Two East Yorkshire chippies have been named among the best in the UK. The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) has released its findings for 2019, honouring quality chippies that taste great but also promote sustainably sourced fish. The two chippies in our region that have made it onto this year’s guide are Whitehead’s in Hornsea and North Beach Fish & Chips in Bridlington. NFFF President Andrew Crook said: “Next year, fish and chips will be celebrating 160 years of being the UK national dish. “Fish and chips remain a firm favourite with consumers, be it an easy meal on a Friday to a treat at the seaside, fish and chips are promoted by many independent operators who are continuously improving standards within the industry.” WATCH: Five ways to improve your fish and chips All shops listed in the guide are participants in the NFFF Quality Award scheme. This scheme identifies fish and chip outlets that have undergone a thorough assessment of the … [Read more...] about Two East Yorkshire chippies have been crowned the best in the UK
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I AM currently sitting in my office having read about the closure of the Ford plant at Bridgend. And I have a mixture of emotions running through me – anger and sadness top the list. Some 1700 people will lose their jobs in our beloved car world at this plant in 2020 – real people, with families, mortgages and lives. Bridgend is no stranger to catastrophic and sudden unemployment. The coal mines in this part of Wales ceased to be in 1985 and men openly wept as they clocked off for their last day. We have been equally devastated by pit closures north of the Border but are less affected by closures in the automotive sector. Nonetheless, I have no doubt that Scotland feels the pain that is being felt across the UK automotive sector. Taking a little time to reflect upon my initial thoughts, I have reached the conclusion that rapid change brings about this kind of catastrophic impact. There are a range of reasons quoted for the collapse of the UK automotive sector from … [Read more...] about Is worse to come for the motoring industry in the UK?
A 95-year-old Leeds man is thought to be the oldest working tailor in the UK and is sill stitching from the comfort of his care home - over 80 years after he first picked up a needle and thread. Great-grandfather Elwyn Hughes spends hours every day making waistcoats, skirts and lots more for family, friends and fellow elderly residents at the Connaught Court care home in York. He moved to the care home five years ago after retiring at the age of 80.These days he donates all of his profits to charity but before that, the proud Yorkshireman had a long and successful career in tailoring that spanned 81 years.Elwyn was born in the West Yorkshire mining village of Bowers Row in 1923 to a hard-working father who expected his son to follow in the family footsteps.Instead, after leaving school at the age of 14 in the 1930s, he worked at Leeds factory Montague Burton. There began a life-long love affair with tailoring, despite boys his age labelling him a "sissy".After qualifying, Elwyn … [Read more...] about 95-year-old Leeds man is the oldest working tailor in the UK
FOR Christians Easter is not just a celebration of new life, as we mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also a time to rejoice in all life in all its fullness. For many this might include a break from work, study or school, simply enjoying spending time with families and loved ones. Yet, there are thousands in the UK who do not have this chance. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, heralded for its history and culture, modern day slavery is thriving. According to the Home Office, there are more than 10,000 victims of human slavery in the UK. Many more are at risk of falling through the cracks, away from the view of the authorities. These are real people — be they a woman or girl in the illegal sex trade, a man forced to work on a construction site, or a child married against their will. None of them are free. Leaders from across our faith communities are standing together to speak out against slavery. Last year the Church of England and the Catholic Church … [Read more...] about Let the spirit of Notre Dame bring hope to all of us in the UK this Easter
Hull has been named as the hardest city in the country to get a job. A new study has found more people are hunting for work in the city compared to the total number of vacancies available than anywhere else. For every position that comes up, there are 2.7 people looking for work. It puts Hull at the top of the list for the hardest places to get a job, narrowly above the likes of Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Bradford. Andrew Hunter, co-founder at Adzuna – the job search engine which commissioned the survey – said: “Choosing where to start your job search can have a huge impact on both how easy it is to get a job and your potential pay-packet. “ Cambridge was found to be the easiest place in the UK to find a job. For every position that comes up, there are just 0.04 people looking for work. Oxford was the second best place to find a job, followed by Swindon and Reading. Northern towns and cities did not fare so well in the list. In Sunderland, there are 2.15 … [Read more...] about Hull is the hardest place in the UK to find a job