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Gallery: Belsfield Hotel re-launches with Laura Ashley interiors

The inspiration for the design came from the Victorian Italianate building and its location by the lake

Laura Ashley has partnered with the Belsfield Hotel in the Lake District, seeing it undergo a complete refurbishment and a rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel, the Belsfield. 

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Simple steps restaurants can take to cut salt

Restaurants have been urged to commit to the Department of Health’s (DoH) salt reduction targets after the Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that only Jamie’s Italian and Subway have signed up since the scheme was launched five months ago.

Top UK accommodation as voted by Chinese visitors

Online booking website Booking.com has just joined VisitBritain’s GREAT China Welcome (GCW) Charter Campaign and has released data showing the top five accommodation hotspots for Chinese visitors in the UK. 

Eating out up 4%

Consumers ate out more often this past June than in the same month in 2013, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Horizons.

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Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

Staff retention can be greatly improved by providing new recruits with the right training. BigHospitality visited a Jamie's Italian kitchen to find out more about the company's training programme.

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