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8th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk: Virtual Edition!! September…

first_img× Run, walk, bike, or treadmill on your own path to complete the Miracles for Myeloma 5K! Choose your virtual run and complete it at your pace. You can even do a run one mile a day over the course of three days, or complete the full run at one time. Wear a prior Miracles for Myeloma T-shirt or maroon shirt while running. If you are running for a medal, the 5K must be completed in one segment.Adhere to proper social distancing while you run or walk on your own, avoid main walking/biking thoroughfares like parks, lakesides, and beachfronts. If you must shelter in place, use your indoor bike or treadmill if you have one.EVENT DETAILSWhere: Any Place, Any TownWhen:  September 1-26th, 2020Schedule: Live Facebook Opening Ceremony – 9:00 am EDT September 26, 2020Registration Cost: Virtual Adult Runners and Walkers $30Virtual Children 12 and Under $20After September 1, 2020 Adult Pricing $35 per participantRegistration Cutoff: 09/26/2020 11:00 am EDTDonation Cutoff: 12/18/2020 12:00 pmContact: Ron PaskPhone: 732-574-9182Email Address: [email protected] for Myeloma Web Site:http://give.myeloma.org/site/TR?fr_id=2101&pg=entryLast year the 7th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk was an unbelievable event for all in attendance, and over $80,000 was raised in pursuit of the cure for Multiple Myeloma.  In fact, an International Myeloma Foundation, Senior Brian D. Novis Research Grant, was awarded to the entire Miracles for Myeloma event. This was then presented to a researcher helping to find that cure at the American Society of Hematology conference in December 2019!WHAT IS MULTIPLE MYELOMA?Multiple Myeloma is the incurable cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells.  Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone marrow where it grows. Multiple Myeloma affects the places where bone marrow is active in an adult.Most common sites include the spine, skull, pelvis, rib cage, and the areas around the shoulders and hips.  New red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are made in the bone marrow. Multiple Myeloma disrupts the production of these new blood cells. As a result, myeloma patients may develop anemia (low red blood cell count) with susceptibility to infection, low white blood cell count (neutropenia), and/or low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with an increased bleeding tendency.Kidney disease is a serious complication of myeloma that occurs in 20–25% of newly diagnosed patients and up to 50% of patients with active myeloma. Multiple Myeloma also suppresses the immune response as a whole.Remembrance PathYou don’t have to be a runner or even a fan of walking to participate in the Miracles for Myeloma 5k Run/Walk. There are several ways of showing your support for this incurable disease.  You can make a donation to have a printable placard to be displayed on theVirtual Remembrance Path. This will serve to recognize a survivor or remember a loved one who may have lost their battle from cancer, but remain in our hearts. These signs will have the person’s name and a short note included.Or you can simply make a donation to Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk 2020.Follow us at @IMFMyeloma on Instagram and Twitter and post your race updates with the hashtag #M4MVirtual5kINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CONTACT RON PASK AT [email protected] The 8th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk: Virtual Edition will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Due to the present pandemic, after seven live annual events, the 5K Run/Walk held at Oak Ridge Park, in Clark, New Jersey, will be a virtual experience which opens up registration to participants all around the world.The goal for the event is to raise $100,000.last_img read more

Night in Venice Fan Favorite Contest Winners Announced

first_imgA new fan favorite contest asked Night in Venice spectators and participants to share their photos through social media —with the most-shared boat and decorated home each winning prizes.Lots of fun, lots of photos and lots of sharing at the Coluzzi home on Barbados Lane. See collage below.The results are in.The Coluzzi home on Barbados Lane (No. 22) — with its “The Great Coluzzis” take on the “Great Gatsby” — won the top prize for decorated homes. The B’s Boat — with its “Surfing’ Under the Stars” take on the parade theme of “Dancing Under the Stars” — was the top boat.Each winner gets a year’s supply of Johnson’s Popcorn (one bucket per month for 12 months). Johnson’s celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and owner John Stauffer was grand marshal of the parade. The winners also will receive an Ocean City Gift Basket with various items donated by local merchants. (Gift baskets can be picked up a City Hall any time 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.)The contest and prizes were separate from the traditional judging of Night in Venice entries (see those winners below).Parade spectators used the hashtag #OCNJNIV to share images on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and the response was overwhelming. See a sampling: Night in Venice on Social Media: #OCNJNIV Contest Goes Viral.Anybody can search #OCNJNIV on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the collection in real time.See more:Complete Results of Night in Venice Boat and House ContestsBig Crowds for Smaller Night in Venice Parade The small boat entry “Surfing’ With the Stars” won props for braving the shallow waters of Snug Harbor.last_img read more

