Home-based cake decoration business Cake Toppers Ireland has announced plans to expand internationally.Jill FitzGerald, who runs the business from a studio beside her home in Co Kerry, south-west Ireland, said she plans to expand with the production of christening and birthday toppers this year. She also hopes to start supplying the UK and US markets.The cake-topping figures are made from non-toxic polymer clay and are currently ordered by customers for use on wedding and celebration cakes. The clay figures, for example a bride and groom, are personalised for each customer.FitzGerald, who has a background in food and catering, started Cake Toppers in 2008. She previously ran a part-time business producing wedding cakes.Her business was boosted following an appearance on TV last autumn, and FitzGerald said her only problem has been keeping up with orders. “I need to employ someone soon, to help meet demand,” she added.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police arrested a man for in connection with the death of a woman who investigators believe was a victim of a homicide in her East Norwich home over the weekend, authorities said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a medical emergency at an apartment on Pine Hollow Road, where the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.A man in the apartment was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Homicide Squad detectives did not release the names of the suspect or the victim, but said they lived together. The investigation is continuing.
Senior champions Cath Rawthore and Jackie Foster are in the six-strong England side for the European senior ladies’ team championship at Siarra Golf Club, Poland, from 30 August to 3 September. Rawthore, from Cheshire (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Foster, from Hertfordshire, will be joined in the team by Julie Brown of Staffordshire, Karen Jobling of Yorkshire, Helen Lowe of Leicestershire and Katherine Russell of Sussex. Caroline Berry of Bromborough, Cheshire, is the reserve. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014 and the silver last year. Brown and Rawthore were members of both those teams and Lowe played in 2015. The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Rawthore, Foster, Jobling and Russell. The players Julie Brown (Trentham) is the British senior champion and topped the England Golf senior order of merit last year. She won the English senior championship in 2014. Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford) is the English senior stroke play champion and was a semi-finalist in this year’s English senior amateur. Karen Jobling (Richmond) was runner-up in the English senior amateur and finished 13th in the stroke play. Last year she also figured strongly in both championships. Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) won the 2015 English senior amateur championship and had a top ten finish in the British seniors for the second year in succession. She was seventh in this year’s English stroke play. Cath Rawthore (Sale) is the English senior amateur champion and a past winner of the stroke play title. She won the 2014 British seniors and topped the senior order of merit that year. Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) won the 2012 British senior championship, and has played for England in two senior home international matches, helping the team to victory in 2014. She led the qualifiers at this year’s English senior amateur and was ninth in the stroke play. 22 Jul 2016 Top seniors named for England’s Euro challenge