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Engineering a bright future for Brunel’s
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Engineering a bright future for Brunel’s

November 1st, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Newcastle chef, Paul Cunningham, puts his best foot forward as his restaurant project, Brunel’s, relocates to bespoke new premises in the centre of town… Popular Newcastle restaurant, Brunel’s, opened the doors in...
Musgrave’s Duncrue unveils new design
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Musgrave’s Duncrue unveils new design

October 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Hundreds of special guests from retail and SME businesses were in attendance at Musgrave’s Duncrue store this month, as the site unveiled its £1.1m makeover. The redesign of the 52,000 sq ft store has created three new jobs at...
Tonic water on top of NI’s gin fever
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Tonic water on top of NI’s gin fever

October 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Fever-Tree aromatic tonic water is NI’s favorite drinks mixer. As anyone working in the restaurant or drinks industry will tell you, Northern Ireland’s love-affair with gin is still going strong. The drink underwent an...
Brunel’s looks to a new chapter
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Brunel’s looks to a new chapter

October 11th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
This Saturday, October 14, will see Newcastle restaurant, Brunel’s, open the doors for the first time on new 70-seater premises at Downs Road in the town, leading to the creation of 15 new jobs. The move from its old spot on...
Tourism under the digital spotlight at Cultra
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Tourism under the digital spotlight at Cultra

October 3rd, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A tech event aimed at Northern Ireland’s tourism sector will take place this November at the Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra. The fourth annual Digital DNA Tourism event will bring together world-class industry figures to...
EasyJet adds sixth plane to NI fleet
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EasyJet adds sixth plane to NI fleet

October 3rd, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Budget carrier, EasyJet is to add another aircraft to its complement at Belfast International Airport, bringing its tally at the hub to sixth. The A320 is due to be delivered on June 22 next year and will assist the operator in...
Airport baggage workers vote to strike
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Airport baggage workers vote to strike

September 29th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Baggage handlers at Belfast City Airport have voted to strike, say union chiefs. Members of the union Unite, which represents 100 workers at the airport, voted 60 per cent in favour of strike action. The union said the strike is...
Belfast inventor hosts Menagerie workshop
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Belfast inventor hosts Menagerie workshop

September 29th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Whiskey and Invention’, a collaboration from Bushmills Irish Whiskey and local inventor and entrepreneur, Ciaran Larkin, took place on Thursday night (September 28) at The Menagerie in Belfast, as part of the #AnswerTheCall...
Party night welcome for The Doyen
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Party night welcome for The Doyen

September 28th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The trade was out in numbers towards the end of last month for a lively launch at The Doyen, Wine Inns’ latest venture on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. The new food and entertainment venue sits on the site of the former King’s...
Tourism VAT rate cut would boost jobs, says study
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Tourism VAT rate cut would boost jobs, says study

September 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A new study by the economic consultancy, Nevin Associates, has suggested that if the tourism VAT rate in Northern Ireland were to be reduced to five per cent – thus undercutting the RoI’s favourable nine per cent rate –...
A stylish evening with Vina Montes
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A stylish evening with Vina Montes

September 26th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Belfast restaurant Cutters Wharf hosted a gourmet, wine-paired evening with Chilean wine producer, Viña Montes recently. The evening was presented by winemaking director, Aurelio Montes Jr – son of founding partner,...
Desmond takes charge at the Everglades
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Desmond takes charge at the Everglades

September 26th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Desmond Morris, the new executive head chef at the Everglades hotel in Derry/Londonderry, may have enjoyed a less frenetic rise to the top than is common in this profession but he still knows exactly what he wants to achieve…...
Funding deal seals further growth for Herbert KFC portfolio
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Funding deal seals further growth for Herbert KFC portfolio

September 26th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Herbert Group, owner of the largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Europe, has added a further 27 outlets to its chain in GB and Ireland and promised 100 new jobs. The group is owned by NI businessman, Michael Herbert,...
Artistic collaboration for new Hennessy V.S. launch
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Artistic collaboration for new Hennessy V.S. launch

September 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The newly-released Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by JonOne brings a little colour to the local drinks market. A unique expression of the art of blending, this latest release, the urban art pioneer JonOne has created the new V.S...
Life’s just right for Jordan
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Life’s just right for Jordan

September 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Coming from a family with a strong hospitality background, Jordan McGarvey has always been convinced that a job in the trade was for him. Like so many in the trade, Jordan McGarvey realised at a young age that his temperament and...
£1m refurbishment at Ballycastle’s Marine
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£1m refurbishment at Ballycastle’s Marine

September 22nd, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Marine Hotel in Ballycastle is to be refurbished and extended in a £1m scheme which should be complete in time for the summer season next year. A planning application has just been submitted for the work, which will include...