South Bend’s annual yard waste collection season begins Thursday

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter TAGSAprilcollectionIndianapickupprogramseasonSouth Bendyard waste Pinterest Facebook Pinterest (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) The City of South Bend’s annual yard waste season begins next Thursday.The program offers weekly pickup of yard waste, including grass clippings, brush and leaves, for a fee of $2 per month during the season.The season will last through the end of November.A 48- or 96-gallon yard waste bin will be provided to each resident who signs up for the program, and collection will take place on the same day as residents’ trash pickup.To sign up, visit southbendin.gov/yardwaste or call 3-1-1.The City is also offering an amnesty period during the month of April for its extra yard waste pickups. During the amnesty period, the normal limit of ten 30-gallon biodegradable bags or a cubic yard of tied limbs for a free extra pickup will be waived. However, residents are only allowed to request one free extra pickup for April.To schedule an extra pickup, visit southbendin.gov/ywextrapickup or call 3-1-1. WhatsAppcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – March 26, 2021 1 279 South Bend’s annual yard waste collection season begins Thursday WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, March 29 – April 1Next articleThe Hoosier Gym in Knightstown a popular stop for NCAA fans Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Press release: £45 million funding boost to support councils unlock land for thousands of homes

first_img Office address and general enquiries Request an accessible format. We are investing £45 million to build roads and provide utilities, so councils can release the land to get up to 7,280 new homes built. It’s part of our strategy to build the homes Britain needs, and carry local communities with us. We’re determined to make buying or renting more affordable for young families and those on low or middle incomes. Media enquiries If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Brighton, Sussex, to divert a public sewer and make electricity substation and highways improvements. The £335,000 project will help unlock up to 30 homes. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Worcester to demolish a leisure centre and undergo asbestos decontamination works near its city centre, helping to unlock up to 50 homes. The project will cost £750,000. Projects from Newcastle to Plymouth will receive funding from the Land Release Fund, which will enable: 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Paignton, Devon, to build a new 350m sewer, drainage upgrades and 2 new roads, which will help unlock up to 200 homes. The works will cost £1.9 million. Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire, to build new roads, roundabouts, and utility services, which will unlock up to 330 homes potentially built with Japanese modular housing techniques. The works will cost £1.7 million. Successful Land Release Fund projects Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 24.6KB Email [email protected] A £45 million cash injection into key community projects will help kick-start the building of thousands of new homes, Housing Minister Dominic Raab announced today (16 February 2018).As part of government’s drive to get Britain building homes again, a total of 79 projects from Newcastle to Plymouth will receive funding to support building up to 7,280 homes on council owned land.To support local councils to meet their ambition to unlock enough of land they own for at least 160,000 homes by 2020, they will be able to use the Land Release Fund money to combat barriers which would otherwise make land unusable for development.The projects – which aim to support building strong communities – include a range of necessary works such as asbestos removal and bat alleviation, as well as schemes that will significantly improve quality of life such as essential relocating of a pelican crossing.This move comes 2 weeks after the projects set to benefit from the first wave of funding from the £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund were announced, helping to get up to 200,000 homes off the ground through investment in local housing projects. This is part of the government’s comprehensive strategy of planning reform and targeted investment to build 300,000 homes a year.Housing and Planning Minister Dominic Raab said: The Land Release Fund is being administered through a partnership with the Local Government Association and Cabinet Office’s One Public Estate (OPE) programme, which provides councils with funding and access to practical support to deliver property-based projects with wider public sector partners.OPE already works with 90% of councils in England to transform local communities and services through large scale economic growth, delivering new jobs and new homes.Further informationThe Land Release Fund competitively assessed bids from local authorities on value for money, innovation, and the contribution to wider government housing objectives.A total of 79 bids were successful in the assessment process, which will see £45 million being awarded to 41 authorities.The fund was oversubscribed with more than £100 million received in funding requests for 143 projects.The successful bids will release land for homes by March 2020.In a funding announcement on 11 December 2017, One Public Estate gave councils – and their public sector partners – access to £8.7 million of funding, as well as practical support and expertise, to help them develop and deliver ambitious property programmes to benefit their communities.OPE provides councils with funding and access to practical support and expertise to deliver property-based projects with wider public sector partners, including central government departments.The joint initiative enables publicly-owned land and buildings to be used more efficiently and deliver real benefits to communities across the country, including new jobs and better services.See details on the bids: Contact form https://forms.communit… Social media – MHCLG If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). 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News story: Teaching Regulation Agency Chief Executive appointed

