Matt Hancock ‘takes down’ picture of pub linked to Covid contract

Health secretary Matt Hancock appears to have removed a photograph of the local pub formally run by an acquaintance caught up in controversy over a government Covid contract. A company owned by Alex Bourne – the former landlord of Mr Hancock’s local pub the Cock Inn – is currently under investigation by the UK’s medical regulator over a contract to produce Covid test vials for the NHS. In recent months Mr Hancock has been seen doing live TV...

Hair mask recipe: How to make a natural hair mask using castor, jojoba, and coconut oil

HAIR masks are an easy way to rehydrate and nourish your hair, but they can be pretty pricey. Here's how to make your own using natural oils.

Heavy drinking risk linked to certain skilled jobs, alcohol study suggests

Jobs mostly associated with heavy drinking in men were skilled trade occupations, while managers and senior officials were most likely for women

Hair loss treatment: Green tea can prevent balding and increases hair growth

HAIR loss treatment: Certain remedies contain powerful properties which produce impressive results on the most unlikely conditions including hair loss. According to studies and health experts, there is a reason why green tea has been hailed as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet and could help to increase your hair growth.

Scotland pubs reopening: Nicola Sturgeon raises hopes that beer gardens will open in May

The First Minister said it was possible that the whole country could be placed in level two of the Scottish Government restrictions shortly after the system resumes on 26 April

TGI Fridays expects casual dining competition to drop 30 per cent after widespread closures

The owner of TGI Fridays’ UK restaurants said it expects the casual dining chain to perform strongly when lockdown restrictions The post TGI Fridays expects casual dining competition to drop 30 per cent after widespread closures appeared first on CityAM.

Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

A decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country’s culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France. Government ministers have accused the mayor, Grégory Doucet, of “ideological” and “elitist” behaviour after the measure, which is also being studied by several other cities including Paris, came into force in Lyon’s schools on...

Six announcements from Boris Johnson at PMQs - from summer schools to roadmap

The PM spoke to MPs in the Commons on Wednesday February 24, two days after the government announced its four stages out of lockdown

What Scots will be allowed to do this Easter under lockdown route map

Easter Sunday falls on April 4 this year - so what can and can't you do to celebrate during Scotland's lockdown?

McDonald's to reopen for walk-in takeaway later this month

McDonald's fans will be able to walk into restaurants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for a takeaway from Monday, February 22

The best Instagram chefs to follow for your food inspiration

These five Instagrammers offer a variety of meals and treats that you might enjoy.

Soho prepares to party, with al fresco dining back on the menu

Hopes for a restaurant renaissance over the coming months were given a boost today when Westminster City Council announced its The post Soho prepares to party, with al fresco dining back on the menu appeared first on CityAM.

BBC's Bank Balance hosted by Gordon Ramsay starts tonight - what happens in the new game show?

'It is such an intense game with so much jeopardy to win big and lose even bigger'

Nicola Sturgeon 'keeping Scots in dark' over lockdown exit after only unveiling plan until April

Nicola Sturgeon 'keeping Scots in dark' over lockdown exit after only unveiling plan until April

Garlic Parmesan Salmon Makes Dinner Look Easy

Smothered in parsley and Parm, you need this herb-crusted salmon.

Four stages of lockdown: What can I do and when?

Prime minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his “roadmap to recovery,” laying out a timeline for the easing of the social restrictions introduced in early January to quell the spread of Covid-19. Speaking in the Commons, Mr Johnson unveiled a “cautious” and “prudent” four-stage plan to lift lockdown restrictions, which will allow people to reunite with loved ones in and some sectors to reopen. March From 8 March, care home residents will be...

We can't wait to try hot cross bun flavour gelato this Easter

It's a world first from Hackney Gelato.

Marks & Spencer launches new gin and tonic Easter egg - but some fans left confused

EASTER is less than six weeks away and many supermarkets have already stocked their shelves with chocolate treats. Marks & Spencer has delighted fans with a new product this year, but some customers have been left confused.

Bangor pub accused of Covid breaches and 'unacceptable behaviour and disorder' has licence reviewed

The Waverley Hotel has been ordered to employ door staff on weekends and install more CCTV

What time is Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance on tonight and what is it about?

Gordon Ramsay is back this evening on a new BBC quiz show that has been compared to a mix of Pointless and The Cube

RECIPE: Mango and chia seed breakfast pots

Mangoes can create a delightful tropical experience for your taste buds.

Mother, 29, sheds 7st in 15 months after ditching sugary coffees

Tansy Arnett, 29, from Colchester, admitted she found it difficult to keep up with her youngest son before dropping six dress sizes - going from a size 22 to an 8/10.

Fruits and vegetables to plant in autumn and how to cook with them

Gardening is a great way to get the whole family involved in the meal prep process.

Should we have a Bank Holiday on June 21 to celebrate the end of lockdown? Have your say

The British public have called for a Bank Holiday on June 21 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to ease lockdown restrictions.

