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Member of advisory panel slams School Food Trust for inaction – For more hospitality stories, see what the weekend papers say

05 February 2007 by
Member of advisory panel slams School Food Trust for inaction – For more hospitality stories, see what the weekend papers say

Member of advisory panel slams School Food Trust for inaction
The Observer, 4 February

Luke Johnson may bid for FishWorks Luke Johnson, the chairman of Channel 4, is considering making an offer for FishWorks, the troubled AIM-listed restaurant operator, through his Risk Capital Partners private equity vehicle. The entrepreneur, a former chairman of both the PizzaExpress and Belgo restaurant groups, is understood to have put together a consortium of investors and may already have made a preliminary approach to the board of FishWorks. - The Times, 3 February

Casino operators hire law firm to explore legal challenge over "unfair competition" Britain's leading casino operates have hired City solicitors Herbert Smith to launch a legal fight to help them compete with the 17 new casinos announced by the Government last week. The British Casino Association, a trade body, has bought in the firm to examine the possibility of a judicial review of a move it says creates unfair competition. - The Times, 4 February

Egon Ronay calls on government to provide clearer information on organic food
One of the country's most respected food critics has called on the Government to provide clearer information about organic food. Egon Ronay told the BBC that shops and producers ere profiting from public confusion about the issues surrounding organic food. Egon Ronay told the BBC that shops and producers were profiting from public confusion about the issues surrounding organic produce. - BBC](http://news.bbc.co.uk/), 3 February

Restaurants in Manchester raided by police over immigration fears
Restaurants in Manchester have been raided by police in a major operation targeting abuses of the immigration system. The managing director of Shere Kan Indian restaurant chain, Steve Garrity, confirmed a number of his restaurants were raided by police yesterday evening. Mr Garrity, who was interviewed by police last night but not arrested himself, said: "Yes, a number of my restaurants were searched." - Manchester Evening News, 3 February

Simply Red singer's casino gamble pays off
Mick Hucknall, Simply Red singer and 24-carat original Labour luvvie, looks set to make a mint from the plan to plonk a mega-casino in his home city of Manchester. Like any self-respecting leftie popster, he knows what makes a good bet for his money. He owns 17% of Ask Developments, which signed a contract with the city's Labour council to build a casino in 2004 and is now a frontrunner to cash in on the big one. [The Sunday Times](http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/), 4 February

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