Warburtons worker gets life

first_imgA bakery worker at the Warburtons bakery in Bellshill, who stabbed a colleague through the heart in a row over tea breaks, was jailed for life on Monday.Paul Steadward must serve a minimum of 16 years in prison before being considered for parole, said the judge.He had denied murdering Steven McArdle on 8 March last year, claiming self-defence.The court heard that Steadward and McArdle, during a 12-hour shift, had rowed over the length of time McArdle was taking for tea breaks at the bakery. Shortly after the argument, Steadward followed him outside with a 10-inch knife.last_img read more

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Kate Thornton to present BIA 2008

first_imgBritish Baker is delighted to announce that TV presenter Kate Thorton will be presenting this year’s Baking Industry Awards, to be held on September 15 at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.Starting her career in journalism, she became the youngest editor of Smash Hits magazine, before going on to write for The Daily and Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times and Marie Claire.Her presenting roles feature many popular TV shows, such as The X Factor and Top of the Pops, and she has hosted larger events such as The Brits, Comic Relief and The Royal Variety Performance.To book a place at the ceremony please call Liz Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Frozen desserts’ popularity rises

first_imgFrozen desserts have been experiencing a revival, according to the latest research unveiled by Mintel. Sales increased 4% in 2008 and are set to increase by a further 5% over the next year, said the market analysts. This could potentially mean a market worth £284m by the end of 2009. Hot-eating desserts and gateaux are the frozen desserts of choice, accounting for 40% of all sales.However, Mintel said that while chilled desserts continued to account for 70% of the sector’s sales, as many as a third of British consumers admitted to cutting back on them due to financial reasons.“Around 16% of all Brits have switched from buying chilled desserts to the frozen variety in an effort to reduce their grocery shopping bill,” said Mintel.“There is no doubt that sales of frozen desserts have benefitted from consumers looking for cheaper desserts during the recession,” commented Emmanuelle Bouvier, senior consumer analyst. “Birds Eye re-introduced its famous Artic Roll in late 2008 to take advantage of the return to frozen foods and the current popularity of nostalgic brands.”last_img read more

