivers will not enter homes. All online deliveries will be bagged as well to make them easier to collect quickly.
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Tesco home delivery: how to get a food delivery or click-and-collect slot this weekend

Booking a Tesco home delivery slot isn’t easy at the moment, but it is possible. If you’ve been unsuccessfully trying for a while now, you’re not alone. Tesco has been inundated with demand for its food delivery service over the past few weeks as more shoppers stay home. With such a high volume of orders, Tesco is urging those who are able to shop in its physical stores, which have been overhauled with protective measures against the spread of COVID-19. That means if you’re not high risk, elderly, or self-isolating, you should still be heading down to your local store to pick up your groceries. However, if you do need a Tesco delivery, there are a number of ways to improve your chances of getting one. Here, we’ll be running through the best ways to try and get a grocery delivery from Tesco, as well as just how Tesco’s Click & Collect service works. 
How to get a Tesco home delivery slot
Tesco recently announced a vast expansion of its fleet of food delivery vans and drivers, following a hiring surge over the past week. That means there are now more Tesco food delivery slots available than ever before: 780,000, to be precise, up from 660,000 to weeks ago. That doesn’t mean it’s a free for all out there, though. Tesco is prioritising the elderly and vulnerable in its booking system, so if you have been deemed high risk, head over to Gov.uk to register yourself as a clinically vulnerable person. You’ll be asked for your NHS number – which you can find on any letter the NHS has sent you, or on a prescription – but you can still register if you don’t have it.Tesco is using the Government’s register to make sure its most vulnerable customers are prioritised, so if you fall into this category, the best way to increase your chances of booking a Tesco home delivery slot is to make sure you’re on the list. And if you’re self-isolating, your best bet is to keep trying. New Tesco home delivery slots are added throughout the day, so keep checking back regularly.
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How does Tesco click & collect work?
If you don’t qualify for prioritisation in Tesco’s home delivery service, you can still order your food through its click & collect service. Simply select your groceries with Tesco Online and select click & collect before you checkout. There are far more slots available for this service than home delivery, and it’s potentially safer than shopping in store right now, plus you won’t need to queue. 
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Virtual Grand National 2020: runners, betting, odds and how to watch live today

The Grand National is the biggest event on the UK horse racing calendar, but sadly Aintree won’t be its usual, vibrant self this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how to live stream the Virtual Grand National 2020 online or on TV and watch the digitised steeplechase from anywhere in the world.
Yes, as has been the case since 2017, a simulated virtual race is scheduled to run alongside the real-life contest – and not even Covid-19 can cancel a CGI-powered steeplechase!
In last year’s Virtual Grand National, Rathvinden triumphed, while eventual 2019 winner Tiger Roll came in second. The CGI-powered race was right on the money in 2018, though, when the Michael O’Leary-owned horse won both races in nearly identical circumstances.And while Tiger Roll won’t get a chance to seal a historic third consecutive Grand National this year – a feat not even Red Rum managed – he is the bookies favourite in the virtual race at 5/1. Any Second Now is also fancied with odds of 10/1, as are Burrows Saint (12/1) and Definitely Red (14/1). Still, with a 40-strong field of runners as usual, it’s safe to say that the Virtual Grand National stands to be every bit as unpredictable as the real thing.
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Those looking to enjoy their annual flutter and bet on the Virtual Grand National 2020 should know that all profits from this year’s event are being donated to NHS Charities Together – and as a result bookmakers are limiting bets to £10, either to win or each-way. In addition to the main race, ITV’s coverage – which is led by Nick Luck and features Alice Plunkett and Richard Pitman – will also include a special race of champions pitting some of the greatest National winners of all-time against each other. Now, let’s look at how to watch the Virtual Grand National this weekend.
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Watch the Virtual Grand National online from outside your country
This scenario is less likely than it used to be, for sure, but if you do happen to be away from the UK for whatever reason, don’t worry. You can still tune in to ITV’s coverage of the 2020 Virtual Grand National live from anywhere in the world.  The secret is to download and install a VPN , which will let you change your IP address to one in the UK and head over to ITV’s website or a streaming site like TVPlayer.com. Here’s how to watch a Virtual Grand National live stream using a VPN in three simple steps.
Virtual Grand National odds 2020 – runners and latest betting tips
As we’ve said, Tiger Roll is the current favourite to win the Virtual Grand National at 5/1.  Victory on a computer screen would be scant consolation for such a legendary horse, though – one who has been denied his chance at a record third consecutive Grand National victory. Times are more than complicated at the moment, but you have to feel for the 10-year-old Irish Thoroughbred and his trainer, Gordon Elliott. Any Second Now is also heavily fancied and looks decent value for an each-way bet at 10/1.There’s a full list of Virtual Grand National odds below to help you spend your £10 wisely in 2020, with each of the below bookies taking bets online:
BetwayPaddy PowerBetfair
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1 Tiger Roll, 5-12 Bristol De Mai, 20-13 Aso, 66-14 Elegant Escape, 20-15 Anibale Fly, 20-16 Top Ville Ben, 45-17 Beware The Bear, 33-18 Peregrine Run, 66-19 Jett, 50-110 Alpha Des Obeaux, 25-111 Total Recall, 40-112 The Storyteller, 40-113 Magic Of Light, 18-114 Talkischeap, 25-115 Yala Enki, 28-116 Ballyoptic, 25-117 Burrows Saint, 12-118 Definitly Red, 14-119 Sub Lieutenant, 33-120 Ok Corral, 25-121 Tout Est Permis, 80-122 Vintage Clouds, 33/123 Crievehill, 66-124 Lake View Lad, 50-125 Jury Duty, 40-126 Pleasant Company, 28-127 Acapella Bourgeois, 33-128 Shattered Love, 66-129 Any Second Now, 10-130 Potters Corner, 18-131 Dounikos, 50-132 Kildisart, 50-133 Death Duty, 50-134 Ramses De Teillee, 66-135 Valtor, 66-136 Saint Xavier, 66-137 Warriors Tale, 80-138 Double Shuffle, 100-139 Kimberlite Candy, 16-140 Walk In The Mill, 16-1

