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Museum puts historic mill to good use

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings plans to mill its own flour with one of its exhibits, which it will then use to make bread.

Welcome to Cornucopia: investors sought for Britain’s first Cornish pasty museum

WMC Retail Partners, the company that plans to open the UK's first ever pasty museum, is looking for investors.

Hammersmith chef triumphs at Great Sausage Roll Off

Phil Harrison, head chef at The Angelsea Arms in Hammersmith, triumphed at The Great Sausage Roll Off 2016 with a pheasant and black pudding creation.

Brioche Pasquier launches Les Brioches Pain au Chocolat

French patisserie producer, Brioche Pasquier, has launched a new ready-to-eat treat.

Tate & Lyle on track for forecast profit

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, said it expected full-year reported adjusted pre-tax profit to be "modestly below" last year’s full-year figures.

Bakkavor delivers strong ebitda growth despite revenue slump

Food manufacturer, Bakkavor, has seen adjusted UK ebitda grow 10% from £112.9m to £124.1m for the 52 weeks to 26 December.

The 2016 FreeFrom Awards Shortlist

Celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all free-from foods, the 2016 shortlist is out now. British Baker picks out the bakery highlights.

Tower Bakery wins £10,000 in Dawn competition

Perthshire-based Tower Bakery has won £10,000 worth of bakery equipment, in a competition run by Dawn Foods, in conjunction with Mono Equipment.

New origin of Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, right? Wrong. Academic Dorian Gerhold has found new evidence to suggest otherwise.

Real Good Food acquires Chantilly for £1.75M

Frozen desserts supplier Chantilly Patisserie will be run as a trading division of Haydens Bakery, a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Good Food (RGF). 

Feel Free for Gluten Free launches in Morrisons

Food brand Feel Free For Gluten Free (FFFGF), is adding to its retail stockists with five new listings in Morrisons.

Welsh Hills secures Morrisons contract

South Wales-based Welsh Hills Bakery has secured a contract with supermarket giant Morrisons to supply its gluten- and dairy-free products. 

Cornelius to expand range

Cornelius Group, an independent European distributor of raw materials and ingredients, will expand its health and nutrition offer across Europe.

Charity baking event in Navenby

Pete Welbourne, former owner of Welbourne’s Bakery in Lincolnshire, is hosting Bread Make, Bake and Taste in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

British Rema launches Interchangeable Blender

British Rema Process Equipment, based in Sheffield, has introduced an Interchangeable Blender that allows bakers to blend products with different densities using a single piece of equipment.

Suzy Pelta launches Bake British range

Award-winning baking blogger Suzy Pelta has announced that she has launched a new range of home baking kits. 

Bread vital to nation’s future health, says Warburtons research

Bread has an important role to play in UK consumers’ micronutrient intake, said Warburtons, following recent research commissioned by the company.

Registration opens for National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 7-14 May.

United Biscuits’ new launches

United Biscuits (UB) will launch McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles, in what the company described as its “biggest new product development” for 2016.

Grocery market grows, with further success for discounters

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed the British grocery market returning to slow growth, after a disappointing Christmas period.

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Reducing reoffending with bread

The Freedom Bakery is a new Glasgow-based social enterprise that gives training and employment to recently released ex-offenders.

Bake Off star to join cruise line

Nancy Birtwhistle, a former winner of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off (GBBO), will join the Fred Olsen cruise line this summer.

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company brings back bara brith

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has collaborated with Welsh Brew Tea to produce the traditional Welsh sweet treat bara brith.

Roberts Bakery extends distribution reach

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has extended its customer reach, with a new deal to distribute from the Corby site of logistical firm Bibby Distribution.

Northern Irish baker dies aged 87

Paul McErlean of McErlean’s Bakeries, who has passed away aged 87, was one of Ireland’s top home bakers, and former chairman of the Ulster Home Bakers’ Association. 

Apprentice baker wins Scottish trophy

Nicola Reid of JB Christie Bakers in Airdrie has been announced as the winner of the 2015 James Allan Memorial Competition. 

Warrens Bakery launches The Great British Crisp Company

The Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery’s trade arm, Simply Cornish, has “refurbished” the Cornish Crisp Company, and it will now be known as The Great British Crisp Company (GBCC).

New Sandwich Thins from Warburtons

This week, Warburtons has added two variants to its Sandwich Thins range. 

Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

United Biscuits confirms national biscuit shortage

United Biscuits (UB), which owns the McVitie’s, Jacobs and Go Ahead brands, has admitted the flooding of its Carlisle factory has resulted in a nationwide shortage of its biscuits.

Crosstown to launch limited edition doughnut

Crosstown, the artisan doughnut producer, has teamed up with bakery and chocolate producer Pump Street Bakery to produce a limited edition chocolate doughnut.

New biscuit wrapper for UK market

Ulma Packaging, a designer and builder of packaging machinery, has introduced a new version of its Atlanta range of horizontal flow wrapping machines to the UK. 

Sunday trading laws to be relaxed?

Prime Minister David Cameron has revived plans to allow shops to open for longer on Sundays, despite opposition from MPs and trade unions. 

Subway opens second car dealership outlet

Sandwich retailer Subway has opened a store at Jennings Kia dealership in Stockton, Teesside.

No extra pay for Tesco bakers working anti-social hours

Tesco has confirmed it is cutting pay for certain staff who work on Sundays, Bank Holidays, late nights and overtime.

New British burrito offering

The Yorkshire pudding filled with slow-cooked beef is being called a British burrito by its gastropub inventor, Long Can Hall in Halifax.

New appointment for Bath Bakery

Bath Bakery has made a new appointment to its senior management team.

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RedBlack to launch new ordering software

RedBlack, the York-based software developer, has revealed it will launch new software aimed at improving ordering efficiency between bakeries and retail stores.

New London food-to-go bakery

Mighty Restaurants, which also owns Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, is to launch a new fast-casual concept called Bake! according to M&C Allegra Foodservice.

Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food open

Now in their fourth year, the Tiptree World Bread Awards are open for entries until 4 September.

A statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington Jackson, near Bannockburn Heritage Centre
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Greggs remembers Robert the Bruce

The new Greggs bakery in Dumfries has put up a plaque in-store, to mark the spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland.

Border Biscuits expands Mini Pack range

Border Biscuits, the Scottish Premium biscuit manufacturer, has added a Dark Chocolate Ginger variety to its Mini Pack range.

Ashers Baking Company appeal adjourned until May

Ashers Baking Company's appeal against its £500 fine for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has been adjourned, due to the intervention of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

easyjet’s first supermarket – easyfoodstore.com

The budget airline has launched a 25p supermarket in Park Royal, North London.

Morrisons extends Free From range

Supermarket chain Morrisons’ Free From range will include additional gluten-free core staples and on-the-go items.

Dawn Foods adds new flavours to Delifruit range

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has added two new natural flavour fillings to its Delifruit Fruit Fillings range.

Pecan Deluxe invests in new premises

Pecan Deluxe Candy, the European inclusions specialist, has invested in new premises and is celebrating new certifications.

New sponsor for British Pie Awards

Borough Market’s Roast restaurant in London has been announced as a sponsor for the British Pie Awards 2016.

New free business app to track allergens

A new app, MenuLab, designed for any business serving food to the public, is now available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, free of charge.

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