Sainsbury’s has shelved plans to open a new flagship store at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, despite already building it.Read the full story ›
Supermarket Morrisons is to launch a new brand, "Morrisons Milk for Farmers" which will sell at 10p a litre more than usual, with the extra money being passed on to the crisis-hit dairy industry.
The Bradford-based chain has been one of the main targets for protesters from the farming industry who have stripped milk from the shelves before dumping the produce or giving it away for free.
Industry leaders met Morrisons bosses to try to tackle falling milk prices which, the National Farmers Union (NFU) says, will lead to dairy farmers being forced to leave the industry in the next few weeks as they struggle to pay bills and face rising debts.
"We will be launching a milk brand that allows customers to pay a little more if they want to support British farmers. Called Morrisons Milk for Farmers, this product will sell at a 10p per litre premium to the standard Morrisons milk price.
"All of that premium will go directly back to the farmers that supply our processor Arla. It will go into stores in the autumn and is aimed at shoppers who want to directly support dairy farmers ." "Consumers can choose whether they want to pay more to support British dairy.
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A cafe that uses only food which would otherwise have been thrown away, because it is either past its sell by date or bruised or misshapen, is being set up on Tyneside.
Food campaigner Duncan Fairbrother collects the produce from places like the Grainger Market in Newcastle. He then serves it up with the help of dozens of volunteers, in a pop-up cafe where customers pay what they want for it, as Derek Proud reports:
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Police are investigating after a man allegedly racially abused staff and threw a chair across the counter at a Southern Fried Chicken restaurant, in Washington.
Officers have released an image of a man they would like to speak to. It's thought he was in the restaurant on Victoria Road at the time of the offence on Tuesday evening and may have information that can help.
Plans for a Hooters in Newcastle have been turned down by the city council.
The US chain - famous for its attractive and scantily-clad waiting staff - wanted to open a restaurant in the City Quadrant in Newcastle city centre.
It said there was a "common misconception" about the nature of its restaurants, which it said were aimed at families and were not bars.
The application said its style of operation was "no different to that of many similar operators throughout the UK" and that its waitresses "dress in a similar fashion to waitresses at other units in the city centre."
Several officers from Northumbria Police had objected to the application, saying it would attract more stag and hen parties, which they said could lead to a rise in crime.
Newcastle City Council's licensing sub-committee met this morning to consider the application.
A spokesman said: "The licensing sub-committee has today rejected Hooters’ application for a premises licence as it undermines the licensing objectives within the Licensing Act – namely crime and disorder, public nuisance and public safety."
Hooters has 21 days to appeal the decision.