Ocean City Entrepreneurs Hold Key to Creative Designs

first_imgEbony Jones (left) and Kendell Davis, friends from Ocean City, launched their handmade garment this year called K.e.y Creations. They had a table at Ocean City’s Juneteenth celebration. By Maddy VitaleKendell Davis and Ebony Jones have a lot in common. They grew up in the same Ocean City neighborhood, went to school together, and both pursued a career in fashion. They are also longtime friends.So, it only made sense that the two join forces to design, sew and sell their custom creations.They launched K.e.y Creations in January. All the merchandise is available through Instagram and by phone. Pants, dresses, coverups, pillows, sustainable bags and keychains reflect the distinct style and talents of the young entrepreneurs.“We have been friends since we were 12. We grew up together. I had just moved back from Atlanta last spring. We both worked together as visual merchandisers,” Davis, 26, explained. “Ebony shared with me that she wanted to start her own line. She was selling her coverups by herself and I said, ‘We should do this together. I can show you what I know.’”Sustainable bags and key chains celebrating African American women are popular with customers.But the Ocean City High School graduates needed time in their hectic schedules to design and create their merchandise, especially since they both have other jobs, Davis at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services on Battersea Road and Jones, at the ARC of Atlantic County.The duo needed stock for their tables at various venues. For months they met a few days a week at Davis’ home, where she sketched out the whole collection, mainly made of cotton and other soft fabrics.“I sketch it first with pencil. Then I think of what type of colors would go with the different fabrics,” Davis said.Then Davis and Jones would head off to Philadelphia to buy the fabrics. “We make our own patterns out of paper shopping bags,” Davis explained. “It takes one yard of fabric to make a bag. If we want to make 20 bags it takes 20 yards of fabric, so we have to buy a lot of fabric.”Ebony Jones and Kendell Davis spend a lot of time creating their merchandise.And for the merchandise to be special, a lot of thought must go into it and it does, Jones said.“We really balance out one another. I like working with Kendell because she thinks just like me,” Jones, 27, said. “It isn’t just about getting money, it is about giving back and doing stuff from the heart.”They will meet one more time to ensure they have ample merchandise to take them through their summer orders.They just had a table at the Juneteenth celebration in Ocean City. They have also done a few farmers markets and other venues. “We are always searching for more farmers markets to sell our bags and coverups,” Jones said. In addition to their clothing and bags, their key chains, while the smallest of their products, really signifies what K.e.y Creations is all about, they said.“The key chains are the most detailed,” Davis said. “We have various designs with African American women on them. There is the pregnant mom, the dancer and the worker. It is about what keeps us connected.” The hand made key chains are hot sellers.Jones, who has an 8-year-old daughter Ka’leiyah, and is expecting, hopes to own her own boutique one day.She wants her daughter to see that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.“I want her to see that she could have her own business. She could be her own boss,” Jones said. “I have always felt like I am a good leader because I don’t look down on people.”Davis has worked in the industry on multiple levels, from modeling, to tailoring and now designing.Her dream is to be a designer. While the two women ultimately have separate career paths in the fashion industry they wish to pursue, together they make the perfect team, they said.Davis handles the design side of K.e.y Creations, while Jones oversees the business end.Their mission is the same, providing finely made, quality items at an affordable price. Their coverups, for example, cost about $30 and their bags are $20.“We were put together for a reason,” Davis said. “We are creators. We are not just doing things just to do them, we think about what we make and how we make it every step of the way.”For custom orders or alterations call Kendell Davis at 609-453-1895 and Ebony Jones at 267-982-1144 or check out their Instagram page at k.e.y_creations.K.e.y Creations sells finely made apparel.last_img read more

