- as if disgraced former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin didn't have enough to worry about, an ex-employee of scandal-hit RBS blows the whistle in The Sunday Times on the 'Biscuitgate' scandal
"I was given a hair net, a white paper coat... and, worst of all, a beard cover called a snood. I looked so totally ridiculous that any thoughts of incisive journalism left my head and I padded about the factory staring at biscuits and praying for the whole ordeal to be over. Nobody else in the factory was wearing a snood, but then, nobody in the factory was sporting a beard. I think any facially hirsute employee, when faced with the threat of the snood, soon decides that regular shaving is the better option"
- Comedian Dom Joly, visiting a biscuit factory for a TV series on UK manufacturing, reveals why bakery is the cleanest-shaven industry out there