New Gail’s bakery in Oxford

first_imgGail’s Artisan Bakery recently opened a store in Summertown, Oxford, its’ first out-of-London venture. Gail’s opened its first outlet in 2005, in Hampstead – it now has 26 stores in London. The new Summertown store will be the company’s first bakery outside the capital.Tom Molnar, Gail’s founder, said: “We are passionate about making world-class bread, and helping to make it more available. We had the opportunity to open a bakery in Summertown and we are excited to become part of the community.”Open from 7am, the Summertown bakery will offer a selection of Gail’s most popular breads, alongside pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads, which will be freshly made each day.The window displays are made up with loaves including French dark sourdough, mixed olive sourdough, quinoa sourdough and honey & almond sourdough.The bakery specialises in morning pastries, yogurt pots and toast. Lunch includes seasonal soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as quiches and sausage rolls.A hot brunch menu is served until 3pm, offering dishes including eggs, French toast and shakshuka. Cakes are served all day, and afternoon tea bakes include brioches and delicate cakes. In January, Gail’s produced a special biscuit to celebrate Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.last_img read more

Instagram bans all content promoting conversion therapy

first_imgInstagram will ban all content that promotes conversion therapy after activists called on it to block providers form advertising their services online.The social media platform, which is owned by Facebook, told CNN on Friday about expanding its existing policies on hate speech worldwide to include posts that advertise or promote the practice.Conversion therapy is a pseudo-scientific process that claims to change a person’s sexuality. It is condemned as harmful by medical associations. Studies show that those subjected to it, or who choose to undergo it, are put at a greater risk of depression and suicide.Earlier this year, Instagram banned advertisements for the process. Now, it will also stop recommending content related to conversion therapy, such as testimonials to its efficacy or posts in praise of or in support of the practice, except those in a legislative context.A number of US states have banned conversion therapy, and Germany became one of the first major countries to outlaw it for minors in May.In the United Kingdom, a total ban promised by Theresa May in mid-2018 has yet to materialize.Facebook and Twitter did not immediately respond to questions about their policies.last_img read more

Conlon and Murphy among Irish in Olympic action

first_imgBoth the men’s and women’s 49er crews are in action this evening.Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are seventh overall and look well positioned to qualify for their medal race.Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster look set to miss out.They’re in 12th place overall. Olympic silver medallist Ken Egan expects Conlan to win.That gets underway around 3:30pm.Ireland’s Annalise Murphy will hopefully be in action in the Women’s Laser Radial medal race today.The Dubliner was due to take part in the race yesterday but it was delayed due to a lack of wind.The winds later picked up but they were too strong to safely hold the race.If no sailing can be done today the results would stand as they are, meaning Murphy would win bronze. Ireland’s boxing hopes now lie with Michael Conlon following Katie Taylor’s exit yesterday.Bray lightweight Taylor was beaten on a split decision by Finland’s Mira Potkonen in their quarter-final in Rio.Belfast bantamweight Conlon will be guaranteed at least a bronze medal if he beats Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in their quarter-final bout this afternoon.center_img In athletics, Ireland’s only field eventer, Tori Pena, competes in the pole vault qualifying from 1:45pm.Meanwhile, Thomas Barr goes in the men’s 400m hurdles semi-final in the early hours of tomorrow morning.last_img read more