Krispy Kreme is using a branded van to visit 75,000 office workers throughout the UK and hand out 6,500 free doughnuts to “office heroes”, such as the person who always stays late.The “Office Hero roadshow” campaign started at the beginning of August in Brighton and the van is now on its way up to Leeds, stopping in 12 places, including Reading.There is also a chance for one firm to win free doughnuts for the entire office for a year.Katie De Souza, head of marketing at Krispy Kreme, said the firm was “really excited about this campaign, and hope it’s something that our customers will enjoy as well”.It is the doughnut retailer’s first ever experiential campaign in the UK, handled by London agency Sense, and will last for four weeks.
Security heightened in Somalia ahead of regional summit Related Al Qaeda-linked radical group, Al Shabaab in Somalia have been increasing attacks in the country during the holy month of Ramadan. To counter future possible attacks, security forces in the capital Mogadishu have stepped up security patrols in the city. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports. International delegates discuss Somalia’s security Somalia Construction Booms Following Improved Security
Spain’s rate ofinfection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are being treatedin hospital. MADRID –Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed the official figure fromChina, becoming the second highest in the world. Madrid is thecountry’s worst affected region but Catalonia in the northeast has seen a rapidincrease in cases. The number ofdeaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683announced in Italy. By comparison,China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy – the worst affectedcountry – has 6,820. Spain’s DeputyPrime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for the virus, the governmentsays. She was admitted to hospital on Sunday with respiratory symptoms. A doctor checks a woman in Madrid. Spain now has more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. GETTY IMAGES Members ofParliament (MPs) are to vote on extending the country’s state of emergency foranother two weeks until April 11. Under the rules, people are banned fromleaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work. (BBC)
Batesville, In. — Three local properties are among seven selected to receive grants as part of the Historic Grant Program from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.Depot Square in Batesville, Valley House Flats in Brookville and Acorn Hall in Greendale will each receive a $100,000 grant for exterior renovations. The work will include roof replacement, façade renovation, masonry restoration, window replacement and storefront upgrades.The two-year-old grant program is designed to incentivize economic development and historical preservation. All seven properties are privately owned.