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Nottinghamshire farm shop cafe named one of the best in the UK

A farm cafe in Nottinghamshire has been hailed as one of the best in the UK after reaching the final of the 2022 farm gate retail prices. The creme de la creme included the Harley Cafe in Welbeck, which was ranked in the bottom three after a public vote.

He was capped at the post by the Lambing Shed in Cheshire. Newton Farm Foods in Bath was the other finalist. Harley Cafe is a stone’s throw from Welbeck Farm Shop and is a big proponent of using the best produce possible, including meat, bread and beer from the estate that was once home to the Duke of Portland.

Homemade breakfasts are popular, and visitors know they’ll always find something new and seasonal for lunch – currently venison tagine, deviled egg and miso-braised onion sandwiches, a vegan dish. Cafe manager Darren Phillips said: “To be in the top three when you look at the two we were up against is really good. We’re very proud.”

“Fair play to Lambing Shed. If we had won, I would have been amazed just because of the size difference – the others are pretty big commercial projects.” The only awards given by other agricultural retailers celebrate the best agricultural stores, agricultural cafes and restaurants, farmers markets and commercial suppliers in the country.

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Former Talk Nightclub in Southend-on-Sea set to become a bowling alley after plans approved

A former nightclub in Essex is set to be turned into a bowling alley after plans are approved by a council.

The three-storey building in Lucy Road, Southend-on-Sea, was once home to the Talk nightclub – also known as TOTS or Talk Of The South – before closing its doors for good on New Years Eve 2019.

Now a request by businessman John Remblance has been approved by Southend Council to change the building’s use from the nightclub to the bowling alley.

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The application was approved on Thursday March 3 and work will begin soon to complete the plans.

The change in use refers to the second floor of the nightclub building, with the arcade machines on Southend seafront remaining on the ground floor.

The sight of a new bowling alley on the horizon comes two years after the lane was closed in the Kursaal building further up the waterfront.

The opening hours of the new place are announced between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Bowling alley designs would see people enter the second floor, which contains a bar and seating area, and then descend into the actual bowling alleys with an additional bar.

Plans allow for up to eight bowling lanes on the site.

The plans were approved on the condition that work begin within the next three years and that opening hours remain between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m.

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Irish nightclubs could reopen in a few weeks as Minister Catherine Martin provides update on Covid rules

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Catherine Martin said she “hopes” that nightclubs can reopen in February.

Minister Martin said the 8 p.m. closing curfew is “awful” for musical events, live artists and theaters.

However, she said “we have to take public health advice but I still have hope” of easing restrictions next month.

The Taoiseach said the 8 p.m. closing time would not be counted until January 30.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the lifting of the current restrictions will be phased out over the next month.



Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin.

When asked if she could guarantee nightclubs could reopen next month, Minister Catherine Martin told the Irish Mirror she “had high hopes for February” but added “we’ll have to see where we are”.

She said she was hopeful when she looked at the current ICU numbers.

It comes as Cabinet has agreed to change isolation periods for Covid-19, which will take effect from midnight Thursday.

The changes end the five-day isolation period for fully vaccinated close contacts who show no symptoms of Covid-19.

However, they will be advised to wear a medical or higher quality mask and have regular antigen testing.

Close contacts who have not received a booster vaccine will need to restrict their movement for seven days.

Wednesday’s decision also means that anyone with Covid-19 will now have to self-isolate for seven days instead of ten.

And it will no longer be mandatory to confirm an antigen test result with a PCR test for people aged four to 39 years old.

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Best Vegan Cafes in Devon to Help You Crush Veganuary

It’s that time of year when millions of people across the UK are getting down to New Year’s resolutions.

It’s no secret that for many of us, our will to drink less and exercise more will weaken before the month (or maybe even the Christmas tree) is over.

But one resolution that has grown stronger in recent years is Veganuary.

Read more: Exeter’s famous pie shop abandons all meat for Veganuary

The movement was created in 2014 to encourage people to give up animal products during the first month of the year – and beyond.