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Win-win week

first_imgPlans for the second National Craft Bakers’ Week (NCBW), which proved a big hit last year, are well under way. In fact, the overwhelming interest in last year’s debut celebration of bakers took even the organisers by surprise and proved that schools, the public and local media are still fascinated to know more about baking and the industry. So NCBW provides the ideal forum for bakers to engage with their communities and develop their marketing potential to the full.Nationally, craft bakeries and baked products enjoyed a week in the spotlight something that had never before been achieved. The tag ’the shop that never sleeps’ captured the spirit of what makes bakers so different to other food outlets, and will remain the strapline for the week this year. The event helped remind consumers that bakers are perfectly placed to capitalise on the popular trends of local, fresh and community-minded food.”The National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) is very excited to be launching the second year of National Craft Bakers’ Week at the Baking Industry Exhibition in March,” says Gill Brooks-Lonican, chief executive officer of the NAMB. “It will give bakers an opportunity to show their customers just how good their products are and explain why they should be supporting their local craft baker. Last year saw staff dressing up in themed t-shirts depicting the NCBW logo, shops decorated, special hessian bags provided by BFP, coverage on local TV and national radio, and local schools getting involved.”It’s not just about raising the profile of bakers in the community. Many of those who got involved saw a benefit to the bottom line. “Members expressed a big increase in takings for the week,” says Brooks-Lonican. “Now it’s up to members the more theyput in, the more benefits they get out. Colouring competitions, posters and window stickers will be available shortly. I urge all members to enter into the spirit of the week this year.”So get planning now, and make the most of National Craft Bakers’ Week, from 813 June. Keep reading British Baker over the coming months for updates or check out www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.We are delighted to build on the success of last year’s event and strengthen our strong relationships with the national associations and industry by getting behind National Craft Bakers’ Week, helping to design point-of-sale materials, posters and window stickers to promote the event in your shops. Visit www.bakeryinfo.co.uk to find out more about the week’s events and to download logos from 21 March.In recent years, the independent craft bakery sector has come under pressure from various sectors within the industry. This has led to many companies struggling and has created a poor perception of the industry to customers and potential employees. Last year, various members within the baking industry agreed that an action group should be set up to address some of these issues. This group consists of all the supporters you see on this page, who have been meeting for the past year to discuss the various ways of assisting craft bakers within the UK.The NAMB urges all members to take part in this very exciting second National Craft Bakers’ Week. Free marketing kits will be given to all, as well as the support you need to promote your shop. The NAMB has t-shirts and aprons for purchase to promote the week. Extensive advertising starts now!The Bako Group is again delighted to support National Craft Bakers’ Week. As the UK’s largest bakery wholesaler, we believe it is important for us to help the craft baker to succeed we are sure that the British public welcome freshly made produce, available daily, from real craftsmen.The specialist skills of craft bakers should be celebrated and National Craft Bakers’ Week will help us to do that. The independent baker has a social role in the local community, which cannot be replaced so anything that helps them to raise their profile can only be a good thing. Our field-based and telesales teams will actively promote the event and we will work hard with our suppliers towards an even bigger week than last year.Bread is the staff of life, but making and baking it is something that people take for granted as they are swept along by the pace of 2lst-century life. At BFP Wholesale, we think that National Craft Bakers’ Week is the ideal time to stop and remind ourselves of the heritage and importance of this unique tradition. Baking is one of the very few remaining artisanal crafts where the skill really is in the hands, and where the feeling between fingertips and dough counts just as much as the quality of the ingredients used. BFP Wholesale will be getting actively involved in National Craft Bakers’ Week, spreading the word and running some exciting promotions.British Bakels is delighted to be part of this initiative to assist the craft bakery in the UK for a second year. The profile of the craft baker still requires to be enhanced and the continued plan to target schoolchildren will help spread the message to the grass roots.It will get across the importance of locally produced quality products, with a wider product choice and freshness. We hope that the interest through the children can radiate through to their parents, who will show more interest in shopping at their local craft baker.We saw success last year, but more effort is required for the project to develop further. It is important that more master bakers play their part in making the whole exercise successful, using the tools available.The largest market for California Raisins in the UK is the baking industry. Second only to promoting the health benefits and versatility of our dried fruit in all areas of the food industry, and to consumers both young and old, the California Raisin administrative committee recognises the contribution craft bakeries make to the community and take great pride in supporting them. The individual craft baker is one of the UK’s oldest traditions and National Craft Bakers’ Week is the perfect platform to promote the hard work and quality your business stands for. Whether it’s with POS material, PR or general advice, California Raisins is here to help enhance your business any way we can.CSM United Kingdom, with its bakery brands Craigmillar and Arkady, has a heritage spanning over 135 years of working in partnership with independent craft bakers. Our products and services are designed to make our customers’ lives easier and give them confidence in their bakery skills and success in their community.National Craft Bakers’ Week celebrates the bakers’ creativity and raises awareness of those skills to inspire others and involve new audiences in the ’freshly baked’ and ’handmade’ experiences that are synonymous with craft bakery. This opportunity to educate and involve consumers and bakers of the future in ’the shop that never sleeps’, through events, promotions and local media activity, should not be missed.Although the ’buy local’ message has received strong media coverage and government support, most shoppers haven’t yet incorporated it into their lifestyles. Craft bakers are an integral fixture on our high streets. Yet research shows that only 25% of shoppers are buying local baked goods (Mintel). Craft bakers offer superior quality, freshness, low food miles and the personal service that shoppers prefer.National Craft Bakers’ Week is a great opportunity to remind shoppers to buy local and support their local community. Macphie believes in supporting this initiative and will be running special promotions and giving lots of exciting recipe ideas to help craft bakers cash in on the opportunity.Marriage’s is delighted to support National Craft Bakers’ Week for a second year. We hope it will encourage more consumers to shop at their local independent bakery, after they have discovered the wide range of fresh handmade breads and cakes, and personal service on offer.As independent family-run flour millers for over 185 years, Marriage’s is committed to supporting craft bakers; we also sponsor the Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk Baker of the Year awards. We hope National Craft Bakers’ Week 2010 will continue to help educate the public about craft bakers’ hard work and skill, and raise the profile of their businesses.For 90 years, the roots of the Puratos business have been craft bakers and we are committed to providing them with innovative and cost-effective products and solutions, in order to differentiate themselves. We are therefore proud to support National Craft Bakers’ Week and the excellent work done by the NAMB and British Baker.Since the 1950s, The Reynard Group one of the UK’s leading packaging suppliers has been actively involved with supporting and promoting the craft baker.Independent local bakers are the very heart of our business. The Reynard Group has actively supported local and national associations, the Bakers’ Benevolent Society, the Baking Industry Awards, as well as the training of future craft bakers.So it was a natural progression for us to take an active part in the drive to promote the cause of independent craft bakers and help promote them to the wider community, particularly to young people. A healthy thriving industry is good for all of us. 2009 highlights l Eight million people heard Radio 2 presenter Terry Wogan talk every morning about the week, after being targeted with deliveries of products made by Chris Freeman, of Dunn’s of Crouch End, on behalf of the NAMBl Local newspaper coverage benefited Hunters of Limavady; Golden Crust Bakery of Cheltenham; Peter Herd of Wilmslow; Kathleens Kitchens of Colchester; Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate; Gunns of Bedford-shire; Warings of Reading; Fullers Quality Bakers of Goole; Stephens the Bakers of Rosyth and Birds of Derby, to name a fewl Nearly 1,000 teachers accessed the teachers’ resources, available to download from www.bakeryinfo.co.uk, demonstrating the huge interest from schools in talking about bakinglast_img read more

