PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 September 2018 Cash can no longer be used to pay for parking at Wanstead Library. Picture: GOOGLE Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Bring back coin parking machinesPaula Russell, chairman Redbridge and District U3A, writes:Most of the council parking machines in Redbridge will take coins, but Wanstead Library, Fairlop Waters and possibly others I do not know about only take payment by phone.Our U3A meets at Wanstead Library and members complain that is difficult for them to use. Most have mobile phones but noise levels and difficulty seeing screens in bright sunshine or cloudy conditions have led to some having to park further away to avoid the problem.I feel that phone-only car parking is discriminating against anyone with even a slight sight or hearing problem.I would be interested if others feel this way and if it is possible to return to machines that take coin and phone payments.Do any other readers see … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Parking machines, fly-tipping, IHRA, KMT and car-free day
World meat free day
It’s the good news all veggies have been waiting for. Quorn has invented a meat-free doner kebab and served it up at a busy takeaway in Manchester. The “Quorner” kebab costs £3 and is around 450 calories LESS than a normal kebab. It has yet to hit the takeaways of Teesside - but customers who tried the snack said it was “delicious” and they “couldn’t tell the difference at all.” Quorn Foods says it made the “walk of shame” to the kebab shop after a heavy night a thing of the past. The meat-free food maker, which has its world headquarters at Stokesley and major manufacturing plant at Billingham , road tested the dish with a pop-up at Hunter’s takeaway in Manchester. Quorn said: “It’s official. The days of the walk of shame to the kebab shop after a heavy night out is over. “Folk in Manchester can take the stride of pride when ordering its tasty meat-free kebab – the Quorner Kebab. … [Read more...] about Could Quorn’s meat-free kebab be coming to a takeaway near you?
Linda McCartney has long been famed for bringing meat free eating to the masses over 25 years ago, whilst Dirty Burger is much more well known for cooking up some of the most mouth-watering burgers in the capital. This week, the unlikely pairing have joined forces to create a special edition, luxury vegan burger, and while we can't promise it's healthy, it's certainly fully vegan. And free - if you arrive at the right time. Burgers are free for the first 50 people to turn up at Dirty Burger's Shoreditch and Vauxhall sites today, which both open at midday on the dot. Usually priced at £7 a pop, the new limited edition 'Dirty Vegan' burger has been created to celebrate World Meat Free Day, which takes place today (11th June), and is available for one week only. With the help of Linda McCartney’s, head chef Brian McGowan has developed an impressive tower of tastiness for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike, that's a little bit different to the usual super sweet jackfruit … [Read more...] about Free vegan burgers are being given out today in London for World Meat Free Day
A group of Cambridge University students have staged a “charcoal-fuelled defiance” against Churchill College's decision to endorse "Meat Free Mondays". The rather bizarre sounding protest comes after Churchill became the latest college at Cambridge University to adopt “Meat-Free Monday", in an attempt to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of veganism. The group, known as the Monday Steak Club, staged an inaugural BBQ on Churchill's lawn on Monday (May 7) in spite of the meat free decision made by the college, which they referred to as “authoritarian and ineffective actions”. Monday Steak Club says it “resents” the Churchill JCR and their “attempt to restrict our freedom of decision-making.” What has the club actually said and done? The Monday Steak Club Facebook page released its first post on March 4, saying: “This page has been created for those of us who disagree with the JCR's decision to ban meat on a Monday, … [Read more...] about University students launch steak club in protest to Meat Free Monday
0 Have your say If children eat a vegetarian meal one day a week, there should be money left over for better school dinners, writes Jane Bradley. As schools in Edinburgh launched ‘meat-free Mondays’, photographs were released of beaming children at the city’s Royal High Primary sitting around the lunch table.“It was thumbs-up all round for Royal High Primary’s first @MeatFreeMonday,” the city council trumpeted. “Pupils tucked into veggie curry and Quorn hotdogs.”As a parent of a child who eats (some) school meals at an Edinburgh council-run school, the new initiative – which will see only vegetarian food provided every Monday throughout the local authority’s primary schools – came as something of a surprise. Not an unpleasant one, I have to say, I’m quite happy with a day – or more – of vegetarian food. It ticks the boxes in terms of reducing the amount of processed meat the children are … [Read more...] about Jane Bradley: The benefits of meat-free Monday in schools