RESTAURATEUR Rachel Shaw and baker Barry Howarth have been using their loaves to help each other.

Barry of Cissy Green's in Haslingden takes his unsold bread to Rachel each evening and she turns it into bread and butter pudding, which is a great favourite with her customers.

She also makes individual puddings, which are then sold at Cissy Green's.

Barry said; "It's nice when small businesses can work together and help one another out." Rachel who opened The Village Restaurant in Bury Road, Haslingden just before Christmas said: "The trade-off works really well and people can sample my goods at Barry's too!"

Rachel spent two years at Accrington and Rossendale College before studying at Paul Heathcote's School of Excellence in Manchester.

She then worked at Nutters Restaurant in Edenfield before returning to Heathcote's to teach.