Tetley extends bakery range

first_imgFourth-generation family bakery Grandma Wild’s has won the contract to produce a new range of biscuits under the Tetley Tea Folk brand. The Gaffer’s Biscuits, which are in the shape of Tetley’s famous cartoon character Gaffer, will initially retail through Nisa stores and follow the launch of Tetley scones in 330 Asda stores in September.Yorkshire-based Grandma Wild’s was approached by brand licensing agency Golden Goose to produce the new range at IFE in March. Gaffer’s Biscuits come in Choc Chip, Golden Crunch and Ginger flavours and are sold in packs of six.last_img read more

Lockdowns cut driving and crashes, bring insurance discounts

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Associated Press – April 14, 2020 0 237 CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Lockdowns cut driving and crashes, bring insurance discounts Google+ Google+ Facebook (“Highway 404 & Highway 401” by Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine, Public Domain) DETROIT (AP) — People are driving less due to stay-at-home orders to stop the coronavirus from spreading, and consumer groups say that should mean lower auto insurance premiums.Some companies have responded, but the Consumer Federation of America reports that discounts may be too small and aren’t being applied evenly.In New York and Washington states, the number of traffic crashes fell by 30% last month.The federation says that means lower costs to insurance companies that should be passed on to consumers.The group suggests calling your insurer and commenting on social media if they don’t offer discounts. Previous articleCIB, Visit Indy cut executive pay to cope with pandemic lossNext articleDeadline approaching to apply to the Clay Fire Recruit Academy Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

University Park Mall set to reopen on Saturday May 2

first_img Pinterest Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNationalNews WhatsApp Twitter By Tommie Lee – April 28, 2020 5 783 WhatsApp University Park Mall set to reopen on Saturday May 2 The parking lot for the University Park Mall in Mishawaka sits empty, April 2020. (Tommie Lee) The University Park Mall will be open for limited hours, starting Saturday.The Simon Property Group announced Tuesday that they will be reopening 49 malls around the country this weekend, including the University Park Mall on Grape Road in Mishawaka.Beginning May 2nd the mall will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.Each retailer will be deciding if they want to reopen for business.Simon is encouraging all of their retailers to implement safety precautions and offer personal protection materials to their customers. Certain social distancing precautions will be taken around the mall.The mall reopening is dependent on any changes to the stay at home order. Facebook Previous articleAntibodies will be key in loosening Indiana’s COVID-19 restrictionsNext articleIndiana reports 1st death of prison guard with coronavirus Tommie Lee Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

JC Penney closing two stores in Michiana

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Previous article73 million Americans want more pandemic-proof job, according to studyNext articleStatewide Silver Alert issued for two missing boys Darrin Wright By Darrin Wright – June 5, 2020 0 950 JC Penney closing two stores in Michiana Facebook (Photo supplied/JC Penney) JC Penney has announced a number of store closures in Indiana. While the store at University Park Mall is not on the list of locations closing, two other local stores are on the list.The retailer will close eight stores in Indiana, including locations in Elkhart and Plymouth as part of a financial restructuring plan that will close more than 150 stores across the country.The full list of Indiana closures is as follows:Bedford Town Fair (Bedford)Concord Mall (Elkhart)NW Pavilion @ Michigan Road (Indianapolis)Kokomo Mall (Kokomo)River Point Mall (Madison)Muncie Mall (Muncie)Pilgrim Place Mall (Plymouth)Richmond Square (Richmond)Vincennes Plaza (Vincennes)JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau says while closing stores is difficult, this strategy is vital to making sure the company emerges from both Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the COVID-19 pandemic as a stronger retailer.Store closing sales are slated to begin next week, with the closures expected to be completed within four months. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

New 2020-21 school year plan proposed for South Bend Community Schools

first_img WhatsApp New 2020-21 school year plan proposed for South Bend Community Schools By Brooklyne Beatty – July 21, 2020 4 681 Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest TAGS20/202021coronaviruscorporationCOVID-19planreopeningschoolsouth bend community schoolsyear (Photo supplied/South Bend Community School Corporation) There’s a new plan in the works for South Bend Community Schools students.Dr. Todd Cummings, Superintendent for the South Bend Community School Corporation, proposed Monday that all students begin the 2020-2021 school year with virtual learning. This would stretch from August 12th through the 28th.At the end of August, students choosing to return to in-person learning will be gradually phased back into school buildings.ABC 57 News reports a counter-proposal was also introduced at Monday’s virtual work session by the South Bend National Education Association, which called to extend the eLearning period to a total of nine weeks.The original plan was to have students physically back in classrooms on September 1.RELATED: South Bend Schools releases COVID-19 classroom plans, optionscenter_img Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana Dunes begins coronavirus safety campaignNext articlePortillo’s launching new delivery service, hiring drivers Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

