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‘Chicken king’ Boparan swallows burger chain GBK

‘Chicken king’ Boparan swallows burger chain GBK

Business
The poultry tycoon who rescued Carluccio's earlier this year is to swallow another of Britain's leading restaurant chains by taking control of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK).Sky News has learnt that Ranjit Boparan, who has built one of the country's largest casual dining groups through a string of takeovers, is to buy GBK through a pre-pack administration. The deal is expected to take place later this week, and potentially as soon as Wednesday. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'There's been a murder' of Glasgow's hospitality sector ...
Julia Sawalha ‘devastated and furious’ at Chicken Run sequel ‘ageism’

Julia Sawalha ‘devastated and furious’ at Chicken Run sequel ‘ageism’

Entertainment
Actress Julia Sawalha has said she is "devastated and furious" at not being in the Chicken Run sequel, claiming she was told her voice sounds "too old".Sawalha, who played Ginger the chicken in the 2000 animated original, said she felt she had been "unfairly dismissed".The actress said she had "officially been plucked, stuffed & roasted" after being told the role was being recast, but wished the film "the best of luck".The BBC has asked Aardman Animations and distributor Netflix for comment. Chicken Run sequel confirmed by AardmanIn an open letter, the Absolutely Fabulous and Cranford star said she had been "informed out of the blue" that the producers of Chicken Run...
MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

Science
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England after Brexit, the government has been warned.Ministers say the issue will be dealt with in the upcoming Trade Bill. But opponents of these practices say that could lead to farm standards being bargained away in negotiations.Instead, they want ministers to guarantee food standards in the Agriculture Bill, which returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday.Some Conservative MPs have joined up with the opposition to demand protection for England's farmers from lower standard produce from countries like the US.Farmers there are allowed to feed beef with hormones and wash chickens with chlorine solution in order to maximise productivity. But both of these practices are currently banne...
UK ban on US chlorinated chicken ‘to continue after Brexit’

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken ‘to continue after Brexit’

Business
Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will be kept out of the UK under any trade deal with the US, the environment secretary has promised.Theresa Villiers told the BBC the current European Union ban on the two foods will be carried over into UK legislation after Brexit.Until now the UK has been wavering on the issue.But she told BBC Countryfile: “There are legal barriers to the imports and those are going to stay in place.”Ms Villiers has previously talked of imposing tariffs on any future imports of US chicken and beef. But she’s been under great pressure from Britain’s farmers.In the exclusive interview with the Countryfile programme, she said: “We will defend our national interests and our values, including our high standards of animal welfa