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Best Bed and Breakfasts

20th May 2015

The AA has announced the winners of the AA Bed and Breakfast Awards 2015.

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

15th May 2015

2015 was another impressive vintage for the Sommelier Wine Awards with over 2,500 entries and a stellar line-up of some of the UK's finest sommeliers on the look-out for the best on-trade wines of the year.

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Merlin Events London adds Riverside Rooms at County Hall to portfolio

12th May 2015

Merlin Events London has added to its venue portfolio by taking over the Riverside Rooms at County Hall on London’s South Bank. This becomes their fifth venue, joining Madame Tussauds, Stardome 4D, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the London Dungeon.

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Coeliac Disease – searching for the undiagnosed half a million

30th April 2015

Coeliac UK, the national Charity for people with coeliac disease, is about to launch the UK's first online assessment to help fast track diagnosis among the half a million people in the UK living with undiagnosed coeliac disease.

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Quarterly spending boost indicates return of consumer confidence

16th April 2015

The latest spend report from Barclaycard reveals that consumer spending climbed 3.8% in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the same period last year.

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Belu Water hits £1 million target for WaterAid

2nd April 2015

British social enterprise Belu Mineral Water was celebrating a landmark achievement on the recent World Water Day (22nd March) as it announced reaching £1 million in donations to WaterAid - five years ahead of schedule.

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Winner 2015 World Food Innovation Awards announced at IFE

27th March 2015

The finalists and winners of IFE (The International Food and Drink event) 2015's first World Food Innovation Awards were announced at IFE earlier this week.

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University caterers win big at TUCO Skills awards

20th March 2015

Earlier this week (16-18 March) the 22nd University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Annual Skills Competitions returned to the Blackpool Hilton for the 22nd time.

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Consumers expect choice at Easter

13th March 2015

Easter may be synonymous with lamb, but consumers prefer beef and chicken with their Sunday roast, according to new research by OnePoll.

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Sustainable Restaurants of the Year

27th February 2015

Two very different restaurants, 700 miles apart, but who share the same outstanding commitment to sustainability, were named joint winners of the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award in London earlier this week (23 February).

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180% increase in Brits dining out on 15 February

13th February 2015

Restaurant bookings service, Bookatable.co.uk, has revealed that there has been a significant rise in the number of Brits eating out the day after Valentine's Day to avoid the frenetic rush for romantic meals on 14 February.

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British beer sales up for the first time in ten years

6th February 2015

A decade of decline in UK beer sales has come to an end, with a 1.3 per cent rise in UK beer sales in 2014, it was announced last week.

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2015 Health and Vitality Honours - winners announced

3rd February 2015

Lords Cricket Ground last week played host to the UK's foodservice industry, as their achievements working behind the scenes to improve the nation's health and wellbeing were recognised at this year's Health & Vitality Honours during a

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NCASS urges SMEs to act now

28th January 2015

Professional body, The Nationwide Caterers' Association (NCASS), has been advised by Glenis Willmott MEP, Head of the European Labour Party, to relaunch a petition they originally ran in April 2014.

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Bake a cake for Woolly Hat Day

19th January 2015

St Mungo's Broadway is calling on people to show their support for homeless people by taking part in Woolly Hat Day on Friday 30 January 2015.

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Christmas may be heralded as a time for customers to be jolly and let their hair down, but the extra pressure on hospitality workers can take its toll. This year has witnessed an unprecedented amount of media attention being given to mental health. Read more >

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Back in the day, the availability of cocktails out of home was very much limited to eponymous bars where your drinks were served by expert mixologists with a flair for spinning and twirling bottles as they created their offer. Read more >

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