In what is quite possibly one of the best bits of news to come out this year of doom and gloom so far, you can now apply to become a professional biscuit taster and earn yourself £40,000 a year in the process.
If you’d consider yourself to be somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to custard creams, digestives, bourbons and malted milks, then you can say goodbye to your humdrum nine to five, because one biscuit company is advertising for your dream role.
Border Biscuits is currently recruiting for a new a ‘Master Biscuiteer’ who’s job it is to ensure every biscuit they make is up to scratch.
According to the job description for the role: “We are looking for someone who has the skills, expertise and experience to really drive Border’s obsession with quality, so if you know what it takes to make an exceptional biscuit then we want to hear from you.”
The role does require a little more than just liking biscuits though.
Successful applicants are required to hold a higher national diploma or degree level qualification in food science, nutrition, or other food related studies, and you’ll also need to demonstrate an understanding of biscuit science and the biscuit manufacturing process.
You’ll be required to work 40 hours per week, with benefits including 35 days’ holiday, a profit share bonus scheme, and of course, free biscuits.
Paul Parkins – Managing Director of Border Biscuits – said: “This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it. The successful candidate will be crowned our Master Biscuiteer and lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations.
“We’re encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent.”
Fancy applying then? It’d be mad not to.
You can find all the information you need and apply for the ‘Master Biscuiteer’ role via the Border Biscuits website here.
Kirstie Allsopp threw a banana skin at a driver in Stockport in littering row
TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has admitted that she threw a banana skin at a driver in Stockport after she caught them littering.
In a furious rant on Twitter, the Location, Location, Location star said that she ‘leapt out of the car’ in order to pick up the fruity peel that was thrown out of another car window.
She then lobbed it straight back into the car, at the littering offender.
Saying that she’s been ‘horrified’ by the state of litter across the UK, Kirstie detailed the incident from her visit to Stockport.
Kirstie said: “In the last few weeks, travelling around the UK, I’ve been horrified by how bad roadside litter has become. Why is litter so much worse, who thinks chucking an empty red bull, for example, out of a moving car is acceptable?
“Last week in Stockport a banana skin flew out of the window of the car in front, we were at [traffic lights] and I was a passenger so I leapt out of the car, picked it up and threw it back into the car, the driver just threw it back out again.
“But that’s not how to solve the problem. What is the solution…… £££ fines? In some places police take litter very seriously, I don’t feel that in the UK though. Closing roads to clear the litter? This would inconvenience us all, but would be a reminder of the cost of litter. Asking roadside landowners to clear their patch? What do you think?”
She later added: “I have a pet theory on this, I think a lot of litter is guilty eating, people consuming things they know they shouldn’t, and not wanting to dispose of the evidence at home.”
One fan replied to her: “Ohh you have been to my neck of the woods i have wrote to Stockport Council several times about cleaning all this litter up and there answer was ‘yes we are rotared to do a clear up in May’, i said ‘how about every month’, they replied ‘we do a clear up once a year only’. I just laughed.”
Yes, it’s true – in what is news that admittedly sounds fake, but somehow actually isn’t, one of the best rappers of all time has revealed himself to be an avid watcher of Britain’s longest-running soap, and is such a fan of it, in fact, that he said he’s “determined” to make an appearance on it sometime in the future.
The iconic ITV soap – which is set in the fictional Manchester suburb of Weatherfield, and celebrated an impressive 60 years of entertaining the masses back in 2020 – currently averages around six million viewers per episode, and has developed a well-deserved legion of loyal fans over the last six decades.
And it turns out, one of those loyal fans is chart-topping rap superstar Snoop Dogg.
“Coronation Street, I love it,” the 17-time Grammy Award nominee admitted.
“If they call me I’ll do it. I’ll play whenever they need. I love the cinematography, acting, the storylines and just the reality.
“I’d like to be a part of it because they’ve been a part of my culture.”
As bizarre as it all sounds, this surprisingly isn’t the first time the rapper – whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr – has publicly revealed he’s a fan of the soap, and even famously admitted all the way back in 2010 that he had his agent get in touch with ITV to see if there was any chance he could make an appearance.
“I had my agent reach out to them to see if they could try to get me on and they said they were interested so hopefully it might happen,” Snoop told the BBC.
“It would be perfect for me to be on the show.”
The Drop It Like It’s Hot and The Next Episode rapper isn’t the only famous name who’s revealed himself to be a fan of Coronation Street in recent months.
One of the greatest and most well-respected singer songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan, also admitted in an interview with WSJ back in December 2022 that he loves binge-watching the soap.