Soho entrepreneur Nick Jones is to open his second Cafe Boheme restaurant at a Forte hotel. The all-dayFrench brasserie will open its doors at Oxford's the Eastgate, a Heritage hotel, in the autumn.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board's annual Survey of Hotel Occupancy for 1997 shows the number of visitors fell last year by 435,000 compared with 1996.
Tyne and Wear businessman David Gray has been banned from being a director. A hearing in Newcastle heard how his pub and hotel refurbishment company, Selby Summers, continued trading despite accountants' warnings.
Man's best friend?
A publican has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 in compensation after her Doberman bit a cellarman's groin. Chris Heads claimed he lost his sex drive after the attack at the Seahorse pub in Blyth, Northumberland.
A television production company is looking for catering firms to reveal the secrets of their trade for a forthcoming documentary for the ITV network.
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