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The KFC chicken shortage sparked a storm of comments on Twitter

Twitter reaction to KFC chicken shortage

By James Ridler

Fast food chain KFC’s inability to open stores after distributor DHL failed to deliver chicken supplies, dubbed the KFC Crisis, has sparked a storm of comments on Twitter.

Scotch whisky and baby food are just some of the products on the UK to China freight train

Whisky on first UK freight train to China

By James Ridler

The UK’s first rail freight service to China is to start its 7,500-mile journey today, carrying British goods including whisky and soft drinks.

A Blaze at a meat factory in Scotland cuased traffic chaos this morning

Meat factory blaze battled in Scotland

By James Ridler

A blaze at a meat processing plant in Scotland has closed roads in the area, created traffic chaos for motorists and drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

The UK courgette shortage has sparked a social media storm

Courgette shortage sparks social media storm

By James Ridler

Reports of a shortage of courgettes in the UK have sparked a social media storm, as hundreds of people took to Twitter to express their views on the “famine”.

Article 50 can only be triggered after Parliamentary vote

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PM’s Brexit plans thwarted after key court ruling

By Matt Atherton

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans have been thrown into confusion after she lost a High Court battle to trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament – causing a jump in the pound’s value.

Fire fighters battled a blaze at a Yorkshire pudding factory

Blaze battled at Yorkshire pudding factory

By James Ridler

A blaze at a Yorkshire pudding factory in south Wales was attended by four fire engines this morning, after a fire started in an industrial oven.

Fire crews tackled a fire at a Lincolnshire tea processing plant

Fire battled at tea processing plant

By James Ridler

A blaze a Lincolnshire tea processing plant is the latest in a string conflagrations to have plagued food and drink manufacturers this summer.

Trade group AIMS slammed a tweet by the FSA that suggested it supported meat-free week

FSA slammed for meat-free tweet

By James Ridler

Trade group the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for supporting the meat-free week campaign in a recent tweet, which has now been removed.

Sprite was accused of sexism in its advertising campaign

Sprite’s ‘brutally refreshing’ ad sparks sexism row

By Matt Atherton

Sprite’s latest advertising campaign sparked claims of sexism on social media, after the brand used slogans including ‘She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo’, and ‘You’re not popular, you’re eas’”.

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