Patisserie Valerie puts butter back in cakes

When his firm took over, there was “underinvestment in the business, ” he said. “A lot of things had been drawn out, investment in training and beings, and more importantly the recipes.” Ex-Patisserie Valerie boss ‘felt like emigrating’ Patisserie Valerie…

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Sotheby’s goes under the hammer for $3.7bn

Mr Loeb’s Third Point group is the second-biggest investor with a 14% venture. A prominent art collector, Mr Loeb admired the sale, telling Reuters that the price “affirms the ethic we considered where reference is first invested in Sotheby’s, and…

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UK in good shape for no-deal – cabinet secretary

No-deal Brexit: What you need to know Brexit: What’s the plan for no lot ? UK firms ‘not even close to ready’ for no consider Brexit: What’s the plan for no slew ?

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Police panel chair in LGBT lanyard row

Cheshire’s PCC David Keane said Mr Foussert’s observes were “deeply shocking”. Responding to questioning at the Cheshire police and misdemeanour board, Mr Keane said: “We’ve been made back almost some years by your approaching. It’s actually outdated and exclusive.” But…

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Crackdown on blue badge parking fraud

There will also be a review of public awareness about the rules on eligibility for a medal, when it can and cannot be used, and how to return a medal when it is no longer needed, such as when the…

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Martial arts knife teaching ‘needs control’

He said he would “never given anyone in a situation where they could hurt themselves”. Image caption Fiorindo Ardesi calls himself a martial art teacher on his Facebook page “In the UK there isn’t one overarching governing body for martial…

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Is your festival trip killing the planet?

Image copyright Getty Images With thousands of people making their way across the country, freight can have a huge impact on CO2 emissions. Besma shows coming a tutor, often organised by the festival company itself. Image copyright Getty Images If…

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The death of a British skateboarding hero

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Firms face pressure over zero-hours

Minimum wage rates rise, but statutes go up too Zero-hour staff ‘do more night shifts’ Why are 1.8 million people getting a compensate rise ? Workers underpaid by record PS1 5.6 m Image caption A zero-hours contract employee at a…

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Brexit Party ‘at risk’ of illegal donations

Amounts below that do not have to be showed, but some pundits – among them ex-PM Gordon Brown – have said there is no way of telling whether those smaller quantities come from British or foreign generators, and therefore the…

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