The rising prices are becoming more and more noticeable and are leaving their mark accordingly. In April, the strongest sales slump ever measured was recorded in the food trade. The trade assumes that people on low incomes can afford less.

In many shops there was not much going on in April. This is reported by the Federal Statistical Office. The rising prices seem to weigh heavily on people’s wallets.

The extent to which people in Germany have to save can be seen in the essentials: Supermarkets and other food retailers reported the sharpest drop in sales for April since records began in 1994.

The trade assumes that low-income people in particular will simply be able to shop less.

A regional train derailed near Burgrain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday. Some wagons are lying on their sides, four are dead and at least 30 are injured. How the accident happened is currently unclear. All important information in the news ticker from FOCUS Online.

Gunhilde Köhler is 74 years old, a pensioner from Baden-Württemberg and has now sued the federal government. The reason: the 300 euros energy flat rate that all employees get – but not pensioners.