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DayMark's survey revealed that 37 per cent don’t know where the First Aid Kit is kept, while 60 per cent have occasionally found vital contents missing

First Aid survey reveals negligence in commercial kitchens

By Luke Nicholls

With more than two-thirds of chefs and kitchen staff incurring injury in the workplace at least once a month, current first aid provision in commercial kitchens needs tightening up according to a survey by food hygiene specialist DayMark.

Allergy UK say restaurant guidelines or enforced training are needed to help food intolerance and allergy sufferers

Allergy UK calls for allergy restaurant guidelines

By Peter Ruddick

As part of Food Allergy & Intolerance Week Allergy UK has called for guidelines or enforced training for restaurants and hospitality businesses on their diners allergens and intolerances.

The rate of pub closures is continually decreasing from the record rate of 52 closures every week in 2009

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Camra urges Government to save Britain’s suburban pubs

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has today urged the Government to take action to save Britain’s historic pub culture in the light of new research which reveals that 16 pubs now close across the country every week.

Pub Beer sales fell by the slowest rate since 2004, according to the BBPA

Pub beer sales decline at slowest rate since 2004

By Peter Ruddick

Beer sales continued to fall in 2011 with pub sales down by 3.4 per cent in the last year but the rate of decline has shrunk to the slowest since 2004, according to the latest Beer Barometer from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

London hotels, like the Novotel London Bridge, were the driver behind revenue growth in the UK for Accor

Accor reveals record expansion in 2011

By Peter Ruddick

International hotel operator Accor opened a record 39,000 hotel rooms across its global estate last year, driven in part by franchise deals that saw 24 UK hotels converted to its Mercure brand.

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