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Casting call for female bakers

London-based production company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) films are looking for female bakers to feature in a new TV advertising campaign.

Industry cyclists raise £90k for GroceryAid

A Warburtons-sponsored three-day cycle ride from London to Paris in support of GroceryAid has raised more than £90,000 for the charity.

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.

Phone app designed to ‘fight war on food waste’

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

Asian bakery delivers sweet success for new £1.2m Costcutter

An Asian bakery has helped a Costcutter forecourt boost weekly sales by 25%.

Mark Tomlinson, CEO, Bako NorthWestern

Bako boss takes on charity challenge

Bako North Western Group CEO Mark Tomlinson is to raise money for charity by cycling the length of the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Warburtons celebrates 140th anniversary with prize giveaway

British baking company Warburtons will celebrate its 140th anniversary by offering people the chance to win £140 each day until 26 July.

Edme gives students science lesson

Science students from Bishop Stopford’s College in Enfield enjoyed an educational day at food ingredients’ company Edme learning about science in the ‘field to fork’ supply chain in the baking industry.

Rio fun day for Bako

Bako North Western invited customers to a Rio-themed family fun day at its depot in Preston on 3 July.

Personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has launched personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day on 19 June.

Premier Foods’ shares jump after takeover rejection

Shares in Premier Foods jumped to a high of 54.05p yesterday, after the company announced it had rejected a takeover bid by US spice brand McCormick.

Spring-inspired lemonade muffin launched

A limited-edition pink lemonade muffin has been launched by Cuisine de France.

National Toast Day hailed a success

#NationalToastDay trended for hours, not only in the UK but also in America and Canada.

Pies for rail travellers on Global Scouse Day

Rail travellers across the UK will get a taste of Liverpool on 28 February.

Report points to benefits of breakfast

Trying to lose weight? – Eat breakfast, according to research produced by the University of Bath.

Oprah Winfrey tweeted that she ate bread every day and still lost weight
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Oprah says “you can eat bread and still lose weight”

The American talk show host tweeted a link to a video, which told her 31M followers that she eats bread every day and has still lost weight.

Cuisine de France launches Valentine’s Day mini loaf

Cuisine de France has released a heart-shaped loaf for Valentine’s Day, to allow lovers to say it with bread.

Video: Research on the Run - Inside the Puratos Sensobus

British Baker met Lydia Baines, marketing manager for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos, who told us about the Puratos Sensobus.

Sixty Six Bakery back in business after fire

A popular Ruislip Manor bakery is back open after “an unhappy Christmas with a lot of hard work”.

Village Bakery aims for environmental first

A Welsh business intends to become the greenest bakery in Britain after installing more than 1,000 solar panels on its premises in Wrexham.

Americans introduced to sausage rolls

It started when a recipe was run by the New York Times. Then it went as viral. It seems our American friends have no clue what a sausage roll is so the article, where they were touted as a traditional British Boxing Day treat, came as a revelation.

Whitbread shares jump in value

Whitbread shares increased around 3.3% yesterday following the company reporting like-for-like sales (LFLs) growth of 3.6% for the six months to August 27.

Square Pie launches Rugby Pie World Cup

Square Pie has kicked off a pie-themed competition to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

Nancy Birtwhistle, Great British Bake Off Champion 2014, supports the Love Food Hate Waste Use Your Loaf campaign
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Fresh ideas at stale bread feast

Reigning Great British Bake Off champion Nancy Birtwhistle joined forces with charity Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) to show how stale bread should be viewed as a culinary asset rather than bin lining.

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George Osborne will reveal plans in today's Budget
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Union slams Sunday all-day trading plans

The GMB union has lashed out at government plans to introduce all-day trading on Sundays in the biggest reform of opening hours for 20 years. 

Greggs links with VoucherCodes for sausage roll drive

Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. 

Proper Cornish factory delayed

Proper Cornish’s new £4m factory in Bodmin has been “slightly delayed” from its earmarked June opening.

McVitie’s Cuddle Café attracts broad interest

More than 1,000 consumers visited McVitie’s London Cuddle Café in one day, during the brand’s promotion of its continued Sweeet campaign. 

ABST launches learning day

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) is to hold a learning day in March next year.

Crepe firm plans broad international growth

London-based Crepeaffaire is on the verge of major UK and international expansion plans with four new UK sites in the next four months.

WC Rowe reopens after fire

Cornish firm WC Rowe has officially reopened its Falmouth bakery – just 72 days after it was ravaged by fire.

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BCA visit Renshaw
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Renshaw hosts confectioners’ meeting

Icing specialist Renshaw hosted the British Confectioners’ Association’s (BCA) annual gathering for 50 members at its Liverpool headquarters.

Online technology helps bakers select products

Foodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has created an online tool to help bakery customers choose the right products.

Brace yourselves! Just seven days until National Cupcake Week

Calling all bakers! You had better sit down and prepare yourselves because National Cupcake Week 2014 is just a week away.

Street artist designs live installation for Greggs

A street artist is creating a graffiti image based on products from Greggs’ new sandwich range on a billboard in Old Street, London.

Welsh cake takes world record

The Welsh town of Bala set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest Welsh cake on St David’s Day (March 1). 

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