first_imgAlan Meyrick has today [Thursday 8 March] been appointed as the Chief Executive of the new Teaching Regulation Agency responsible for the regulation of the teaching profession.The Teaching Regulation Agency will support employers, schools and headteachers with safeguarding responsibilities. This will include taking action on allegations of serious teacher misconduct and helping employers to complete pre-recruitment checks to ensure that they are employing teachers who are appropriately qualified for their role.The announcement is part of the continued drive to deliver high standards across the teaching profession and provide a world-class education to all pupils, helping to build a Britain that is fit for the future.School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Meyrick as the Chief Executive of the new Teaching Regulation Agency. Raising the status of the teaching profession is hugely important as we continue the drive for higher academic standards in all our schools. There are now 1.9 million more pupils in schools rated good or outstanding compared to 2010 and standards of reading in our primary schools have risen significantly since we introduced the Phonics Check in 2012. Proportionate and effective regulation of the teaching profession has been and remains a factor in ensuring those standards continue to rise.’ Alan is currently a deputy director in the teacher services division at the Department for Education and has experience of regulating the profession, having worked as a registrar at the General Teaching Council for England for 11 years before spending a further year as its Chief Executive.He also has a wealth of experience elsewhere in the civil service, joining the Home Office in 1985 before going on to be the principal adviser to the Home Secretary on policing in London, sitting on the Metropolitan Police Committee and working at the General Medical Council.Alan Meyrick said: I am delighted to be appointed as the Chief Executive of the Teaching Regulation Agency. The agency has an important role to play in supporting the teaching profession to maintain the highest professional standards. Through our work we will protect pupils, maintain public confidence in the teaching profession and uphold high standards of teacher conduct. In addition, we will support those teachers who have qualified outside of England and are able to apply to have their professional standing recognised in this country. I will lead the agency according to the seven principles of public life, and I want to ensure that all decisions are made fairly and in the public interest. The remaining core functions of the National College for Teaching and Leadership will combine with the Department for Education in April 2018. The move will mean even closer coordination between the work already underway to improve schools and strengthen the profession, and the delivery of support to teachers in classrooms.last_img read more

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Statement to Parliament: Grenfell one year on

