n A teenage robber, who held up a bakery in Burnley with a rolling pin, before making off with a chocolate orange gateau, has been sentenced to nine months in jail by Burnley Magistrates Court. Drunken Andre Lennox (19) pulled off victim Robert McKenna’s glasses, threatened him with a rolling pin and then snatched £60 from the till at Birtwistle’s Bakery, in Padiham last August.

n Livingstone-based biscuit company Paterson Arran won the Food from Britain ’Best Food Product’ award for its Café Bronte luxury biscuits at the ISM sweets and biscuits fair held in Cologne, in Germany. The range includes cookies and shortbread bars.

n One of the oldest bakeries in Ireland is to close with the loss of 10 jobs. Donnelly’s Bakery, which supplies bread to Cork, said increasing costs and cheaper competition no longer made the niche bakery viable. Staff at the family-owned bakery on Shandon Street, which has operated since the 1920s, are to be made redundant.

n North West pie company Holland’s Pies took its mascot Stan The Van Man and its new Holland’s To Go range on tour this month. The company handed out free samples in 100 Asda stores across the country and local children were able to get their picture taken with Stan. The new range includes Cumberland Sausage Roll, Steak & Onion Slice and Chicken Balti Slice.

n A new type of milk has been introduced to the Spanish market by Leche Celta. It contains green tea extract teavigo an antioxidant that is said to help cut the risk of cardio-vascular illness.

and reduce the formation of cavities.