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Which supermarkets have food delivery slots available right now?

The number of available food delivery slots in the UK has increased in the last week. On Wednesday, Tesco announced it had made an extra 120,000 food delivery and click-and-collect slots available, taking its total food delivery capacity to around 780,000 – and the supermarket has promised it will add another 100,000 in the coming weeks. Yesterday, too, Sainsbury’s released a statement announcing that by Easter it will have almost doubled its grocery delivery and click-and-collect slots in three weeks, taking the number of available slots from 370,000 to 600,000 online food delivery and click-and-collect slots available by Easter. “[We] will continue to add more capacity over the coming weeks,” said Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe. Online supermarket Ocado, Co-Op and Iceland claim to be making new food delivery slots available throughout the day as well. And if you can get through the online queue, Morrisons has increased its limit of three items per customers to four, so that customers can continue to donate to food banks. Despite this, demand for ordering food online remains extremely high. And with increased calls from the government to stay at home this weekend, booking a food delivery slot still won’t be easy. So which supermarkets have slots? And which other services are still running? Read on for our round-up of which food delivery services are delivering this weekend – plus our best tips for how to get a food delivery slot if you need one.
Food delivery: quick links
Grocery delivery
Amazon Fresh – grocery delivery to select citiesAmazon Pantry – order everyday food essentials with Prime deliveryAsda – no delivery slots availableCo-op – some new delivery slots during the day, restricted to 20 item limitIceland – some new delivery slots throughout the dayMorrisons – no new delivery slots availableOcado – some new delivery slots during the day for vulnerable customersSainsbury’s – some slots available, prioritising vulnerable customersTesco – some new delivery slots throughout the dayWaitrose – prioritising elderly or vulnerable customers
Recipe box and meal delivery
Allplants – plant-based meal delivery, cooked by chefsFeast Box – £20 off your first world food recipe boxMindful Chef – healthy recipe boxes with fresh ingredients for you to cookSimplyCook – Get a £3 trial recipe box to cook at home 
Pizza delivery
Domino’s – 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or morePizza Hut – get two medium pizzas and a classic side for £20Papa John’s – contact-free pizza delivery
Takeaway delivery
Deliveroo – takeaway delivery from top restaurantsJust Eat – takeaway delivery from local restaurantsUber Eats – takeaway delivery from your favourite restaurants
Alcohol delivery
Beer Hawk – free delivery on beer orders over £50The Bottle Shop – 5% off alcohol when you spend £30 with code: PUBSCLOSED5The Drink Shop – 20% off selected wine, beer and spiritsVinatis – up to 50% off select wines
How to get a food delivery slot
Most supermarkets are requesting that you visit stores in person, if you can, so they can prioritise food delivery slots for elderly or vulnerable customers. Some, such as Waitrose, have closed their websites to new customers to help them do this. Others, including Sainsbury’s, have been in touch with loyalty card holders who are aged over 70.If you’re a vulnerable person – or you know someone who is – you can register for support on the government’s website. Tesco is prioritising orders for people on the government’s vulnerable list, and will be in touch with anyone who is by email.Our best advice, if you need to order food online, is to keep checking the website of your local supermarket throughout the day. If you can sign up for an account, do: this will make it easier for you to find a delivery slot in future. And book your delivery slot first – once you have one, most supermarkets give you around an hour to place your order.Finally, if you can’t get hold of a grocery delivery slot, don’t forget that some meal delivery services are still operating too. Recipe box services like Mindful Chef deliver fresh ingredients to your door for you to cook, while meal delivery companies such as Allplants will drop off meals that have been cooked by their chefs. 