Last year 582,000 participated and this year organizers expect even more people to register.

If you are thinking of joining them, but don’t feel like being confined to home for a month, fear not, Devon is full of restaurants serving great vegan food.

Here is our selection of the group.

Banana Cafe, Tiverton



It’s hard to believe that Banana Cafe is actually in Devon

Cafe Banana isn’t just plant-based, it’s surrounded by plants too. Relax in this miniature paradise set against a backdrop of tropical foliage, with a slice of handmade vegan carrot cake.

Based at Tiverton’s Withleigh Nurseries, customer favorites include the plant-based brownies and the New York-style bagel that includes homemade seitan, arugula, pickles, mayonnaise and American mustard.

You will also find sandwiches, soup, daily specials as well as delicious tea and coffee.

Collective Café, Bideford



The legendary gingerbread of Cafe Collective
The legendary gingerbread of Cafe Collective

Voted ‘Best Coffee in Bideford’, Cafe Collective on Grenville Street also offers a legendary vegan Sticky Ginger Cake, made from its own recipe.

There’s also a full vegan breakfast, along with lighter breakfast options like sliced ​​tomatoes and black pepper, or toast with fresh mushrooms. Then there are vegan pizzas, a garden burger, homemade vegan sausages, and a plethora of gluten-free options.

Everything is made on site and there is a range of beers, ciders, wines and prosecco (unless of course you do Dry January).

Wild thyme coffee, Braunton



So many treats to choose from at Wild Thyme Cafe
So many treats to choose from at Wild Thyme Cafe

Eat breakfast all day or come for a leisurely lunch or dinner. At Wild Thyme Cafe, there are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to suit all appetites.

Vegan specialties include spicy Mexican rice and beans with roasted sweet potato, humous, tortillas, salsa, avocado, salad and roasted seeds; roasted parsnip and carrot soup with fennel and cumin seeds; and Ethiopian Stew, a lentil dish spiced with Berber spices, served with rice, Asian coleslaw, and mango chutney.

This popular cafe also has its own roast. Its Rainforest Alliance beans are imported green from Colombia and carefully roasted by hand by Greg of Kope Coffee Roasters, in small batches of no more than 1 kg at a time.

The cafe is located in the Caen Field shopping center and you can view the menus here.

Willow’s Tea Room, Landkey



Afternoon tea at Willow's tearoom
Afternoon tea at Willow’s tearoom

You would never guess that the cakes at Willow’s Tearoom are vegan, but that’s exactly what they are.

This charming cafe near Barnstaple reopened in 2021 as a plant-only venue. Since then, the coffee nut cake has sold like vegan hotcakes.

There are plenty of other animal-free goodies out there as well, including meatless breakfasts and lunches and dairy-free cream teas.

Willow’s accepts dogs and the CEO (meaning the Meal Chef) is a Dalmatian called Oreo.

Cake or Death, Exeter



Cake or Death in Exeter – open for brownies

Who doesn’t love a brownie? And Cake or Death Bakery in Exeter creates some of the best you’ve ever tasted. They are also vegans (but don’t tell non-vegans that.)

It’s run by Katie Cross who was inspired to start her own business after being interviewed to appear on Bake Off. While she didn’t quite put on the show, her designs experienced a storm in Exeter and beyond.

The café is open on Bartholomew Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. But if you can’t come, don’t worry, you can order them online as well, to have hassle-free delivery to your mailbox.

The hairy barista, Totnes



Bright green cake with red apples and kale Cavalo Nero
Bright green cake with red apples and kale Cavalo Nero

For a cake that counts towards your five a day, look no further than The Hairy Barista on High Street in Totnes.

The beautifully presented herbal treats are all freshly made and handmade.

Choose from heavenly squares of chai latte cheesecake, peanut and caramel bars, chocolate, date and banana cakes, or a range of breakfast muffins.

