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Westminster parking charges postponed until after Olympics

Westminster City Council's plans to introduce night and weekend parking charges have been postponed until after next year’s Olympics, after a High Court judge granted campaigners a judicial review.

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Cancer kid donates curry money to charity

 

The money raised by a fundraising curry night in aid of a local youngster's cancer fight, was then donated to charity by the generous lad.

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Whitbread’s all you can eat curry nights

The introduction of all-you-can-eat curry nights has helped pub chain Whitbread stop falling food sales in its outlets.

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Food sales up for sixth month

For the sixth month in a row, leading pub and restaurant chains such as Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread and JD Wetherspoon’s saw their sales rise – according to a recent report.

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Tough year predicted for restaurant’s

A tough but not disastrous year which sees a fall in food prices, a rise in healthy eating and the increased dominance of major operators. These are just some of the predictions for the bar and restaurant sector in 2012 – according to the half-yearly BDO report.

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Northern Ireland to start counting calories

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Northern Ireland is launching a pilot scheme encouraging local food businesses to display calorie information where food is sold, such as in restaurants, cafés, takeaways and food shops. 

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Craft Guild of Chefs Awards for Wembley

The Craft Guild of Chefs has confirmed that their annual awards ceremony will be held at Wembley Stadium to fit in with the London Olympics.

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Chefs needed for Hotelympia

The Craft Guild of Chefs is looking for chefs to take part in the Skillery, a live demonstration area at Hotelympia 2012. The event, taking place February 26 – March 1 at London’s Excel, needs chefs to show off their culinary skills live on stage.

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Quilon’s star still shining bright

South Indian restaurant Quilon, based in the heart of London’s Westminster, has retained its Michelin star for the fifth year in the 2012 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland.

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Cinnamon Club Diwali Banquet raises £25,000

Westminster’s Cinnamon Club was the location for a gathering of some of London’s top chefs that had come together for a fundraising Diwali banquet in aid of Action Against Hunger.

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