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Healthy eating on a budget 'one of biggest challenges'

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has called healthy eating on a budget "one of the biggest challenges of our times" after it found more than a third of people in the UK are struggling to eat healthily due to high food prices.

Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the BHF, said:

With the increasing cost of a weekly shopping basket it's a real concern that despite people's best intentions they're struggling to eat healthily.

But there are ways you can make healthy home-cooking more affordable, so that the rising price of your food shop doesn't need to come at a cost to your heart health.

More than a third in UK 'priced out of healthy food'

More than a third of people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat healthily due to high food prices, a charity has warned.

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Nearly 40% of people questioned admitted they have to sacrifice healthiness for cost when it comes to groceries. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests that two thirds of people in the UK would like to eat more healthily, but 42% said they cannot because it is too expensive.

Soaring food prices have seen grocery bills rise almost twice as fast as rent in the last five years, the BHF said, leaving nearly 40% of people admitting they have to sacrifice healthiness for cost when it comes to groceries.

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Sir Alex 'backed decision to sack Moyes'

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson personally selected David Moyes as his successor. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Sir Alex Ferguson backed the decision to sack David Moyes and will have a key role in the choosing of his replacement, according to reports.

According to the Times, Sir Alex Ferguson supported the move to axe the former Everton boss, despite personally choosing him as his successor a year earlier.

The newspaper also reports that the club's legendary manager will again be involved in the selection of the new manager - with Real Madrid manager and former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti thought to be among the names on the top of United's wishlist.

Ryan Giggs, who now leads the side on an interim basis, will not be considered for the role full time due to a lack of management experience, it is believed.

Read: David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

Roy Keane: Moyes should have been given more time

Former Manchester United player Roy Keane has said he thinks David Moyes should have been given more time.

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane. Credit: ITV Sport

Speaking to ITV Sport, he said: "He certainly had a hard start when he took the job. I think the chief executive didn't get the deals done that he wanted. There was a lot of negativity. He had a slow start and no momentum.

"I think it is a shame, I think he should have been given more time. I think some of the players at Man United should be ashamed of themselves, I think they have really let him down."

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PM: As a Villa fan I'll save advice for Moyes' successor

Asked if he had any advice for the person who takes over from David Moyes at Manchester United, David Cameron said he would save the advice as a fan of Aston Villa who had had a "ropey season".

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Pool

The Prime Minister said: "As an Aston Villa fan, we've had a bit of a ropey season, so I think I'll save the advice on football management - a subject about which I know precious little."

Alleged 'Chosen One' flag selling for thousands on eBay

A banner that read 'The Chosen One' which hung from the Stretford End at Old Trafford has apparently gone up for sale on eBay, attracting bids worth thousands of pounds.

The apparent seller is named as shaunolar who has a 100% positive feedback rating, but it is yet to be confirmed as the genuine Moyes banner.

More: 'Chosen One' banner could go to Football Museum

The eBay page where the apparent flag is up for sale. Credit: Screengrab/eBay

After David Moyes' departure, Stretford End Flags asked fans on Twitter: "Where now for the Chosen One banner Farewell gift to Moyes? Ebay? Or donate to the @FootballMuseum".

More: David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

United 'could not afford' to give Moyes more time

Manchester United's debt pile and wage bill meant they "could not afford" to give David Moyes more time to succeed Alex Ferguson as manager, analyst Louise Cooper has said.

Cooper stated that under Moyes, all the main revenue streams had been put under pressure by the failure of the team to make an impact on the pitch.

"Clearly Nike and other sponsors are paying for one of the best and most recognised football brands in the world - not one that cannot even make the Champions League," she said.

Manchester United's debt pile couldn't be solved with David Moyes at the helm says analyst. Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke/EMPICS

With United labouring under the weight of vast debts, which were reported as £389.2 million in June 2013, failure to qualify for the Champions League will cost an estimated £25 million extra.

"The debt levels are so large, the Glazers cannot afford to let him stay. And the staff costs are also so large and predominantly fixed that he had to go," she said.

Read more: David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

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