German Doner Kebab has said it is opening another 12 restaurants this year and creating 480 jobs by the end of 2020 as it pushes on with rapid growth plans despite turmoil in the UK's dining sector. The chain, which has 47 fast-casual restaurants across the country, has seen sales rise since fully reopening sites as it was boosted by new openings and the Government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme. It said UK same-store sales jumped by 46% in August against the same month last year. The expansion will see it open new sites Liverpool, Nottingham, Bradford, Plymouth, London and Edinburgh. The chain was founded in Germany in 1989 but was launched in the UK in 2016 by United Brands under a franchise model. The UK-based business has also outlined plans to open more international sites, with openings planned for Canada, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. Imran Sayeed, chief executive officer of the business, said: "Our game-changing kebabs are revolutionising the kebab and we are excited … [Read more...] about German Doner Kebab is opening 12 new restaurants and creating 480 jobs
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David Cameron has been in the headlines recently over his alleged involvement in a lobbying scandal with a firm he advises and the Treasury. Sky News has broken down what is going on, who the key players are, and why the former prime minister is under fire. What did David Cameron do? Mr Cameron approached a number of government ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital - a financial services firm he started working for in 2018. He was trying to secure Greensill access to a loan scheme called the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). The former prime minister wanted Greensill Capital to be able to issue loans using tax-payer cash through this scheme. According to newspaper reports, Mr Cameron stood to make millions of pounds through his share holdings in the firm. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Cameron under fire over lobbying allegation Who did he approach? Advertisement Mr Cameron sent … [Read more...] about Greensill: What is the lobbying scandal and why is David Cameron involved?
Nearly every night for almost two weeks, there's been rioting in Northern Ireland. The police describe it as the worst unrest there in recent years. Analysts point to dissatisfaction with the Brexit agreement and deteriorating relations between Unionist and Nationalist parties as two reasons for the disorder. But these tensions are not just playing out on the streets. Analysis of social media paints an even more complex picture of other factors which could be driving the violence. This is a screenshot of a message that one Twitter user posted, saying it had been circulating on the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp. We've redacted the specific location and time it references. Advertisement With the title “Calling of Arms”, it tells young people in Bangor to “earn your stripes” and “prepare to defend North Down” in a show of defiance against what they call the “Irish Protocol”. That’s the clause of the Brexit deal that keeps Northern Ireland in a … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland: The role of social media in stirring up unrest
Germany's ruling conservative bloc met on Sunday to discuss who would stand as the successor to Angela Merkel as the bloc's candidate for chancellor in this year's election. The two men most likely to have a shot at filling Angela Merkel's shoes are Armin Laschet , the state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Markus Söder, the state premier of Bavaria. Laschet is seen as Merkel's favorite and currently leads her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), while Söder serves as the head of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU), which is the CDU's closest political ally. "We have both declared that we are ready," Söder said during the party meeting, according to reports from the DPA news agency. He said the discussion was "not decisive," as both candidates were suitable for the job. Söder stressed that the decision would be based on what is best for the country, not on the candidates' individual ambitions, and that harmony in the bloc was of utmost importance. "We don't quarrel on … [Read more...] about German conservatives seek Angela Merkel’s successor
The biblical story of the Passion of Christ tells of how Jesus of Nazareth was condemned to death and nailed to the cross at the orders of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. Much of the story is based on accounts in the Bible's New Testament and not all of it is historically verified. Did Jesus Christ even exist? Little is known about those ancient days from a purely historical perspective. Even the method of Christ's execution — crucifixion — is hardly documented at all as a widespread punishment in antiquity. Gunnar Samuelson, a historian at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, studied all the Greek, Latin and Hebrew/Aramaic sources he could find to learn more about crucifixion. The research into his doctoral thesis in 2010 took him all the way back into antiquity — from Greek philosopher Homer into the 1st century CE. But Samuelson found that there was hardly any recorded evidence of crucifixion as a common method of execution from that period. But … [Read more...] about Archaeology and Bible experts work together to explain the past