A new discount Greggs has opened in Oldham selling sandwiches and boxes of donuts and yum yums for just 55p.
As one of the high street bakery’s new Greggs Outlets stores, it is offering Oldham locals a saving of more than 50% on baked goodies – all by taking food that hasn’t been sold in its other stores and reselling it at a hefty discount.
Designed to provide ‘affordable food in areas of social deprivation’, a share of profits from the new store is also being given to local community organisations such as soup kitchens and food banks.
Inside, unlike a Greggs bakery there is no hot food counter. Instead, sweet and savoury treats like meat and vegan sausage rolls, packs of ‘bakes’, sandwiches and baguettes are lined up on shelves alongside boxes of yum yums and donuts.
Depending on what you choose to buy. customers can save over 70% on what they’d paid in a typical high street Greggs bakery store.
In the new Greggs Outlet, recently opened on Henshaw Street opposite Oldham’s Tommyfield Market, customers can buy meat and vegan sausage rolls in packs of four for just £1.55 – offering a saving of 57%.
Packs of two ‘bakes’ – chicken, steak, vegetable, cheese and onion, or sausage, bean and cheese melt – cost £1.25, whilst a regular Greggs offers one ‘bake’ for £1.80 or £1.90 depending on its filling.
As for sandwiches, if you pick the right filling you could save as much as 74%. Baguettes and rolls are priced at £1.05, whilst sandwiches are just 55p. Over at the traditional Greggs, meanwhile, you could pay as much as £3.35 for a baguette and £2.10 for a sandwich.
And in terms of sweet treats, in a regular Greggs store a packet of two yum yums will set you back £1.30 but in the Outlet you can get them for 55p. Packets of four donuts here are priced the same, offering one of the largest Outlet savings with a 78% discount.
Within two years, the company plans to have opened 50 Greggs Outlets across the country in areas hit hardest by the cost of living crisis.
The key to getting these savings, we understand, is to turn up early. The Greggs Outlet store is only stocked once a day, and once it runs out there won’t be any more until the following morning.
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The Lawn Club closes temporarily after bar brawl at event leaves ‘trail of blood’ on floor
The Lawn Club has been temporarily instructed to close after a fight last weekend left a trail of blood on the floor outside.
The popular Spinningfields sun-trap bar has said that it’s cooperating fully with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council while the incident is investigated.
A report from GMP said that ‘a large group of people’ were fighting at the city centre bar, one of whom reportedly was seen with a gun, which was thankfully not fired.
At 10.25pm on Sunday 4 June, North West Ambulance service reported that a male had been stabbed in the leg but ‘the knife was no longer in his leg and they didn’t know where it was’.
The victim got up and walked away, and has still not been traced.
The incident happened during an event that was organised by a third party promoter.
The Lawn Club provided CCTV footage to officers, which showed two males arguing before a third appeared with a black handgun.
A spokesperson for the venue said: “On Sunday 4th June, an incident occurred at The Lawn Club, the premises operated by Hardman Bars. This was during an event organised by a third party promoter.
“As a result of this incident, we have been instructed to close the premises temporarily. We also recognise and fully comply with the request by GMP and Manchester City Council, received at a hearing on 07.06.23, for a temporary suspension of our licence while the incident is investigated and reviewed in full.
“We are cooperating entirely with GMP and Manchester City Council to provide any information they require in relation to the incident.
“We’d like to reassure our customers and the community that this is an isolated incident. But nevertheless, the safety of our team, customers and the community is of the highest importance to us. As such, during this period of closure, we will be actively working with the authorities and relevant parties to review all policies and procedures in place at the premises.”
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The Stockport farm supper club where you eat outside in the fields
There’s a supper club on a community farm in Stockport where you can dine outside in the very fields where your food has grown.
Hosted by Manchester food waste cafe Open Kitchen in partnership with The Kindling Trust, the journey from plot to plate has never been shorter.
The pair have joined forces to celebrate local, seasonal and sustainably produced food in the most delicious way possible – with a three-course vegan menu designed to show off the organic produce grown at The Kindling Trust’s site in Woodbank Memorial Park.
The supper will be served outside in the fields as part of a unique ‘pop-up restaurant’ experience, accompanied by paired organic wines designed to complement each dish.
Full bar service will also be provided, with provisions made for cover from the ‘Manchester weather’ if required.
Corin Bell, Exec Director of Open Kitchen said, “Messages about sustainability can sometimes feel like they are all about going without…. Don’t fly, don’t drive, etc.
“We want to focus on positive messages about sustainability, that focus on shifts in behaviour that are kinder to planet and people.
“The event with Kindling will showcase beautiful food and drink, and also be supporting local, sustainable, independent and ethical business, all of which are really core values for both open Kitchen and Kindling”.
Chris Walsh from the Kindling Trust said: “Events like fine dining in the fields are really important to us, because they open up the farm to members of the public, and help to really bring the message home about why local and sustainable produce is so important for our planet and our local economy”.
Located just a mile east of Stockport town centre, Woodbank Community Food Hub is an urban horticulture hub co-ordinated by the Kindling Trust that joins up inclusive community gardening with commercial organic food production.
The size of one and a half football pitches, it includes several large polytunnels for under-cover veg growing as well as three field blocks, apple trees and a community garden.
As well as hosting the dinner in the fields, it is also a place to collect fresh organic veg bags delivered by the Veg Box People, who make sure farmers get regular demand and a fair price for their produce.
Taking place from 6 to 9pm on Wednesday 21 June 2023, to find out more about the dinner and purchase tickets click here.