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Emma Lake

Emma Lake

News Editor

News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

Experiment demonstrates how buffets could aid spread of coronavirus
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Experiment demonstrates how buffets could aid spread of coronavirus

14 May 2020 by

An experiment has set out to show how buffets can spread infection, following reports they could have been a major transmission point of Covid-19 on cruise ships.

Menuwatch: Kolamba
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Menuwatch: Kolamba

13 May 2020 by

Eroshan and Aushi Meewella had barely bedded into their Soho site when the lockdown was put in place, but the first-time restaurateurs quickly innovated and pivoted to delivery. Emma Lake reports

Sadiq Khan calls for greater grant support for London's businesses
Jeremy King launches voucher fundraiser to support staff following exclusion of tronc from furlough pay
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Jeremy King launches voucher fundraiser to support staff following exclusion of tronc from furlough pay

07 May 2020

Jeremy King has launched a voucher fundraiser to support employees who have been left in a “desperate situation” after the exclusion of tronc and service charge from furlough scheme saw their pay cut by up to 60%.

Just a third of operators expect to reopen their entire portfolios
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Just a third of operators expect to reopen their entire portfolios

07 May 2020

The number of hospitality venues in the UK looks set to fall sharply, with just over one third of operators (35%) believing they will eventually reopen all of their sites for trading.

The Night Time Industries Association and Hiscox Action Group combine forces to increase pressure on insurer
Tory MPs call on chancellor to increase support to hospitality sector
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Tory MPs call on chancellor to increase support to hospitality sector

04 May 2020

A group of 85 Conservative MPs have written to chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for a new support package for the tourism and hospitality sectors in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Irish government sets out lockdown exit plan for restaurants to open in June
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Irish government sets out lockdown exit plan for restaurants to open in June

04 May 2020

The Irish government has laid out a roadmap to reopening that will see restaurants and pubs open under strict guidelines by the end of summer.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.