Most of the products on offer are organic, refined sugar and gluten free, proving that you can really have your cake and eat it.

the Edgy Veggie, Totnes



Avant-garde vegetarian cuisine
Avant-garde vegetarian cuisine

While not strictly a cafe (they bring you the food), The Edgy Veggie is a vegetarian takeout that took off during lockdown.

It was started by Ruth Rae and her partner John, after Ruth was put on leave from her job as a conductor at Schumacher College.

Vegetarian and vegan meals are made from healthy, local ingredients. Enticing options include Thai curries, homemade pie, tomato and bean stew, cashew and apricot tagine, and smoked chili which can all be ordered online.

Cafe Daisy, Torquay



Complete English without meat at Daisy's
A healthier approach to full English at Daisy’s

Vegan black pudding – who would have thought! But at Daisy’s, you’ll find that and many more animal-free alternatives to some traditional favorites.

Along with the vegan breakfast (including vacon, not bacon), there is also an attic VLT with vegan mayonnaise as well as a range of animal-free burgers.

Fancy something sweet? Then discover the range of vegan waffles, ice creams and cakes. Or how about a slice of apple pie with vegan custard, or maybe a Lotus Biscoff freakshake topped with vegan “cream”?

Babbacombe Rd’s licensed cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday evening from 6:30 pm.

The Green Man Café & Cakes, Chagford



The Green Man Cafe & Cakes
Deliciously vegan: a cupcake from The Green Man Cafe & Cakes

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or indecisive, you’ll love the homemade cakes at this cozy cafe in Chagford. And dogs and muddy boots are also welcome.

Located on the High Street, there are also local, seasonal vegetarian options to eat in or take out.

The Oasis herbal restaurant, Paignton



Nikki Jordan-Watts and her family at Li’l Mamas Vegan Kitchen – from the left group, Malcolm, Asher, Siobhain, Kal, L’il Mama Nikki, Phoenix and Ocean.

The Oasis is a 100% vegan cafe in Paignton.

It’s run by former singer Nikki Jordan-Watts who became a chef because she couldn’t find the kind of tasty Caribbean vegan food she loves.

Highlights include Caribbean rotis and Gallo Pinto – a flavorful Costa Rican rice dish that can be served for breakfast or lunch.

There’s also a fully vegan breakfast, pancakes, and a selection of cakes.

In addition to Oasis, Nikki runs the famous vegan takeout delivery service L’il Mamas next to Palace Avenue.

Nourishing herbal coffee, Teignmouth



The inviting Nourish café in Teignmouth
The inviting Nourish café in Teignmouth

The people of Nourish not only do pretty much everything on their own, but they even cultivate some of it.

The menu includes soup bowls, tofu mixed vegetables and coconut curry served with brown rice and fresh flatbread, date and nut bread, and a whole host of vitamin goodies.

You’ll find it on Regents Street in Teignmouth.

Café Rio, Maidencombe beach



Cafe Rio, Maidencombe
Cafe Rio, Maidencombe

Nestled in the cliffs, this hidden gem offers a wide range of vegan and non-vegan snacks, including soup, paninis and cakes, made with local ingredients.

It’s also the perfect place for a dip or paddleboarding – and you can rent some, as well as kayaks.

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‘Too many cafes’ for Co-op to build another in Peak District tourist site

The plan to turn part of a large cooperative supermarket into a cooperative run cafe has sparked outrage among residents of a town in the Peak District.

A planning document for the Market Street store, Bakewell, was submitted to the Peak District National Park Authority and opened for public comment in December.

He says the new cafe would be formed from a section of the current supermarket.

As part of the formation of the new accessible cafe, a new storefront and entrance to the cafe would be required, along with outdoor seating.

The proposals have been the subject of criticism from community members on social media.

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Commenting on the public ‘Bakewell and surrounding villages’ Facebook page, one person said:’ Like we needed another, over 40 places to grab a cup of coffee, not counting the pubs.