County Courthouse to Have Single Entryway

first_imgA single point of entry/exit to the Cape May County Courthouse in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, will be implemented starting Monday morning, May 13. Modern screening stations, together with other security enhancements, have been added to the open lobby area, which also provides barrier-free access. New signage has been installed. Single points of entry/exit enhance security, maintain control, and provide for more efficient use of sheriff personnel, the county said in a press release Tuesday announcing the change. The single point entry/exit plan applies to all litigants, general public, court staff, and attorneys. All parties entering and exiting the courthouse will utilize the current entrance in the rear of the building. The Route 9 entrance will officially be closed and utilized as an emergency exit only. This change, a combined effort of Cape May County Government, the Sheriff’s Department, and the judiciary, brings the court facility into compliance with the Model Court Security Plan and recommendations of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Cape May County Courthouselast_img read more

Border Homebake enjoys record trading for Tray Bakes

first_imgA traditional Northumberland bakery has enjoyed its best year of trading in its 18-year history. Haltwhistle-based Border Homebake, which specialises in traditional tray bakes, was launched by Justine Carruthers in a disused dairy building, and now employs 12 staff, turning over £200,000 a year.The business delivers to independent stores and cafés, mainly in the North East, Cumbria, and Yorkshire, and recently began supplying 12 Morrisons stores across the North East.Carruthers is confident that she will win a contract with another supermarket chain this year. She said: “The recession has helped, as maybe everyone has decided to cheer themselves up by eating cakes. We are working flat out to keep up with the demand.”The company has started individually wrapping some products in response to customer demand, and it now brands all products under the Tray Bakes name. “This has proved really successful as I think that people know more about us now,” she added.Tray Bakes’ best-sellers include honeycomb crunch, a sweet meal honeycombed biscuit with a drizzle of white chocolate-flavoured coating, as well as luxury caramel shortcake and caramel crispie.last_img read more

Tunnock’s staff walk out over pay dispute

first_imgUnite members at Tunnock’s biscuit factory in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, continued with planned strike action today, after rejecting the offer of a 2% pay increase at a meeting held yesterday.The 24-hour walkout started at 00.01 this morning (23 September), with a second 24-hour strike set to take place next Tuesday, 28 September. Up to 500 members are thought to be taking part. A continuous overtime ban and work-to-rule action also began at midnight, according to Unite.The formal offer of a 2% increase with set conditions was received by the union late on Tuesday (21 September) afternoon, but was rejected by members at a meeting held yesterday, according to a spokesperson for Unite. Unite regional officer Derek Ormston said: “The members feel let down and angry and believe the 2% increase does not go far enough. They believe that Tunnock’s approach has been all about smoke and mirrors rather than genuine negotiations. Strike action will now go ahead from midnight tonight, but we still remain available to talk.”Workers will formally vote on whether to accept or reject the offer, with a postal ballot due to close on 4 October.The spokesperson for Unite added that its members have been angered by “misleading information” allegedly put out by Tunnock’s, which claimed the union had rejected its offer, when, at that point, no offer had been made. Tunnock’s manufactures teacakes, snowballs and caramel wafers.last_img read more

