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The corporate debate: Is it ethical for major companies to launch vegan products?

Branch reporter Ulani speaks to blogger @issythevegan to understand her take on big vegan releases. Vegan is the word of the moment. Each week, more and more products are being launched and UK food bloggers can’t wait to digest the latest plant-based trends. The number of people trying plant-based alternatives is at an all-time high, […]

BUSINESS NEWS

John Lewis announces charity benefit

John Lewis has announced the first three local charities that will benefit from its Community Matters scheme. The charitable scheme allows Cheltenham customers to decide which of the three charities they would like to support by donating tokens provided after shopping. The scheme will run for 12 weeks from Thursday 18 October 2018 and will finish towards the end […]

NEWS

UPDATE: Patisserie Valerie advertising jobs after cash injection

Patisserie Valerie is on the verge of sliding into administration without an immediate injection of cash. The business was warned yesterday that there is a hole in its accounts of more than £20m. Patisserie Holdings have issued an update after revealing that it had learned of “potentially fraudulent accounting irregularities”. Chris Marsh the financial director of Patisserie Valerie was arrested by […]

EDUCATION NEWS

Britain is at the forefront of a “technology revolution” – Phillip Hammond’s budget looks to match European partners

Mathematic’s and Technology are clearly the priorities of Phillip Hammond’s 2017 budget as he begins to make Britain a lead force in the technological age. Hammond’s vision for a science and technology-based future has promised a £600 boost to schools and colleges for every extra sixth-former who takes A-level or core maths; more than £80million will be […]

NEWS

Robots and Holograms to welcome you to Gloucester’s city centre

Gloucester is taking the next step into the technological world as it welcomes Artificial Intelligence to it’s high street. £400’000 has been awarded by Gloucester First Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP), the county’s local enterprise partnership, for innovation within the Eastgate shopping centre. The new centre will include holographic employee’s, robotic security guards and drone deliveries. […]