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Leanne Langman, general manager of The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

After hours with… Leanne Langman

By Becky Paskin

Leanne Langman, sister of Peach Pubs co-founder Lee Cash, became the youngest general manager in the group at the age of 24. She now heads up The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

Emily Hodgson

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After hours with...Emily Hodgson

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality catches up with one of hospitality's top achievers for the lowdown on her career and thoughts about the industry

Tim Luff joins The Fishes in Oxfordshire as head chef

New chefs for The Fishes and Malbec Petit Bistro

By Emma Eversham

Tim Luff  joins Peach Pub Group's The Fishes in Oxford as head chef while Malbec Petit Bistro in Stratford-upon-Avon takes on  Phil Gordon as chef to help out in the restaurant's busy kitchen

Raw and improperly cooked eggs may carry a risk of salmonella

Spanish eggs blamed for salmonella restaurant outbreak

By Becky Paskin

A batch of Spanish eggs linked to an outbreak of salmonella in a number of restaurants and catering establishments, has sparked the Food Standards Agency to warn caterers to cook their eggs properly

Indian restaurants may feel the force of the new employment law

New recruitment law curbs non-EU employment

By Becky Paskin

Employers seeking to hire workers from outside the EU must now advertise job vacancies for an extra two weeks, to allow British workers more time to apply

The Leicester Almanack opens today

Peach Pubs open 11th site

By Emma Eversham

Peach opens its 11th site, its first city centre pub and second Almanack, in Leicester's Highcross retail centre today  

The Orange has been closed since September 2008

Cubitt House opens third pub The Orange

By Gemma McKenna

Pub operator Cubitt House opens its third site, the Orange in London's Belgravia following a £1m refurbishment which includes the addition of four hotel bedrooms 

Rupert Clevely, founder of Geronimo Inns

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Business Profile: Rupert Clevely of Geronimo Inns

By Paul Wootton

Geronimo Inns has eschewed a one-size-fits-all approach to pubs, opting instead to tailor each of its 28 sites to its location. And it's working, according to its founder Rupert Clevely

Fuller Thomson is increasing its estate with its seventh site

Fuller Thomson buys seventh site

By Marta Karcz

Scottish bar and restaurant operator, Fuller Thomson, has enlarged its estate to seven with the purchase of the freehold interest of the Doghouse in Dundee

Raymond Blanc receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Natasha Kaplinsky and Rupert Miles, CEO of AA Publishing

AA awards Raymond Blanc lifetime achievement

By Emma Eversham

Raymond Blanc is given the Lifetime Achievement Award while Marcus Wareing, Sat Bains, Von Essen and Exclusive Hotels are also among those receiving accolades at the AA Hospitality Awards 2009/10

Stephen Williams worked at The  Square and The Ledbury before  moving to The Harwood Arms

Stephen Williams's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Stephen Williams, head chef of The Harwood Arms in Fulham, was close to quitting life as a chef before he’d even begun, but six years later he’s receiving glorious reviews and awards for his very-British gastropub. Speaking to Becky Paskin in our latest...

The Grand Union Group is to operate 12 pubs by 2012

Grand Union continue with London expansion

By Becky Paskin

The Grand Union Group are continuing with expansion plans to open 12 pubs by 2010, by launching their tenth site in Camberwell Grove next month

The Mason Arms in Devon is the 2010 Michelin Pub of the Year

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Michelin names The Mason Arms as Pub of the Year

By Becky Paskin

The Michelin Eating Out in Pubs guide 2010 has named Mark Dodson’s The Mason Arms in Devon as Pub of the Year, citing food as the saviour of the pub industry

Owner Anthony Christopher and head waiter Marcus Beritez collect their award

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Welsh hamlet pub named best in Britain

By Becky Paskin

The Pen-y-cae Inn in Powys has scooped the prestigious title at the Morning Advertiser's Great British Pub Awards 2009

Caterers can use BFF to source new suppliers

Caterers urged to support British Food Fortnight

By David Barros

Caterers who are still not sourcing their produce locally are being urged to realise the benefits of buying British by participating in this year’s British Food Fortnight (19 Sept- 4 Oct)

Food will now be served at The Lexington

ETM Group opens kitchen at The Lexington

By Emma Eversham

Tom and Ed Martin, owners of the ETM Group, use their expertise in catering to provide the food offering at Islington music venue The Lexington

Drake and Morgan's second venue will open in the popular Canary Wharf

Second Canary Wharf site for Drake and Morgan

By Becky Paskin

Bar and restaurant group Drake and Morgan are to join the throng of hospitality operators opening at Canary Wharf with the launch of The Parlour in October

UK tourism could grow with a co-ordinated strategy the report says

UK Tourism being 'held back' by government, says report

By Emma Eversham

The UK's tourism industry is in danger of falling behind international competitors because there is a lack of clear support and leadership from the government, a report from the British Chambers of Commerce and Travelodge has found

Grand Union expands with ninth pub in Kilburn

Grand Union expands with ninth pub in Kilburn

By Becky Paskin

The Grand Union Group is to open its ninth pub at the end of this year after acquiring a property in Kilburn, North London from Young’s for an undisclosed amount

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