Morrisons’ £35 food box delivery
Two weeks ago Morrisons launched a food box delivery service that aimed to supply customers who can’t get to the shops with essential items. “A Morrisons Food Box could be a real help if you can’t currently get to a store to stock up on essentials,” says the site. “We will deliver a box of selected food and household items straight to your door.Unfortunately, Morrisons’ food box delivery service doesn’t currently have any available delivery slots. The company says it is “doing everything we can to increase capacity” – and we’ll let you know as soon as we find any new delivery slots.
When will more online grocery delivery slots become permanently available? No one knows for sure. However, the major supermarkets are working around the clock to speed up the supply chain, and while it currently looks like it’ll be mid-April before many new food delivery slots are opened up, we are seeing slots appear at supermarkets across the country throughout the day. We’re assessing the situation daily, and we’ll tell you which supermarkets are offering food delivery slots, as soon as we see them. 
Please remember to use all food delivery services responsibly. Only order what you need to preserve stocks for others who might be in need. 
Grocery delivery: our process
We signed up to all the major supermarkets below, and created a shopping basket full of popular goods. Every day, we compare five different locations – London, Leeds, Portsmouth, Manchester and Bath – to provide a sense of what stock is available in each area and whether delivery slots are currently offered. Here’s the latest on which supermarkets are offering online grocery delivery today…
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Tesco

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Tesco has expanded its food delivery and click-and-collect capacity to around 780,000 delivery slots. Our research has found a few Tesco home delivery slots popping up occasionally, but we’re not currently seeing any in the areas we’re testing. Tesco CEO Dave Lewis reached out to customers in a message two weeks ago: “We know that it’s difficult right now to get a delivery slot for online shopping. We are at full capacity for the next few weeks and we ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so, instead of shopping online, so that we can start to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.”Tesco has a decent selection of food items online, but getting hold of them at the moment can be tricky. Most brands are in stock, but eggs, hand soap and pasta are the exception, with some items sold out. According to Tesco, new food delivery slots are offered up as and when they’re available each day.
How to sign up for an account Enter a valid email address and password, and confirm whether you have a Clubcard or not. You’ll receive one automatically upon registering if you don’t. Fill in your personal details, including your phone number and UK Postcode. You can then select if you’d like to receive offers and vouchers from Tesco or not. 
Benefits and perksOnline shoppers can collect Clubcard points and Tesco has begun price matching Aldi on both its own-brand and branded products. A Delivery Saver pass is also available for regular customers, and comes with the added benefit of priority delivery slots during the busy Christmas and Easter periods. 
Coronavirus measures and policiesCustomers who shop online are encouraged to shop in-store where possible to help free up delivery slots for the elderly customers and those who are self-isolating. Due to increased demand, Tesco isn’t accepting any new Delivery Saver customers right now either. A restriction of only three items per customer on every product line is in place, and multi-buy promotions have also been removed.An 80 items limit is now in place for all online orders. 
Sainsbury’s

