A kitchen porter who twice firebombed the Oakland Hotel in Weybridge, Surrey, was last week jailed for 10 years by an Old Bailey judge.
The court heard how Manuel Nunes held a grudge against the hotel's manager after he was sacked from his job there. His arson attacks caused £75,000 worth of damage to the hotel.
Sutcliffe flows on
Sutcliffe Catering has expanded its group contract with the National Rivers Authority to cover a further four sites, worth an additional £600,000 a year in turnover.
The new sites are at Newcastle, Haverford West, Chester and Ipswich and bring the total number of locations in the contract to 16.
Jarvis Hotels is looking to boost the leisure business of 15 of its hotels with the launch of all-inclusive breaks. For a supplement of £29.50 per person per night on the normal dinner, bed and breakfast rate, the hotels are offering guests unlimited food and drink.
If the scheme proves successful it may be extended to more of the company's 62 properties.
Cargills Restaurant and Bistro, which opened last week in Blairgowrie, Tayside, aims to offer local produce cooked in a bistro style.
The 50-seat restaurant at the riverside Cargill Centre is owned by chef-patron Willie Little, who also owns the three-star Castleton House hotel at Glamis. He will divide his time between the two ventures.
The average spend per head is expected to be £10-£12 for lunch and £12-£20 for dinner.