A petition put together by Bakewell Petitions states that ‘Bakewell is known to be a historic market town, we DON’T need or want to be like every other high street in the UK.

In a letter attached to the planning document, a resident expresses concerns about the effect the cafe will have on local businesses.

His letter reads: “There is a cafe right in front of the front door of the co-op called the Upstairs Café, it has been established for 25 years. The cafe has really struggled to stay open during the pandemic and employs at least twelve people.

“The loss of custom that could result if the cooperative continues could be the last nail in the coffin.

“There are already sixteen cafes in Bakewell and there is little need for another.”

Some residents have defended the supermarket chain. Olly Driscoll said on Facebook: “It looks good and will bring in more jobs and clean up that shabby looking corner of Bakewell.”

Another local defended the proposal. She said: “I don’t see the problem because Bakewell is full of cafes anyway, mostly for tourists. They’re just trying to keep their business going after Aldi and Covid.”

Others praised the accessible nature of the cafe, pointing out that Bakewell’s other cafes are “too small or are upstairs.”

A decision date is set for early February, with the public comment period ending Monday, January 24.

The public can comment on the planning document which can be found on the Peak District online planning portal.

You can also find a link to the petition here.

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Restaurants and cafes that opened in Derby this year

Since restaurants were given the green light to reopen, Derbyshire’s food scene has rebounded bigger and better than ever.

Although indoor dining is not allowed until May of this year, the county has seen a number of new restaurants open and offer a range of cuisines ranging from Indian to Greek.

It has been a trying year, filled with setbacks and uncertainty for hospitality venues, so those who have successfully started a new business and are currently booming are worth celebrating.

Overview of the new restaurants that have marked the city this year.

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Nicco, Derby Pride Park



Nicco Restaurant and Bar

This Indian restaurant and cocktail bar opened in November on the site of the old Chiquito venue, following a massive renovation worth around half a million pounds.

Owner Sanj Kumar serves Indian dishes with a twist, including street food, curries and tapas to share.

Learn more about Nicco here.

Zorba in the Cathedral Quarter



Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby city center this year
Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby city center this year

Owner Nadeem Ullah, who runs Zorba The Greek Tavern in Chelmsford, Essex, expanded his business by opening a second branch in Derby in October.

The announcement of its opening has created a buzz of excitement among locals, and so far it has certainly lived up to their expectations.

Read what happened when we took a Greek person to review Zorba.

Burgerhood, Osmaston Road



Burgerhood welcomed its first customers at the end of July this year
Burgerhood welcomed its first customers at the end of July this year

Open at the end of July, Burgerhood offers burgers.

It replaced the much-loved Nicky’s Fish Bar, so it had some chunky shoes to fill in, but it certainly impresses locals so far.

Read our Burgerhood review here.

Mezzo, Derby Pride Park



Mezzo first opened on Thursday, May 20
Mezzo first opened on Thursday, May 20

Mezzo serves fresh and healthy food and has built a solid reputation in a short time at Pride Park, so much so that even Derby County players have had to try it.

The Mixing House, Friar Gate



Opening of the Mixing House at Friar Gate
Opening of the Mixing House at Friar Gate

This new rooftop bar offers an exclusive range of cocktails alongside Let’s Taco Bout It, the street food vendor selling Mexican food.

Feed me burgers



Feed Me, which specializes in serving burgers and cocktails, opened on Victoria Street in the city center in June
Feed Me, which specializes in serving burgers and cocktails, opened on Victoria Street in the city center in June

Offering cocktails and burgers on Victoria Street in the city center, Feed Me Burgers has become a must visit in Derby.

Kitchen n ° 7



Kitchen n ° 7, Friargate Derby
Kitchen n ° 7, Friargate Derby

This family-run business offers fresh, home-cooked meals to the people of Derby.

It opened on August 7 of this year.

