PR Winners and Losers of 2014

Phil Hall | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Phil Hall

From the slick 'Yes' campaign that almost delivered a sensational victory in the Scottish independence referendum to the embarrassing spectacle of Ed Miliband's attempt to eat a bacon sandwich, 2014 has demonstrated the increasing importance of presenting the right image. But who were the biggest PR winners and losers of the year?

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 22 August 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

It's been a week of great frustration. There's an Irish proverb about a house with a broken roof, where a man explains that when it's sunny it poses no problem, and when it rains the weather is too bad to fix anything. In most countries, that would be a charming fable.

Google 'Greggs' And Something Rather Unexpected Happens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

In another one of those 'Google seeming to unintentionally slander a company incident', a quick search for 'Greggs' turned up a rather unexpected imag...

Fraudsters Scammed Millions From High Street Retailers

PA | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

A crime gang of fraudsters who lived the life of Riley through a multi-million pound scam on high-street shops have been jailed. Kevin Pomeroy, 47,...

Charlie Thomas

Have We All Gone Off Pasties? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Greggs, the bakery business, has reported a 2.9% fall in like-for-like sales for its Christmas trading period. The high street chain, well known fo...

Greggs' Heir Arrested On 'Historic Sex Offence' Allegation

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

The son of the man who founded baking giant Greggs has been arrested on suspicion of a historic sexual offence. Colin Gregg, 71, who for more than ...

'Pasty Tax' Campaigner Quits Greggs

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

High street bakery Greggs has announced the departure of its chief executive Ken McMeikan. McMeikan became well known to the public for spearheadin...

This Didn't Help Greggs

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Bakery chain Greggs' success in fighting off the Government's unpopular pasty tax failed to rub off on the company's sales figures today. Despite i...

Greggs Boss Ready For Pasty Tax Showdown

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

The chief executive of bakery chain Greggs stepped up his fight against the "completely confusing" pasty tax on Wednesday ahead of a meeting with the ...

We Are Governed by Fuels - A Drama in a Jerrycan

Sam Fraser | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Fraser

Why oh why didn't I panic buy? I watch Britain's Got Talent! I know who Gazza is! Hell, I may never have made a purchase from Greggs but I've eaten a pasty in my time!

Let Them Eat Cold Pasties!

Neil Simpson | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

The look on George Osborne's face said it all. "When was the last time you had Greggs' pasty, Mr Osborne?" asked the Labour MP John Mann at a Select C...

Save the Pasty, Tax the Gourmands

Lucy Robinson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Lucy Robinson

Many people are complaining that your hot baked goods tax is just another way of taking a swipe at the working classes, who apparently eat nothing but Greggs's produce. It's alleged that you've failed yet again to tax silly middle class fripperies and have chosen to fire your budgetary bullets at foods so common that you can't even remember eating them.

From Jellied Eels to Hot Dogs - Cameron Captured Eating Everything But A Pasty (Pictures)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

As the "pasty tax" row heats up, Ed Miliband tried to steal a march on the Prime Minister by visiting a Greggs to enjoy a pasty with Ed Balls and Rach...

David Cameron: 'I Love Pasties But We Need To Tax Them'

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has defended the decision to raise VAT on hot food and insisted he is an avid pasty eater himself. George Osborne has faced oppositio...

VIDEO: People In Cornwall Respond To News Of Impending Pasty Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Comedy


Osborne Finds The Pasty Tax Row Is Heating Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under fire from MPs for his decision to add 20% VAT on hot pasties and pies. In a grilling by John Mann MP, Osborne defend...

The Great Hot Pastry Tax Swindle

Ronnie Joice | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Has anyone ever heard of Hot Food tax? No? Well brace yourself this summer for an increase in price for your favourite Ginsters and country pies. Cracking down on 'loopholes and anomalies' as opposed to just flogging Gibraltar to another country for £80billion, hot food is now subject to VAT.

Alex James in Bizarre McDonald's - or Should That Be Muckdonald's? - Plug

John Robb | Posted 19.03.2012 | Home
John Robb

Alex James, the former Fat Less bassist and the man who put 'ur' into Blur has done a bizarre 'food' column in the Sun. In what reads like an advert he has championed Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's and Greggs in a series of PR puff quotes and those kind of gormless photos that 15-year-old-boy bands specialise in.

TV News Interview Interrupted By Plastic Bag To The Face (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Don't you just hate it when you're giving a really boring interview to camera, and then, half way through, a plastic bag appears out of nowhere and sl...