French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said on Monday that he was eyeing a 10 December deadline for a resolution on a spat between France and Britain over the handing out of fishing licences in the wake of Brexit. "If there is no big gesture between now and 10 December, we will end our dialogue," Beaune told France Inter radio. The dispute broke out after Britain left the European Union, with Paris saying London should have issued more French boats with licences to fish in British territorial waters. Britain says it is respecting post-Brexit arrangements. Tensions flared in October, when France briefly seized a British fishing boat in its waters, and both countries sent maritime vessels to waters off the English Channel island of Jersey earlier this year.
Deliveroo has said it is responding to an increase in demand for late night food orders by piloting the expansion of late night delivery at weekends from restaurants in Dublin. This means customers can now have food delivered to their door via Deliveroo riders until as late as 4am, the food-delivery company said. According to Deliveroo data, late night ordering has grown on average 140% between 2020 and 2021 with Friday night seeing the biggest growth in late night food orders for Dublin customers. This is followed by Saturday in second place, and Thursday coming in third, it added. Paddy Quinlan, regional manager at Deliveroo said, “People have changed how they order online and not least when it comes to food. We are very pleased with the level of growth we are experiencing when it comes to late night snacking in Ireland.
Fewer shops in Britain have shortages of potato crisps this week than the week before, official figures showed on Thursday, in a sign that supply problems for the popular snack food are easing. Some 24% of food shops surveyed by Kantar Public for the Office for National Statistics had no or low stocks of multi-packs of crisps between 19 November and November down from 30% the week before. Britain's biggest crisp producer Walkers, part of PepsiCo, had to scale back production at the start of the month after problems with an IT systems upgrade, which it warned could take weeks to fix.