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FSA introduces salt calculator for craft bakers

first_imgA new online salt calculator has been launched by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to help craft bakers reduce the amount of salt in their bread.The tool has been designed to help bakers calculate the level of salt in a finished product, which will also enable them to work out how close they are to meeting the 2012 FSA salt targets. It is simple to use, just requiring the baker to enter the amount of flour and salt they are using in a recipe.The calculator has been produced following research carried out by the FSA, the National Association of Master Bakers and Norfolk County Council, which looked at how feasible it would be for the craft industry to reduce salt in bread. The research identified recipe changes “that would allow the production of bread in line with the salt targets”.The recipes were tested in commercial craft bakery premises, in different locations, and using a range of bread-making processes. The findings indicated that these recipes were easy to achieve and acceptable to consumers.”Research also showed that bakers can reduce the level of salt in bread by 25% over six weeks and customers will not notice the difference,” said the FSA.A guide to salt reduction in bread is also available to use alongside the calculator.www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating/ salt/saltcalclast_img read more

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Northern Ireland bakery develops new spelt range

first_imgAnn’s Pantry, Northern Ireland’s award-winning bakery, is focusing on health through the development of new products, including an innovative Christmas pudding, from spelt flour.The artisan business has used spelt flour in the production of the first three products in a range being planned by the team of five bakers under the leadership of John Agnew.The new products from spelt flour are Madeira cake, rich fruit loaf and Christmas pudding.Agnew has been baking there for almost two decades and has been managing the family business for the past three years. He aims to see the bakery, originally started by his parents in 1967 and named after Ann, his mother, expand sales in markets outside Northern Ireland and has set his sights on winning its first business in the Irish Republic soon.In addition, the company has gained plaudits for its unique Guinness oven wheaten, low-GI multi-seed bread – among the most popular with customers – as well as for a chicken and leek pie.>> Spelt at Waitroselast_img read more