Byron names 18 restaurant branches that will reopen for outdoor dining on April 12

The Prime Minister said restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customers outside from mid-April under plans to ease England out of lockdown - with Byron one of the first major chains to speak out on reopening plans

How Prince George and Princess Charlotte have picked up Camilla Parker Bowles' unusual eating habits

Camilla Parker Bowles has passed on some unusual dining habits to Kate Middleton and Prince William's children Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Life in lockdown: How to make the most of your leftovers

Chefs and health food experts explain how to make your food last longer.

This Gin & Tonic Easter Egg Is What We All Deserve This Spring

It's filled with pink gin chocolate buttons 😍

Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to rule out Budget tax rises

But the PM accused Labour of presiding over council tax increases.

Tanqueray launches 0.0% alcohol version of its iconic gin

"Unbelievably alcohol free, unmistakably Tanqueray."

David Hetherington, head chef of Locker Hyndland, shares his favourite cherry recipe for National Cherry Month

Pop your cherry with this sweet recipe

Rishi Sunak considering lower alcohol duty for pubs than supermarkets

Tory MPs have urged the Government to treat pubs differently to large retailers to stop them being 'undercut by cheap supermarket booze'.

Mojito Pie Turns Your Favourite Drink Into Dessert

The best way to unwind this summer.

Friars Walk's newest independent trader believes city centre 'will bounce back' as they prepare to open their doors

Coffee Corner is set to open its doors in the shopping centre imminently

Melting pot: 17 delicious, warming stews – from a Moroccan fish dish to Persian lamb

Stew doesn’t have a poor reputation so much as bad branding. The name itself has an aura of disappointment about it, especially the way my children repeated it back to me, after they asked what we were having and I told them. “Stew!” they would say, with heavy emphasis on the “Ew!” It probably doesn’t help that “stew” shares an etymological source with the word typhus. It is perhaps for that reason that we are often drawn to more exotic names...

What the rules will be when pubs, clubs and restaurants open in England

Regulations and guidance on the Rule of Six, masks, distancing, table service and one-way systems will all change

Restaurants hope for summer gold-rush to toast end of lockdown

The last 12 months have thoroughly rewired our attitudes to eating and drinking. Once second nature, now the thought of The post Restaurants hope for summer gold-rush to toast end of lockdown appeared first on CityAM.

Business projects in rural Stirling given boost with £1.7 million investment

Rural businesses in Stirling are to benefit from fresh investment as part of the Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER programme.

Tasting with the eyes: The art of plating

Properly plating your food so it looks like a top chef prepared it, is pretty easy if you know the tips and tricks.

The hottest new hotel openings in Greece that you should know about, from Syros to Santorini

The hottest new hotel openings in Greece that you should know about, from Syros to Santorini

What is intuitive eating? Will intuitive eating help me lose weight?

INTUITIVE EATING is an evidence-based framework that allows people to enjoy their food without binge eating or restricting themselves. But will intuitive eating help me lose weight?

UK’s first major food festival since Covid pandemic struck planned for May bank holiday in Manchester

A group of music festival producers and restaurateurs in the North West will host ‘Kantina Weekender’ after restrictions for dining indoors lift, having designed the space in lockdown to be “totally Covid secure”.

Gordon Ramsay shares surprise career move - and fans can't believe it

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is in demand!

Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 roadmap: When can I see friends and family?

Boris Johnson has announced his road map out of lockdown, with a four-part plan to relax coronavirus restrictions over the next few months. One of the main areas Mr Johnson covered was how social restrictions will be eased if four tests are met at each stage. From the revival of the “rule of six” to the future of indoor mixing, here’s what Mr Johnson said about when people might be able to meet up again with their friends and family: When will...

Northern Quarter cafe vanishes after a decade in Manchester

It was a huge part of Thomas Street's regeneration

How to make your dog homemade Easter eggs and other seasonal treats

Get your four-legged friend involved in the Easter fun by making some dog friendly treats they will love

Restaurant etiquette: 9 things to keep in mind when dining out during the pandemic

Check the ventilation, table spacing and cleanliness in restaurants.

Certain occupations may be linked with higher rates of heavy drinking – study

The findings could be used to help target public health or work-based interventions aiming to reduce heavy drinking, scientists say.

Tom Cruise viral TikTok - fans divided if it's really the Hollywood star

Has Tom Cruise really joined TikTok?

What did Boris Johnson say in his speech and what will the roadmap out of lockdown look like?

Boris Johnson made his long-awaited speech to Parliament on Monday, with the Prime Minister setting out his “irreversible” road map out of lockdown. Mr Johnson announced a number of key dates for reopening of schools, pubs, hospitality, travel and weddings. Speaking later at a Downing Street briefing, he said "there is light ahead" as a result of the vaccination programme, adding that it was time for the jabs to start replacing curbs on liberty...