Oil spill fine for Dawn

Dawn Foods has been fined £23,500 and ordered to pay £7,950 costs after admitting two charges that resulted in the pollution of the River Avon. Worcester Magistrates Court heard that large pools of oil were found on the river near Evesham last June; the firm reported a spill of about 5,000 litres of rapeseed oil at its Worcester Road site, with about 800 litres entering the river.

Waitrose cake pops

Cake-maker Fiona Cairns has created an exclusive range of cake pops for Waitrose, available in five flavours: Glitter and Butterflies, Hundreds and Thousands, White Chocolate and Sugar-Coated Shelled Chocolates, Pink and Gold Flower, and Red Glitter with Jelly Beans. They retail for £1.49.

Pork pie challenge

Pork Farms recently gave BBC’s Children in Need and golfers a helping hand, by supplying a 5kg pork pie as the centrepiece for BBC Radio 2’s ’Nearest the Pork Pie’ contest. The aim was for golfers to try and get their ball to land closest to the pork pie, with all proceeds donated to Children in Need.

Sandwiches to last

Wholesale chain Booker’s new sandwiches have a 14-day shelf-life to help minimise wastage. The six-strong line includes chicken & bacon, chicken tikka, ham & cheese, cheese & onion, cheese ploughman’s and tuna mayonnaise, all retailing at £1.49.