Eating habits

One in four Brits admits they rarely eat dinner at the traditional time of 6-8pm because their hectic schedules don’t allow it, a new study from microwaveable snack company Feasters revealed. The national study of 3,000 men and women also found that ’elevenses’ was now a regular fixture in the diets of more than 50% of Brits and, for many, has become the new breakfast.

Online place-finder

A website that lists things to do, and places to go around the world, is encouraging bakeries that offer bread- or cake-making classes to list them on the site for free. also enables firms that list their activities to take direct bookings and payments on the site.

Lob the Cob contest

The Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees has devised an inventive way of raising funds for their next conference a sponsored Lob the Cob competition. The challenge will be to throw a 400g fully baked cob from a bakers’ peel over the furthest distance. A male and female winner from each college will then go forward to the grand final, to be held at the annual conference. The heats are due to take place in November and December.

Higgidy’s Boots deal

Premium quiche company Higgidy has signed a deal with Boots that will see its mini-quiches sold as part of the retailer’s meal deal.

Life’s a lottery

A man who quit work after winning over £5m on the National Lottery has opened a cake shop, after growing tired of the jet-set lifestyle. Ron Ullah travelled the world and bought top-of-the-range cars after scooping the jackpot in 2002, but has now opened a cake shop called Carousel in Ipswich.