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Indiana up to 19

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Health) he Indiana State Department of Health reports that Indiana is now up to 19 positive cases of the coronavirus.The list of the counties with confirmed cases are:Adams – 1Boone – 1Hamilton – 1Hendricks – 2Howard – 1Johnson – 3LaPorte – 1Marion – 6Noble – 1St. Joseph – 1Wells – 1Most of the confirmed cases are in central Indiana and most patients are adults, as of Sunday, March 15.The Indiana State Department of Health said Sunday that the new COVID-19 cases involve residents of Hamilton and Marion counties.For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.Widespread closures are continuing in an effort to slow down the spread.Officials in Delaware County announced Sunday that the prosecutor’s office will be closed to the public starting Monday.The Associated Press contributed to this story. Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – March 15, 2020 0 655 Confirmed coronavirus cases in Indiana up to 19 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAttention Walmart customers: Stores no longer open 24 hours a dayNext articleUPDATE: Local schools respond to coronavirus fears 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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NTSB cancels meeting on Indiana crash that killed 3 siblings

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest By Associated Press – March 26, 2020 0 262 Facebook Google+ (“31932 2011 Blue Bird 77 Maximum Passenger School Bus” by Bill McChesney, CC BY 2.0) ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that in light of the coronavirus pandemic it has canceled an April meeting to determine the probable cause of a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural northern Indiana highway to reach their stopped school bus.The agency said Tuesday that in place of the April 7 meeting in Washington, D.C., NTSB board members will use an online link to vote on the staff’s investigative report, which includes the crash’s probable cause.The date of that vote has not been scheduled. The three Rochester, Indiana, siblings were killed on Oct. 30, 2018, when they were struck by a pickup truck. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews NTSB cancels meeting on Indiana crash that killed 3 siblings Previous articleChanges made to free meal programs at PHM, Mishawaka and South BendNext articleBomb Squad called to detonate pipe bombs discovered inside Detroit Avenue home Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

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New Elkhart Martin’s store opens doors in River District

first_img (Elkhart Truth photo / Rasmus S. Jorgensen) Elkhart’s newest Martin’s store has opened their doors.The new location is closer to Jackson Boulevard, and brings the grocery chain into the River District.The Elkhart Truth reports that a few hundred people showed up for the grand opening Wednesday morning.The new location was built to fit into the urban atmosphere of the walkable neighborhood, and features a Starbucks and a Deli like the store it replaced…while adding a new Smokehouse BBQ station.Martin’s also made $1,000 donations to several community organizations to celebrate the opening, including the Elkhart Education Foundation and Public Library. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleThe Indiana BMV will be closed to observe Columbus DayNext articleIU Study: Half of Indiana voting machines have security issue Tommie Lee By Tommie Lee – October 7, 2020 0 620 Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter New Elkhart Martin’s store opens doors in River District Google+last_img read more

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February’s Hometown Hero: Shad Ruthruff

first_img Pinterest February’s Hometown Hero: Shad Ruthruff Pinterest Twitter We would like to recognize and congratulate the winners of our Hometown Heroes initiative! Make sure to follow Impress Jewelry Creations on Facebook and Instagram in order to be in the know when the next nomination period opens! It became important to us that we recognize individuals in our community that daily go above and beyond and contribute to the safety and well-being of our communities. This group includes active & retired military, active & retired law-enforcement personnel, medical professionals like doctors, nurses & other first responders & finally teachers.We will randomly select an individual and share their story. This person will be awarded a white gold Hometown heroes pin of our design. The pin features the 19 stars found on the Indiana State flag along with the rising star as found on the Indiana state seal. By Jon Zimney – February 24, 2021 0 132 IndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana continues to make progress in fight against coronavirusNext articleElkhart Police Department falsely identified as part of a telephone scam Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.center_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook (Photo supplied) 95.3 MNC and Impress Jewelry Creations present the Hometown Hero Award to Shad Ruthruff.Ruthruff was nominated by listener Cassie, who wrote:“Shad is a front-line worker working as a local firefighter. He has given up free time to pick up extra shifts when needed before and during these tough times. When he’s not working at the station he is working at his parents family business and helps out when and where he can.”To nominate a Hometown Hero, click HERE then click where is says “Enter Your Own” Google+last_img read more

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