Our regular catch-up of what has brought a burst of sunshine - or a mantle of storm clouds - to the catering and hospitality world this week.
Free publicity The plight of the stranded New Year's Eve revellers at the highest pub in Britain helps spread the word that the Tan Hill Inn is up for sale.
Litigation lawyers A woman sues a New York hotel after she says she was injured by the décor when a stuffed moose head fell on her.
Gastronomes Faux gras, a ‘guilt-free' alternative to foie gras made with naturally fattened duck and goose livers, hits the shelves of Waitrose.
Keeping fit Chelsea brasserie The Ebury is offering hula hooping classes in January, with 25% off its à la carte and healthy choice menus for participants.
Drinkers Punters are being sold short after trading standards officers find almost nine out of 10 pints are not full measures.
Holiday Inn A runaway train in Finland ploughs through the end of a station platform, coming to a halt in the hallway of the Helsinki hotel.
Fast food junkies A woman punches through a McDonald's drive-through window after she became enraged that Chicken McNuggets weren't available.
Festive overindulgence Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com axes 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight over Christmas.