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Like A Virgin Mary

Like A Virgin Mary

By Alan Lodge

Pop superstar Madonna and her film director husband Guy Ritchie have bought the Punch Bowl in Mayfair, London, for around £2.5million in a deal brokered in partnership with Mahiki owner Piers Adam.

Grills Aloud

Grills Aloud

By Alan Lodge

Irish singer Nadine Coyle - of pop group Girls Aloud - has reportedly taken her first steps into the restaurant industry by buying a trendy Mexican restaurant in glamorous Newport Beach, California.

National Minimum Wage to Rise

National Minimum Wage to Rise

By Alan Lodge

Prime Minister says the national minimum wage will rise to £5.73 per hour in October - a 3.8 per cent incresase on the current rate of £5.52

Irish Hotels Fight Childhood Obesity

Irish Hotels Fight Childhood Obesity

By Alan Lodge

Hotels in Ireland are set to offer more nutritious meals for parents and their children in an effort to promote healthy eating among their younger guests under new guidelines from the Irish Hotels Federation.

PubChef Winner Signs Up To I.O.Shen

PubChef Winner Signs Up To I.O.Shen

By Alan Lodge

Ross Williams, who was last week named Pub Chef of the Year, has signed up to be the latest face of I.O.Shen Mastergrade knives.

Television Chef Cooked Up False CV

Television Chef Cooked Up False CV

By Alan Lodge

British chef axed from American cable TV channel after bosses discover he lied on a CV which includes boasts of cooking for four US presidents and helping out with Prince Charles and Lady Dianas wedding cake.

New Head Chef at Deans Place Hotel

New Head Chef at Deans Place Hotel

By Alan Lodge

Stuart Dunley succeeds Chris Lamper in the kitchen at the award-winning environmentally-conscious hotel in Alfriston, East Sussex.

PubChef Food Excellence Awards 2008

PubChef Food Excellence Awards 2008

By Lucy Britner

Former PR man Ross Williams, who only entered the pub trade five years ago, scoops the top prize at tonights glitzy awards bash at the Dorchester hotel in London.

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