TAGSactivity packetscoronavirusCOVID-19EducationFairfield Community SchoolsGoshen Healthlunch kitsschoolingstay at home (Photo Supplied/Goshen Health) Fairfield Community Schools families will now receive activity packets with their weekly lunch kits.Goshen Health is partnering with the school district to provide 250 activity packets each week, which began this Monday.Children will receive items like Frisbees, jump ropes, bubbles or sidewalk chalk, as well as educational tips, in their lunch packets through May 18.Family activities will also soon be posted on GoshenHealth.com. For more information, please call (574) 364-2496. Google+ WhatsApp Goshen Health adds activity packets to lunch kits By Brooklyne Beatty – April 29, 2020 0 372 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNews Previous articleIndiana State Police trooper seriously hurt in crash on I-80/94Next articleWhitmer: Car insurance savings will be higher than required Brooklyne Beatty
Twitter IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter Debate on whether mail-in ballots lead to increase voter fraud Pinterest Facebook (“Voting” by Call4Beach, C.C. by 2.0) Over the past couple of days both U.S. Atty. Gen. Bill Barr and Vice Pres. Mike Pence have talked about concerns over mail-in voting, which may be widely used in the November election. While Barr said he believes common sense says mail-in ballots leave more room for fraud than in-person voting, the research may not agree.“So far there’s no systematic evidence that mail-in ballots increase voter fraud,” said University of Indianapolis Political Science Prof. Dr. Laura Wilson. “As it stands right now, voting by mail seems to be generally very safe and a relatively secure process.”Wilson said research also shows that neither party gets an advantage over the other with mail-in voting.But, that doesn’t mean the method is without troubles or concerns.“It’s gonna be a challenge in terms of convenience certainly. For some people voting by mail is a lot easier. You don’t have to go in on election day, but you do have to request a ballot ahead of time,” said Wilson. “You have to fill it out. You have to make sure you get it back in the mail in time. Those kinds of changes, especially for people who are used to voting that first Tuesday in November, make it harder.”Wilson said a large-scale mail-in vote would mean a considerable strain on registrars, people counting the ballots, the secretary of state’s office (for overseeing the election) and the U.S. mail.“The change could absolutely happen. But, it’s gonna take some time and we’re already almost in August as it is,” she said.Wilson said if government decided to implement a more large-scale mail-in vote, there is more time in Indiana to educate voters on what is expected, than there was before the primary. WhatsApp WhatsApp By Network Indiana – July 31, 2020 3 254 Google+ Facebook Previous articleBSU Prof: Beware social media as singular news sourceNext articleMan drowns saving children from undertow in Berrien County Network Indiana
A 4th Port of Indiana won’t be happening soon IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Facebook (“Zealand Beatrix – Bulk Carrier” by Rachel Kramer, CC BY 2.0) Plans for a potential fourth port for Indiana have run into shallow bureaucratic waters.Governor Holcomb announced Thursday that the state will not move forward with the proposed plan that would have purchased land near Lawrenceburg, the potential site for a fourth Port of Indiana.An agreement had been in place to reserve the option of buying the land — formerly the site of the American Electric Power plant — since 2017.The decision was reached after an extensive study found that remediation work on the site would take too long for a port location there to be economically viable.The governor says work will continue on searching for a site for a potential fourth port. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter By Tommie Lee – September 17, 2020 0 295 Pinterest Previous articleSuspect charged in U.P. Mall shooting, police conducting searchNext articleU.S. Congressman from Indiana willing to take COVID-19 vaccine Tommie Lee
