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Hogmany Organiser Calls For Hotel Tax

Hogmany Organiser Calls For Hotel Tax

By Claire Miller

The events company behind Edinburghs world famous Hogmany celebrations has called for a tax on the citys hotels to help pay for the lavish party. Hogmany attracts thousands of New Year revellers each year.

Von Essen Buys Seaham

Von Essen Buys Seaham

By Claire Miller

Hotel group Von Essen has announced its first acquisitions of 2008

Novelli Lines Up Second Gastro

Novelli Lines Up Second Gastro

By Jo Bruce

French celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is to open his second gastropub in May at the French Horn in Steppingly, Bedfordshire. The move is the second of his 10 planned gastropub openings.

UK Diners Turn to Takeaway

UK Diners Turn to Takeaway

By Claire Miller

A new survey reveals consumers are spending more when they eat out, but trips to restaurants are becoming less frequent. Takeaways were the most popular out of home meal choice in the last quarter.

New Premier Inn for Bournemouth

New Premier Inn for Bournemouth

By Alan Lodge

Whitbread has announced details of the new £14 million Premier Inn hotel on the Bournemouth seafront

Koffmann Returns to the Kitchin

Koffmann Returns to the Kitchin

By Claire Miller

Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann has come out of retirement to stand in at Tom Kitchins Edinburgh restaurant. Kitchin needed time off to film the Great British Menu TV show.

Laurel Pub Closures

Laurel Pub Closures

By Claire Miller

Embattled Laurel Pub Company closes 60 of its sites after effots to sell them brought little response. The company is facing a fight to avoid falling into administration.

Institute Guide to New Laws

Institute Guide to New Laws

By Claire Miller

A new guide for hospitality managers has been published by the Institute of Hospitality which outlines changes to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act which come into force on April 6.

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