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ALMR: E-cigarette ban in Wales ‘unhelpful’

By Liam Garrahan

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has accused the Welsh Government of being ‘unhelpful’ after its decision to amend plans for a ban on e-cigarettes in public places, and says that there is no evidence to support the decision.

Steak of the Art has opened a second site in Cardiff following the success of its first restaurant in Bristol

Steak of the Art opens Cardiff restaurant

By Noli Dinkovski

Steak of the Art, the restaurant concept that serves steaks and other meats in an art gallery setting, has opened a second site in Cardiff.

Wahaca is to open its first site outside London and the South East at St David’s in Cardiff

Wahaca to open in Cardiff

By Lauren Houghton

Mexican street food restaurant Wahaca is to open its first site outside London and the South East this autumn at St David’s in Cardiff.

The rate relief extension will help Welsh pubs avoid £250,000 in tax on the previously proposed increases

BBPA welcomes Wales' Small Business Rate Relief

By Luke Nicholls

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to extend Small Business Rate Relief to March 2015, which will avoid a £3.4m bill for thousands of pubs across Wales – as campaigned for by the industry’s Better...

The Welsh Connection: More than half of those surveyed in the Wales Tourism Business Survey said they enjoyed a higher turnover this summer compared with last year

‘Bumper’ year for Welsh tourism and hospitality businesses

By Luke Nicholls

Wales’ hospitality and tourism industries are thriving, with many local operators reporting their busiest year to date and a number of major business investments giving a clear sign that buyers are returning to the market.

Fat Cat Café Bars entered administration this week

Fat Cat Café Bars calls in the administrators

By Peter Ruddick

Fat Cat Café Bars, which operates 10 bars and gastropubs, has been placed into administration and a property agent has already been instructed to find buyers for six of the chain's sites.

It will now be compulsory for food businesses in Wales to display their food hygiene rating

Hygiene rating display becomes mandatory in Wales

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants, hotels, pubs and other businesses serving food in Wales will now have to display their hygiene ratings by law after the Welsh Assembly's Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013 was granted Royal Assent.