Pinterest (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb’s latest public-health order outlines for the first time potential enforcement actions for businesses who ignore coronavirus precautions.Holcomb announced Wednesday he’d institute new limits on large gatherings, linked to the four-level weekly COVID risk score calculated by the Indiana State Department of Health. The text of the 15-page order spells out additional requirements businesses must follow, and says state and local health departments, police, the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, or the Indiana Department of Homeland Security can act against businesses which defy those orders.The order recommends a three-step process, starting with a verbal warning to correct “unsafe practices.” That would be followed by a written order, with businesses who still don’t comply subject to shutdown. The order says businesses closed down for noncompliance should be referred to state licensing boards or the secretary of state for possible license revocation.The state followed that progression earlier this year with businesses who defied a lockdown order, but this is the first time it’s been explicitly applied to routine precautions. The order says businesses must mark off six-foot social distancing with signs or floor markings, make sanitizer readily available, and require employees to wear masks. It also requires restaurants, bars and clubs to keep tables six feet apart, and require patrons to remain seated.The order requires businesses to post signs directing customers to wear masks, and recommends they deny admittance to those who won’t.The order also limits spectators at most high school sporting events. Counties in the high-risk “red zone” — currently Clay, Decatur, Fayette, Fountain, LaGrange, Newton, Perry, Union and Warren — are barred from allowing any spectators other than players’ parents, guardians, or siblings. All but five of Indiana’s other 83 counties are in the “approaching high risk” orange zone, and are limited to quarter-capacity. The order says the Marion County Health Department and the I-H-S-A-A will work out a separate spectator plan for the state high school football championships at Lucas Oil Stadium over Thanksgiving weekend.Spectators other than family members are banned from community sports events in orange and red counties.As Holcomb announced on Wednesday, public or private gatherings other than religious services are subject to capacity limits based on risk level. The moderate-risk “yellow zone” — currently Crawford, Fulton, Monroe, Putnam and Switzerland Counties — are allowed gatherings of up to 100 people. The limit is 50 people in orange counties and 25 in red counties, unless the local health department approves in advance a plan for handling more.While counties with worsening virus numbers can be moved to a higher risk level, counties must show improving numbers for two straight weeks before being moved to a lower level.Local governments can impose stricter limits if they want. Indianapolis and Fishers have already done so.The order runs through December 12 but can be extended or revised. Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 13, 2020 6 524 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Governor Holcomb recommends enforcement actions for businesses that fail to comply w/COVID-19 precautions WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County and South Bend officials urge the public to interact virtually with local governmentsNext articleIndiana Hospital Association applauds Gov. Holcomb’s new restrictions Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
The reformed Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) will ensure that pay better reflects the actual work being done by criminal defence advocates and that advocates are being fairly remunerated for work in more complex cases.The changes will bring the scheme in line with modern practices, taking into account the fact that more and more evidence is submitted electronically.The process of determining fees will be simplified so that advocates can better understand how they will be paid for their work before they take on a case.The new scheme is part of ongoing reforms to deliver a modern and effective justice system, whilst ensuring that legal aid is available in cases where it is most needed.A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: The government previously consulted on the fee proposals and has taken on feedback from professionals to help shape the scheme.Significant changes have been made to the original proposals to ensure that the vital contribution of junior barristers and solicitor advocates is better recognised in the new scheme.The changes will come into effect on 1 April 2018 and will keep spend on fees at the current level, so that the reforms come at no additional cost to the tax payer.NotesThe AGFS consultation response can be found on GOV.UK. These changes will create a simpler and more modern pay system for defence advocates in legal aid-funded criminal cases. We have listened to the views of legal professionals to ensure that advocates will be paid in a way that better reflects the reality of the work they do.
