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Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Daily: March 20

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Nayha Tandon
Supermarket giant Tesco uses wrong breed of cow in milk adverts
Supermarket giant Tesco has been forced to take down a national advertising campaign after it used the wrong breed of cow in one of its adverts for milk. The poster was designed in order to advertise that a four-pint bottle of milk will cost only £1, but illustrated pictures of a type of cow used solely for meat. The poster led to Twitter users pointing out the mistake to the supermarket via the social-networking site. The mistake was initially pointed out by farmers, who spotted that the cattle on the poster were Hereford cross cows – which are not farmed for milk and instead for beef production. A spokeswoman for Tesco has said the adverts were being replaced.

Dame Vera Lynn releases new album mark 70th anniversary of D-Day
The Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn, is to release a new album in June. The new collection of her work will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The 40-track album Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection will include wartime classics as well as previously unreleased material found by her daughter, Virginia. Dame Vera, who celebrates her 97th birthday today, is the oldest recording artist to top the album charts - defeating competition from the Arctic Monkeys in 2009 when she reached the number one spot. During the Second World War, she travelled thousands of miles to entertain the troops, and even visited the 'Forgotten' Fourteenth Army, whose hard work in the Burma campaign were often overlooked. In 1959, she was awarded an OBE, and was made a Dame in 1975.

The nation's favourite smells
Fresh sea air, baking and fish and chips are Britain's favourite smell, a study has revealed. The poll which consisted of 2,000 people found the great outdoors seemed to be the favourite of smells. Other favourite scents included freshly-cut flowers, wood smoke, forests, as well as roses, lavender and honeysuckle. The study carried out by AirWick air fresheners revealed that a variety of foods also featured in the list including lemon, chocolate, cherries and coconut. In terms of associating smells with people, results highlighted that 38 per cent of people said their partner had a very distinct and recognisable scent, whilst a fifth related particular scents with their parents. Other favourite scents included the interior of a newly-bought car, cigars, babies and a freshly-cleaned house.

The jacket that speeds up your running
A sports jacket which can make you run faster has been designed. The Glowfaster jacket can sync with a runner's smartphone and then use lights to specify whether they are running at the right pace. The lights can also flash in time to the music the runner is listening to, in order for them to keep up their pace, remain motivated and warn vehicles of their presence. Simon Weatherall, an ex marine, came up with the idea of the Glowfaster jacket, which has been designed by Joanna Kent - who produced clothes for Abercrombie and Fitch. The first prototype of the jacket was home-made with lights stuck onto it using Velcro and sticky tape. The garment now has lighting strips which runners can remove using a zip so they can update them or add different colours. Runners will be able to buy the jacket for £99, which is waterproof, windproof and breathable. Mr Weatherall, who fought in the Iraq war, said he will donate 10 per cent of the profits to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Teenager snaps a Royal selfie
The heir to the throne smiled for the camera when a teenager was brave enough to grab a royal selfie yesterday. The 17-year-old, Joseph Wilson, was amongst a group of residents in Yalding, Kent, who met the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. The royals visited the village after it had been badly hit by the floods last December. Surprisingly Prince Charles, 65, agreed to snap asked by Joseph who was dared to take the gamble by his friends. Joseph who was invited because he rescued several people in his canoe during the floods, said: "I just asked Prince Charles for a selfie and he let me. "He took it very well and ¬chuckled to himself."I took the photo and he started laughing. He was cool with it." The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted kindly yesterday as they arrived in the High Street of Yalding.

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