Dessert duo in line for regional award

A regional award could be the icing on the cake for a Northumberland dessert specialist.

The Pudding Parlour, which has an outlet in Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade, has been named a finalist in the Northern Independent Retail Awards.

The shop is one of six businesses vying for the Best Dessert Outlet title after being nominated by the public.

Owners Kristy Giblin and her brother Greg will attend a ceremony in Manchester on Sunday when the winners will be announced.

Miss Giblin said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award.

“Not only does it highlight the region’s best retail outlets, but also those as far down as Liverpool and Manchester.

“To be in the top six finalists of all the dessert companies is a real privilege.”