introducing draft laws this summer for a world-first public register which will require overseas companies that own or buy property in the UK to provide details of their ultimate owners making the UK’s company register public in 2015, making it one of the most open and transparent company registers in the world – viewed 2 billion times last year – meaning company information is under constant scrutiny introducing a register of People of Significant Control in 2016, which now includes 4.6 million names. The register was expanded in 2017 to include Scottish Limited Partnerships the Criminal Finances Act 2017, which provided additional powers to allow law enforcement agencies to identify and recover corrupt and criminal funds from those seeking to hide, use or move them in the UK introducing unexplained wealth orders which can be used to compel individuals to explain the sources of their wealth – so people who we think have links to organised crime have to prove where their assets come from. The UK has taken a leading role in the fight against money laundering and is known internationally as a great place to work, invest and do business. But Scottish Limited Partnerships are being abused to carry out all manner of crimes abroad – from foreign money laundering to arms dealing. This simply cannot continue to go unchecked and these reforms will improve their transparency and subject them to more stringent checks to ensure they can continue to be used as a legitimate way for investors and pension funds to invest in the UK. Measures to crack down on the abuse of a specialised financial arrangement to launder dirty foreign money through the UK will be unveiled tomorrow (30 April), as part of a package of government reforms.Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs) are used by thousands of legitimate British businesses, particularly the private equity and pensions industry, to invest more than £30 billion a year in the UK. SLPs and LPs are business entities created by two or more partners where at least one partner is liable for what they invest.However, evidence to be published tomorrow shows the growing evidence SLPs have been exploited in complex money laundering schemes, including one which involved using over 100 SLPs to move up to $80 billion out of Russia. They have also been linked to international criminal networks in Eastern Europe and around the world, and have allegedly been used in arms deals.Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said: Notes to editors Figures published for the launch of a government consultation tomorrow, show just 5 frontmen were responsible for over half of 6,800 SLPs registered between January 2016 and mid-May 2017. By June 2017, 17,000 SLPs, over half of all SLPs, were registered at just 10 addresses. The reforms being proposed will apply to all limited partnerships in the UK and will also include new annual reporting requirements for limited partnerships in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, which will help Companies House ensure they comply with the law.Last year, the government introduced laws requiring SLPs to report their beneficial owner and make their ownership structure more transparent, seeing an 80% reduction in the number registered and tomorrow’s reforms seek to raise standards further.The UK is already taking a leading role on the world stage to improve corporate transparency and was recognised by Transparency International as one of only four G20 countries with the highest rating for cracking down on anonymous company ownership.The UK has worked to improve transparency and tackle money laundering through: Scottish Limited Partnerships are a business entity provided for in UK law. Limited Partnerships are formed by at least 2 partners, one of which must be a general partner – who is liable for any debts incurred – and one limited Partner – who has limited liability but cannot play a role in how the partnership is run. Scottish Limited Partnerships differ to Limited Partnerships elsewhere in the UK as they have legal personality, which allows them to enter into contracts, take on debts or own property. In a Limited Partnership in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, this is done by the partners. The consultation seeks views on a number of reforms to ensure SLPs can continue to be used as a legitimate vehicle for investment and enhance our world-leading business environment – a key part of our modern Industrial Strategy.The proposals would make it clearer who runs limited partnerships to enable British investors to continue to use them legitimately and invest in the UK while cracking down on their use in unlawful activities. These include: Respond to the consultation: Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law requiring a real connection to the UK, including ensuring SLPs do business or maintain a service address in Scotland registering new SLPs through a company formation agent, meaning frontmen will be subjected to anti-money laundering checks new powers for Companies House to remove limited partnerships from the company register if they are dissolved or are no longer operating new evidence shows certain financial instruments are being exploited by foreign money laundering schemes, one of which moved billions of pounds out of Russia proposals will bring greater transparency and more stringent checks for frontmen going into business in the UK reforms will ensure thousands of legitimate firms can still thrive and contribute £30 billion a year of investment to our economy
If you have bought this product please check the details on our recall notices. We’re aware the affected batches could have a use-by date up to February 2019. If you’re storing the product from the recalled batches at home, do not eat the product, but return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. ‘Dr Zak’s Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White’ has been recalled by the Food Standards Agency.Microbiological testing on a number of batches of the product has indicated contamination with Salmonella bacteria of the same strain as the bacteria causing infection in those affected.Since mid-August 2018, 3 cases of salmonella have been confirmed in those who consumed the product and a further 5 cases remain under investigation.Dr Nick Phin, Deputy Director, National Infection Service, Public Health England, said: Tina Potter, Head of Incidents at the Food Standards Agency said: Most of those affected have now recovered. However, Salmonella can cause a serious infection in those with weakened immune systems or in vulnerable groups including babies, the elderly or pregnant women. We’re aware that the high-protein product may be purchased by people for bodybuilding purposes. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever. There are simple steps to stop its spread, including cooking food thoroughly, washing fruit and vegetables and washing your hands after using the bathroom. Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out-of-hours service in the first instance.
