A popular burger chain owned by celebrity chef Shannon Bennett has gone bust after the fast-food joint was placed into administration. The Benny Burger restaurant based in Melbourne closed, while reportedly still owing $170,000 worth of debts. Documents obtained by the Herald Sun found Bennett, 43, owed $132,668 to suppliers and $35,897 to the ATO. The chain is the latest in the long line of companies to have collapsed in Australia, along with menswear retailer Ed Harry and make-up brand Napoleon Perdis. A popular burger chain owned by celebrity chef Shannon Bennett (left with wife Madeleine West) has gone bust after the fast-food joint was placed into administration The Benny Burger restaurant based in Melbourne closed, while reportedly still owing $170,000 worth of debts A spokeswoman from Benny Burger's parent company - Vue Group - confirmed its closure. 'Vue Group has made the commercial decision to exit the Benny Burger brand due to a shift in … [Read more...] about Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett’s popular burger chain goes bust and announces its shock closure – the latest in long line of brands to fail in Australia
Work on an £135m bypass has left some residents angry after being told they face lengthy road closures while construction takes place.Lanes around the Gwynedd villages of Saron and Llanfaglan will close in February 2020 as work on the new Caernarfon-Bontnewydd road continues.It is the latest in a series of disruptions along the bypass route.The Welsh Government said it was working to minimise the impact of the construction project.The new road will run for six miles (10km) from Llanwnda, three miles south of Caernarfon, through to Felinheli, two miles north of the town.It is due to open to traffic in 2022.But residents in Saron and Llanfaglan said the disruption they faced would cost them time and money."The problem is they are going to close two roads at the same time," said Lynn Roberts, who lives in Saron, and works at a pre-school nursery group in Dinas.Ms Roberts said she will face diversions as she takes her children to school in Bontnewydd, and again getting to work."It is … [Read more...] about Caernarfon bypass road closures anger residents
Google Maps has borrowed several features from the company's other popular navigation app, Waze. In a blog post, Google said its Maps users on iOS will now be able to report speed traps and traffic jams while users on both Android and iOS will be able to report both road hazards and incidents. Google has also expanded the types of road hazards that can be reported through its incident feature to encompass 'construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (like debris).' Notifications regarding speed cameras and speed limits will now be available to users of Google Maps in 40 countries around the world The new features combined with speed limits and trap alerts rolled out for Android users earlier this year have all worked to slowly make Google Maps indistinguishable from Waze, at least feature-wise. It was long-speculated that when Google purchased Waze for $1.1 billion five years ago that the features would be swiftly migrated to Google Maps, but the … [Read more...] about Google Maps is letting both iOS and Android users report traffic jams, accidents and speed traps just like its sister-app Waze
‘How to talk about it? That’s been a struggle from the start.” Jeff Edwards, 58, pauses and shifts his weight in the armchair. We’re sitting in the front room of his house in Aberfan where for the past hour Jeff has been describing for me some of the difficulties experienced by the village in trying to negotiate the ongoing tightrope between memorial and healing, between sharing and silence, in the wake of the disaster that befell them 50 years ago. “Personally I found speaking about it better for me,” he continues, “in terms of my recovery. But other people, well, they just cannot speak about it at all.” It was the last Friday before half term – 21 October 1966 – and, like hundreds of other children across Aberfan, Jeff set off for school that day looking forward to the holiday ahead of him. School would finish early, at midday, after which lay the promise of a whole week of playing with his friends in the orchards and farmed … [Read more...] about Aberfan 50 years on: how best to remember the tragedy?
Harry Dunn (pictured) died when his motorbike crashed into a car outside an RAF base on August 27 Harry Dunn's mother has said 'sorry just doesn't cut it' as the grieving parents fly to the US to put pressure on the White House to 'do the right thing.' Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn are departing to New York after the Foreign Office said US intelligence official's wife, Anne Sacoolas, does not have diplomatic immunity. Mrs Sacoolas said she wants to meet the grieving parents after the incident in which Mr Dunn died when his motorbike crashed into a Volvo allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road, outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27. But, on her departure from the UK, Ms Charles told Sky News: 'My opinion on Anne Sacoolas now wanting to come forward and say sorry - to be perfectly honest, yes it's the start of some closure for our family. 'Having said that, as it's nearly seven weeks now since we lost our boy, sorry just doesn't cut it. 'That's … [Read more...] about Harry Dunn’s mother tells US diplomat’s wife ‘sorry just doesn’t cut it’ as the grieving parents fly to the US to put pressure on the White House to ‘do the right thing’