Government response: Voice for Justice UK’s campaign about gender reassignment

first_imgThe Department of Health and Social Care notes the petition’s call for the banning of medical intervention to change gender, whether surgical or by the administration of sex-changing hormones, for people below the age of 18.With regard to young people’s consent to these procedures and treatment, the department’s position is that patients have a fundamental legal and ethical right to determine what happens to their own bodies. Valid consent to treatment is therefore central to all forms of healthcare, from providing personal care to undertaking major surgery.If children have the capacity to give consent for themselves, then consent should be sought direct from them. Once young people reach the age of 16, they are presumed in law to be competent to give consent for themselves for their own surgical, medical or dental treatment, and any associated procedures, such as investigations, anaesthesia or nursing care.Those under 16 are not automatically presumed to be legally competent to make decisions about their healthcare. However, the courts have stated that a person under 16 will be competent to give valid consent to a particular intervention if they have “sufficient understanding and intelligence to enable him or her to understand fully what is proposed”.If a child is not competent to give consent for themselves, consent should be sought from a person with parental responsibility. This will often, but not always, be the child’s parent. Legally, consent is only needed from one person with parental responsibility.As is the case where patients are giving consent for themselves, those giving consent on behalf of child patients must have the capacity to consent to the intervention in question, be acting voluntarily and be appropriately informed. The power to consent must be exercised according to the welfare principle, namely, that the child’s welfare or best interests must be paramount. Even where a child lacks capacity to consent on their own behalf, it is good practice to involve the child as much as possible in the decision-making process.Where necessary, the courts can overrule a refusal by a person with parental responsibility. It is recommended that certain important decisions, such as sterilisation for contraceptive purposes, should be referred to the courts for guidance, even if those with parental responsibility consent to the operation going ahead.The NHS has strict guidelines regarding the prescription of puberty-blocking and cross-sex hormones for young people. These drugs may only be prescribed with the agreement of a specialist multidisciplinary team and after a careful assessment of the individual, and generally once the patient is around 15 years old for hormone blockers and 16 years old for cross-sex hormones.For further information on transgender matters, please see the NHS Choices website.last_img read more

News story: Equimax Oral Gel for Horses Yardpacks – Product defect recall alert

first_img 80931 June 2020 Batch Expiry Date 80126 December 2019 The following batches of Equimax Oral Gel for Horses Yardpacks Vm 05653/4176 are being recalled.Packs of 48 syringes each containing 7.49 g of product are being recalled with immediate effect, as they do not contain English language package leaflets and the immediate packaging (sticker on dosing syringe) is not in English. Virbac Ltd is contacting wholesalers to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.For further information regarding the recall, please contact Virbac Ltd; email: [email protected] Tel : 01359 243 243.last_img read more

