Press Releases

Hounslow barista wows judges with drink innovation to win top speciality drink title at Costa international final

Oct 23, 2014 11:43 BST COSTA COFFEE Hounslow barista, Kungku Gurung has wowed a panel of judges including Costa’s Master of Coffee Gennaro Pelliccia, TV chef Phil Vickery, and food writer Rose Prince with his brand new drink innovation to win the Speciality Drink title at Costa's Barista of the Year final.

UAE barista named best Costa barista in the world at international final in London

Oct 23, 2014 11:29 BST COSTA COFFEE A UAE barista was named the best Costa barista in the world on Tuesday (21st October) at the international final event in London.

Christmas card donation website turns cost of cards into presents for children's charity

Oct 17, 2014 12:52 BST, in partnership with The Honeypot Children’s Charity, are offering a donation system where consumers calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation which pays for a vulnerable child's Christmas present instead.

'Campaign To Donate What Christmas Cards Cost' and reduce carbon by planting trees

Oct 15, 2014 16:02 BST A new take on sending Christmas cards for 2014 is on offer – planting trees instead of sending Christmas cards., in partnership with the charity Trees for Cities, have built a donation facility where consumers can calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation instead.

New fundraising platform turns greeting cards into donations

Oct 14, 2014 09:40 BST A new website is aiming to stem the millions of unwanted greeting cards sent every year – by getting people to donate money to charity instead. is a new fundraising platform where users can ask their family and friends to make a donation instead of sending a card.

Scandic Anglais opens the Nordic region’s first Jamie’s Italian

Oct 13, 2014 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels On Thursday 16 October, Scandic and acclaimed chef Jamie Oliver will be opening the Nordic region’s first Jamie’s Italian at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm. With its 195 seats and large bar, the restaurant will be serving up great value, simple, rustic Italian food using local and organic produce combined with fresh pasta made on the premises daily.

News Release:  Tolerance is NOT a Virtue

Oct 12, 2014 08:46 BST Spider Communication Limited In this short book, the author sets out the truth about our over-valued ideas of 'tolerance'. At best, tolerance is a useless concept. At worst, it's a vice. Tolerance of bad religion has resulted in death and alienation. Lazy thinking about tolerance has led to confusion about racism, genetics, and gay marriage. Political 'tolerance' is another word for 'cowardice'.

Judges Announced for 2014 Costa Book Awards

Oct 08, 2014 14:51 BST COSTA COFFEE 640 entries submitted – the highest number ever received in the history of the Awards

Oct 07, 2014 16:32 BST Standeazy Ltd The Standeazy phonestand is the easy choice for a quirky gift. With Autumn in full swing, Christmas is actually just around the corner. With it comes not just sparkly shop windows and the smell of mulled wine on the markets, it also means we need to go on the annual hunt for stocking fillers and smaller gifts that don't end up in the charity shop come January. But how do you pick a good one?