Consumer goods giant Unilever, one of Tesco's main suppliers, is believed to have demanded a 10 per cent price rise because of the falling value of the pound against the dollar and euro. It halted deliveries to Tesco when the supermarket refused, meaning brands including Persil, Marmite, PG Tips, Knorr, Surf, Chicken Tonight and Flora are in short supply. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron blamed the government, saying: 'The chaos around Brexit is now hitting our supermarket shelves. This shows the government don't have a plan or even a clue.' Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis, who worked for Unilever for 27 years before taking on the top job with the retail giant, is understood to be taking a tough line with his former employers. The dispute comes after a survey by the Food and Drink Federation found that three-quarters of members have reported the cost of ingredients increasing, as well as falling profit margins.
'His hands were everywhere... he was like an octopus': FIVE women come forward to claim Donald Trump 'touched them inappropriately'
Three women have come forward and accused Donald Trump of touching them inappropriately. Jessica Leeds, a 74-year-old former businesswoman said she was 'assaulted' by Trump on a flight when she was 38. Rachel Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist when she says Trump kissed her on the mouth. A third woman, Mindy McGillivray, said he groped her 13 years ago.
Did Will Young quit Strictly because he feared he would lose? Furious BBC bosses 'SLASHED his pay cheque from £25,000 to just £5,000 after he walked out of show'
Will Young's Strictly pay cheque has reportedly been slashed since he departed the show on Tuesday. A show insider told The Sun that BBC bosses have taken his pay from a whopping £25,000 down to just £5,000 after he broke his contract as its claimed he only quit for fear he would not win. Shortly before the claims, the 37-year-old hitmaker broke his silence in a text to Radio Two presenter Chris Evans to say he was fine, after citing mysterious 'personal reasons' for his departure.
'I want a normal name, Mummy. You need to call me Steven.' The parents who REGRET giving their children trendy names like Jediah and Marnie
A survey last month found almost a fifth of parents end up regretting the name they give their child. As much as we strive towards an egalitarian society, there is no escaping the fact that a child is still often judged by his or her name - it is even thought to play a part in success later in life. Lindsey Briston, 27, a full-time mother, who lives Southampton, named her son Jediah (pictured on the left) while Sara Nash changed her mind over calling her daughter Marnie (on the right).
Would YOU let your friends see you naked? It's an idea that would horrify most of us. But it could be the key to loving your body
In posing for these photographs, the four friends (Left to right: Jude, 49, Jacqui, 48, Sharon, 55, and Pat, 60) break what many middle-aged women consider taboo: revealing their naked form in front of each other. What's more, their obvious ease and camaraderie suggests they have found the answer to combating the low self-esteem that affects so many women.
'You monsters! What have you done?!': Hilarious meme pokes fun at the Unilever-Tesco stand-off as the food you either love or hate is taken off the shelves!
Fear over the availability of Marmite has got people worried, after supermarket giant Tesco announced it would be in short supply. The retailer is locked in a row with supplier Unilever, which reportedly wanted to bring in a 10 per cent price increase because of the falling value of the pound. Tesco refused to cough up, leading to a very British stand off. This is what people on Twitter make of the whole debacle.
Algae and 'sex dust' for breakfast... and bee stings on her jowls: Why at 44 this picture is maddening proof that Gwynnie's bonkers regime DOES work
Gwyneth Paltrow, 44, spends a mind-boggling £14,000 a month on her looks and swears by all sorts of strange tonics and obscure foods on her much-mocked lifestyle website, Goop.com. The actress laces her morning smoothie with 'sex dust' - a £25-a-pot concoction of obscure herbs and plants, including cacao and maca. Meanwhile her thick, lustrous locks are given volume and shine by deep sea water.
Now cyclists endanger each other! Rider's risky overtaking causes almighty crash that sends her flying through the air on congested London superhighway
The dramatic clip shows a woman powering on the pedals to attempt a daring overtake on a London cycle-superhighway. But her risky manoeuvre backfires and she creates a painful pile-up. Commuter John Richardson captured the crash from multiple angles. His videos show the female cyclist smashing into another rider which launches her out of the saddle. The man she hits is also seen somersaulting off onto the concrete path, as other bikers are forced to slam on the brakes.