Detailed guide: The R value and growth rate in the UK

first_img Midlands* 0.7 to 1.0 -7 to -2 England 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 Latest R range for England 0.7 to 1.0 North East and Yorkshire 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 England the 7 NHS England regions UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state.Given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations, UK-level estimates are less meaningful than previously and may not accurately reflect the current picture of the epidemic.The R value and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions are more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK. As a result, UK estimates of the R value and growth rate will no longer be produced.Latest R and growth rate for England Different modelling groups use different data sources to estimate these values using mathematical models that simulate the spread of infections. Some may even use all these sources of information to adjust their models to better reflect the real-world situation. There is uncertainty in all these data sources so estimates can vary between different models, so we do not rely on just one model. Evidence from several models is considered, discussed, combined, and the growth rate and R value are then presented as ranges. The most likely true values are somewhere within the ranges.Rounding and differences between the data streams used in these individual model outputs that are combined account for differences between estimates of R and estimated growth rates.As of 26 March 2021, the approach to combining the R values and growth rates has been normalised, so that modelling groups submit time series of estimates and a given date across all models is used, rather than their most recent estimates. This makes the estimation more consistent and robust, with little to no difference to the range.Who estimates R and growth ratesThe R value and growth rates are estimated by several independent modelling groups based in universities and Public Health England (PHE). The modelling groups discuss their individual R estimates at the Science Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (SPI-M) – a subgroup of SAGE.Not all groups submit model estimates for all geographical areas considered. For example, some groups may submit national but not UK estimates.Time delay of the estimatesSPI-M use several models, each using data from a variety of sources in their estimates of R and growth rate. Epidemiological data, such as hospital admissions, ICU admissions and deaths, usually takes up to 3 weeks to reflect changes in the spread of disease.This is due to the time delay between initial infection, developing symptoms and the need for hospital care. As a result, the latest published figures represent the situation 2 to 3 weeks ago rather than today. These estimates do not yet fully reflect any very recent changes in transmission due to, for example, recent policy changes in the UK.Limitations of R An R value between 0.7 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 7 and 10 other people.A growth rate of between -6% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 6% every day.These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.Latest by NHS England regionsThese are the latest R and growth rate estimates by NHS England regions. London* 0.8 to 1.1 -5 to 0 Region R Growth rate % per day * Particular care should be taken when interpreting these estimates, as they are based on low numbers of cases or deaths and/or dominated by clustered outbreaks. They should not be treated as robust enough to inform policy decisions alone.When the numbers of cases or deaths are at low levels and/or there is a high degree of variability in transmission across a region, then care should be taken when interpreting estimates of R and the growth rate. For example, a significant amount of variability across a region due to a local outbreak may mean that a single average value does not accurately reflect the way infections are changing throughout that region.Estimates for R and growth rates are shown as a range, and the true values are likely to lie within this range. The estimate intervals for R and growth rate may not exactly correspond to each other due to the submission of different independent estimates and rounding in presentation.See a time series of published R and growth rate estimates (ODS, 23.8KB) from 29 May 2020 for: R value and growth rate for Wales (Cymraeg) R value and growth rate for Scotland R value for Northern Ireland South West* 0.7 to 1.1 -7 to 0 South East* 0.6 to 0.9 -8 to -2 Latest growth rate range for England -6% to -1% per day epidemiological data such as testing data, hospital admissions, ICU admissions and deaths – it generally takes up to 3 weeks for changes in the spread of the disease to be reflected in the estimates due to the time delay between initial infection and the need for hospital care contact pattern surveys that gather information on behaviour – these can be quicker (with a lag of around a week) but can be open to bias as they often rely on self-reported behaviour and make assumptions about how the information collected relates to the spread of disease household infection surveys where swabs are performed on individuals – these can provide estimates of how many people are infected. Longitudinal surveys (where samples are repeatedly taken from the same people) allow a more direct estimate of the growth in infection rates State of the UK epidemicTo better understand the state of the epidemic in the UK, we recommend focusing on indicators for the 4 nations of the UK individually, rather than an average value across the UK.Estimates of the R value and growth rate for England and NHS regions are given below.The latest ranges for R values and growth rates in the devolved administrations are published on their respective websites: Historical UK estimates up to 26 March 2021 are also included. The time series document is updated regularly.Other key statisticsThe ONS Infection Survey provides information on: the number of new infections of the disease identified during a specified time period (incidence) the proportion of the population that test positive for the disease in the community at any given point in time (positivity rate or prevalence) Other data on testing, cases, healthcare, vaccinations and deaths is available at the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK dashboard.About R and growth rateRThe reproduction number (R) is the average number of secondary infections produced by a single infected person.An R value of 1 means that on average every person who is infected will infect 1 other person, meaning the total number of infections is stable. If R is 2, on average, each infected person infects 2 more people. If R is 0.5 then on average for each 2 infected people, there will be only 1 new infection. If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is growing, if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking. The higher R is above 1, the more people 1 infected person infects and so the faster the epidemic grows.R can change over time. For example, it