first_imgWith permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, meeting our commitment to update the House following the Opposition Day debate on the 16th of May.I am also writing to the Chair of the Select Committee to provide a formal report on progress, a copy of which will be placed in the House library.As we mark a year since that tragedy, this will be an extremely painful time for the community.Many honourable members provided powerful and poignant contributions in the e-petition and Opposition Day debates last month.And I know that the whole House will join me in sending the bereaved and survivors our love and prayers.Mr Speaker, the 14th of June 2017 saw the greatest loss of life in a residential fire since the Second World War.71 people lost their lives on the night of the fire and a former tower resident who was rescued from the 19th floor passed away earlier this year.The start of the public inquiry was a timely reminder of that terrible human cost.A baby who never lived to learn how much he was loved.Three generations of a family wiped out.Heroes who died saving others.Nobody could fail to be moved by the extraordinary tributes paid by family and friends to the loved ones they lost.By their courage and dignity in the face of unimaginable loss.And, yes, by their anger too.A catastrophe of this kind should never have happened in the UK in 2017.And when it did, the initial response was not good enough.Nothing can undo the anguish and devastation this has caused.But, as the Prime Minister has said, we can and must do right by the memory of those who lost their lives – and those left behind.To support those affected.To secure justice.And, above all, to ensure that nothing like this can ever happen again.There has been an unprecedented effort across government and our public services.Help is being provided by a range of issues from advice on benefits to emotional and mental health support.In total, we have spent over £46 million of national government funds – and committed a further £34 million to help meet rehousing costs, deliver new mental health services and deliver improvements to the Lancaster West Estate.The appointment of my Right Honourable Friend for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner as Grenfell Victims’ Minister has helped ensure that the voices of those affected inform the response.And we set up the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce to help and challenge the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to provide better support for residents and rebuild trust.And I want to thank everyone for their tireless support – particularly the emergency services and the public and voluntary sectors.Clearly, one of the most pressing issues has been rehousing those who lost their homes.A large scale programme of investment work has been under way to ensure they are of good quality and personalised to meet the needs of families.The council has acquired over 300 homes in and around the borough.203 households needed new homes. 198 have accepted permanent or temporary accommodation, which means that all but 5 households have accepted offers. 134 have now moved in.Most of the work to ensure all homes that have been accepted are ready to move into is complete and we expect many of the remaining properties to be ready in the coming weeks.While they are preparing to move, the council has ensured that all households have had the option to move into more suitable accommodation.But I remain very concerned about the 43 households who are living in hotels.My ministerial team has met with many of them and I’ve personally written to all of them, to find out what barriers exist in each individual case and how we can overcome them.Mr Speaker, this is not where any of us wanted to be a year on from the fire.While there has been progress in recent weeks, overall the pace has been too slow.My department and the Independent Taskforce are continuing to provide scrutiny and challenge to the council and we have provided additional resources directly to the council to help them speed up this work.We will not rest until everyone is settled into new homes.But Mr Speaker, those affected also badly need answers and to see justice done.The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and Metropolitan Police investigations will ensure this happens.But we must also learn from what has happened.Over the past year my department has been working closely with fire and rescue services, local authorities and landlords to make sure other buildings like Grenfell Tower are safe.Remediation work has started on two-thirds of buildings in the social housing sector.And the Prime Minister announced last month that the government will fully fund the removal and replacement of potentially dangerous ACM cladding on buildings over 18 metres owned by social landlords, with costs estimated at £400 million.And we’ve made it clear that we expect building owners in the private sector to not pass costs on to leaseholders.To that end, I recently met leaseholders and put their concerns to representatives from industry at a number of roundtables.Some in the sector, such as Barratt Developments, Legal & General and Taylor Wimpey, are doing the right thing and taking responsibility.I urge all others to follow.The private sector must step up and I am not ruling anything out if they do not.In addition, I recently welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s final, comprehensive report following her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.In response, I committed to bringing forward legislation to reform the system of fire safety and give residents a stronger voice.Having listened carefully to concerns, the government intends to ban the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings, subject to consultation.We will publish the consultation next week.It is essential that people living in buildings like Grenfell Tower are not only safe but they feel the state understands their lives and works for them.There is no question that their faith in this has been shaken.Which is why – as well as strengthening building and fire safety – we’ll be publishing a social housing green paper by recess.I am confident that these measures will help us rebuild public trust and deliver the meaningful, lasting change that’s needed.Mr Speaker, our country has seen many difficult times, but that night at Grenfell Tower was one of our darkest hours.We will never forget those who died.We will not falter in our support for those who are still grieving.Nor flag in our determination to ensure that no community has to go through such agonies again.In doing so, I think we can be inspired by the incredible spirit of the people of North Kensington and the way they have come together.And when we say ‘never again’ we mean it.I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

