Markets open in 4 hrs 20 mins Lidl UK Lists Black Pudding Nationwide as Customers Snap up Nostalgic British Food Press Release: Lidl UK GMBH 10 minutes ago Print LONDON, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Lidl UK has listed Black Pudding in all stores across the UK as the traditional product storms its way back onto Great British menus. Since going on sale in June for 99p, an average of 10 black puddings have been sold every minute in Lidl stores, with the exception of Saturday mornings when it shoots up to 26 black puddings. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131004/643612 ) Celebrity Chef Nick Nairn says: “It’s becoming a hugely popular ingredient with the revival of traditional dishes and hearty, gastro pub food, as well as the rise in artisan food producers. We are more interested in where our food comes from these days, which can only be a good thing, and we’re more likely to trust a small, reputable producer.” The Black Pudding comes under Lidl UK’s own label, Hazelmeade Farm, and is produced for them by the family-run supplier, Pork Traders, in Liverpool. Now in its 3rd generation of family management, the business was started in the late 1940s by Jack Ellis Morphet, the grandfather of the current owner, Ellis Morphet. Pork Traders produces the same Black Pudding for a number of high-end hotels such as the Montcalm hotel in Central London under the Oakwell brand, but this is the first time they have produced Black Pudding for a supermarket. Owner of Pork Traders, Ellis Morphet, says, “We make the black pudding to the same family recipe my grandfather used in the 1940s. We use fresh blood, rather than dried, which we source from my uncle’s slaughterhouse three miles away, because it adds a better texture than with dried – it’s more moist, and more delicious. The fresh blood is added to the cooked pearl barley, chopped bacon trim and pork fat and onions and then the ingredients mixed together with carefully selected herbs and spices to give it its special flavour.” Not just for breakfast, Black Pudding is a versatile ingredient recommended to be eaten with scallops, squid, white fish, and peas. Sales of traditional British foods have experienced a boom this year due to economic austerity and as a result of cooking programmes inspiring a generation of people to cook. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes.
Evidence suggested that there was also an attempt to burn it. The incident received wide public attention after UK police released a CCTV footage of it on September 27 with an appeal to witnesses to come forward so as to reach to the bottom of the case. According to police, the incident took place at 11.25 pm on September 27 and they were looking for a white man, who was seen in the area captured in the CCTV footage. Police officials apprehend that somebody, especially a couple, could have spotted the offenders. Detective constable Paddy Navin, while appealing to the members of public, who could help in investigation, said the hate crime was being taken very seriously by the Thames Valley police and every effort would be made to trace the culprits. Meanwhile, Sikh diaspora has expressed shock over the incident. North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), which has been voicing the concern of Sikhs against hate crimes, condemned the incident in UK, saying it was very unfortunate as the community was becoming a victim of racial hatred. “It seems that there is utter lack of awareness about the community. Representative bodies, like the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), have failed to address the issue and have remained confined to lip service. They are not making concerted efforts to spread awareness about the community and its ethos even as Sikhs have been at the receiving end of hate crimes in the past one decade or more,” said NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal. ALSO ON TOI
UK payday lenders face crackdown
budget impasse drags on. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed up 11.54 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,449.04 points on Thursday. * President Barack Obama met Republican and Democrat leaders in Congress but reiterated in a speech that he would not give in to Republican demands to roll back his healthcare programme in exchange for reopening the government. * The U.S. government shutdown has led to a delay in the closely-watched non-farm payrolls data, which is normally due for release on Friday. No major domestic economic data is due on Friday. * BARCLAYS : The British bank is expected to sell at least 300 million pounds ($487 million) of its shares in the market on Friday, as it finds a home for shares not taken by existing investors in a 6 billion pound fundraising. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: TATE & LYLE issues a trading update. JOHN WOOD GROUP issues a trading update. TODAY’S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit* BridgeStation: view story .134(Reporting by Tricia Wright; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)
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In the wake of claims that some lenders are draining cash from borrowers’ accounts to make sure they get their interest repayments, they will only be able to debit two payments over the course of a loan agreement. “The clock is ticking,” said Martin Wheatley, the FCA’s chief executive. “Today I am putting payday lenders on notice: tougher regulation is coming and I expect them all to make changes so that consumers can get a fair outcome. The clock is ticking.” Next April, the FCA will take over from the Office of Fair Trading as regulator of 50,000 consumer credit firms, which also includes businesses providing overdrafts, credit cards and debt advice. The OFT, in a recent investigation of its own, found “deep-rooted” problems in the payday loan industry, including that some businesses models were based on giving loans to people who cannot afford to pay them back. The Competition Commission is currently investigating the payday loan industry and is due to report at the end of next year. The FCA’s new rules were welcomed by Martin Lewis, founder of consumer help website MoneySavingExpert.com. “Parasitical payday lenders have taken over our high streets in the last five years. Our lax rules have made the UK a crock of gold and they’ve flooded in from across the world,” he said. “For those of us who’ve been crying out for a crackdown, this hardcore regulation, while not perfect, is very welcome.” Finance Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama demanded an end to a three-day government shutdown he decried as a reckless “farce,” piling pressure on Republicans to climb down first on a budget impasse. AFP NEW YORK (AP) Procter & Gamble executives say it was striking the first time they witnessed a man shave while sitting barefoot on the floor in a tiny hut in India. Associated Press Rep. Todd Rokita prefaced a response to CNN’s Carol Costello during a debate over shutdown pay by praising her beauty.