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Josh Barrie

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Past articles by Josh:

Chicken Kiev makes a comeback as UK restaurants step up efforts to support Ukraine

'There are pubs and restaurants involved, and I’ve had schools get in touch. Everybody wants to do something, however small' → Read More

Petrol prices hit record high after Russia's invasion of Ukraine causes gas costs to soar

Long queues at some UK filling stations were reported over the weekend, but experts moved to warn drivers away from panic buying → Read More

Russian celebrities call on Putin to 'stop' and talk of 'heartbreak' after invasion of Ukraine

'My heart is broken. I’ve been in touch with my loved ones since 5am. How is this possible? Lord, stop all this! I’m just crying' → Read More

‘Russia is a tumour on the earth’: Ukrainians in UK fear the worst for family back home amid invasion fears

'We have an aggressive neighbour on our border. There have been problems for years and it seems to be peaking' → Read More

New sustainable salad is being grown in urban shipping containers by a member of the Sainsbury’s dynasty

Unlike traditional vegetable growing, which is a thirsty business, each batch of 600 lettuces needs only the equivalent of a household dishwasher’s worth of water → Read More

Storm Eunice: Man who found 'piece of London's O2 Arena roof' floating in Thames plans to hang it in his home

'Normally I’m usually looking for ancient history, so it’s ironic to find something so fresh,' he told i → Read More

Storm Eunice: Top tree surgeon warns public not to move fallen trees after deaths

'Working with trees is dangerous. I hear of a lot of injuries with people trying to deal with them themselves - they should always contact someone who knows what they’re doing' → Read More

Michelin Guide 2022: L'Enclume becomes first UK restaurant outside the south east to win three stars

'We’ve been striving to get three stars - it’s been the aim' said L'Enclume owner, chef Simon Rogan → Read More

McDonald’s prepares for the metaverse – but inconvenience remains an issue for virtual shoppers

One analyst conceded that people 'can’t eat digitally', and said for brands to remain consistent and relevant, they will have to create experiences that connect the online and physical world → Read More

Friendly pig 'Roddy' pops by working men's club before being led out with cheese and onion crisps

'Everyone was laughing about it. It was a bit of entertainment for a Tuesday night' → Read More

Sauvignon blanc prices up by 22 per cent and energy costs doubling as restaurants look for stability

One chef said his energy bills had gone from £5,500 a year to £11,500 overnight, while sauvignon blanc could fall off menus due to price hikes → Read More

Swedish potato milk tipped to be ‘the next big thing’ as it hits UK supermarket shelves

Potato milk is here. It’s the latest in a long line of dairy alternatives and each one is apparently more sustainable than the last. The new challenger will hit supermarket shelves on Thursday – in 220 Waitrose stores across the country – and is made by the Swedish brand Dug. Fresh from building a factory in the UK, where the plant-based milk market is now worth about £400m a year, Dug describes… → Read More

Pub and restaurant prices to soar as owners face surging food and energy costs

One worried restaurant owner told i: "We are asking the chancellor to give companies and consumers room to breathe." → Read More

Sustainable tuna getting harder for shoppers to catch in UK supermarkets, say fishing campaigners

Only three per cent of tuna products in Tesco are certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, compared to 27 per cent in Sainsbury's and 73 per cent in Waitrose → Read More

CO2 shortage averted at last minute amid food fears after new deal between major supplier and businesses

A Government spokesman said the new deal is not taxpayer funded → Read More

Guinness sales surge by 30% as drinkers flocked to pubs in search of ‘proper pint’ after lockdown

'We’ve seen great investment behind the brand for a number of years. And quality - we’ve really been pushing that' → Read More

Tech giants like Google and Facebook will have to pay UK news publishers under new Government plans

There have long been concerns that tech companies dominate online advertising and consumers and businesses suffer → Read More

Boris Johnson is a 'security risk', former Home Secretary David Blunkett says as Partygate scandal rumbles on

The comments come amid allegations Mr Johnson left top-secret documents lying around when visitors came to his home → Read More

Beer and fizzy drinks could be in short supply as CO2 shortage fears grow

Government stepped in to broker a deal between CO2 producers and the industry, but the agreement is due to expire at the end of January → Read More

Wolseley owner Corbin & King offered £38m reprieve from American fund after debt row left it in administration

The group’s restaurants, which also include haunts such as Colbert, The Delaunay, and Brasserie Zedel, are among the most celebrated in the capital → Read More