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Unless you’re already registered as a Sainsbury’s online customer, Sainsbury’s has paused all new online registrations. Update (04/04/20): Sainsbury’s will have almost doubled the amount of food delivery and click-and-collect slots on offer by Easter next week. The elderly and vulnerable are being prioritised, and we have seen an occasional free food delivery slots during our research, although currently there are none available in the areas we’re testing. In a message to customers, Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe has provided more insight into how the company is delivering to the elderly or vulnerable: “Many of you have written to me to tell me you are elderly or vulnerable and are struggling to book online delivery slots. We are doing our absolute best to offer online delivery slots to elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. These customers have priority over all slots.”Sainsbury’s revealed that their customer Careline has had “one year’s worth of contacts in two weeks”. Mike Coupe went on to add, “I apologise to our regular online customers, who I know are feeling very frustrated at not being able to book slots. Please bear with us and I hope you can understand why we feel the need to prioritise elderly and vulnerable customers at the moment.”How to sign up for an accountDue to the huge increase in online orders, new registrations have been paused for the time being. To sign up for a Sainsbury’s online account, enter your email address and fill in your details on the following page. Once you’ve finished, you can start shopping. Benefits and perksYou can collect and spend Nectar Points with each online food shop. A Delivery Pass is also available, which can help you save up to £156 per year.Coronavirus measures and policiesElderly customers and those deemed as vulnerable will be offered priority delivery slots.
Asda

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Asda will still let you register as new online customer, but online delivery slots are not available up until April 19. Click & Collect slots are also unavailable. Similar to Ocado, Asda has now implemented a queue system to deal with the high volumes of traffic its website is receiving. There’s no estimate as to where you are in the queue, though, or how long you’ll have to wait. Items such as pasta, hand soap and toilet roll are also in high demand. In an email to customers, Asda CEO Roger Burnley has shared some information regarding how the company is working to deliver online shopping: “We’re providing our drivers with hand sanitiser and gloves, and making as many online shopping slots available as we can. We’re encouraging those that are able to safely shop in person to do so – this allows us to deliver to the highly vunerable.”Roger Burnely went on to add “If you are self-isolating or have additional needs, please advise us in the ‘other information’ section when placing your order.”How to sign up for an accountRegistering is quick and easy with Asda (it says as much on its website), simply enter your email, a password and then enter your delivery postcode and you’re good to go. You can choose whether to receive exclusive offers and the latest info from Asda too if you’d like. Benefits and perksCompetitively priced and with a Delivery Pass available, Asda online shoppers can save up to £80 and £100 by choosing a 6-month or 12-month pass. Offers are clearly highlighted on the Asda website, so you’re never likely to miss a cracking deal. Coronavirus measures and policiesCustomers are limited to a three item maximum on all food, toiletries and cleaning products when ordering online.When placing an online delivery order, anyone who is self-isolating is advised to fill in the ‘Other information’ section to advise where their order should be left, i.e. on the doorstep.
Ocado

Next delivery slot: none currently available – but new slots are added throughout the day (last updated 04/04/20)
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Update (04/04/20): Ocado is prioritising certain deliveries, including for customers identified as vulnerable, and says it has a “few slots for general release for the next 24 hours”. The online supermarket has seemingly ditched its queuing system in favour of a daily update that states whether or not delivery slots are available. Ocado has also brought order cut-off times forward, so customers are encouraged to complete their order in one session to avoid disappointment later. In an email to existing customers on 25 March, Ocado Retail CEO Melanie Smith has said that “no matter how hard we work, we will not have enough capacity to serve the unprecedented levels of demand”.She went on to say that “new delivery slots will be released every day for the coming week, as and when we have capacity”. It’s currently unclear whether Ocado is allowing new customers. If you do not have a delivery booked already, Ocado’s website notes that there is “limited availability over the next few days”.
How to sign up for an accountYou can sign up to Ocado using a Facebook and PayPal account, or simply fill in your details such as your email address and postcode to register.Tick the box if you’d like to opt out of Ocado’s offers, vouchers and gifts before you hit ‘Register’.Benefits and perks New customers can enjoy three months free delivery with Smart Pass, and Ocado also offers one-hour delivery windows. Coronavirus measures and policiesOcado had to temporarily suspend its service due to high demand, but is now its back online. Customers can only book one delivery slot every seven days to free up more slots for other customers.Some products are limited to one or two per order, and a small number of bulky items have been removed from sale to make more room in each delivery van. The company has shared how stockpiling has affected its service during the coronavirus outbreak.Anytime Smart Pass members who joined before 2020 will be placed in a temporary priority queue so they can book a delivery slot each week. Ocado will send an email and text message between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 to give members access to the queue. 
Morrisons

