== Scottish baker closes ==

Dunbar-based high street bakery William Smith Bakers has closed after 155 years in business, with the loss of 20 jobs. No-one in the family is prepared to head up the company following the retirement of partners David Smith and brother Bruce Smith, who have been unable to sell the business as a going concern.

== Risen from the ashes ==

Artisan bakery De Gustibus has rebuilt one of the three units that burnt down in a recent fire at its bakery in Oxford and restarted production. The other two units will open next year.

== Winner visits Trust ==

James Barnecutt, from Barnecutt’s bakery visited The Children’s Trust to see how the money raised by UK bakers in this year’s National Doughnut Week is being spent. Barnecutt, who entered a prize draw during the week in May this year, won a weekend break in London, which included a visit to the Trust, courtesy of sponsor BakeMark. Around £30,000 was raised from the event, now in its 17th year.

== Scores system move ==

The Food Standards Agency is due to recommend a national Scores on the Doors scheme on 10 December, making the hygiene rating of all foodservice and retail operations available to the public.

== Cartoon campaign ==

Kingsmill will be partnering Wallace & Gromit in the run-up to the launch of the new film ’A Matter of Loaf and Death’. Starting in December, Kingsmill will launch an on-pack campaign called ’Win a Prize of a "Loaf" Time’. It will feature across the Kingsmill Great Everyday White Bread (440g and 800g), Kingsmill Love to Toast Bread (800g) and Kingsmill Crusts Away White Bread (400g) lines.