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Tesco superstore evacuated as man dies

A Tesco superstore had to be evacuated after a man died after he collapsed in the changing rooms.

The Tesco in Coleshill Road was evacuated Credit: BPM Media

Shoppers were told to exit the store in Hodge Hill, Birmingham, on Sunday 5 March, at around 4.15pm.

Paramedics and police were called, and the man in his 30s was taken to hospital, but he could not be saved.

West Midlands Police said the death of the man was not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

It's not yet clear how the man died.

Tesco has issued a statement:

We are deeply saddened to confirm that a customer passed away in our Hodge Hill store yesterday evening. We’d like to offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

– Tesco spokesperson

New Tesco voice says it will be 'strange' to hear himself when shopping

The new voice of Tesco's self-service checkouts has said it will be 'strange' to hear his own voice when doing his own shopping.

Andy Turvey from Cheltenham has replaced the female voice which used to help checkout users in Tesco stores.


Tesco to run cookery courses for children

Children getting cooking lessons at Tesco Credit: ITV News Central

A supermarket has set up a series of cookery courses to run throughout August after research showed a quarter of children had never made a sandwich and three quarters had never cooked pasta or boiled an egg*.

The courses are run jointly by The Children's Food Trust and Tesco and will take place in the following Midland stores

East Midlands:

  • Ashby De La Zouch Extra
  • Chesterfield Extra
  • Clay Cross Extra
  • Long Eaton Extra

West Midlands:

  • Bedworth Extra
  • Telford Extra
  • West Bromwich Extra

Linda Cregan, CEO of the Children's Food Trust said:

An important part of the Eat Happy Project is learning how and what to cook for a healthy balanced diet, a crucial life skill.

Helping children grow confidence in the kitchen and learn more about healthy eating is a something we've been doing for seven years through our national network of 5000 school and community based cooking clubs.

The courses are aimed at children aged between five and 13 years old.

*The research was carried out by the Future Foundation on 7.500 children aged 7-14


  1. Chris Halpin

Shopping centre transformation puts hundreds back to work - full report

Peter Croxford is one of 98 long-term unemployed people to be employed at a new Tesco store in Stourbridge.

The 63-year-old was made redundant last year after 40 years in the car industry but is now training as a fishmonger with the supermarket chain after joining through Tesco's regeneration partnership scheme, which aims to get unemployed people back into work.

The store opens on October 31 and will be employing 350 people in total. Chris Halpin reports.

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