BBC’s bakery dramaA new drama series The Baker Boys aired on BBC Wales on Sunday 22 January. It charts the lives off a tight-knit South Wales community as the recession bites and the local Valley Bara bakery, which lies at the heart of the town, is forced to close.Arkady hits centenaryThe Arkady brand is celebrating its centenary year, and bakery ingredients manufacturer CSM is to mark the occasion with some new bread recipes, as well as a series of special centenary promotional offers, from money-off discounts, to prize draws. It started the year with a Blue Cross Sale, giving bakers 20% off some of its best-selling mixes and improvers.Bakery in car crashA driver gave staff at Renfrew-based Wellbread Bakery a shock when he crashed into the door of their shop, cracking the window. No-one inside the shop was hurt and the only person injured was the 83-year-old driver, who suffered a suspected broken nose and a cut hand.Love celebrationTeatime Events, a new firm set up by Jane and Abbi Rutter from Gaerwen in Wales, made Dwynwen cupcakes to celebrate Santes Dwynwen day the Welsh patron saint of lovers which were delivered in a box with a message, as an alternative to flowers.Folate rate tackledAustralia’s rate of women with low folate, putting an unborn baby at risk of disability, has dropped since the country’s bakers have been required to use wheat flour fortified with the nutrient since September 2009. Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia showed there had been a related fall in folate deficiency of almost 80%, with folate deficiency dropping from 9% in 2009 to 2.1% in 2010.
Over 45 tonnes of waste was removed from a scenic site at Brinaleck, Meenaclady in Gaoth Dobhair last week following an intensive clean-up operation by Donegal County Council and local development group Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola. This clean-up operation has been undertaken as part of the national Anti-Dumping Initiative and earlier this year the Glenties Municipal District was awarded €11,000 under this initiative.Michael McGarvey, Director of Service with Donegal County Council acknowledged the great work done by Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and the Council’s litter management team along with the contractor and the Waste Collector and he believes that Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and other local community groups play a vital role in maintaining their local areas. After the removal of soil and stone, in excess of 45 tonnes of waste was removed from this site and this was then taken to an authorised waste facility. The site has now been landscaped and boulders have been placed along it to stop flytipping in the future.“Anti-dumping signage has been erected and CCTV signage will be erected in the coming days. This site will be monitored on an ongoing basis and anyone caught dumping rubbish here will be pursued by the Council” says Mr McGarvey.“This type of dumping is a serious blight on our landscape and the work done by local communities and Council staff to clean up these sites is tremendous. It is still hard to understand how anyone can dump rubbish in such a beautiful place. The Council is fully committed to pursuing any individual who is caught dumping litter or rubbish in this way.” Treasa Ní Ghallachoir from Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola was delighted to see this clean up taking place and this group has plans to promote the area as an ideal location for walking enthusiasts.“This is such a beautiful location and many visitors who come to experience the Wild Atlantic Way are shocked by this type of dumping. We are keen to develop walking and hiking opportunities in this area and now that this site has been cleaned up we can continue to implement our own development plans and develop a beautiful walking route through this site.”Donegal County Council would like to remind members of the public that it is an offence to dump rubbish in this way and anyone who is caught littering or dumping rubbish could receive an on the spot fine of €150 or could be fined up to a maximum of €3,000 if convicted in the District Court.You can report illegal dumping by contacting the Council on 074 91 53900 or report it online via www.donegalcoco.ie.45 tonnes of waste removed from illegal dump at Brinaleck was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrinaleckDonegal County CouncilGweedoreillegal dumping