Lancashire tourism stars shine at glittering awards night in Blackpool Tower Ballroom

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WINNERS of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 have been announced at a glittering dinner attended by more than 500 industry guests in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Chair of the Board…

Restaurants

Lunya reports an ‘enormous increase’ in walk-in trade at its new site

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CATALAN restaurant and deli Lunya has opened its new bigger site in Liverpool ONE. Following a £200,000 investment by founders Elaine and Peter Kinsella, it has enabled the independent business to expand…

Mark Birchall opens second dining room at his Michelin-starred Moor Hall

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FRESH from achieving a Michelin star within 18 months of opening Moor Hall in Aughton, near Ormskirk, chef patron Mark Birchall has added a second dining room to the venue. The Barn…

Take That brother Justin makes Toast to his new restaurant venture

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JUSTIN Orange, twin brother of Take That's Jason, has opened a casual dining restaurant in Altrincham where almost all the food is service on toast. He brought in former Fat Duck chef…

Hotels

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Work gets underway on £25m Dakota Deluxe hotel in Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin

WORK has started on a £25m Dakota Deluxe hotel at Piccadilly Basin which will be the group's first property in Manchester when it opens in spring 2019. The 137-bedroom hotel is the fifth for the Dakota Group, a partnership between Leeds-based Evans Property Group and…

easyHotel eases into Liverpool with latest UK opening in the city centre

SUPER budget brand easyHotel, which offers rooms starting from £20 a night, has opened its latest UK property in Liverpool city centre. The upper floors of the existing building in Castle Street were converted into the hotel with the reception on the first floor and…

Question Time

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke on his new life as a hotelier

THE second keynote speaker at this year's Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) taking place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on October 11 and 12…

How Adam cracked the CODE for hospitality workers’ benefits

FEW people in the industry are more passionate - and knowledgeable - about restaurants than Adam Hyman, the founder of London-based leading hospitality…

Pubs & Bars

Refurbishment ‘hails a new era’ for the Kings Arms in Ulverston

THE Kings Arms in Ulverston, Cumbria, has re-opened after a four-week refurbishment programme by Robinsons…

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Pilling & Pride transforming ‘iconic’ Stonemasons Arms in Timperley

THE Stonemasons Arms in Timperley, Cheshire, is being transformed into a premium casual dining pub…

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Red Lion in Swinton gets new look as a Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery

THE former Crown Carvery at the Red Lion in Swinton, Greater Manchester, has reopened as…

Business

Lowry Hotel reports record month as city ‘bounces back’ from Arena attack

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THE five-star Lowry Hotel at Salford Quays achieved its best monthly revenue in October since…

Provenance in Westhoughton secures funding to triple restaurant size

THE Provenance Food Hall & Restaurant in Westhoughton near Bolton has secured bank funding to…

Record turnover cheers JW Lees as it ‘lays foundations’ for the future

MANCHESTER brewer and pub operator JW Lees has reported record turnover, achieving 5.6% growth to…

Tourism

Lancashire lover Tony Livesey to present county’s tourism awards

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BURNLEY born journalist and TV personality Tony Livesey has been announced as the guest presenter of the Lancashire Tourism Awards…

Lancashire tourism on the up as forum addresses skills issues

TOURISM in Lancashire is booming with latest annual figures showing an increase in visitors of 4.5% to 67m and jobs…

Lake District China Forum holds showcase event for tour operators

THE Lake District China Forum has hosted a showcase event in London attended by more than 70 Chinese market tour…

Suppliers

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C&C completes second project for Echo Arena Liverpool

CHESTER based C&C Catering Equipment has completed a three-month project at the Echo Arena Liverpool. The venue, which has attracted almost six…

Blogs

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How to avoid HR hiccups when hiring seasonal staff this Christmas

The Christmas season is fast approaching and this time of year means big business for the hospitality sector, with festive parties and…

Technology

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Revolution launches online store to sell Handcrafted Flavours range

GREATER Manchester based premium bar and casual dining group Revolution has announced the launch of an online store selling its Handcrafted Flavours…

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