Mary Berry has helped boost the popularity of baking, which has contributed to soaring butter sales

Mary Berry Special: Victoria sandwich cake

Raleigh bicycle posters – As Raleigh Cycle is sold to Dutch rival Accell for £62m, historian Carlton Reid - author of free e-book roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com - takes a look at posters produced by the British institution over the years. He says Raleigh's strapline - "the all steel bicycle" - was introduced in the 1890s and used for decades.

In pictures: Raleigh bicycle posters

Raleigh bicycle posters – As Raleigh Cycle is sold to Dutch rival Accell for £62m, historian Carlton Reid - author of free e-book roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com - takes a look at posters produced by the British institution over the years. He says Raleigh's strapline - "the all steel bicycle" - was introduced in the 1890s and used for decades.

Leema Technologies provide air tightness/ leakage testing and certification for domestic houses and buildings. Approved by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and Building Control to carry out formal air leakage and permeability testing to the required standards.

Leema Technologies provide air tightness/ leakage testing and certification for domestic houses and buildings. Approved by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and Building Control to carry out formal air leakage and permeability testing to the required standards.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963.

Leema Technologies provide air tightness/ leakage testing and certification for domestic houses and buildings. Approved by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and Building Control to carry out formal air leakage and permeability testing to the required standards. http://www.leematech.co.uk

Leema Technologies provide air tightness/ leakage testing and certification for domestic houses and buildings. Approved by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and Building Control to carry out formal air leakage and permeability testing to the required standards. http://www.leematech.co.uk

Yikes!  Betty's café in Harrogate, in Yorkshire.  Harrogate is about the size of Bath, not as large as Cheltenham.

Yikes! Betty's café in Harrogate, in Yorkshire. Harrogate is about the size of Bath, not as large as Cheltenham.

The ladies of the Women's Institute pride themselves on their shortbread. Here   is a classic recipe to make at home

The ladies of the Women's Institute pride themselves on their shortbread. Here is a classic recipe to make at home

You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too

Classic Victoria sandwich

You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too

Cheeky Little Sign On London's Tube Wins The Morning Commute : huffpost

Cheeky Little Sign On London's Tube Wins The Morning Commute

Cheeky Little Sign On London's Tube Wins The Morning Commute : huffpost

Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We always visit Betty's there, not least as my grandfather worked for them in the 1920's before he moved south to Reading - later to start Warings Bakery in 1932.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We always visit Betty's there, not least as my grandfather worked for them in the 1920's before he moved south to Reading - later to start Warings Bakery in 1932.

The Queen and Prince Philip meeting actors during a reception for the British Film Institute at Windsor Castle 4 Apr 2013

The Queen and Prince Philip meeting actors during a reception for the British Film Institute at Windsor Castle 4 Apr 2013

Vivienne Westwood (British, born 1941). Anarchy in the UK, 1976. British. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest and Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2006 (2006.253.10) #punkfashion

Vivienne Westwood (British, born 1941). Anarchy in the UK, 1976. British. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest and Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2006 (2006.253.10) #punkfashion

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