04 Apr 2011

Baker gets complaints about Big Baps

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A baker has expressed surprise about the complaints he has received regarding the name of his new shop.

John O'Toole, 42, opened up Big Baps in the village of Henley in Bedfordshire last week and although the response has been largely good, he said some people have objected to the saucy moniker.

He has even had a letter from a local schoolteacher who said impressionable children could be affected by the "trashy" term, along with a petition calling for it to be

15 Mar 2011

Lancashire man shows off unusual travel companion

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A man from Lancashire has been showing off a rather unusual travel companion to the world's media – a 39-year-old burnt meat pie.

In what has to be one of the weirdest stories we've ever heard, Tony Johnson, 73, was shown the Holland's creation by a neighbour in 1972, who had accidentally overcooked it into charcoal.

Tony took it off his hands and placed it on the mantelpiece, but the joke escalated and for some reason, he started taking it on holiday with him.

Now, the

14 Mar 2011

Woman spends £10k inheritance on chocolate

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A woman who was left £10,000 in her mother's will with the instruction to live her dream spent the whole lot on chocolate.

However, the story isn't quite as bonkers as it sounds – in fact, Mary Tetley's tale is actually quite heartwarming.

The 45-year-old's mother Thelma died four years ago and left each of her daughters the sum of money so they could treat themselves and do something nice.

Mary, a lifelong chocoholic, decided to spend hers on a three-month

07 Mar 2011

Fancy pancakes that glow in the dark tomorrow?

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Adventurous types might like to brighten up Shrove Tuesday tomorrow (March 8th 2011) with pancakes that glow in the dark.

Daily Mail writer Tom Sykes reports that Harvey Nichols is selling a food magic kit that turns snacks and treats into exciting scientific experiments – and he had one to try ahead of the day itself.

Inspired by Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the persistently pioneering Heston Blumenthal, the kit features a range of ingredients that do all manner of interesting

04 Mar 2011

Reward offered to catch crazed mum who ran amok in cupcake shop

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A businessman has offered a reward in a bid to help catch a woman who caused £400 worth of damage in a cupcake shop in Cardiff.

The shopper, who was wearing a green coat and was accompanied by two young boys, went into the Sugarswirlz cake shop owned by Sally Dodd last week.

However, after being told that her favourite variety of cupcake had sold out, she threw herself on the floor in despair before starting to hurl baked goods at members of staff.

She also damaged fixtures and fittings at the

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