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London restaurant group A to Z Restaurants is on the market after running into serious financial difficulties.

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(16 November 2004 10:30:00)

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(15 November 2004 15:19:22)

Twickenham is set to become one of the few stadiums where you can watch the game from the comfort of your bed.

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(15 November 2004 11:12:00)

French hotel giant Accor is poised to raise more than €1b (£698m) through the sale and leaseback of a number of its European hotels.

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(15 November 2004 10:48:00)

Punch Taverns has confirmed its interest in the 350 pubs earmarked for sale by the Spirit Group, estimated to be worth between £250m and £300m.

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(12 November 2004 17:19:00)

Chefs and restaurateurs have a key role to play in ensuring the future of sustainable fish stocks in British coastal waters.

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(12 November 2004 15:35:00)

Essential news from around the world...

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(12 November 2004 15:27:00)

All the latest appointments and promotions...

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(12 November 2004 15:22:00)

A regional minimum wage is needed to help struggling business in Scotland, Wales and the North of England, claims the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in response to the Low Pay Commission's consultation on the national rate.

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(12 November 2004 15:11:00)

An exotic location but it's almost all things British - well, Yorkshire - for Brian Turner at his final feast

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(12 November 2004 12:08:09)

The UK-based Grand Heritage Hotels International consortium has been renamed Distinguished Hotels International after merging with its US division, Distinguished Hotels.

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(12 November 2004 11:48:00)

London's Dorchester hotel will close its Oriental restaurant at the end of December to create more space for its booming banqueting business.

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(12 November 2004 10:01:00)

It's been a hard slog (not), but we've finally done it - decided on a winner for the Simpson's Wine List Challenge.

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(11 November 2004 20:43:00)

Shareholders in Urban Dining have given the go-ahead for its £31m reverse takeover of the Tootsies burger restaurant business.

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(11 November 2004 18:18:00)

After a career in the capital, Adrian Martin chose his home county of Kent to open his own restaurant. Amanda Afiya went to see him in leafy Southborough

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(11 November 2004 17:50:00)

The Union Pub Company, Premier Travel Inn and Hilton International were all winners in the National Business Awards.

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(11 November 2004 16:28:00)

A Scottish law lord has declared that Aberdeen city licensing board had no right to impose minimum pricing on pubs and bars in the area, because it is "unlawful".

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(11 November 2004 16:06:00)

Employing staff can be one of the most difficult aspects of starting your own business, and most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that finding the right staff can make or break a venture. Chris Lane, a partner at accountancy firm Kingston Smith, gives some advice

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(11 November 2004 15:18:00)

In part three of our special focus on starting your own business, we bring you the experts' views on how to market your company effectively, find the best staff and build up a strong supplier network. The Earl of Bradford tells us about the cunning plan that helped maximise his restaurants' presence on the internet and two journalists tell us why they've just opened their first hotel

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(11 November 2004 15:16:00)

Ray Silverstein, head of the London employment team at law firm Browne Jacobson, offers advice on the new changes to dismissal, disciplinary procedures and grievances

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(11 November 2004 15:15:00)

Scotland looks set to follow the lead of Ireland and outlaw smoking in enclosed public places – including pubs, restaurants and hotels – from the spring of 2006.

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(11 November 2004 15:11:00)

Sweet Mandarin, Roscoff Brasserie, Floridita, Label

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(11 November 2004 15:10:00)

A new survey suggests that most people back a smoking ban in restaurants, but are more divided when it comes to pubs.

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(11 November 2004 15:08:00)

Fish, Fresh produce, Meat...and how you can use them

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(11 November 2004 14:58:00)

Four Pillars Hotels

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(11 November 2004 14:55:00)

...sleep

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(11 November 2004 14:48:00)

Ramada Jarvis is outlawing smoking in all its 57 hotels following widespread support from customers and staff.

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(11 November 2004 14:41:00)

The acquisition of Pubmaster and organic growth in its existing estate helped Punch Taverns boost profits by 38% in the year to 21 August.

