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23 Mar, 1934

Most London bakers are becoming seriously perturbed about the position of flour prices in relation to the official Food Council scale for bread prices.

10%

...of all deaths every year are caused by poor diet, amounting to 69,400, according to a report commissioned by Gordon Brown from the Strategy Unit

On greenhouse gases

The godfather of Allinson’s bread was a mine of wisdom – and it wasn’t all bread-related. A century on, his moral insights help us cast light on the problems of our own age.

Heavenly ambition

"If we had to put one cake forward to the devil, I think the brownies would save our lives," says Nigel Green, co-owner of the ironically named Heavenly Cakes - presumably the world's first Satanist bakery.

Warings' facelift

Warings celebrated its 75th birthday at the tail end of 2007. And this Reading-based bakery went one better than a 75-candle cake - it treated itself to a birthday gift by splashing out nearly £75k on overhauling one of its five shops.

Speak up or lose out on training

Much has been written and spoken about a crisis in bakery education as witnessed by the decline in the number of colleges offering courses in baking. This is linked to a shortage of skilled bakers and often doomsday predictions about the future of our industry.

Costs fuel prices

British bread prices have risen by between 15 to 20% in the past year as commo-dity and fuel costs bite, but a loaf of bread is still cheaper here than in most of the rest of the world.

The state of the nation

I am at last eligible for a government grant. After all, if illegal immigrants are being given a free flight home and £4,000 to start up a business, I think I must be eligible, as I will explain. And I do not intend leaving the country, so I will not even cost the government the airfare.

ABF registers rise in revenues

Associated British Foods, which owns Allied Bakeries and British Sugar, has reported a 13% rise in group revenue over the corresponding period last year, despite a 12% fall in sugar revenues, according to the company's interim management statement.

Midlands bakers enjoy a merry little Christmas

It was a bumper Christmas for two Midlands-based bakeries, which enjoyed record sales.

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