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  • Growth rate at risk as Brexit looms large?
    Features
    27
    Jun 2017
    Growth rate at risk as Brexit looms large?
    With Brexit negotiations now underway, there are fears that the any new arrangement which impinges on the...
  • The art of thinking small
    Features
    26
    May 2017
    The art of thinking small
    At the age of 31, experienced chef, Tim Brunton, faces a new challenge as he helps hotelier, Ken Sharp,...
  • Chasing the next big thing
    Features
    25
    May 2017
    Chasing the next big thing
      Ryan Lavery may have found his chosen career in the hospitality trade almost by accident but the...
  • Being outside the box…
    Features
    26
    Apr 2017
    Being outside the box…
    Canadian-born Nathan Evans came to Northern Ireland 22-years-ago to visit his sister, Sarah. During the...
  • All plain sailing for Ben
    Features
    30
    Mar 2017
    All plain sailing for Ben
    A summer job waiting tables on board the Larne to Cairnryan ferry was enough to convince Ben Munro (27), that...

NEWS

Shu’s helping hand for budding chefs
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Shu’s helping hand for budding chefs

June 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Do you know your sauté from your simmer? Do you have a passion for all things culinary and an ability to rival any young MasterChef hopeful? If so, and if you’re aged between 16 and 24 and are looking for a serious career in...
Scottish Mutual building confirmed for George Best hotel
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Scottish Mutual building confirmed for George Best hotel

June 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
GB-based Signature Living has confirmed that it will build its promises George Best-themed hotel in the former Scottish Mutual Building in Belfast city centre. The company purchased the building recently from its former owners,...
Dunadry Inn sold to the McKeever Group
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Dunadry Inn sold to the McKeever Group

June 19th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The McKeever family, which owns four hotels in Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal, has just bought The Dunadry Inn at Templepatrick for an undisclosed sum. The addition of the 80-bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa...
Apprenticeship programme celebrates culinary excellence
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Apprenticeship programme celebrates culinary excellence

June 16th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Leading figures from hospitality and tourism recently attended a celebration at James Street South in Belfast as participants in the restaurant’s apprenticeship programme graduated. Six of the trainees have now secured jobs...
Chic new Gallery Cafe sets the trend
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Chic new Gallery Cafe sets the trend

June 14th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A stylish new café and bar on the Dublin Road has officially opened, creating 32 full and part-time jobs, as part of a £1m investment by the London-based Richland Group. Situated on the ground floor of the award-winning Gallery...

FEATURES

The art of thinking small

The art of thinking small

May 26th, 2017
Being outside the box…

Being outside the box…

April 26th, 2017
All plain sailing for Ben

All plain sailing for Ben

March 30th, 2017

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

  • Pimento’s Diane delighted with cafe awards victory
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    Venue Spotlight
    June 27th, 2017

    Pimento’s Diane delighted with cafe awards victory

    Diane Gardiner has taken home her first award after 15 years of running her own coffee shop in the County Down village of Moira…   Diane Gardiner, the proprietor of Pimento Coffee Shop in Moira, has described the venue’s victory in the Café/Bistro of the...Read more

SOCIAL EVENTS

Garden party celebrates 50 years at the Culloden
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Garden party celebrates 50 years at the Culloden

June 14th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Culloden Hotel & Spa celebrated 50 years recently with a garden party in the grounds of the five-star venue at Cultra. The...
The Hudson hosts a saintly event
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The Hudson hosts a saintly event

March 31st, 2017 | by LCN Editor
To celebrate the new-look Hudson Entertainment complex, the award-winning bar on Gresham Street in Belfast hosted a St...
A crowning achievement for Aaron
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A crowning achievement for Aaron

December 5th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Aaron Lilley from The Cardan in Lisburn has been crowned Heverlee L’Apprentice 2016, winning an amazing £5,000 trip for two to...
Open Gate at the Twilight Market
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Open Gate at the Twilight Market

November 16th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery made a return visit to Belfast as part of the Twilight Market earlier in November – and...