News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.
Public look to food delivery services as lockdown takes effect
More than 50% of people are using or planning to use delivery and takeaway services during the coronavirus crisis, which saw prime minister Boris Johnson call for a country-wide lockdown yesterday evening. "
JD Wetherspoon denies 'abandoning workers' during time of crisis
JD Wetherspoon has been accused of “abandoning workers in a time of need”, after staff claimed they’d been told not to expect future payments until cash from the chancellor’s wage scheme had been received.
Hoteliers accuse OTAs of 'behaving appallingly' over changes to terms and conditions
Hoteliers have accused OTAs of “behaving appallingly” by insisting all bookings – including those that were non-refundable – are reimbursed, without cancellation charges.
More than £1,000 of food earmarked for community delivery service stolen from Shropshire hotel
About £1,200 of food earmarked to start a community food delivery service during the coronavirus crisis has been stolen from a hotel and brasserie in Shropshire. "
More than 300 InterContinental Hotels Group rooms block-booked for homeless
More than 300 of InterContinental Hotels Group’s London rooms will be used to allow the homeless to self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.
Tears and cautious celebrations as government pledges to cover 80% of wages through enforced closure
The government has pledged to cover 80% of wages for at least three months as prime minister Boris Johnson ordered pubs and restaurants to close.