I believe this work undertaken by the UKHO is of immeasurable importance in helping Guyana as it develops its ‘blue’ economy. Guyana has a huge potential for economic development based on greater, and better informed, use of their marine resources. By providing this up-to-date and accurate survey data for two of the country’s major rivers, Guyana will be able to benefit from increased trade and reduce the loss of lives at sea. This programme is but the latest example of cooperation between Guyana and the UK during a relationship which has spanned the decades since independence. The next step, which we are just embarking on with the support of the Government of Guyana, through the CME Programme is the development of a Maritime Economy Plan which will help Guyana make even more effective and sustainable use of its marine and coastal resources. As a country with extensive mineral resources and agricultural exports, Guyana provides the perfect example of how marine geospatial data can empower developing nations through greater knowledge and understanding of their marine environments. The extremely shallow waters around Guyana’s coastline and rivers have previously proven a real barrier to maritime trade and prevented the nation from fully benefiting from its considerable natural economic and environmental resources. However, by cultivating a greater understanding of its waters, the data will allow Guyana to overcome the challenges it has previously faced, enabling mariners to navigate confidently and safely with larger cargoes. But the benefits don’t end just at navigation. These data sets could be used to scope out potential coastal developments, support the protection of the marine environment and help the creation of disaster models that help Guyana prepare for severe weather events or mitigate the potential risks of oil and pollution spills in the area. The work carried out by UKHO and its partner organisations is expected to leave a lasting legacy in Guyana of growing self-sufficiency in marine research needs, laying the groundwork for future development and long-term prosperity. Following the data handover, UKHO will continue to offer technical support and training, and will provide a complete suite of hydrographic surveying equipment which will enable Guyana to undertake systematic surveys of its own waters and eventually produce its own charts.Commenting on the work carried out by the UKHO, Mr Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to Guyana, said: The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has officially handed over marine geospatial data to the Guyanese Government after a campaign of hydrographic surveying.Delegates from the UKHO presented the data to government officials at a special event to celebrate the completion of the survey. Two workshops were held to brief ministers and provide technical support for applications of the data, which will help Guyana support the development of its marine economy.The data, which was collected over a period of four months between 2016 and 2017, will initially be used to update nautical charts of the Demerara River. This will enable ships to confidently reduce under-keel clearance and maximise cargo-carrying capacity, paving the way for increased import and export activity.Simultaneously, the UKHO will present Guyana with other key data sets – such as information about the composition of the seabed – which can be used to support disaster management and support maritime infrastructure, such as the development of ports. Actions like these can help Guyana to protect its marine environment and sustainably harness economic resources to support the country’s marine economy.The surveying work and subsequent data handover forms the latest effort undertaken under the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme, delivered on behalf of the UK government by the UKHO, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive of the UKHO, said:
It will be looking to bolster the ‘court-like’ status of the Parole Board. The Parole Board welcomes the findings from the Review of the Parole Board rules and Reconsideration Mechanism, which were announced today by the Secretary of State for Justice.Caroline Corby, Chair of the Parole Board said:“The outcome of the recent consultation and rules review builds on the work already undertaken to improve transparency and efficiency of the parole system.“I am particularly pleased to see that the new reconsideration mechanism proposed is workable and will be properly resourced. We will be working with the Ministry of Justice to create and deliver a service that is transparent, timely and straight forward for victims and prisoners to use on the rare occasion that cases need to be looked at again.“We are always striving to improve how we work and the upcoming Tailored Review provides us an opportunity to evaluate the way we are currently set up, ensuring that we have the most fair and independent parole system possible.”On background:What is the reconsideration mechanism?The reconsideration mechanism will allow any party to the hearing to be able to ask for a case to be reconsidered if they believe a parole decision was unlawful, for example if: A victim or a member of the public can ask the Secretary of State to make an application on their behalf, if they believe the decision was unlawful, but it is up to the Secretary of State to refer cases to the Parole BoardThe reconsideration mechanism only applies to indeterminate and Extended Sentences.Judicial Review is still available, but the aim is to provide a quick and free service to allow for problems to be resolved without the need to go to Court.This mechanism isn’t available yet, but more information will be provided in due course.For more information – please go to the MOJ website.What is the Tailored Review? It is a Cabinet Office requirement to review public bodies during each Parliament. The Parole Board was last reviewed in 2014/15 and would need to be reviewed again before the end of 2019/20. It will consider internal and external accountability, including governance arrangements. Proper procedures weren’t followed; The law has been wrongly applied; Important information wasn’t available to the panel at the time; The decision was unreasonable giving the information available to the Parole Board This is an opportunity for the Ministry of Justice to look at whether the Parole Board should continue to sit as an non-departmental public body. For more information, please see the MOJ announcement on GOV.UK. The Parole Board will be publishing its response to the review in due course.
