Retired fighter Joe Ainscough has opened a vegan, organic, pop-up food stall and restaurant concept in Liverpool. The super-middleweight boxer, who’s promising career was ended by a near-fatal stabbing in 2009,  learnt about veganism through friend and boxer Tony Moran. He told the Liverpool Echo: “”By talking to Tony and other vegans I began to…

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A Nottingham pub-and former home of a ‘sausage society’-is set to introduce a 100 per cent vegan menu from next month. The Peacock on Mansfield Road is currently undergoing refurbishment and will re-open in September. The Victorian pub has been asking its customers for menu suggestions. So far these include vegan cheesecake, mushroom burgers, macaroni…

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Vegan diehard and former Smiths’ frontman Morrissey experienced a range of responses from fans who attended his Manchester concert over the weekend. All meat was banned from the arena according to the Manchester Evening News, which reported: “There were signs posted around the Manchester Arena stating ‘At the request of the artist there will be…

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Glasgow eatery Rose and Grants has just launched its new vegan menu-but one item is causing some controversy. The plant-based menu-which was launched last week-includes a full vegan fried breakfast, vegan Indonesian fried rice, Dahl, salads and sandwiches. But the dish causing storm on social media is the vegan square sausage. According to news site GlasgowLive: “Carefully made by…

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A proposed law to punish parents for raising children on vegan diets has provoked outrage from the vegan community around the world, according to Italian news site The Local.it. According to the article: “The law was proposed last week by Elvira Savino, a member of Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia party, and received worldwide media attention…

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An entirely plant-based grocery store is opening in west London on August 13. GreenBay Supermarket is on North End Road near West Kensington Underground station. It will stock chocolate, a selection of plant milks, bread, fruit, toiletries, cleaning products, alcoholic beverages and pet food, among other goods. According to the company: “Based in West Kensington,…

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Starbucks will be adding its third non-dairy option to its American stores at the beginning of next month. According to a news release issued by the coffee giant: “On My Starbucks Idea, the company’s platform for crowdsourcing customer and barista suggestions, thousands of ideas are submitted and voted on each year. Next month, one of the site’s top customer…

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In his regular Guardian column, environmentalist George Monbiot has revealed he has converted to a plant-based diet for the planet. According to the writer: “The world can cope with 7 or even 10 billion people. But only if we stop eating meat. Livestock farming is the most potent means by which we amplify our presence on the…

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A new eyewitness exposé released by animal rights charity Peta reveals pigs languishing in shocking conditions on a farm in Yorkshire. Documented by two unnamed members of the public, the footage shows pigs with open wounds forced to live in filthy pens next to piles of rotting carcasses. One piglet is seen laying helplessly, apparently…

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A vegan version of a MacDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ has curried favour with festival-goers in Ontario. Thousands of consumers at Ribfest in London, Ont queued up to sample the Big MACinnes at the exhibition last week. According to the sandwich’s creater, James McInnes: “The whole point of it was to illustrate we can make something out…

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