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(11 November 2004 13:02:00)

Brewer and pub operator Young & Co reported a “pleasing” underlying performance in the half-year to 25 September, despite poor summer weather.

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(11 November 2004 12:01:00)

Whitbread has sold its 11-strong chain of Courtyard by Marriott hotels for £79m to a syndicate of private investors brought together by property investment firm Chiltern Mondiale.

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(11 November 2004 10:54:00)

Online caterer Beetroot Blue, which delivers sandwiches and finger food to small businesses throughout Scotland, has won £8,000 after being voted E-business of the Year in the Department of Trade & Industry's (DTI) pan-industry awards.

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(10 November 2004 17:52:00)

Thatched Devon pub changes hands...

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(10 November 2004 17:28:00)

Pressure to ban smoking in all public places mounted on the Government this week as a leaked medical report exposed the dangers of breathing in second-hand smoke.

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(10 November 2004 17:25:00)

Steal, swipe, pinch, nab. Call it what you will, theft of property is a nuisance for any business. But in a restaurant, where decorations have been painstakingly selected to create a cohesive look, the disappearance of cutlery, linen and ashtrays can be even more annoying.

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(10 November 2004 17:23:00)

Human resource problems are set to be the number-one issue facing hoteliers in 2005, according to the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) at the conference in Monte Carlo.

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(10 November 2004 17:21:00)

Urban Dining has bought its first restaurant brand - burger chain Tootsies - for £30.75m and more than one million new Urban Dining shares.

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(10 November 2004 17:19:00)

Four Basque chefs with eight Michelin stars between them have been dragged into the trial of an alleged member of the ETA terrorist group.

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(10 November 2004 17:18:00)

Gerard Basset, co-founder of the Hotel du Vin group, has come second in the World's Best Sommelier Competition held in Athens earlier this month.

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(10 November 2004 17:17:00)

Former Hilton food and beverage manager Stefan Breg is opening a caf‚ in Britain's first erotic department store, Hustler Hollywood, in Birmingham's city centre.

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(10 November 2004 17:05:00)

Pizza and pasta chain Strada is expanding out of London for the first time.

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(10 November 2004 16:59:00)

Britain attracted a record-breaking 8.3 million visits from foreign tourists in the three months to September 2004, according to the government’s latest International Passenger Survey.

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(10 November 2004 16:48:00)

More than one million pints of beer were guzzled during JD Wetherspoon's two-week-long Oktoberfest earlier this month.

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(10 November 2004 16:48:00)

Nearly a third of bosses in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sectors say skills gaps are affecting their bottom line.

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(10 November 2004 16:46:00)

Legendary DJ Danny Rampling is backing Caterer's campaign to Stub out Smoking in pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and hotels.

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(10 November 2004 16:42:00)

Entry forms are now available for the 13th Champagne Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year competition, organised by the Academy of Food and Wine Service.

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(10 November 2004 16:28:00)

Is Sumosan, the Japanese restaurant in London's Albemarle Street, the coolest and funkiest restaurant in Britain to be seen in?

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(10 November 2004 16:26:00)

Alias Hotels has been sold for £30.4m to a joint venture between the Alias management team and GuestInvest, the company behind the UK's first scheme to sell individual hotel bedrooms to investors.

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(10 November 2004 16:17:00)

Rick SteinRick Stein's business empire turns over more than £4m a year and encompasses his famous Seafood Restaurant, a café, cookery school, delis, patisserie, fish and chip shop, bistro and two boutique hotels. But it all kicked off with a nightclub in the mid-1970s

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(10 November 2004 16:11:00)

Last week's survey by Datamonitor suggested that beer was losing out to wine in the drinking-out market. But Martyn Cornell says that beer has a long history of being served with food - and is fighting back

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(10 November 2004 16:10:00)

Dublin hotel the Shelbourne, which recently lost its five-star status, has decided not to appeal the ruling and is seeking to be listed next year as "unclassified".

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(10 November 2004 16:03:00)

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