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The upcoming Dishoom Kensington

Dishoom eyes Manchester opening

By Sophie Witts

Dishoom could finally be bringing its queues and bacon naan to Manchester as the group looks to be eyeing up a site in the city.

EasyHotel plans Ipswich hotel

EasyHotel plans Ipswich hotel

By Emma Eversham

'Super budget' hotel operator EasyHotel is planning to open a hotel in Ipswich after conditionally acquiring a former nightclub. 

The planning process for country houses is now more complex, involving the landscape, trees and ecology says Nick Childs. Photo: Thinkstock/iStock/iSidhe

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to secure planning to convert a country house into a hotel

By Nick Childs

Nick Childs, founding partner of Childs & Sulzmann Architects and member of the Hospitality Experts, gives advice on obtaining planning permission to convert country houses or other historical buildings into hotels.

Polpo Ltd, led by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty (pictured), will open its sixth site in Chelsea next month

Polpo secures sixth site, considers sale

By Mark Wingett

Polpo Ltd, the London based restaurant group led by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, has secured a site in Chelsea for the sixth London Polpo to open on 18 May as the co-founders look to a future sale.