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Speech: Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

first_imgYour excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana,Honorable Minister,High Commissioners,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,Good morning.Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and partnership between our countries – a joint effort of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, as well as the UK’s Department for International Trade, International Development, and our Foreign and Commonwealth Office.During her recent visit to Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the UK’s ambition to be the G7’s largest Foreign Direct Investor in Africa by 2022. Ghana will be a key part of that new strategy for Africa. It is a key market for the UK – our fifth largest export and seventh largest import market in Africa.This meeting is the first chance to turn those words into action – and it is fitting that this is the first major event following the Prime Minister’s visit.It brings over 50 major UK companies to Ghana to learn about the opportunities here……talk through in detail the incentives and infrastructure available to support their investment……engage face-to-face with ministers and officials on their specific sector…and to be introduced to potential local partners.It is part of our drive for a stronger, more coherent and more targeted UK approach to Ghana. Only last week, our Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie witnessed the announcement of a joint venture between the UK’s Baird & Co. and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company for the establishment of an assaying plant in Ghana’s International Airport zone – a first for the region.And yesterday, we convened the first UK-Ghana Business Council – a six-monthly government to government forum to take forward our new strategic partnership. But these are only first steps. There are so many opportunities yet to be realised. Because the UK and Ghana have a shared agenda – and complementary strengths. Our mutual ties are built on our shared membership of the Commonwealth, our common language, legal system, shared history, and shared time zone – at least for half a year!More than 100,000 people born in Ghana live in the UK – and the Ghanaian diaspora, including those born in the UK, is likely to be about a quarter of a million. Our two countries are ideal partners to build on these links to foster our mutual prosperity: both catalyzing Ghana’s economic transformation and providing UK business with the opportunity to invest in and partner with some of the most exciting companies and entrepreneurs in Africa.And the UK Government is taking real, practical steps to achieve this – working in partnership with the Ghanaian government to stimulate investment……improving ease of doing business……breaking down barriers to trade……mobilizing Ghana’s own domestic resources……and to support your President’s vision of moving ‘beyond aid’. And we will build further on this shared agenda with the UK-Africa Investment Summit being hosted in London next year. We also have our world leading export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance –  for which I am the responsible Minister. It supports overseas buyers of the UK goods and services by helping them access competitive finance. It can provide an additional level of certainty and security for UK businesses, and for those companies who use it, they say it is a ‘game-changer’.UKEF’s support in Ghana is in high demand. It has capacity to offer local currency financing, so firms can ‘buy UK, pay Ghanaian’. UKEF’s impact has already been demonstrated through projects such as the Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project, for which UKEF provided US$400 million in finance, and the recently financed Kumasi Airport Phase 2 expansion project. And this is only a part of the wider strategic agenda we have across Africa.Whether in the 0.7% of gross national income we are spending to support investment and job creation in Africa and in developing economies across the world……the ambition of our Development Finance Institution, CDC, to invest £3.5 billion in African nations over the next four years……or the UK’s key role in the International Finance Corporation, investing billions in African firms and financial institutions.And we are radically expanding the UK government’s presence in Africa, opening new missions and bringing in trade experts, investment specialists, and other policy experts. Because the UK supports Ghana’s ambition to be a hub for investment in Africa. And the UK has the companies that can invest in Ghana to help you do just this.As someone coming from a business background, I know how important it is to have the right commercial environment in place to allow the private sector to drive that growth and deliver the jobs that will be at the heart of our partnership……transforming labour markets, opening up opportunity and unleashing entrepreneurial spirit.Yes, the UK has the capacity to leverage sums of private sector investment from the world’s most international capital market. But this is about more than just money. We want Ghana to view the UK as a partner of choice for investment – and that means offering an array of addition skills to help foster the right corporate environment to maximise growth, investment and employment.From our world-class professional services, our internationally leading expertise in sectors like education, science and research, or the business networks and experiences of some of the world’s most innovative companies. The importance of that mission, to be that investment partner of choice, is testified to by the number of UK investors here today.Over the next two days, these investors will be unveiling plans for potential business deals worth over £500 million.They range from infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, water treatment plants and rail refurbishment, to support in facilitating investment to Ghana’s priority industrial sectors, to showcasing the unrivalled financial services and world-class professional services expertise of UK firms.And as you scope out the potential of these projects, I want you here to know that you do so with the full support of the UK Government. The number and seniority of the Ghanaian Government ministers attending this summit – led of course by the President himself [H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] who will address you shortly – show an impressive commitment to engage.His vision – to take ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ is ambitious and compelling – based on economic transformation, industrialization, such as the One District One Factory initiative, and closer integration with global supply chains.Your vision is one we are keen to partner on. And it’s what this Summit is all about. So let’s make the most of it……Let’s partner the financial strength, services and technical expertise of the UK companies with the potential, ambition and local networks of Ghanaian firms… And build a bright, secure and prosperous future for the people of Ghana and the UK.Thank you.last_img read more

