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Talented trio serves up success
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Talented trio serves up success

March 18th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
A team of talented hospitality and catering students from the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has won the prestigious Brakes Student Chef Team Challenge. Team members Jamie Rea, Euan Sibbald and Andrew Cassling recently...
Planning go-ahead for luxury Belfast hotel
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Planning go-ahead for luxury Belfast hotel

March 7th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
A £12m plan to transform the old Scottish Mutual building in Belfast city centre into a luxury boutique hotel has been given the green light by planners. The company behind the development plans is Tullymore House Ltd., which...
Ballygally refurb nears completion
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Ballygally refurb nears completion

March 7th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
The Hastings Hotel Group has announced that the doors of the four-star hotel will open again on April 6. The re-vamped hotel will have 18 new ‘coastal view’ bedrooms including six family rooms, making it one of the largest...
New ‘multi-cultural’ eatery opens in Belfast
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New ‘multi-cultural’ eatery opens in Belfast

February 27th, 2014 | by James McNeilly
Another brand new restaurant has opened its doors in the centre of Belfast, creating 25 new full and part-time positions. The 130-seat Maze is described by its founder, Michael Karan, as “multi-cultural”. Located at...
Motion calls for VAT rate drop
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Motion calls for VAT rate drop

February 27th, 2014 | by James McNeilly
The thorny issue of the difference in VAT rates between Northern Ireland and the Republic is under the spotlight again as a motion is tabled at Westminster calling for recognition of the difficulties faced by pubs and restaurants...
New book charts NW food journey
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New book charts NW food journey

February 27th, 2014 | by James McNeilly
The City Hotel in Londonderry was the venue recently when chef, lecturer, broadcaster – and now, author – Emmett McCourt launched his new book, Feast or Famine to an audience of around 300 invited guests. There were plenty of...
New Doncaster route from Belfast City
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New Doncaster route from Belfast City

February 27th, 2014 | by James McNeilly
Passengers in Northern Ireland will once again be able to avail of direct flights to Doncaster-Sheffield Airport thanks to a new arrival at George Best Belfast City Airport. The service between Belfast City and Robin Hood...
New role at Clandeboye for Nick
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New role at Clandeboye for Nick

February 27th, 2014 | by James McNeilly
Well-known Belfast restaurateur Nick Price, proprietor of the former Nick’s Warehouse in Belfast, has joined forces with The Clandeboye Lodge Hotel to launch a new restaurant called Coq & Bull. Readers will remember that...