Business By Beth Timmins BBC News 2 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47806892 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Steinunn Gunnsteinsdóttir admits that it took her family more than a few attempts to be able to make leather from … [Read more...] about Meet the fish leather pioneers
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Many of you have been asking if Hull is hungover, or whether there has been a huge used nappy lorry overturned somewhere. The city centre seems to have a smell of a mixture of sewage and manure, causing people to hold their breath when walking around or being forced to stay indoors. But why does it smell? The same time last year, Hull faced the same problem with people blaming the sewers, but Yorkshire Water was quick to state there were no such problems. In 2015, business leaders called on Yorkshire Water to remove odour caused by raw sewage beneath the ground in Prospect Street and Jameson Street, after it emerged the company had stopped cleaning the drains for health and safety reasons. And residents living near Saltend have long complained about unpleasant smells. Residents near Saltend stage protest back in 2015: Yorkshire Water promised to spend £30m to put an end to smells from its waste water plant. People have been taking to social media to speculate on why the unpleasant … [Read more...] about Why does it smell in Hull?
Fish and chips are not a food to be trifled with. You can’t just slap some fish in a bit of batter and dunk it in the fryer, it has to be made with love, care and quality ingredients, alongside fresh chips, a large mushy peas and lashings of salt and vinegar. If you’re lucky, you might even get a bag of scraps to add some extra crunch to your chippy tea. Because there is something wonderful about this institutional dish. No matter what time of day, the mere smell of the shop has the ability to make your stomach growl and people rarely stray from they’re favourite order. Whether it be fish and chips on their own, pattie and chips with curry sauce, a battered sausage in gravy or the humble chip butty, everyone has their favourite menu choice, and almost everyone has their favourite chip shop, too. WATCH: How to make the perfect pattie Hull Live’s Food & Drink Awards 2019 want to celebrate the very best of this all-important cuisine, and we need avid chippy … [Read more...] about Who serves the best fish and chips in Hull and East Yorkshire?
A strong smell has caused several noses to turn in Hinckley. Regulars in the town were keenly aware of the return of ‘Stinckley’, as a nasty odour lingered around the perimeter road and Ashby Road area. One resident of Ashby Road had to make a dash for their car as they were hit by the stench as they opened their front door. Carol Rabaiotti was driving back to Barwell on Monday afternoon when she was struck by the waft, at the roundabout near Morrisons. She said: “It smells like manure but very, very strong. I had the windows closed too.” The nasty pong followed her along the perimeter road all the way up to the Ashby Road crossroads. The cause of the smell appears to be farmers spreading muck on their crops, as fields back on to the perimeter road. Glynis Nickerson was in Morrisons at lunchtime on Monday and saw the tractors in action. poll loading Do you mind the smell in Hinckley at the moment? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes! I can't open my windows No - we're used … [Read more...] about Why Hinckley smells particularly bad at the moment
In the current age, a supermarket will sell almost everything: from shoe repairs, keys, car parts, soap powders, food, clothes and insurance. Back in the days of post-war Britain it was very different, shops were more specialised. The draper: not one, but two drapers. The one owned by the gentleman sold ladieswear, mainly for the younger set. The windows were very brightly lit all night and had mannequins displaying colourful dresses. The one owned by the lady was patronised by the more discerning ladies. Her windows had displays of watches, purses, scarves and fashion jewellery with a full range of tasteful day and evening wear inside. The furniture store: a small Potteries village with a furniture store. Why not? They sold three-piece suites, tables, chairs, ornaments, mirrors and several other smaller sidelines. The cobbler repaired shoes, and a few actually still made clogs. They could sole and heel them, stitch them, dye them, fit new studs to your football boots and even stitch … [Read more...] about When yesterday’s news really was tomorrow’s fish and chip paper!