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BBC One announces Celebrity MasterChef line-up

BBC One’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ series is firing up for some hot kitchen action this summer. In this 14th series of the popular cookery show, MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will preside over an eclectic who’s who of show business, drama, design, singing, and sport stars who will compete …

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Goldings of Bedford to close after 152 years

Independent hardware and housewares retailer Goldings of Bedford is set to close after trading on Bedfordshire county town’s high street for 152 years. Announcing the news on Facebook yesterday (Monday July 8), the Goldings team said: ‘It is with deep and sad regret that Goldings of Bedford Ltd has no …

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Harts of Stur celebrates centenary

2019 is Harts of Stur’s centenary year – and the Dorset retailer is marking its special anniversary with a series of events. In mid-June, the company joined forces with local solicitor Porter Dodson for an exclusive early evening shopping event at its Sturminster Newton store, hosted by managing director Philip …

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Home & Gift reveals speaker line-up

Clarion Events, the organiser of the upcoming Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival, has revealed its ‘most inspiring speaker line-up to date’. The show, which will take place from July 14 to July 17 across the Harrogate Convention Centre and the grounds of the Majestic Hotel in the North Yorkshire spa …

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Crime figures reveal rise in ‘barbecue bandits’ and ‘porch pirates’

‘Barbecue bandits’ are on the rise as thieves take advantage of a growing trend for garden gadgets, according to John Lewis. The Crime Survey for England and Wales, published by the ONS (Office for National Statistics), reveals the number of thefts from outside people’s homes jumped from 483,000 in 2017 …

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Sir David Attenborough makes surprise onstage appearance at Glastonbury to launch new series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’

To celebrate Glastonbury going single-use plastic-free for the first time in its 49-year history, inspired by the continued ‘Blue Planet II’ effect, BBC Studios joined forces with the festival’s organiser to globally launch its new series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ which is set to premiere later this year on BBC …

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Festival gear sales soar at John Lewis

Revellers heading for this week’s Glastonbury Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday (June 27) and runs to Sunday (June 30), have been preparing for all types of weather by snapping up reusable water bottles and lashings of sun cream –along with wellington boots and high-end camping gear, according to the …

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Channel 4 celebrates one of the nation’s favourite cooks in ‘20 Years of the Naked Chef: ‘Jamie Bares All’

Channel 4 has commissioned a new 60-minute documentary about celebrity cook Jamie Oliver entitled: ‘20 Years of the Naked Chef: ‘Jamie Bares All’. The broadcaster said: ‘It’s been 20 years since Jamie Oliver exploded onto our screens and into our homes with [his TV series] ‘The Naked Chef’ and gave culinary culture …

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