Nigel Haworth steps down as director of Northcote to take on ambassador role

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NIGEL Haworth has stepped down from his role as joint managing director of Northcote in the Ribble Valley due to the ill health of his wife. The renowned chef who…

Restaurants

Gino D’Acampo opens first pizza restaurant within Manchester’s Next

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TV chef Gino D'Acampo has opened his first joint venture with Next at its store in Manchester Arndale Centre. Situated on the first floor and accessed both from the store and a…

Two AA Rosettes again for The Belle Epoque in Knutsford

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KNUTSFORD fine dining restaurant The Belle Epoque has been awarded two AA Rosettes for the second year running. The latest accolade adds to the four AA Silver Stars it achieved earlier this…

Confident opening for the £1m Bistrot Pierre in Southport

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BISTROT Pierre has opened its latest restaurant in Southport after a £1m renovation of the iconic town centre building which was previously home to the Russell and Bromley store. Southport-born general manager…

Hotels

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Manchester still the ‘most attractive’ regional hotel investment city in England

MANCHESTER has retained its position as the most attractive hotel investment destination in England outside the capital, according to an annual survey of senior hospitality industry leaders. Deloitte’s European Hotel Investment Survey has revealed that investment in the Manchester hotel sector is set to continue…

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…

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

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New era for Liverpool’s historic Sandon as sports function venue

THE Sandon pub, which lay in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium, is…

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…

Business

McTague trio smash crowdfunding target to open The Creameries

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THE trio behind the planned bakery and kitchen The Creameries in Cheadle, South Manchester, have…

Mary-Ellen McTague launches £20k crowdfunder to open The Creameries

RENOWNED Manchester chef Mary-Ellen McTague has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open a venue in…

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

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

Tourism

Entries open for the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

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BUSINESSES and individuals are being urged to submit their entries for this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards. Now into…

Lancashire lover Tony Livesey to present county’s tourism awards

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…

Suppliers

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Logs Direct launches eco-briquette for chefs’ pizza wood ovens

LANCASTER wood fuel specialist Logs Direct has launched a new environmentally friendly pizza log briquette for pizzerias using wood ovens. The Piccante…

Blogs

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Five ways to improve the chef experience in your restaurant

The customer experience is a priority for every restaurant.  But as an industry, do we give the same consideration to the chef…

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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