Find out more about the UK’s work to support women and girls around the world. Women and girls continue to be under-represented at all levels of decision-making, in both formal and informal spaces.Supporting women and girls’ meaningful mobilisation and participation is essential to building lasting peace and stability. This includes democratic processes, mediation, conflict prevention, peacebuilding and in post-conflict processes to rebuild their countries and communities.Taking on Boko HaramThe Woman Taking on Boko HaramHamsatu Allamin is challenging the ideology of Boko Haram in Nigeria and supporting the survivors of their brutal attacks.Making peace in Sri LankaMaking peace in Sri LankaWhen Visaka Dharmadasa’s son went missing during Sri Lanka’ s civil war, she led other mothers to search for answers, peace and healing. Visaka has dedicated her life to bringing peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, has announced the appointment of Catherine Brown, Tim Sawyer CBE and Ian Hamer OBE as new lay members of the Board of the Legal Services Board (LSB).Catherine Brown and Tim Sawyer are being appointed for 4 year terms with effect from 1 April 2019, and Ian Hamer OBE will be appointed on 1 October 2019 for a 4 year term.The Ministry of Justice and LSB also announced today (11 April 2019) that non-lay members of the Board Jemima Coleman and Michael Smyth CBE QC (Hon) are being reappointed for second terms of office as Board Members with effect from 18 April 2019, and that lay member of the Board Catharine Seddon is being reappointed for a second term of office as Board Member with effect from 1 October 2019.LSB is the oversight regulator for legal services in England and Wales. It was created by the Legal Services Act 2007 and came into being on 1 January 2009 taking on the majority of its statutory powers on 1 January 2010.It is independent of government and the legal profession and oversees 10 separate bodies, the approved regulators, which themselves regulate lawyers practising throughout the jurisdiction.LSB also oversees the Office for Legal Complaints and its administration of the Legal Ombudsman scheme that resolves complaints about lawyers.These appointments have been conducted in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments.
Associated British Foods’ chief executive George Weston remains in the top 10 of The Sunday Times’ Rich List.Weston and his uncle Galen, who heads up Canadian food and distribution business George Weston, have dropped one position in the list to 10th with a combined value of £5.9bn – a £100m drop on last year’s figure. Weston has a £1.96bn stake in the business, which owns such brands as Kingsmill, Allinson, Burgen and Sunblest.This year’s list includes 64 individuals and families coming from the food retailing, drinks and food production sector, including Sir Ken Morrison and his family of the UK supermarket chain, placed at 66 worth £1.1bn, up £76m and two places on the previous year.Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan of food group 2 Sisters are positioned at 101 in the list, up a staggering 174 places, with a value of £750m and growth of £475m in the past year thanks to the acquisition of Northern Foods. The firm owns such brands as Fox’s biscuits and Goodfella’s pizzas.Ranked at 158th was Lord Sainsbury and his family, whose supermarket business has helped to value him £520m in 2012, down 46% on the previous year, which positioned the company at 75th position with a value of £960m.The Bolton-based Warburton family are slightly lower down the table at 164, with a continuous value of £500m over the past two years, but falling 13 places down the list from 151st.Dionysios Liveras and his family, who sold its Nottinghamshire Laurens Patisserie business for £130m, comes in on the list at 360th remaining steady in value with £215m and down from their position of 325 back in 2011.The 24th annual Rich List has reported a record value of the 1,000 richest men and women in Britain, which totals £414bn – a 4.7% increase on 2011, when it stood at £395.8bn.
