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Harrogate-based Indian food entrepreneur offers free meals to those in need during Coronavirus outbreak

A Harrogate-based food entrepreneur is offering free Indian ready meals to vulnerable people in North Yorkshire during the Coronavirus outbreak. Monalisa, who launched her business...

Fine dining for Bellway buyers

Simon and Fallan Isherwood were treated to a delicious fine dining experience in their own home, courtesy of award-winning housebuilder Bellway. The couple entered...

Postponed event feeds the homeless

Yorkshire Choice Awards event organisers and Leeds United Elland Road donate hundreds of meals to Yorkshire homeless charities after their awards event postponed

Harrogate-based Rooster’s scoops six awards at prestigious beer competition & teams with Leeds brewery...

Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co was one of the big winners at the highly prestigious SIBA Independent Beer Awards, scooping six gongs for its critically acclaimed beers.

Leeds restaurant Stockdales of Yorkshire announces new head chef

Michelin Plate recommended Leeds restaurant Stockdales of Yorkshire has appointed a new head chef, Giuseppe Romano.

Harrogate craft distiller secures deal with premium UK drinks distributor

Harrogate Tipple, the distiller of Harrogate Gin and Rum along with the Downton Abbey gin and whisky range, has agreed terms with Boutique Bar Brands (BBB) to act as its exclusive distributor for the UK.

Walton Robinson develops ‘operator ready’ café/restaurant in central Newcastle

Walton Robinson, the Newcastle-based property specialist, is expanding the city’s vibrant hospitality offering with the transformation of part of a Grade 2 listed building...

Toon fans help to devise plan for Newcastle-themed bar for Strawberry Place development

The High Street Group plans to create a Geordie-themed bar/restaurant within its Strawberry Place development, which will include ideas provided by Newcastle United fans. The...

Doncaster ice cream parlour hoping to be scooped up by new buyers

The owner of a family-run ice cream parlour in Doncaster is going on the market as current vendor, Amtizant Kamar, plans to have more...

Stockport Gin Launch Sustainable Edition Gin

Stockport Gin have launched a new ‘Sustainable Edition’ gin exclusively for Selfridges.

Award-winning Harrogate brewery announces unique dinner event to relaunch pioneering Outlaw Project

Pioneering Harrogate brewery Rooster’s is teaming up with the Harewood Food & Drink Project (HFDP) to stage a truly unique beer, food and music experience at its taproom in its new, state of the art brewery on Tuesday 25 February.

Owners of Cleveleys’ favourite bakery hang up their aprons

Owners of a family-owned bakery in Cleveleys are hanging up their aprons and looking forward to a well-earned retirement with more time to devote...

Burritos on the up at Listo Burrito

Burrito sales up five per cent YOY across Listo Burrito independent restaurant group, despite declining casual dining sector and a short trading month. 15,000 burritos were sold in January alone.

Enjoy a loved-up Valentine’s weekend at Ilkley’s Clevedon Restaurant

Diners at the Clevedon Restaurant in Ben Rhydding will be celebrating their love for food as well as their love for each other this...

The Liverpool Guild of Students celebrates five years of food waste composting

This year, The Guild – the University of Liverpool’s students’ union (SU) – celebrates half a decade of composting food waste from its campus...

Rooster’s Brewing Co. completes £850,000 investment in state-of-the-art Harrogate brewery and taproom

Pioneering North Yorkshire brewery, Rooster’s Brewing Co, has completed a £850,000 investment into a new, state-of-the-art brewery and taproom, three times the size of its previous premises, as it looks to keep up with surging demand.

Burton’s Biscuits launch new digital portfolio

Founded in 1935, with five bakeries throughout the UK, Burton’s Biscuits have just launched their new website.

Squad unveils seasonal beer range for JW Lees

Squad, the brand-building firm who specialise in position, announced today they are behind the designs for JW Lees' 2020 seasonal beer range.

Family business become one of the largest independent flavour, colour and ingredients companies in...

Founded in 1998 Blends Ltd. originally operated from a small craft bakery in Liverpool, initially supplying simple commodity ingredients to the baking industry. Mike...