The cruellest betrayal: Three months after her death, Caroline Ahern's ex-husband has branded her a sex-mad, violent drunk
Just three months after her death, Mrs Merton (pictured on the left) star Caroline Aherne's ex-husband (pictured on the right) has branded her a sex mad, violent drunk in a savage book. Peter Hook, who was married to the comedian for three years, paints Caroline as a Jekyll and Hyde 'banshee'. No wonder her family say they'll never forgive him.
'I'm going to be dating her in 10 years': How Donald Trump made sleazy comment about girl aged TEN when she visited Trump Tower in ANOTHER video showing his off-camera comments towards women
In the 1992 Entertainment Tonight tape, Trump, who was 46 at the time, (left) allowed the girl (circled right) on to the escalator at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. As she rode up it with a group of others, he was caught on microphone boasting: 'I'm going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?'. The video, which was released by CBS News on Wednesday, is the latest in which the Republican presidential candidate has made questionable comments towards women.
One last look at her babies... then Mother bear leaves them forever: Heartbreaking moment parent leaves her cubs to fend for themselves
This is the heartbreaking moment a mother brown bear leaves her cubs to make their own way in the world by abandoning them in the Central Siberian Nature Reserve by the Yenisei River. The mother spends a last moment with her cubs before swimming off, without a backward glance, leaving the confused cubs to fend for themselves.
'Forget about Brangelina, this breakup is the saddest of 2016': Fans mourn the end of Selasi and Benjamina's flirty friendship as she is booted off Bake Off (and he says she's 'like a sister to me')
Great British Bake Off fans have been put through the ringer over the past few weeks.And things didn't get any easier for viewers of the BBC show on Wednesday night as fan favourite Benjamina Ebuehi was eliminated in the quarter final. While the popular baker's departure was heartbreaking enough, fans were also left mourning the end of Benjamina's friendship with tent hunk Selasi Gbormittah.
Gone with the wind! Nicole Kidman, 49, flashes her endless legs as slashed gothic gown billows at Lion premiere in London
She is used to the balmy climes of her native Australia and glitzy Los Angeles. So Nicole Kidman was no doubt stunned when she was met with the autumnal breeze descending on the capital as she arrived at the Lion premiere during the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday. The 49-year-old actress, who plays Sue Brierley, fell victim to the pesky British breeze as her sensational slashed velvet gown blew open and flashed her endless legs.
Final stage of 'The Punisher's' drug war: How Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is backed by 84 per cent of his citizens as he continues executing dealers and users on the street
More gruesome photographs of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on drugs have emerged, as the acid-tongued leader rides high in opinion polls and continues to dismiss international criticism. The photos show drug suspects packed inside police holding cells, a body dumped in a canal and a candle-lit vigil on a roadside in Manila, the country's capital. The drug war, Duterte's signature policy popular among Filipinos who elected him in May by a huge margin, has killed more than 3,600 people since June 30.
The young puritans: The teens who don't drink, smoke, swear, take drugs or condone sex before marriage - and think their OWN parents are a bad influence
Georgia Vasey, far right, 13, a straight A student from County Durham, likes to spend her evenings in her bedroom with a good book. She lives with mother Trudy, second from right, 37, a supermarket team leader who has always been much more of a wild child. Ryan Cowley, centre right, 16, from Amersham, Bucks, says the age-old competition to see who can get a girl into bed first has all but disappeared. His mum Angela, centre left, 47, a food safety manager, thinks he may yet rebel. Ella Collins-Godden, far left, 16, from Shoreham, Sussex, might be on the cusp of adulthood but has yet to experience alcohol. She lives with mother Sara, 45, a company owner, has a much more liberal attitude. A study last month found that Generation Z - teenagers born after 2000 - are the most socially conservative generation since World War II.