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News story: Healthcare Environmental Services Limited in liquidation: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

first_imgWorkers and self-employed contractors who provided services to the company are not eligible to apply. Instead, these individuals should contact the liquidator to register as creditors.How to applyTo apply for payments owed, you will need the case reference number (CN10001220) and other personal information, such as bank or building society details and your National Insurance number.Further guidance about how you can apply online and what information you need is available.Paying your claimOnce you submit your online application, it takes us an average of 14 days to process your application and pay claims.However, sometimes we need to get additional information from you or from the Liquidator. This can take a bit of time.We’ll contact you directly if we need anything from you and we always try to pay eligible claims within 6 weeks of receiving the application.Please don’t contact us to check the status of your application until after the six weeks have passed. This will help us deal with everyone’s application as quickly as possible.ERA Solutions Limited has been appointed by the Liquidators to assist with the process and will be working with the Insolvency Service so that payments can be made as quickly as possible. If you require assistance or have questions, contact ERA Solutions Limited: [email protected] or 01827 383531.Getting helpIf you need help completing your application, you can contact the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments helpline on 0330 331 0020.When calling, please have your case reference number (CN10001220) and National Insurance number to hand. If you do not have a case reference number, please contact the liquidator.We are experiencing higher than usual call volumes at the moment. If you are unable to get through to us you can email [email protected] with “Healthcare Environmental Services Employee” in the subject line. Please include your name, your case reference number and your telephone number in your email.If you need to email us after submitting your claim, please only use the email address you gave on your application form. Otherwise, we won’t be able to respond to you for security reasons.Other support available to youFactsheet: finding a new job, managing your finances and benefits available to you.Information for creditorsYou’ll need to register as a creditor in the liquidation if: you worked for Healthcare Environmental Services Limited under an employment contract you live in England, Scotland or Wales you haven’t been paid for goods or services you’ve supplied to Healthcare Environmental Services you’ve paid Healthcare Environmental Services for goods or services that you haven’t received Information for former employeesIf you were made redundant on 27 December 2018 and previously received redundancy pay, you might be eligible to receive additional money you are owed, including holiday pay, statutory notice pay, salary, wages, or overtime.Those who were previously not entitled to redundancy pay, you may now have a claim for additional money owed as a result of Healthcare Environmental Services Limited entering into liquidation.The amount the Insolvency Service can pay you will be subject to certain legal limits. Information about the legal limits is available.Who is eligible?You can apply to the Insolvency Service for redundancy pay and statutory notice pay if: Contact the liquidators about how to register as a creditor.last_img read more

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Scottish bakery to double capacity, create jobs

first_imgScottish company Maclean’s Highland Bakery will double its capacity and increase staffing by 12 this year to cope with demand.The Moray bakery in Forres is installing a second packaging line after securing six-figure funding from Clydesdale Bank.It currently employs around 125 people and also operates five shops and tearooms across the local area in Grantown and Nairn. The range of products available includes shortbread, rolls, savouries and bread. Its mini shortbreads and flavoured oatcakes are popular in the Far East market.ExportsThe company reported a 40% increase in exports to markets including China, the USA, the Philippines and the Middle East in 2013.Lewis Maclean, managing director of Maclean’s Highland Bakery, said: “We have always prided ourselves on delivering the highest-quality products and being flexible to meet our customers’ requirements. Being in a position to further enhance our packaging facility will allow us to introduce an even greater degree of flexibility to our business.”last_img read more

