Friday Five: the week's top news

By Sophie Witts contact

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Friday Five: the week's top news

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We round-up some of the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week

- A funding drive set up to support staff who lost their jobs as a result of the closure of Fifteen Cornwall has ended after raising just over £5,000.​ The money will be distributed by the Cornwall Community Foundation ahead of Christmas.

- The life of Marco Pierre White is to be turned in to a film,​ with actor Russell Crowe playing the chef as well as taking on writing and directing duties. 

- US burger chain Wahlburgers it to overhaul the menu and concept​ at its debut London restaurant. The brand, co-founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, last week refuted claims it was planning to put its only UK site on the market just six months after opening.

- Wagamama founder Alan Yau is teaming up with mozzarella bar Obicà to open an Italian-Japanese sando shop​ in London early next year. Mozzasando's menu will be based around breaded chicken and veal Milanese sandos, with negronis on tap.

- An BrewDog advert for alcohol-free beer has been banned​ after it was placed outside a primary school. The Advertising Standards Agency ruled the poster, which featured the text 'SOBER AS A MOTHERFU', was likely to cause 'serious and widespread offence'. 

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