Revealed: Saddam Hussein built torture dungeon and execution chamber in heart of New York City opposite ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg's house
Saddam Hussein built a secret torture dungeon and execution chamber in the heart of New York City and even shipped the bodies of his victims out of the country using diplomatic immunity, insiders say. On taking control of Iraq in 1979, the dictator installed a 'detention room' in the basement of the country's Permanent Mission building in Manhattan's Upper East Side. There, sources told the NY Post, Iraqi civilians were held in detention, subjected to gruesome torture and even murdered - just across the road from Michael Bloomberg, who would later become the city's mayor.
Woman's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 REPLACEMENT starts smoking and sparking in her hand after company recall of handsets which explode when they overheat
Dee Decasa from Honolulu, Hawaii, was sent the handset by Galaxy after a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 in September. She had been using the replacement for one day when it began sparking and emitting smoke in her hand. Footage filmed inside the home she shares with her husband, Mel, showed the woman walking around with it in her hand, a cloud of smoke appearing around it (above). The next day it displayed the same burned screen as others which have exploded in users' hands (inset).
'Save your crocodile tears, Lily': Pop star Allen faces backlash after breaking down as she apologised to migrant in Calais Jungle 'on behalf of my country for what we've put you through'
Singer Lily Allen became emotional during a meeting at the camp in Calais with a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan (together, top right), who has risked his life trying to board UK-bound lorries. The teenager, who said his father lives in Birmingham, has been camped at the Jungle on the edge of the northern French port city for two months. But Allen's comments and visit led to her receiving a large amount of abuse online, with viewers claiming her apology was 'ridiculous' and that she was 'so annoying'. The singer later hit back by tweeting that she was only saying sorry to a 'helpless child for the part this country has played in contributing to his dire situation'. On Allen's visit (left and bottom right), she volunteered in a warehouse where donations come in which are then distributed to the estimated 10,000 migrants and refugees living at the camp.
Is this the world's HOTTEST maths teacher? Russian woman sends the internet into a frenzy after a classroom video of her goes viral
Oksana Neveselaya, from Minsk, Belarus, describes herself as a 'sensual' maths teacher and has won over hundreds of thousands of male followers after a video of her teaching went viral (inset). It is not known whether Oksana is aware of the furore surrounding her YouTube debut but if her social media accounts are anything to go by she isn't averse to receiving attention over her looks with each post notching up hundreds of likes and comments. However hopeful suitors may be disappointed as Oksana appears to have a significant other; a recent photograph on her Facebook page shows her grinning with a massive bouquet of flowers.
Can YOU spot something sinister in this picture? Image of a dark basement terrifies the internet - but the real fright is not what you think
A creepy photo showing a dark basement with a red circle is causing confusion on Imgur as people try to work out what is sinister about the picture. Users are invited to zoom in on the photo to find out what might be lurking within the red circle, but those with eagle eyes have figured out that the scariness is lurking somewhere else in the basement.
Daily workouts, a VERY clean diet, and at least 20 minutes of sun every day: Instagram 'teen idol' details her formula for achieving social media 'perfection' - and MILLIONS of fans
Alexis Ren, a 19-year-old bikini model from California, has more than 6.6 million followers on Instagram for her scantily-clad glamour shots and world travels. She was scouted at 13, was modelling internationally at 14 and first began going viral at 15 years old. In a new interview, Alexis claims that her incredible 34-22-34 body is the result of constant workouts and plenty of focus on her diet.
We are bemused! Prince Philip can't take his eyes off Grayson Perry as eccentric artist welcomes the Queen to the Royal Academy of Arts
Artist Grayson Perry certainly caught the eye of the Queen and Prince Philip as they enjoyed an event at the Royal Academy Of Arts on Tuesday evening. The cross-dressing ceramicist, who was dressed in a pink and red chiffon and silk dress, gave a speech as part of the event to honour five individuals who have made a national contribution to the visual arts or architecture.
