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Big Mike’s Fat Kitchen is set to open a shop in Nottingham selling mouth-watering cheesecakes

The name’s Big Mike – and he’s about to open a ‘fat kitchen’ in Nottingham selling delicious cheesecakes.

But if it hadn’t been for lockdown it might never have been on the cards.

Mike Jones would probably still be working as a service adviser for Audi – a job he’d been in for a year – but being furloughed gave him the opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen of his new home.

And the result has been Cheesecakes by Big Mike’s Fat Kitchen – mouth-watering desserts in a variety of flavours.

“I’ve always been called Mikey, ever since school but when I started at Audi there was another Mike in the workshop, a little bloke, so they referred to me as Big Mike,” said the 6ft 3in cheesecake supremo, who in three months has sold more than 500.

After doing a roaring trade through a home delivery service,

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Renovation, reimagined – This hot company is your reno one-stop shop

You’re spending a lot more time at home. And you’ve reached the point where you can’t turn a blind eye anymore. It’s time to renovate the bathroom. Or the kitchen. Or maybe both.

But where do you begin? There are a hundred decisions to be made. How do you find contractors you can trust? How do you choose from the seemingly endless options for tile, flooring, fixtures and colors—and where will you find the time to hunt them down? Will you need an architect, what about permits and approvals? And how long will you have to live in construction-project hell?  

Block Renovation, a young Brooklyn-based company, can answer all these questions and more for too-busy-to-figure-it-all-out clients in NYC and environs, with plans to grow beyond those boundaries. Block’s platform has turned the proverbial nightmare of renovation into a predictable experience of ease, speed, reliability and head-turning results. The idea is

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What to shop during Macy’s limited home goods sale

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Macy’s Four-Day Home Sale — which runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 — gives shoppers up to 60 percent off select home goods and kitchen appliances, such as Nespresso, Crux, Hotel Collection and Martha Stewart Collection. Various kitchen appliances, including Instant Pots, coffee makers and sous vide pressure cookers, are also discounted. And in case you missed out on Labor Day mattress deals, you can still order pillows, a new mattress and other bedding at deep discounts. Are you looking for a quick way to spruce up your place before fall begins on Sept. 22? Pick up curtains, bath accessories and other

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