Bakery suppliers sought for NHS

first_imgBakers are being invited to apply for the opportunity to supply bread and morning goods to NHS hospitals in England. The advert for the framework will be published in spring, with the framework agreement set to start in September 2012.Kevin Goldfinch, buyer at NHS Supply Chain, which manages the framework agreement, is keen to hear from any interested bread manufacturers who could deliver competitively priced products to hospital sites. Typically, bakers supplying the NHS supply between one and six hospitals with bread and morning goods and cover a minimum geographic distribution area of 50 miles. Kevin said, “We are interested in hearing from any bread manufacturers who are committed to supplying the NHS, they will have to be either BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited or be willing to undertake a food audit. This would provide hospital catering managers with sufficient choice to ensure they obtain quality via an excellent service at a low cost. The process is open to small, medium and large bakeries.” Bakers who apply will be evaluated via the tender process and, if successful, they will be put on to a framework agreement, whereby the bakery and hospital catering department can discuss requirements and complete the process. If you would like further information or to apply please email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Lieutenant takes charge in Bowl

first_img Press Association Mouse Morris’ raider didn’t have the speed to peg back Cue Card at Cheltenham, but stepped up in distance here, he was prominent from early on the second circuit in the hands of Bryan Cooper. Menorah jumped the last in front and appeared set for victory, but First Lieutenant’s stamina kicked in and he wore down Philip Hobbs’ charge to score by three-quarters of a length. Even-money favourite Silviniaco Conti made a couple of errors as the action hotted up and was a never-nearer third. Morris said: “He really deserved one. He’s got a big heart and he jumped super for Bryan, but I thought we were struggling turning in. He hasn’t run a bad race all season and was second in all the good handicaps and Grade Ones. I’m delighted for the horse and the team at home. I wouldn’t have thought he’d go to Punchestown, but we’ll see.” Cooper said: “I’ve been knocking on the door with this lad all season so it’s great he’s got his head in front. He’s been up against Bobs Worth, Tidal Bay, Cue Card – he really deserves it. “I was on and off the bridle the whole way but he jumped exceptionally well and I was always trying to save a bit. It’s a shame Davy (Russell) can’t be here, he’s riding at home today at Thurles with not a bother on him.” Paul Nicholls said of beaten favourite Silviniaco Conti: “Ruby said if he hadn’t missed the ditch he would have won. I suppose if he hadn’t fallen in the Gold Cup we could have ridden him more positively as he’s not a speed horse, more of a stayer. In the future we’ll ride him like we did at Haydock.” Philip Hobbs said of Menorah: “I’m really pleased, it’s the first time he’s had decent ground all season and I’d be inclined to finish him off on a high note now.” center_img Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant (7-2) went one better with a determined performance in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.last_img read more

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Mason City man placed on probation after pleading guilty to sexual abuse

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s a deferred judgment for a Mason City man in a sexual abuse case.27-year-old Justin Haubrich was charged in November with third-degree sexual abuse after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old between April and September of last year. Haubrich filed a written guilty plea to the charge back in June.On Monday, District Judge James Drew issued the deferred judgment, placing Haubrich on five years probation, issuing a $1000 civil penalty with an additional $250 sex offender civil penalty. Haubrich must also register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.If Haubrich meets all the terms of his probation, the conviction would be removed from his record.last_img

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