Inquest on woman who choked at Lakes inn

Red Lion

A WOMAN died after choking on food at a Lake District inn, an inquest has been told. Freda Cassell’s husband Colin, of Lanchester, Durham, described how the landlord and landlady of The Red Lion in Hawkshead tried to save his 75-year-old wife when she collapsed during a meal in September. The inquest heard that the couple, who had been married for More...

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By Our Reporter On Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Collective honour for the 30 James Street Hotel

SIGNATURE Living has won a major award for its transformation of the former White Star Line headquarters Albion House in Liverpool into the Titanic-themed 30 James Street Hotel. The Liverpool-based company picked More...

By Our Reporter On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

St Annes becomes the latest location for Prezzo

PREZZO has revealed it is opening a restaurant in St Annes, Lancashire, at the site of the former Sandhills Bar. “Located 200m from the train station and seafront, Prezzo Lytham St Annes has a great location More...

Longitude art
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Attracting customers is an art for pub company

THE Seafood Pub Company is expanding its interest in British contemporary art with the launch of a pop-gallery at the group’s Assheton Arms at Downham, a move which is seen as providing an enhanced offering More...

By Our Reporter On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

New caterers help golf club up its dining game

THE recently-appointed new caterers at Windermere Golf Club have already made their mark by introducing a a new and improved menu. Johnny and Sarah Hicks (pictured) previously ran Hicksies restaurant in Ulverston More...

Barley & Beans
By Our Reporter On Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Barley & Beans tops TA reviews for Liverpool

JUST two months after opening in Liverpool’s Hatton Garden district, coffee bar and lounge Barley & Beans has shot to the top position in TripAdvisor’s listing for restaurants in the city. It was More...

LHA cheque presentation
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Liverpool hoteliers donate £1,000 to HA charity

LIVERPOOL Hoteliers Association has donated £1,000 to Hospitality Action, the charity which provides a crucial lifeline for hospitality workers who face difficult circumstances including redundancy, illness and More...

Kro Piccadilly
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

40 jobs lost after landmark Kro Piccadilly closes

ICONIC Danish style restaurant and bar Kro Piccadilly has closed with the loss of 40 jobs, it is reported in the Manchester Evening News. Businessman Mark Ruby said the decision was made after the building’s More...

Trip Advisor
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

No more fines for bad web reviews, says hotel

A BLACKPOOL hotel which charged a couple £100 after they posted a critical review on Trip Advisor has refunded the charge and agreed to scrap the policy in future. Tony and Jan Jenkinson from Whitehaven, Cumbria, More...

Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards
By Our Reporter On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Pesto takes lease on Marston’s pub in Lancs

SALFORD based Italian chain Pesto Restaurants has secured the lease of a Marston’s pub to open its first venue in Lancashire. The company hopes to re-open The Dicconson Arms in Appley Bridge near Wigan in early More...

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