Head chef Chris talks about battle with cancer

Chris Dickson

THE head chef at the University of Cumbria has spoken about his fight against bladder cancer. Chris Dickson, 38, was diagnosed with the diesease 10 months ago. After undergoing chemotherapy, he had ten tumours removed, then a further 16 tumours taken out after a second course of chemotherapy failed. He is now on a six-week course of  BCG which is More...

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Aiden and Simon
By Our Reporter On Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Simon and Aiden theme up for Dig The City

CHEFS Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne are creating horticulturally themed menus at their Manchester restaurants for the upcoming Dig The City Festival (August 2 to 10). Simon (pictured on the right) has devised a special More...

Bramall Hall Cafe
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Operator sought for café at historic Bramall Hall

STOCKPORT Council is looking for an operator for the revamped café within the historic Bramall Hall and Park visitor attraction. The grade 1-listed manor house and gardens are currently undergoing £2m renovation More...

Northcote Square Meal Award
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Northcote wins BMW Square Meal Award

LANCASHIRE hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote, headed up by chef patron Nigel Haworth, has won the 2014 BMW Square Meal Award for Best UK Restaurant. It was voted number one in Square Meal’s annual More...

The Victoria
By Our Reporter On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Pub staff in shock after ‘gangland’ stabbing

STAFF at a pub in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, were left shaken after a masked gang burst in and repeatedly stabbed a man in what was described as a “gangland hit”. Up to 12 attackers stormed The More...

By Our Reporter On Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Salford couple plan ‘English takeaway’ roll-out

A COUPLE who have earned a reputation for running Salford’s best chip shop are planning to roll out their English takeaway concept, it is reported on the businessdesk.com Kate Edwards-Tulloch, a former Lowry More...

the folly
By Our Reporter On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Mooney opens his new Folly in Knutsford

THE former Freemasons Arms in Knutsford which was recently taken over by Matthew Mooney, owner of the town’s renowned The Belle Epoque, has reopened. Now known as The Folly, it has been extensively refurbished More...

By Our Reporter On Friday, July 4th, 2014

Lake District golf club seeks caterer

WINDERMERE Golf Club is inviting apllications for a self-employed caterer to take over from Suzanne Pye who is leaving after five years. The club has recently invested in both the course and the clubhouse and is More...

By Our Reporter On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Villa owner Rigby in Guild Hall rescue bid

FYLDE businessman Simon Rigby – owner of the Villa group of hotels – is behind an ambitious plan to save Preston’s ailing Guild Hall, according to the Lancashire Evening Post. An immediate £1m More...

Domino's Pizza
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Domino’s opening brings 30 new jobs to Colne

THIRTY new jobs are being created with the opening of a new branch of Domino’s Pizza in Colne, Lancashire, this August. Franchisee Mike Racz said: “First and foremost, we’ll be employing people who can More...

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