Do You Think You Are?
ARE you a mover and a shaker?
Do you know someone who should be part
Want to Lord it with the best?
Burke’s Peerage &
Landed Gentry, publishers of the ultimate and original guides of the
UK’s movers and shakers are, for the first time, compiling a North
West edition and are currently searching for new entrants.
Burke’s Landed Gentry, 19th Edition, Volume III, The North West,
Including Contemporary People of Distinction will be published in
June 2006. However, the busy team of researchers are currently
looking for around 3,000 influential individuals born, living or
working in the North West who should be in this brand new edition.
You don’t have to own an estate and a title to be listed. The
prestigious 200 year old publication, famous for listing Peers,
Baronets and Lords and Ladies is now stepping into the 21st Century
and searching for “contemporary people of distinction”. Entrants
already on the list range from MDs, Lawyers, Architects, Chief
Constables and Officers in the emergency services to Sir Paul
McCartney. Pete Postlethwaite, World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe
MBE and all the North West Lord Mayors have also secured their
Mike Cross, CEO of Burke’s Peerage & Landed Gentry says:- “Our
first regional edition called the 'Ridings of York' has become an
invaluable tool for the business community.
Now we’re producing the
North West edition, and would like to hear from anyone who believes
they know, work with or work for someone who deserves to be listed
in this ultimate guide to the people of the North West. People can
of course nominate themselves!”
If you know of anyone in the fields of politics and local
government; religion; charities; education; law; media; the arts;
business; military; sports or medical who should be featured you can
contact John Hancock on 01642 713 530 or email
CASH RICH, VITAMIN POOR GENERATION
THE NORTH west is throwing
vital vitamins and vegetables in the bin. Despite good
intentions to eat well, 80% of North Westeners admit to stocking up
on fresh vegetables to feel healthier, spending on average £5-£10 /
week, only for 39% to eat them when they are past their sell-by
The research, commissioned by Birds Eye, highlights that Britain is
unknowingly becoming a vitamin-drained nation, with 43% of
households admitting to throwing away an average of £114 worth of
fresh vegetables every year. A recent national study into food
wastage compelled Birds Eye to conduct its own research into vitamin
depletion and waste in fresh foods, knowing that both can be reduced
by choosing frozen vegetables. The study surveyed Brits on their
healthy eating knowledge and saw leading scientists from Leatherhead
Food International door-step the kitchens of the UK to examine the
state of the nation's vegetables.
Recent trends, including the fashion for all things fresh
spearheaded by celebrity chefs and the rise in farmers' markets,
have led 79% of those living in the North West to believe that fresh
vegetables are healthier than frozen with many buying them to feel
better about themselves. However, the research revealed that some
fresh vegetables are drained of vital vitamins by the time they are
eaten. As freezing suspends vegetables in time and locks in vitamins
and minerals, people can improve their vitamin intake by adding
frozen veg to their weekly shop.
Frozen Veg - The Facts
77% of people in the North West feel that fresh vegetables contain
more vitamins than frozen . . . BUT in fact frozen vegetables can
contain higher levels of vitamin C than fresh vegetables. For
example, in the research, frozen peas were found to contain 34% more
vitamin C than fresh and frozen green beans to contain 67% more
vitamin C than their fresh counterparts.
77% of people think that frozen vegetables contain more artificial
colours, flavours and preservatives than fresh . . . BUT in reality,
as freezing is the most natural way to keep food fresh, there is no
need to add any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Fiona Angus, food scientist at Leatherhead Food International said:-
“As soon as vegetables are harvested they start to lose
vitamin C and vital nutrients. The length of time that vegetables
are stored for also impacts on vitamin and nutrient levels and when
vegetables are peeled or chopped even more vitamin C is lost.
Comparatively, frozen vegetables are often more nutritious than
fresh. Once frozen, loss of vitamin C is much slower and less during
storage than in fresh vegetables.”
Leading nutritionist and registered dietician Jill Scott added:-
“Although it is encouraging that shoppers do have good intentions
to eat well and improve their health, there is a distinct lack of
understanding about how to make up their recommended five a day,
resulting in people losing out on vital vitamins and minerals.
People often feel guilty if their trollies aren't overflowing with
fresh vegetables, when in fact frozen are often just as nutritious
as fresh and there is no waste.”