Revolutionising Your Morning Brew: Teaching Transparency with Traidcraft Shop

As the original ‘rule breaking’ fair trade wholesaler, Traidcraft is proudly committing two of its single origin coffee blends to the Transparency Pledge, as...

Vegan businesses booming in Newcastle as research reveals popularity of Veganuary in North East

One of the cities where Veganuary has been the most popular is Newcastle, according to new research by the marketing company Ceuta Group. This suggests that there has been a huge boom in business for vegan businesses in the North East.

New chief executive for Kinaxia Logistics

Kinaxia Logistics has appointed a leading industry figure to the newly-created role of group chief executive. Simon Hobbs has vast experience in the sector, having held senior positions with Kuehne + Nagel, CEVA Logistics and DHL.

Dog cafe at centre of east coast’s canine community

The new owners of Whitley Bay’s first and only dog café are promising a pedigree service for both their animal and human customers. The Barking...

Yorkshire business welcomes new research findings highlighting sugar reduction across soft drinks sector

A Yorkshire-based global business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has welcomed new research revealing that the total...

Three Joes Restaurant Chain Expands in the North

Three Joes Sourdough Pizza Chain Opens First Restaurant in the North of England at Meadowhall Shopping Centre - and are celebrating with free pizza for diners.

Clitheroe hotel with illustrious history, and a ghost, hits the market

Famous guests at the Swan & Royal have included Sir Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Sir Frank Whittle and… Miss Whiplash

Burns Night: ‘Wild Water’ Founder Lists 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night after visiting over 50 distilleries in the past four months A...

Steakhouse set to make sizzling debut at Beverley’s Flemingate

Independently-owned Tomahawk Steakhouse is to open at Beverley’s flourishing Flemingate centre.

Outstanding Veganuary for Yorkshire-based Freaks of Nature

Veganuary chocolate mousse product launch is an outstanding success for Yorkshire's Freaks of Nature.

Leading logistics provider to the food sector supports Deliciouslyorkshire

Boroughbridge-based Reed Boardall, one of the leading providers of cold storage and distribution services to food producers and retailers across the UK, is lending its support to Deliciouslyorkshire by becoming a patron of the organisation.

Tasty Awards Win for HARIBO

HARIBO, the UK’s leading sweets manufacturer, has been named ‘Confectionery Brand of the Year’ by readers of the Asian Trader, a leading publication for...

Design By Day Launches Refreshing New Website for Joseph Holt

The Manchester design studio was tasked with creating a new website and filming an exciting new brand video for the iconic local brewery.

HARIBO Celebrates 345 Years of Long Service from Colleagues

Celebrations were underway at HARIBO recently, as the UK’s leading confectionery manufacturer marked a series of 12 long-service milestones, including employees who have been...

New Artisan Food Award Launches in Yorkshire

Nominations are being sought from producers in Yorkshire and the North of England for a new artisan food award – the ‘Britannia Artisan Food...

New Artisan Food Award Launches in Yorkshire

Nominations are being sought from producers in Yorkshire and the North of England for a new artisan food award – the ‘Britannia Artisan Food...

Top chef Richie Moore gives students taste of life in the kitchen

Richie Moore, Group Development Chef with The Inn Collection Group, has gone back to the classroom to help feed students appetite to learn about food and healthy eating.

Independent gallery café crafts new rustic afternoon tea menu

An independent café housed in a Newcastle art gallery has unveiled a new weekday rustic afternoon tea menu. The Factory Kitchen, located on the first...

Yorkshire brews up a festive storm in Scandinavia

Yorkshire breweries see rise in exports to Scandinavia over the festive period

Liverpool cake maker makes TV debut on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

A former Hollyoaks make-up and hair artist has swapped make-up for cake artistry to make her TV debut on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4. Liverpool-based Leanne Harry beat off thousands of applicants to win her place on the show to compete

Food waste on the menu at industry event

Professionals from the food industry heard about the staggering impact of food waste at a talk by North Yorkshire's largest local waste management company Yorwaste.