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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The Morrisons website has recovered after being down for a few days, but there are still no delivery slots available at this time. How to sign up for an accountTo sign up for a Morrisons online account, firstly enter your postcode to check if Morrisons deliver in your area. Once you’re given the all clear, enter your details and a password to register. You can also receive tailored offers, coupons and communications from Morrisons.Benefits and perksYou can use a Facebook account to sign in, and Morrisons Quick Shop fills your trolley with the top things you might be wanting to buy with a single click. A Delivery Pass is also available with regular choices for those looking to do their weekly shop online. Coronavirus measures and policies Orders must be finalised 48 hours before delivery. Morrisons are working on introducing a number of measures to help reduce the amount of substitutes and missing items that some customers are encountering with their online food shops:
Waitrose

Next delivery slot: none currently available (last updated 04/04/20)
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Waitrose is still accepting new customer registrations – however, all delivery and click & collect slots are unfortunately unavailable right now. You can still amend or cancel existing orders, though. Update 04/04/20: Waitrose has updated its website to inform customers its supporting the vulnerable and elderly by giving them priority access to its home delivery and Click & Collect slots.It doesn’t look like many will open up in the near future either, as the brand isn’t confirming any new food delivery slots at the moment.
How to sign up for an accountSigning up to Waitrose is simple – just fill in your details, such as your address and contact number, then click ‘next’ and you can start shopping straight away.Benefits and perksWaitrose has a number of attractive introductory offers, including a £30 saving on your first three online grocery shops. The website also includes hundreds of recipes and lists the ingredients so you can quickly add them to your basket. Coronavirus measures and policiesThe company has paused its online voucher codes along with any offer incentives until further notice. Some products have are restricted for a limited time, with customers only allowed to buy a maximum of two packets of toilet roll and three of any specific grocery item. Entertainment products are also no longer available to order online for the foreseeable future. Substitutions for online orders cannot be returned to your driver if they have been handled, and drivers will not enter homes. All online deliveries will be bagged as well to make them easier to collect quickly.
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Skype introduces video meetings with no sign-up needed for those wanting a Zoom alternative

Skype has brought in a new type of video call whereby no one has to sign up for an account to join the chat, in a similar convenient vein to Zoom – except in the case of Skype, not even the host needs to sign up for the service, or install anything.Skype describes the new Meet Now feature as a “hassle-free way to connect” with other folks that doesn’t require signing up to any account, or downloading any software. You can simply head over to a web page and start a meeting in a few clicks directly from there, inviting anyone you wish, who can then subsequently join just as easily.
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For those who do have the Skype client already installed, you can start the meeting from within the software if you prefer, and obviously easily invite your existing Skype contacts, or equally those who don’t have the program installed.The meeting link doesn’t expire, and the video call isn’t limited in terms of the functionality available. You get in-line chat and reactions, and the ability to blur the background (if you haven’t had time to tidy up your study at home before a meeting, for example). You can also share your screen for work or instructional purposes, and even record the call if you wish (recordings are stored for a period of 30 days).If you want to fire up a Meet Now session in your browser, head here, or in your Skype client, click the Meet Now button (next to New Chat) in the left-hand sidebar.
Zoom and gloom
As you’ve doubtless seen, Zoom has experienced a massive surge in user numbers due to the coronavirus lockdown, and folks staying – or working – from home taking advantage of how easy it is to set up meetings with the video conferencing service.However, this spike in usage has cast a harsh spotlight on Zoom’s security, with a lot of worries and question marks over how tight it may be, with various flaws in Mac and Windows security having recently been highlighted.For its part, Zoom has said it’s freezing any product development to focus on tightening up security, with a comprehensive review planned – and its entire engineering team will be working on this.To compound Zoom’s misery, however, it seems like the service’s infrastructure is groaning under the weight of all these new users too, as we have recently seen outages in Europe and the US.So Zoom is struggling to juggle a lot of balls in terms of maintaining service right now, perhaps while applying updates as per the engineering team’s instructions, and it seems that Skype wants to capitalize on this by trying to tempt users away from its rival with a similarly easy-to-use and convenient video call offering.
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