While Mary Berry and co take a break, the search is on for Britain's best bakery – and it's going to get heated! | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 For those left with a gaping hole in their lives after John Whaite’s magnificent Heaven and Hell cake brought the curtain down on the latest series of The Great British Bake Off, there’s reason to rejoice. Hot on its heels comes a new baking contest, a cross between Bake Off and The X Factor, which sees 36 bakeries from around the country putting their shops, their signature buns and their speciality cakes up for inspection by two judges in a bid to be crowned Britain’s Best Bakery. But Peter Sidwell, the Lake District baker who first starred in Lakes On A Plate on Channel 4 two years ago and shares the judging duties with celebrity cake-maker Mich Turner, is keen to stress that although the show’s all about baking, Britain’s Best Bakery is dealing with people’s livelihoods rather than their hobbies
LIZ JONESFASHION THERAPY As it defies the gloom on the High Street… Why Zara's always one step ahead | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 17 June 2012 While Europe is mired in doom and gloom, there is one success story coming out of struggling Spain.
Banned from seeing the grandchild I love: Susan hasn't seen her granddaughter for 14 years. Her heartbreaking story will resonate with anyone who's felt the pain of family breakdown Looking out of the kitchen window, Susan Stamper let her mind wander to a time when the apple tree in her garden wasn't bare, but bright with blossom and the promise of spring.