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Tuesday 29 July, 2014 The UK could be losing out on 800m meals from 'hidden food' which could help 5.8m people living in 'deep poverty', according to food redistribution charity FareShare. The charity already provides over 12m meals from this 'hidden food' source to tackle food hunger. FareShare which celebrates its' 10th anniversary as an independent organisation this year, tackles food poverty through redistributing food surplus (within the food and drink industry) to charities. It estimates that up to 400,000 tonnes of this food surplus is edible and in date and could provide 800m meals; equivalent to 13 meals per person in the UK. Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare said: “FareShare has been working with leading supermarkets and suppliers for over 20 years to rescue good food from going to waste and redirect it to people in need across the UK. Over the past decade... (more)

Fun On Tap, At Beer And Cider Festivals

Tuesday 29 July, 2014 Lovers of craft ales and ciders are expected to flock to two festivals being held in the North East next month. Over two weekends in August, customers at The Runhead Bar and Grill, Holburn Lane, Ryton and the Sandpiper, Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, will be able to sample a wide range of real ales and ciders from the region's finest craft breweries. The Runhead Beer and Cider Festival will take place from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August while the Sandpiper Festival will be held on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 and Newcastle-based Malhotra Group, which owns the ven... (more)

Pushfor launches the world’s first platform to enable the sending of self-expiring business content

Tuesday 29 July, 2014 Pushfor, a London-based startup, has released a unique platform to allow companies to send professional business content that deletes from the recipient's device after a specific number of views or on a particular date. Pushfor’s patent-pending technology is similar to popular photo-sending app Snapchat, but focused at users wishing to send professional multi-media business content. Pushfor supports hundreds of content types, which are automatically converted so they can be securely viewed on any device without requiring the original software. Pushfor also r... (more)

Cake Push Pop ...The New Cupcake?

Tuesday 29 July, 2014 Cake Cetera, an online cake delivery company based in Glasgow, was founded after owner Pauline Quigley's mum died of cancer. She was shocked to find that flowers were banned from the wards and found most people brought in cake instead and so Cake-Cetera was born. Pauline, a former clothing designer, has spent 3 years developing unique packaging which safely transports cake by courier throughout the UK. Cake Cetera's range includes a range of cupcake bouquets, french macarons, giant doughnuts and their latest product...the cake push pop! Pauline said "We are ... (more)

David Lloyd North West Cycle Challenge

Tuesday 29 July, 2014 DAVID LLOYD LEISURE CLUBS GEAR UP FOR INAUGURAL 'LE NORTH WEST' CYCLE CHALLENGE IN AID OF CHARITY David Lloyd Leisure clubs will be notching up miles and pounds for charity by staging a 'Le North West' cycle challenge on Sunday, August 10. Hot on the heels of the Tour de France, team members working for Europe's leading health, sports and leisure group in the region will pedal a distance of almost 100 miles (160km), starting and finishing at David Lloyd Cheadle and taking in six other David Lloyd Clubs along the way - Warrington, Speke, Knowsley, Chorley, Bo... (more)