'The crueller you are, the more macho you are': Spanish bull-fighting descends into 'torture' with villagers encouraging animals to charge at 4x4s before hurling objects at them
These are the shocking images that show how the proud tradition of Spanish bull-fighting has been reduced to the cruel torture of the animal in 4x4s. Villagers on motorbikes, horses and in off-road cars are seen chasing the bull across fields, encircle them and taunt them with spears and capes. They continue their cruel sport, known as 'encierros' or 'enclosings', until the creature can no longer stands - it collapses and its body is dumped by a tractor. Unlike the traditional bull-fight, carried out in purpose-built arenas in many Spanish towns and cities, the hunters remain at a safe distance rather than sparring with the animal using the traditional red cape. They hurl stones from a safe distance and stab the animals with sticks.
'What is Justin Bieber doing playing football at my old school?' Megastar drops in for a kickabout with London schoolchildren
Megastar Justin Bieber, 22, who is worth an estimated £165million, turned up at Highgate School in north London today to play football with some shocked pupils. The 22-year-old Canadian pop sensation was dressed in a pair of grey skinny jeans, a waterproof coat and orange trainers as he unexpectedly joined in with the PE session. His appearance sent many fans at the school into overdrive, with many shocked to see the four-times number one artist at the £20,000-a-year school. Rachel Kiki wrote: 'I'm screaming JUSTIN BIEBER just turned up + played football with all my mates. Why is he here and why did he want to play with us.' Another pupil wrote: 'Justin randomly showed up at a school in London to play football I want to die.' Sharing an image of the singer-songwriter walking onto the sports field holding a football alongside a PE teacher, one Twitter user wrote: 'Justin f****** Bieber playing football at Highgate.' Another pupil shared a short video clip of the megastar taking, and scoring, a penalty.
Sale Sudoku: In every row - vertical, horizontal and even diagonal - find the autumn bargains that coordinate perfectly
For this daywear outfit of blue shoes, red top, flowery kimono, earrings and black trousers - found in vertical row fourth from left - we saved a whopping £219.50. This elegant evening ensemble of earrings, beaded top, floral skirt, black shoes and clutch - found in vertical row three, right - came in with a saving of £168.50
Horrifying moment a shirtless jogger killed a father with a single punch on a Australian street - then continued on his morning run
Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a shirtless jogger knocked a father-of-seven unconscious in an alleged one-punch attack. The surveillance video shows the two men crossing paths on a South Brisbane street shortly before Timothy Lang, 48, (top right) was allegedly struck with a fatal blow to his head on Saturday morning. The dramatic scene shows the suspect storming off but appearing to return to the scene to confront the helpless man as he lay dying on the ground (left). Wayne Hearn, 38, (bottom right) has been charged over Mr Lang's death.
Had a ruff night? Hilarious photos of animals who look like they're suffering with hangovers from hell storm the web
Many of us are all-too familiar with the morning after the night before. Now a series of animal photos capture the physical and emotional symptoms of that pitiful state. Clockwise from top left: A hard-partying hound is snapped in shades; a baby elephant looks almost too comfortable resting head-first in the surf; a ring-tailed lemur encapsulates the struggle to open both eyes; a bear with a paw over his eyes looks how many of us feel; a fluffy cat is flopped over the loo in a very familiar end-of-night attitude; and an armadillo lies in the middle of the road quaffing beer in an extraordinary image.
The 'Stingray Queen': Naked model kisses and cuddles deadly stingrays - but they never attack 'because she is their leader'
Rava Ray, also known as the 'Stingray Queen,' (pictured) grew up on the small South Pacific Island Mo'orea and learnt to 'share the water' with sharks, whales, turtles and dolphins. The 27-year-old said the stingray is the marine animal 'dearest to her heart' and although she has been bitten, she has never been stabbed by their venomous barb. She often dives naked with the dangerous marine life and said there is something 'timeless and magic' about swimming nude. She shares her diving experiences in stunning pictures with her 42,000 Instagram followers.