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Blow for Trump as Golf Resort gets KO'd

30-Nov-2007 - US Billionaires plans for a luxury hotel and golf resort in Aberdeenshire are rejected by councillors.

Ten Simple Steps to Keep Your Staff Happy

30-Nov-2007 - Full Circle Catering shows you the way to reduce staff turnover and cut recruitment costs.

Burton Race Restaurant Storm

28-Nov-2007 - TV chef says he knew nothing about his wifes move to close his Michelin star restaurant in Devon and says he found out while in his Im A Celebrity hotel...

Ramsay Names New Head Chef for Flagship London Restaurant

28-Nov-2007 - Clare Smyth to take over the reins in three-Michelin-star kitchen when Simone Zanoni leaves in 2008.

John Burton Race Restaurant Shuts

27-Nov-2007 - Celebrity chefs eatery closes just days after he was booted off ITV show Im A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, causing outrage among stunned staff.

Jamie smokes out the stoners

27-Nov-2007 - TV chef helps his trainees quit smoking cannabis rather than sack them for smoking the drug

Guidebook Highlights the Best of Scotland

26-Nov-2007 - Pete Irvines guidebook Scotland: The Best is republished in a new bumper-sized edition featuring the authors top 10 restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scottish Hotels told to Raise Prices

26-Nov-2007 - Tourism chief angers industry figures by saying hotels should make the most of demand from visitors by hiking up their prices to maximise income.

Top 30 Gastropubs 2007

26-Nov-2007 - The Anchor and Hope in Southwark, London, has been crowned the UKs best gastropub for the third year running.

Facelift for Claridges and The Berkeley

26-Nov-2007 - Two of Londons top hotels are set for a major overhaul after plans were given the go-ahead by Westminster Council.

Yotel Prepares for Heathrow Launch

26-Nov-2007 - Innovative airport hotel concept set to open at Heathrow in December, building on the success of its Gatwick branch.

Jamie Cries Fowl Over Poultry Production

21-Nov-2007 - TV chef Oliver teams up with Gordon Ramsay and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to front Channel 4 food season.

Donald's Golf Complex Comes Up Trumps

21-Nov-2007 - Councillors give green light to US property tycoons plans for £1billion hotel and golf resort in Aberdeenshire.

Belfast Barman Crowned Cocktail King

21-Nov-2007 - Sam Cherocles scoops the top award at the Finlandia Vodka Cup Final for drink inspired by Irish folk-tales.

Marriott Plans Aberdeen Airport Hotel

20-Nov-2007 - Hotel giant announces plans for a £15million luxury hotel to serve Scotlands fastest growing airport.

No Traffic Light Food Labelling for Restaurants

20-Nov-2007 - The Food Standards Agency scotches speculation that is is in talks with restaurants and contract caterers about making them adopt the supermarket-style food labeling system.

Pub Chefs Battle it out for Ultimate Prize

19-Nov-2007 - A full list of the finalists in the 2007 PubChef competition, which saw 33 chefs battle it out to see who is king of the kitchen

Child Critics Prove Tough for Ramsay

19-Nov-2007 - Star chef isnt even top dog in his own home kitchen as kids prefer mums meals at dinner time.

Tokyo is New Culinary Capital of the World

19-Nov-2007 - Michelin Guide sees Japanese capitals restaurants awarded more stars than any other in history as Paris is knocked off its perch.

Travelodge set for Spanish Expansion

19-Nov-2007 - Budget hotel chain looks to boost its presence in Spain after the success of test sites in Madrid and Barcelona prove the potential of the market.

Diners want Home Comforts when Eating Out

19-Nov-2007 - Research reveals British public prefer to eat British food in restaurants and that customers are interested in where their grub comes from.

Jamie Backs British Beef

19-Nov-2007 - Jamie Oliver supports National Farmers Union campaign to encourage consumers to buy British produce, with the future of the beef and lamb sectors in jeopardy.

FSA wants Traffic-Light Labelling Scheme for Restaurant Meals

19-Nov-2007 - Fast-food chains and contract caterers targeted over bringing in supermarket-style colour-coded health guidelines

Water Kerfuffle

16-Nov-2007 - Restaurants blasted by watchdog for urging customers to buy expensive bottled water rather than offering free tap water.

Tributes Pour in for Chef Andy Bruce

16-Nov-2007 - Friends and colleagues shocked by death of Andy Bruce, head chef at the Victoria Hotel in Holkham, West Norfolk, who was killed in a car crash .

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