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Prue Leith in the running to become The Great British Bake Off judge

Chef and author Prue Leith is a contender to replace Mary Berry as a judge for The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

EPP MD puts hygiene at top of agenda after Watchdog’s Asda exposé

European Process Plant’s (EPP) MD Steve Merritt has reacted to the BBC’s investigative programme Watchdog’s shaming of Asda over its unhygienic baskets by stating that washing machine production line Colussi Ermes is the answer to its problems.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode ten: The Final

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant takes us through series 7 with an expert eye... Who was crowned champion? Who made a right pavlova of it? Oh... AND SHE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT IT! 

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode seven: dessert

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's getting tense in the tent, but who will get their just desserts?

Will Bake Off survive the move? Stats say no

According to social media analysis, positivity about The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has plummeted 41% since the show announced it would leave the BBC.

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

‘Farewell to soggy bottoms’ - Mary Berry to leave Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry is to leave The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show's recently announced move to Channel 4.

Slice of cake sells for £1.5k

A slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, preserved since the 19th century, has been sold at auction for £1,500 by notable collector David Gainsborough Roberts.

From left: BBC Victorian Baker John Foster, Michele Shirlow from Food NI and Tim Andrew, Andrew Ingredients
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Irish baking workshop talks innovation

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

Bake Off to move to Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off is to move from the BBC to Channel 4 from the next series on, after producer of the show Love Productions signed a new three-year agreement with the broadcasting company.

Anger at changes to Sainsbury’s meal deal sandwiches

There has been a social media backlash after Sainsbury’s removed Taste the Difference options from its £3 meal deal. The range has been renamed On The Go, and still includes a drink, sandwich and snack.

BBC criticised over lack of Scottish presence for new Bake Off series

Scottish Bakers criticises The Great British Bake Off for lack of Scottish contestants.

‘Bake Off’ effect hits Manchester

Greater Manchester has seen a 27% rise in specialist bakeries since The Great British Bake Off series first aired in 2010, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Morrisons appoints the UK’s first ‘bake officer’

Supermarket giant Morrisons has appointed the UK’s first ‘bake officer’ in anticipation of the seventh series of the Great British Bake Off, which begins on BBC One from 24 August.

BBC seeks Northern Ireland’s best bakery

The BBC is searching for Northern Ireland’s best bakery for its Good Food Show, part of Bread and Baking, which is part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink.

Starbucks to trial recyclable coffee cups

Starbucks will begin testing a new kind of recyclable coffee cup as it looks to cut waste.

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Cinnamon Square to publish book

Rickmansworth bakery and café Cinnamon Square is to publish its first book, Cinnamon Square, A Measured Approach.

Brexit chaos? ‘Storm in a teacup,’ says David Smart

David Smart, director at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about the impact of Brexit on small businesses.

Squires Kitchen tutor leads team to Bake Off victory

The BBC’s quest to find the country’s best pastry chefs has come to an end after Mark Tilling and his team triumphed in the Bake Off: Crème de la Crème final.

Craft bread is ‘good value’ says CBA president

David Smart, president of the Craft Bakers Association, has given an impassioned defence of artisan bread on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Patisserie Holding’s Luke Johnson backs Brexit

The Vote Leave campaign group has published a list of 250 business leaders whom it says support Britain leaving the EU, including Luke Johnson, chairman of Patisserie Holdings.

GBBO threatens legal action

The producers of The Great British Bake Off have threatened a charity baking competition in Cardiff with legal action.

Allied Bakeries avoids strike disruption

A hot cross bun shortage has been avoided following successful talks between Allied Bakeries and union officials.

Eat Square agrees deal to keep name

Eat Square has won the right to continue using its name and produce square-shaped pies, as its legal battle with Square Pie has come to a conclusion.

Cake firm profits from BBC appearance

Sales have rocketed for Hampshire-based Odiham Cake Company after it appeared on BBC2’s The Millionaire’s Gift Guide.

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BBC Sussex visits Jengers Craft Bakery

As part of its ‘winter warm up’ tour around the county, BBC Sussex visited Jengers Craft Bakery in Billingshurst, West Sussex. 

John Swift has been inspired to create new breads by his time on Victorian Bakers
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Victorian Bakers show inspires participant to use old methods for new breads

The BBC TV history programme Victorian Bakers has inspired participating baker John Swift to create new breads from old ideas. 

Nadiya Hussain, this year's Great British Bake Off winner
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Bake-Off turns professional in new series

Professional pastry chefs are going to get their own show in a spin-off from The Great British Bake Off.

Northern Irish bakery sees sales surge

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has seen weekly like-for-like sales sustain a significant 60% uplift since January this year.

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Gerhard discusses last night's Great British Bake Off
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Gerhard’s Blog: Spanische Windtorte

Hot on the heels of last week’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) Baguette challenge came the news from Paris that it is actually very difficult to lay your hands on a genuine French baguette this summer. 

Birds in cancer charity cupcake fundraising

Birds of Derby has raised £2,500 for a charity appeal by selling cupcakes.

West Cornwall Pasty Co has revamped its estate and offer
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West Cornwall Pasty Co sees 6% LFL growth

The new owners of West Cornwall Pasty Co have seen like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 6% in the year since they took over, it has been revealed.

Bad Boys' Bakery set to grow

The Bad Boys’ Bakery is reportedly set to grow – after reducing the amount of reoffending for former Brixton Prison inmates.

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2 Sisters ‘beyond unreasonable’ on contract, says supplier

2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of setting terms which were “beyond unreasonable” by a supplier.

Gavin Darby:
premier foods chief executive reconsiders scheme
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Premier Foods backtracks on ‘pay and stay’ scheme

Premier Foods has promised to ‘simplify’ its controversial investment programme, after it hit the headlines last week. 

GBBO: a Kouign-what?

“I never thought I would care enough about it that I would cry over an éclair,” said an emotional Martha Collison...

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry:
GBBO returns tonight at 8pm, BBC 1
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Great British Bake Off returns amid drop in home baking

The Great British Bake Off hits TV screens tonight for a fifth series, but a new report has suggested the number of Brits who are baking at home is falling.

Great British Bake Off contestants are announced

Bake off fever has hit! The Great British Bake Off, the nation’s televised baking competition, will hit the screens from BBC One next Wednesday.

Giant tea cakes:
The costumes were created by the production company with the permission from Tunnocks
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Tunnock's predicts sales increase after games display

Scottish confectionery company Tunnock's has predicted an increase in sales of its teacakes, after the treat was aired on BBC One on Wednesday as dancers performed in giant teacake costumes.

Cut down on sugar
Sugary cakes
Expert advises to cut sugar and tackle obesity
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Government expert advises people to cut down on cake and confectionery

In a BBC breakfast interview this morning, Susan Jebb, a senior adviser in the government’s battle against obesity, warned people away from sources of sugar, such as cakes and biscuits. 

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