Japanese-specialist bakery franchise Beard Papa is planning to link up with major developers to unveil 20 more stores in shopping centres in England by 2010, following success in Asia and the US.The cream puff pastry specialist already has a store in Oxford Street, London, and plans to open a kiosk at Bluewater shopping centre, a café at Highcross in Leicester and another facility at the Bull Ring in Birmingham.Willem Pupella, Beard Papa’s managing director in England, said most of the new developments would be kiosks rather than cafés, because high rents had to be taken into account. He added: “Our successful model is to use a small space to gain a high revenue.”Shopping centres were now the favoured sites, as performance was less conditioned by weather, security was better and high streets are “more reliant on footfall”, said Pupella.Beard Papa is linking up with Westfield, the Australian shopping centre firm, which has a development in Derby, and plans to extend this co-operation. Each store sells the signature cream puff, an eclair cream puff with chocolate on top, cheesecakes, tiramisu and chocolate fondant.There are now more than 300 Beard Papa stores worldwide.
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Chelsea have joined the medical response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak by making made their Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available to NHS staff assisting with the crisis. The Premier League giants will allow NHS workers to use the four-stay hotel in west London for the next two months, with the offer open to any staff working at hospitals “in the north-west London region”, but that could be extended. Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who it is believed came up with the initiative, will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation. A Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is joining the medical response to the coronavirus outbreak in London with the news the National Health Service (NHS) has accepted the Club’s offer to make the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available for NHS staff. “The initiative came from club owner Roman Abramovich and, after contact with the NHS was made by Chairman Bruce Buck, it was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff.Advertisement Meanwhile, fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace have offered staff assurances over pay following the outbreak of coronavirus. With the leagues shut down until at least April 3, and many expecting it to be for much longer, the finances of clubs up and down the country have been hit, with non-league Barnet already making 60 staff redundant. Parish also said matchday staff who have lost work due to the suspension of the Premier League will not be out of pocket. Read Also:Chelsea, PSG make contact with Juventus for €60m Pjanic He said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Firstly, in order to ensure the impact of this health crisis is minimised, we will not be placing any of our colleagues on statutory sick pay for health issues relating to Covid-19 during this crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterSan-Francisco Runner Creates Art Just By Jogging AroundThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
Theo Walcott has revealed how a half-time blast from manager Arsene Wenger gave Arsenal a “kick up the backside” to get their push for Champions League qualification on course again as they went on to beat Wigan 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had little room for error against the FA Cup winners on Tuesday night, who themselves needed to win to keep alive hopes of beating the drop. Everything was going Arsenal’s way after an early goal from Lukas Podolski before a superb 25-yard free-kick from Shaun Maloney just before the interval threatened an upset. Arsenal put the result beyond doubt with three goals in the space of eight minutes just after the hour. Walcott, who swept home a crucial second before Podolski bagged his second and Aaron Ramsey scored the fourth, said: “The manager gave us a kick up the backside. It is great that the manager has that passion and it got a bit more out of the players.” Press Association He added: “It is massive to be in the Champions League. We all knew our big it is, not just for the manager, the fans, the players and the club itself.” Walcott maintains the thought of being the first Arsenal side in a generation to miss out on Champions League football has driven the squad back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal now head to Newcastle on Sunday with destiny back in their own hands, a point ahead of Tottenham following a superb nine-match unbeaten run since losing at White Hart Lane on March 3, and could yet finish above Chelsea should the Europa League finalists slip up against Everton. Walcott, who took his tally to 21 on Tuesday, has every confidence Wenger’s men can now finish the job at St James’ Park and deliver a 16th successive shot at Europe’s elite club competition. “We just have great experience in knowing what to do when the time is right. It is funny. It happens every year,” said Walcott. “We tend to finish very strong. I think it is just because the players want it so much. “It (Champions League football) is big for the future of the club and the players. We have been in it for the last 15 years and we don’t want to be the players who are not part of that. “We just need to show that in the mid-season and at the start and we could hopefully be even higher than we are and not have this situation we are in. But it is very positive, and we will be fighting strong on Sunday.”