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Hankies launches in Paddington

By Joe Lutrario

North Indian restaurant brand Hankies has relocated its third London restaurant to Paddington, having been forced to close its Haymarket site due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Starmer to call for targeted furlough scheme

By James McAllister

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is to call for the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to be replaced by a more flexible system to avoid mass unemployment.

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Community Heroes: Clare Smyth and her team

By BigHospitality

During the restaurant lockdown the Core by Clare Smyth chef-patron and her team cooked thousands of meals for people who were hit badly by the pandemic, as our new video series Community Heroes shows.

Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas operator The Big Table appoints Mike Tye as chairman

The Big Table appoints Mike Tye as chairman

By James McAllister

Mike Tye has been appointed non-executive chairman of The Big Table, the group recently formed to acquire and operate the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas restaurant brands.

One in four licensed restaurant pubs or bars yet to reopen post Coronavirus lockdown

One in four licensed premises yet to reopen

By James McAllister

Nearly a quarter of Britain’s licensed premises were still yet to reopen at the end of August, according to the latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch announces closure

Ace Hotel London announces closure

By James McAllister

The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch has announced that it will not reopen in its current location, saying it hopes to find a new London home in the future.


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