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Sara Cox takes family ‘Back In Time For Tea’ as BBC Two series returns

BBC Two’s ‘Back In Time’ show is returning in early 2018 with presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell hosting as a family of five head ‘Back In Time For Tea’. Ranging between the ages of 13-50, a family from Bradford in Yorkshire will experience the day-to-day-life and diet …

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Get ready for Roald Dahl Day

Housewares supplier Creative Tops is preparing to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. This global commemoration of the children’s storyteller takes place on September 13, and Creative Tops will be promoting its new Roald Dahl range with a week-long series of activities. Roald Dahl was a British novelist who wrote several best-selling …

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Lidl becomes the UK’s seventh largest supermarket

Discount supermarket chain Lidl has increased its market share to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer. According to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 13 August 13, the retailer lifted its sales by 18.9% in the period, raising its share to a new record high …

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Fresh batch of contestants for Bake Off

‘The Great British Bake Off’ returns to our screens on Tuesday (August 29) at 8pm on Channel 4. Over the next 10 weeks, 12 of the best amateur bakers (pictured) will compete to win the title of Bake Off 2017 champion. Channel 4 has revealed that during this eighth series, …

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Big appetite for The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The licensing campaign for The Very Hungry Caterpillar is developing fast, with new product launches and award nominations. Recent product launches include the first Very Hungry Caterpillar 100% natural apple pressed drink in Waitrose, Ocado and Tesco from soft drinks producer Cawston Press. In the housewares sector, Portmeirion has produced a …

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New Currys PC World concession inside a Tesco Extra Store opens in Northampton

Dixons Carphone opened its second Currys PC World concession within a Tesco Extra store, at Weston Favell in Northampton, last Friday (August 18). The concession is the result of a trial partnership between the retailers, and follows the opening of the first concession within a Tesco Extra store, in the …

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Good Food Guide names chefs and restaurants of the year

‘The Good Food Guide’ has announced the winners of its 2018 Editors’ Awards, which recognise restaurants and chefs for their talent and commitment to excellence. Chef of the Year: Peter Sanchez-Iglesias from Casamia in Bristol. His restaurant also climbed to number 10 in ‘The Good Food Guide’ league of the …

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Gorenje UK welcomes new regional sales manager

Kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje has announced the appointment of Gregory Paul as sales manager for East Midlands, East Anglia and South East. With 14 years in the industry, Gregory joins from Glen Dimplex Home Appliances. In his new role, he will oversee trade partnerships and key accounts in East Midlands, …

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Decco appoints Debbie Paterson

Home improvement and garden wholesaler Decco has appointed Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland. Based in Decco’s Perth depot, she will be looking after customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland. Debbie has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and sales management, with …

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‘Stunning’ new café bar planned for Squire’s in Shepperton

Squire’s Garden Centre at Shepperton in Middlesex has unveiled plans to open a ‘stunning’ new café bar in early October. The area will have a new décor, flooring, seating and lighting. There will be distinct seating sections including the main café bar (an afternoon tea area with a piano), a …

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