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Will Brown on Northern Ireland's food scene and the benefits of local sourcing

Great British Menu chef Will Brown recently refurbished the Old Schoolhouse Inn, introducing a new menu that combines Northern Irish classics with modern European ingredients, and was rewarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. 

By supporting local farmers today, you are helping to ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow - Will Brown

#AHC2014: Top 5 hotel sector trends

Hotel experts met last week at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester to discuss the future of the sector. Here is BigHospitality's round-up of the top five trends that will shape the industry.

Double-digit profit growth for regional hotels

Hotels in the provinces and Scotland outperformed London’s profit growth in September, according to HotStats’ latest report.

Positive outlook for foodservice operators as food sales rise

Over two thirds of operators have seen an increase in food sales year-on-year, according to the latest Eating Out-Look report by Horizons and JRA.

News in brief

Chy opens second Liverpool site

Chinese restaurant Chy will open its second site in Liverpool city centre on 24 October.

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