The PM and the Taoiseach both agreed that it was their preference to achieve this through the overall future relationship between the UK and the EU. The PM advised that she would say more on this future relationship in her speech on Friday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: The PM reaffirmed our commitment, as set out in the Joint Report, to avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland or between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom and to converting all of these commitments into legal text in the coming months. Yesterday evening the Prime Minister spoke to the Taoiseach on the Brexit negotiations and the situation in Northern Ireland. The leaders also discussed the current political situation in Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister said she had met with both Sinn Fein and the DUP last week and that she still believes a basis for accommodation remains. They committed to remain in touch on this.
Mars Chocolate UK is aiming to tap interest in bakery snacks with the launch of a new variation of the Mars Bar, the Mars Choc Brownie.Available from today (22 May), the Mars Choc Brownie (RRP 61p) will come in single, four-pack multipacks, and four-pack snack-size multipacks.It “brings together two of the nation’s favourite food categories – cakes/pastries and chocolate”, according to the company.Bep Dhaliwal, trade communications manager at Mars Chocolate UK, said: “We know cakes and pastry snacking is the category most in growth among millennials and, by combining this trend with our iconic Mars Chocolate, we’re confident we’ve created an innovative product that can help boost singles sales across the grocery and convenience channels and drive category growth.”Baked goods and confectionery brands have a long history of partnerships, such as the Cadbury cakes range produced by Premier Foods. Earlier this month, Premier announced it was renewing its Cadbury licensing deal with brand owner Mondelez International.CSM also produces Cadbury-branded products such as muffins and doughnuts.