Timmy’s Pies has landed a deal with Selfridges to supply its London store with a range of its shortcrust pies.The business, based near Acton in west London, revealed to British Baker that it had created six varieties for the department store, which will be on sale throughout its London Oxford Street store April as part of Local Food Heroes month. Varieties include venison, stout & prune, Brookfield Farm veal pie, homity pie, slow roast pork & rhubarb, pork & apple, and Applewood smoked bacon & egg.Tim Wilkes, owner of Timmy’s Pies, told British Baker: “We approached Selfridges a while back, but they recently got in touch with us about a ‘Local Food Heroes’ month they’re having, to promote local suppliers. They were interested in having us in the deli counter for this event, since we’re a West-London based company.“We’re totally chuffed. We supply some fantastic shops, delis and pubs across London, and we’re very proud to be in the Selfridges foodhall for this local food producers month.”He added that firm’s month-long deal to supply its pies to Selfridges could be extended on a more permanent basis.Timmy’s Pies started in 2010 from a stall at a Chelsea Farmers’ Market, and supplied pubs, delis and shops across London. In total, two employees work for the company producing a range of savoury shortcrust pies.
Finsbury Food Group, the AIM-listed manufacturer of cakes and bread, this morning said its profit expectations for 2013 were “significantly” ahead of expectations.In a pre-close statement the company, which sold its free-from business, United Central Bakeries, to Genius Foods for approximately £21m in February, added that its debts and interest costs had also “significantly reduced”.The disposal, coupled with a £3.8m successful equity placing, had “transformed” the company’s balance sheet and total debt is lower than expected at below £10m versus £34m a year ago, said Finsbury.It added: “Consequently, capital investment in our core UK bakery division is now being stepped up significantly, providing both product capabilities-led growth as well as improved cost competitiveness.”John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group, said: “I am pleased to be announcing that the hard work and improvements made in the business have allowed us to recommend an increased dividend for our shareholders. The board believes that this, combined with the driving down of debt, increased profit expectations and continued growth, is further ensuring shareholder value.“The sale of free from has proven hugely beneficial for the group, allowing further investment and laying the foundation for continued growth. The board is committed to continuing the successes of the past year, and I am confident that our improvements will assure shareholders and consumers alike of the company’s fortitude and resilience in what continue to be adverse trading conditions.”The board will be recommending an increased final dividend of 0.5p giving a total dividend payment of 0.75p for the year.
British Baker is to release its comprehensive research into the retail bakery market at an exclusive networking event and business seminar next year.The Bakery Market Report – which adds to and improves upon the annual BB75 business tracker – will be unveiled on 26 February, The Skyloft, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP.Speaking at the event will be David Smart, production director, of Greenhalgh’s; Steven Dresser, consultant at Grocery Insights and Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers’ Association.More speakers will be announced shortly, and in the meantime keep an eye out for your official invitation to the event. These will be sent to the largest 75 companies in the bakery retail market and will be sent to senior management.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “We’re really excited by the research we’re conducting as part of the Bakery Market Report. We have had tremendous feedback from our readers about our annual BB75 tracker and for next year we wanted to make it bigger and better.“We are also delighted to have an expert panel of speakers, with more to be announced shortly. I look forward to seeing you all there next February on what has quickly become a must-attend event in the bakery calendar.”The Bakery Market report is sponsored by Dawn Foods and Unox.
British Baker’s associate editor Lesley Foottit has made her TV début to speak about National Cupcake Week in a live broadcast. Foottit, as a key organiser of the event, was interviewed on the TV show London Live on Monday morning about why the nation loves cake. In a national survey, British Baker found that 92% of people would describe themselves as cake lovers, and 39% said they ate cake two to three times a week. Foottit also appeared with Shalini Sriskandarasa, last years National Cupcake Champion, who explained how cake has changed her career.Watch the full interview below: