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Niall McKenna named UU Visiting Professor
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Niall McKenna named UU Visiting Professor

December 7th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Ulster University has appointed leading Belfast chef, restaurateur, and business owner, Niall McKenna as a Visiting Professor for a four-year period.   During his tenure at Ulster University’s Business School, Niall, long...
£6m Windsor Park deal for Sodexo
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£6m Windsor Park deal for Sodexo

December 5th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Catering firm, Sodexo, has signed a £6m contract with the new Windsor Park stadium in Belfast. The company will provide food and beverage, retail and hospitality services at the venue as part of a five-year deal. It will also...
Producers showcased in Causeway ‘foodie’ film series
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Producers showcased in Causeway ‘foodie’ film series

December 4th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Local food producers from the Causeway Coast and Glens have been celebrated in a new series of short films. The project, by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Tourism Team, has been developed as part of the NI Year of...
Titanic Belfast is ‘King of the World’
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Titanic Belfast is ‘King of the World’

December 2nd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Titanic Belfast has been crowned ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives. Having already beaten the Colosseum, the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower to become Europe’s...
Graze to showcase Doran family wines
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Graze to showcase Doran family wines

November 29th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
South African vineyard owner, Edwin Doran will be pairing his sumptious Doran Family Vintners wines with the acclaimed culinary skills of Graze restaurant owner and chef, John Moffatt in an event at the Ballyhackamore venue...
SERC students shine at cookery demo
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SERC students shine at cookery demo

November 16th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
South Eastern Regional College (SERC) hospitality students served-up a locally produced three-course meal recently to local chefs, restaurateurs and alumni students at the College’s training restaurant, The Birches. The event...
Planning approval for two Belfast hotel projects
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Planning approval for two Belfast hotel projects

November 16th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Belfast City Council has given the green light to two more extensive hotel projects. Plans by brothers Peter and Ben Ringland for a 56-bedroom hotel in Howard Street received approval from council last night (November 15). And an...
Harp ad captures the best of Northern Ireland
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Harp ad captures the best of Northern Ireland

November 15th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Harp has launched ‘Pure Here’, a brand new creative campaign that celebrates the distinctive people, places, sense of humour and idiosyncrasies that make up Northern Ireland. The ‘Pure Here’ TV advert launched recently in...
Former Ilex staff for tribunal in redundancy row
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Former Ilex staff for tribunal in redundancy row

November 15th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Staff who were once employed at a government-run regeneration body in Londonderry are to take legal action against the Executive over the manner in which they lost their jobs. Ilex was set up in 2003, initially to develop two...
Take five: Granny Annies snaps up Wetherspoon NI outlets
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Take five: Granny Annies snaps up Wetherspoon NI outlets

November 14th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Burgeoning local pub chain, Granny Annies, has snapped up five outlets in Northern Ireland from UK hospitality giant, JD Wetherspoon. The group, which is owned Limavady brothers, Willis and Ryan McLaughlin, has taken on The Old...
Coca-Cola launches 12th Designated Driver campaign for Christmas
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Coca-Cola launches 12th Designated Driver campaign for Christmas

November 14th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) Ireland has announced plans for its 12th annual Designated Driver campaign, to be fronted by Ireland and Ulster rugby player Tommy Bowe. The campaign will go live in more than 1,000...
Pest infestation a major threat to business
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Pest infestation a major threat to business

October 31st, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Pest infestation can be severely damaging to the product and reputation of any business – and none more so than those in the food and hospitality sectors. Effective, reliable and conscientious pest control is essential to...
Howard Street site earmarked for new hotel
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Howard Street site earmarked for new hotel

October 28th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Planning permission is now being sought for another new 56-bedroom boutique hotel in the centre of Belfast, Licensed & Catering News can reveal. The application has come from Peter Ringland, proprietor of the new Town Square...
Johnson’s paint the town pink
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Johnson’s paint the town pink

October 28th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Johnsons Coffee has one again agreed to support Action Cancer in its ‘Paint the Town Pink’ campaign and, alongside its patron, Gloria Hunniford, it is asking local shops and organisations throughout Northern Ireland...
Douglas to head up new all-party hospitality group
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Douglas to head up new all-party hospitality group

October 3rd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Sammy Douglas MLA has been elected as the chair of the new All-Party Group on Hospitality and Tourism at the NI Assembly. The group has been set-up in a bid to provide MLAs with an insight into the sectors and to help them make...
Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands
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Cut sugar content, Hunt tells hospitality brands

September 30th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
The government has warned some of the biggest food chains trading in the UK, including McDonald’s, Pizza Express and Starbucks that they need to slash the amount of sugar in the dishes that they serve or offer their customers...