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Round up: What the Autumn Statement means for your business

first_imgBusiness taxation• The government is making it cheaper for employers to take on an apprentice by abolishing employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 on earnings up to the upper earnings limit. • A 25% tax on profits generated by multinationals that are shifted out of the UK is introduced. This is set to raise £1bn over five yearsBusiness • Business rates: small business relief extension• Business rates: cap increase at 2% in 2015-16• Business rates: increase retail discount to £1,500 in 2015-16• R&D tax relief: increase large firms and small and medium-sized businesses’ (SME) credit• Expand tax relief on business investment in flood defencesThe general state of the economy• 500,000 new jobs created this year. 85% of new jobs full-time• Unemployment set to fall to 5.4% in 2015• Inflation predicted to be 1.5% in 2014, falling to 1.2% in 2015For more information on the statement, click here British Baker fine-combs the Autumn Statement to ensure you are informed of the plans which could impact on your bakery.last_img read more

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Cereal sugar levels up on 2012

first_imgSugar lobbyists have found that some cereals contain more sugar than they did in 2012.Research by Action on Sugar revealed that, of 50 cereals analysed in 2012, the ones with the highest levels of sugar in have either increased or stayed the same. It said 14 out of the 50 cereals contained a third or more (≥33.3g/100g) sugar, or 8 teaspoons per 100g.The figures were compared to a 2012 Which? Breakfast Cereal Report, which revealed high amounts of free sugars in 50 breakfast cereals.As National Breakfast Week is in full swing this week, the organisation said it wanted to warn people of hidden sugar.Kawther Hashem, nutritionist at Action on Sugar, said: “You wouldn’t give your child chocolate biscuits for breakfast, yet certain manufacturers are effectively doing that for us. It is highly concerning that many parents are still buying cereal products for their children, thinking they are choosing healthier products, only to find these items are laden with excess sugar and calories.“We urge parents to make more informed food switches, such as choosing wholegrain breakfast cereals but not those coated with sugar or honey.  Adding fresh fruit to cereal can make it more appealing and also increase its nutritional value.”The organisation pointed out that high fibre, lower sugar and salt cereals can still play a part in a healthy diet.last_img read more

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Marks & Spencer lists Village Bakery Welsh Batch loaf

first_imgWales-based Village Bakery has secured a deal to supply Marks and Spencer (M&S) with its branded batch loaf.Although Village Bakery supplies around 30 own-label products to M&S, the new deal enables the firm to sell the bread under its own name for the first time.The bakery won the Free-from Bakery Product of the Year in the 2018 Baking Industry Awards for its M&S Made Without Wheat Belgian Chocolate Twists.The listing in 30 M&S shops across Wales and the Marches is part of a drive by M&S to stock more Welsh products in local stores, said the firm.Available now, the Village Bakery Welsh Batch is a premium loaf with thick slices, made from dough fermented for 16 hours.“We’ve worked with M&S for over 12 years now, and to get our branded Village Bakery Welsh Batch in there is a great accolade and a historic moment for us. We’re baking that loaf for 50 minutes, compared to some of our competitors who are baking for 19 minutes,” said Robin Jones, managing director of Village Bakery.“We have high hopes that it’s going to do well and prove popular with M&S customers. Their ethos has always been well-matched with the Village Bakery, thanks to their commitment to local sourcing, animal welfare and protecting the environment.”The supply deal was a ‘great reward’ for the team after they doubled bread production when demand increased due to panic-buying amid Covid-19, added Jones.“Hopefully, this can be a stepping stone to going UK-wide with the Welsh Batch. After its long fermentation, it’s batched into fives, which helps with the flavour and moisture of the loaf,” said Tom Breeze, manager of the firm’s Minera site, where the Welsh Batch is baked.Following a devastating fire last year, Village Bakery began construction of a new factory this year.last_img read more

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