Afternoon delight? Irish firm create booze-flavoured biscuits to dunk in your tea Independent.ie Boozy Biccies are the latest trend to hit the shelves, for those who fancy dunking a vodka-flavoured biscuit in their cup of tea. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/afternoon-delight-irish-firm-create-boozeflavoured-biscuits-to-dunk-in-your-tea-37228095.html Email Boozy Biccies are the latest trend to hit the shelves, for those who fancy dunking a vodka-flavoured biscuit in their cup of tea. The Northern Ireland-produced biscuits include Belfast Bolts, a malty beer-flavoured biscuit, Prosecco Knights and Vodka Bites. Created by Iconic Biscuits using a “secret” cold fusion process, the alcohol is not cooked out in the manufacturing process, making them a strictly adults-only treat. This year they have created the new range of boozy biscuits, which contain some 1.6% of alcohol, using local ingredients and suppliers. A box of Boozy Biccies will cost £2.99 … [Read more...] about Afternoon delight? Irish firm create booze-flavoured biscuits to dunk in your tea
Donald Trump’s trade tariffs are causing tremors in global markets. Emerging economies from Turkey to China are finding it more expensive to export to the US. Investors who put their money in safe havens after the 2012 Greek crisis are nervous again. The FTSE Emerging Index of stocks in the developing world tumbled last week, taking the decline in its value since the beginning of the year to more than 20%. It is not only the US president troubling investors though. The country’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has quadrupled interest rates in the last couple of years. Countries that borrowed heavily in dollars to fund their growth face the prospect of paying a heavy price in extra interest payments. It is a crippling bill that has already forced Argentina to seek help from the International Monetary Fund. Others could follow: Turkey The arrest and charging of Andrew Brunson, a US evangelist pastor based in Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast, riled Trump and triggered … [Read more...] about Emerging markets: who’s taking the biggest hits and why?
Sainsbury’s Stamford has officially launched a partnership with Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, its new local charity of the year.Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group was chosen by Sainsbury’s customers through a public vote in store and online in June. The charity will now receive a year’s worth of support by working with store colleagues on fundraising and awareness raising events.Representatives from the charity joined Sainsbury’s colleagues over the weekend to kick start the partnership.Stephen Humphries, community fundraiser at Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, said: “We’re really excited to have been chosen as the store’s new local charity of the year as the partnership will help us to raise awareness and funds to support research into childhood cancers. Our work supports families across the country such as those being treated by Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust and Addenbrooke’s … [Read more...] about Sainsbury’s launches charity partnership
The future of TK Maxx at a Derby retail park could be in doubt after its landlord submitted plans to turn the retailer’s current store into smaller units. St James’s Place Property Unit Trust, which owns Kingsway Retail Park, has put forward proposals to Derby City Council to make external alterations to the TK Maxx store. The plans involve removing the existing frontage of the store - known as Unit 1 - and installing three new glazed shop fronts. And one of the documents shows the TK Maxx store divided into three units - one measuring 1,257 sq metres and two others each with a floor space of 932 sq metres. TK Maxx has been at the Kingsway Retail Park since 2012, taking over a unit formerly occupied by electricals firm Best Buy. Before then it was a B&Q. In planning documents submitted to the city council by Burnett Planning and Development, on behalf of St James’s Place Property Unity Trust, it said: “These alterations are associated with the proposed … [Read more...] about Is TK Maxx set to leave this Derby retail park?
Arup has been the name behind landmark projects in Notts for 50 years helping architects and designers fulfil their client’s dreams. Here, associate director, John Read, talks to RICHARD TRESIDDER Arup was made world famous by its founder, Ove Arup, the structural engineer behind the Sydney Opera House in Australia, a man also regarded as a philosopher. Born in Newcastle, by the time he died in 1988, Sir Ove had become the turn-to engineer for complex but interesting design. Among other things, the firm helps turn architecture into practice by using its expertise as engineers. Read More BUSINESS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Today, Arup describes itself as an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of the built environment. According to its website “Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and … [Read more...] about Notts firm turns exciting ideas into reality