News story: Assessing the impact of medical technologies: apply for funding

first_imgCompetition information reduce cancellations or unnecessary appointments in primary and secondary care reduce the burden on accident and emergency services, for example, by diverting footfall improve patient safety and avoid patient harm speed up diagnosis, such as improving the scope of lower cost diagnostic imaging enable earlier diagnosis of cancer support the management of long-term conditions, such as diabetes, chronic pain management, cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Find out more about this competition and apply. In line with NHS prioritiesProjects can range from smaller ones looking at the feasibility of collecting data to larger ones that support the actual collection of data.They must be carried out in the NHS and show how they will impact NHS priorities. This includes to: Find out more about how Innovate UK supports innovation in health and life sciences. the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is at midday 21 March 2018 projects must be led by an SME working alone or with partners, but only the lead business can apply for funding we expect projects to range in size between £50,000 and £250,000 and to last up to 10 months businesses could attract up to 50% of their costs The Office for Life Sciences, in partnership with Innovate UK, has up to £1 million to invest in projects that help developers of innovative medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies to evaluate their products in a clinical setting.This competition will allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to generate evidence that the products they are developing can meet the priorities of the NHS.The life sciences sectorLife sciences is one of the most important sectors of the UK economy. More than 5,000 businesses employ around 235,000 people and generate £63.5 billion in turnover.Over 95% of businesses working in the sector are small. They often find it difficult to generate sufficient evidence to get their products adopted.last_img read more

Press release: HS2 to hold community information events along the Phase 2b route

first_img HS2 helpdesk At the events, HS2 representatives will be on hand to answer questions about a range of topics including engineering plans, environmental mitigation, and the impacts on land and property. Members of the public are encouraged to attend so they can review the plans and talk to the team about the emerging designs and understand what this means for them.A public consultation on HS2 Ltd’s draft environmental statement and proposals to minimise the railway’s potential impacts will be held later this year. This provides everyone with the opportunity to have their say and play a part in ensuring that we design and deliver the best possible railway.Details of the full event programme can be found below or on our dedicated Phase 2b events page. Attendance is on a drop-in basis. The government confirmed its preferred route for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway on 17 July 2017. Achieving this significant milestone has enabled HS2 Ltd to spend the last 10 months progressing its early design and construction proposals.HS2 Ltd’s Phase Two Director, Paul Griffiths, said: As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff. Freephone 08081 434 434 The benefits that HS2 will deliver are significant and should not be underestimated. The new railway will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy; driving business growth, creating jobs and securing investment right across the country. Understandably, people have questions and concerns about the construction and operation of the railway, and how it will affect them. These events present an ideal opportunity to talk to us about the project and find out more information. Contact form https://www.hs2.org.uk…center_img Press and media enquiries Minicom 08081 456 472 High Speed Two (HS2) LtdTwo SnowhillSnow Hill QueenswayBirminghamB4 6GA Email [email protected] The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists onlylast_img read more

Press release: Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time

first_img We know childcare is one of the biggest issues affecting working parents of all kinds, which is why I am pleased that 340,000 people have benefitted from 30 hours of free childcare. Foster parents do an incredible job caring for children whose young lives have been disrupted in difficult and often traumatic ways, bringing them back into a supportive family unit and providing a more settled home life. We want to make sure foster parents have the option of being able to work on top of their caring responsibilities, where it works for them and the children they care for. For many, this could make the difference between being able to foster or not, so it’s absolutely right that we support them with this challenging but rewarding role. The 30 hours free childcare offer is backed by the government’s record investment of around £6 billion per year in childcare, which includes an extra £1 billion per year by 2020 to deliver the free entitlements.Kevin Williams, Chief Executive of The Fostering Network said: We warmly welcome this announcement which has rectified the initial exclusion of fostered children from this policy, and are pleased that the Department for Education listened to our calls for change. The 15 extra hours will not be appropriate for all fostered children, but some foster carers, particularly family and friends carers and those offering long-term fostering, will need or want to combine fostering with work outside of the home, and this change will enable them to be able to do so. This is particularly good news for the recruitment of foster carers and is consistent with the message from Government that fostering can be combined with other work. The Government also announces that over 340,000 children were in a 30 hour place in the first year of the policy.Foster parents will have access to the Government’s flagship 30 hours free childcare offer for three-and-four-year-olds from September, giving them the same rights as other working families in England.The extension marks a significant step forward in improving the support available for foster families who work, allowing them to take up the additional 15 hours of free childcare already available to other working parents since September 2017.Today (21 June) the Department for Education has also published data showing over 340,000 children aged three and four years old benefitted from a 30 hours place in its first year, giving thousands of families access to high-quality, affordable childcare. Parents benefiting from the 30 hours free childcare offer can save up to £5,000 per year on their childcare costs, and some parents have been able to increase their work hours or work more flexibly – helping to put more money back in families’ pockets and balancing work and home lives.Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi said: The move widens the range of childcare support already available from the Government, which parents who are not eligible for 30 hours may be able to access. This includes the universal offer of 15 hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds, 15 free hours for the most disadvantaged two-year-olds, and Tax-Free Childcare, which can cut childcare costs by up to £2,000 per year for each child under 12 years old.last_img read more