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Firkin

An obsolete unit of volume equivalent to one-quarter of one barrel.
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Firkins was an institution on the High Street, but the battle to save the business has failed
Firkins Bakery was established in the Black Country over 140 years ago and has been serving the region with tasty, freshly baked products ever since.
Following the new Harborne shop Firkins will open brand new shops in Dudley and Bearwood before the end of May creating 10 new jobs in total.
Firkins, 32, and his brother Lee Firkins, 30, of Exford Close, Weston-super-Mare, deny murdering Graham Fisher, 60, and his wife Carol, 53, at their bungalow next to Perch Garage, Wadebridge, Cornwall, on November 5, 2003.
The Firkin buns were just too dry, I prefer a little more fruit" Marjorie Howe, 83
The action was taken after Wal-Mart was repeatedly warned and fined for violations, Firkins said including failure to allow workers to file accident reports, failure to pay time-loss compensation and delaying or prematurely terminating compensation.
The firkins of 5X - which is brewed and matured in oak vats for two years - are being delivered to The Freshfield from Greene King's brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, as a thank you to the pub's customers for their support and to reward the pub's commitment to cask ale, which saw it named the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Pub of the Year in Merseyside and Cheshire www.
Gimme five: Tracey Firkins is taking part in the Birmingham Mail Fun Run.
West Midlands bakery Firkins has gone into administration with the loss of 140 jobs and the closure of 21 shops.
Robert Firkins, 33, was also ordered to serve 26 years concurrently for a number of other serious offences to which he pleaded guilty.
Lee Firkins, 29, and his brother Robert, 31, were charged with killing Graham and Carol Fisher at their isolated bungalow near Wadebridge, Cornwall, on Bonfire Night.
In one week he can make up to 20 firkins of ale (one firkin is a 72 pint barrel).