falls when there is a reduction in the number of contacts between people, which reduces transmission. R increases when the numbers of contacts between people rise, leading to a rise in viral transmission.Growth rateThe growth rate reflects how quickly the numbers of infections are changing day by day. It is an approximation of the percentage change in the number of infections each day. If the growth rate is greater than 0 (+ positive), then the epidemic is growing. If the growth rate is less than 0 (- negative) then the epidemic is shrinking.The size of the growth rate indicates the speed of change. A growth rate of +5% indicates the epidemic is growing faster than a growth rate of +1%. Likewise, a growth rate of -4% indicates the epidemic is shrinking faster than a growth rate of -1%. Further technical information on growth rate can be found on Plus magazine.How growth rates are different to R estimatesR alone does not tell us how quickly an epidemic is changing. Different diseases with the same R can generate epidemics that grow at very different speeds. For instance, 2 diseases, both with R=2, could have very different lengths of time for 1 infected individual to infect 2 other people; one disease might take years, while the other might take days.The growth rate provides us with information on the size and speed of change, whereas the R value only gives us information on the direction of change.To calculate R, information on the time taken between each generation of infections is needed. That is how long it takes for one set of people in an infected group to infect a new set of people in the next group. This can depend on several different biological, social, and behavioural factors. The growth rate does not depend on the ‘generation time’ and so requires fewer assumptions to estimate.Neither one measure, R nor growth rate, is better than the other but each provide information that is useful in monitoring the spread of a disease.Estimates of the R value and growth rates are updated on a regular basis. They are not, however, the only important measures of the epidemic. Both should be considered alongside other measures of the spread of disease, such as the number of new cases of the disease identified during a specified time period (incidence), and the proportion of the population with the disease at a given point in time (prevalence). If R equals 1 with 100,000 people currently infected, it is a very different situation to R equals 1 with 1,000 people currently infected. The number of people currently infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) – and so able to pass the virus on – is therefore very important.How R and growth rates are estimatedIndividual modelling groups use a range of data to estimate growth rates and R values, including but not limited to: North West* 0.6 to 0.9 -7 to -2 East of England* 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 R is an average value that can vary in different parts of the country, communities, and subsections of the population. It cannot be measured directly so there is always uncertainty around its exact value. This becomes even more of a problem when calculating R using small numbers of cases, hospitalisations or deaths, either due to lower infection rates or smaller geographical areas. This uncertainty may be due to variability in the underlying data, leading to a wider range for R and more frequent changes in the estimates.Even when the national R estimate is below 1, some regions may have R estimates that include ranges that exceed 1, for example from 0.7 to 1.1; this does not necessarily mean the epidemic is increasing in that region, just that the uncertainty means it cannot be ruled out. It is also possible that an outbreak in one specific place could result in an R above 1 for the whole region.The UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state. Given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations, UK-level estimates are less meaningful than previously and are more easily biased by the models combined in their calculation.SPI-M considers estimates of R and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions to be more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK.Limitations of growth ratesThe growth rate is an average value that can vary. When case numbers, hospitalisations or deaths are low, uncertainty increases. This could happen when only a very small proportion of people are infected, or the geographical area considered has a very small population. A smaller number of cases means that variability in the underlying data makes it difficult to estimate the growth rate; there will be a wider range given for growth rate and frequent changes in the estimates. This will happen for both R and the growth rate. However, estimation of the growth rate requires fewer assumptions about the disease than R.Even when the England growth rate estimate is negative (below 0), some regions may have growth rate estimates that include ranges that are positive (above 0), for example from -4% to +1%. This does not necessarily mean the epidemic is increasing in that region, just that the uncertainty means it cannot be ruled out. It is also possible that an outbreak in one specific place could result in a positive (above 0) growth rate for the whole region.As for the R value, UK-level estimates of the growth rate are less meaningful than previously given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations.SPI-M considers estimates of R and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions to be more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK.Estimates of growth rate for geographies smaller than regional level are less reliable and it is more appropriate to identify local hotspots through, for example, monitoring numbers of cases, hospitalisations, and deaths.last_img read more

Greggs to close three bakeries

first_imgThe closure of three bakeries has been announced by food-to-go retailer Greggs, with the loss of 355 jobs.Sites in Twickenham, Edinburgh and Sleaford have been proposed for closure, according to a full-year preliminary financial statement released by the company.Greggs said it was aiming to agree a programme to transfer production and distribution operations to other bakeries by the end of the year and would try to find alternative employment for its workers. However, it warned that the location of the sites would mean many would be forced to leave the business.support long-term growthThe move comes as the company aims to simplify and increase efficiency of its operations and Greggs said that the cuts were needed to support the long-term growth of the business.In a statement, the company said: “These are difficult changes that we believe are needed to support the long-term growth of the business; however our immediate priority is to work to minimise the negative impact on our people, many of whom have worked in these roles for a significant number of years.“Wherever possible we would look to offer alternative employment to affected employees but, due to the location of our sites, we anticipate that unfortunately many will leave the business.”last_img read more