Salon de Pyclet



Derby's Pyclet lounge returned to the city center after an 18-month absence when a new cafe opened in the Cathedral Quarter this year
Derby’s Pyclet lounge returned to the city center after an 18-month absence when a new cafe opened in the Cathedral Quarter this year

After six years in the Victorian Derby Market, the Pyclet Salon moved to the Cathedral Quarter.

Offering take-out street food, this little gem is popular with downtown residents.

Cafe Villabella



Café Villabella opened to customers in September
Café Villabella opened to customers in September

This little Italian cafe opened in September and brings the Italian Riviera to downtown Derby,

Sacred Bean Coffee

Launched at the Derby Community Hub, this social enterprise is pioneering and led by people who overcome life control issues.

They work with people who have been socially excluded and overcome challenges such as homelessness, criminal behavior and drug addiction.

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: cafe owner reduced to tears after anti-vaxxer homophobic abuse

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Cathryn Baragwanath, owner of 39 Gillies Cafe in Kawakawa, is making an emotional appeal to government ministers to help businesses that are being abused due to restrictions on the traffic light system. Video / Cathryn Baragwanath

Originally posted by Māori Television

Cathryn Baragwanath (Ngāti Hine) is the owner of Café 39 Gillies in Kawakawa and says she’s representative of what’s happening to hotel workers in New Zealand – and it’s getting out of hand.

“We have had small attacks daily and we can resist them. But the daily attacks when we request the vax pass are not activated.”

The 46-year-old, who became a lesbian 30 years ago at the age of 16, says she has never experienced homophobia before, especially in her own community in the Far North of Kawakawa.

In an interview with Te Ao Māori News, she said that she and his wife, Olive Brown, have been running the cafe for six years and that on Sunday their sexuality was used in an attempt to overthrow them.

“I was ashamed, I felt like I was 16 and going out again. I felt like I was gay – everywhere with a vaccine pass,” she said .

In a moving video posted to the cafe’s Instagram page, she described her frustration and is looking for ways to protect herself and her staff.

She has filed a complaint with the police and hopes this process will provide some respite.

Cathryn Baragwanath described her frustration in a moving video posted to her cafe's Instagram page.  Screenshot / Café 39 Gillies, Instagram
Cathryn Baragwanath described her frustration in a moving video posted to her cafe’s Instagram page. Screenshot / Café 39 Gillies, Instagram

“If I had Jacinda [Ardern]the number, I would have called him and said, “I’m going to give them a coffee, it’s not worth the attack.”

In Northland, 83% of the eligible population has been vaccinated, but for the Maori of Te Tai Tokerau it is 73%. Although Baragwanath says she supports efforts to get people vaccinated, it comes at a cost.

“We support the kaupapa. We understand that we need to have safe communities. But on Sunday our lives were threatened, our livelihoods were threatened.

“We were bombarded even for our business on the Google review. We didn’t know how to report it to Google.”

Cafe 39 Gillies in Kawakawa.
Cafe 39 Gillies in Kawakawa.

Although Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has not given advice to business owners facing these issues, he sent a message to customers at his press conference today.

“We are heading into Christmas, relax, be kind and understanding.

“Give our hospo a little slack – they’re doing their job. It’s hard work, it’s been a few tough years for them, so enjoy the holiday season,” he said.

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Brand new Parade nightclub opens in Exmouth


A brand new nightclub opens in Exmouth.

Shaun Spring, who also owns CrossFit Exmouth, had plans to finally bring a nightclub back to town starting tomorrow, December 18.

But the opening had to be delayed.

It is located on the site of the former Popworld nightclub which announced its final closure in March 2021, leaving Exmouth without a nightclub.

Read more: Exmouth pub cancels New Years Eve concert amid Covid ‘uncertainty’

It opened in 2019 after taking over from Fever, Boutique and Kukui, then reopened in August 2020 with strict social distancing restrictions.

The Parade premises have been renamed and renovated by local businessman Shaun. However, he admits it was an “optimistic push” to kick off his opening night this weekend and has yet to confirm a new opening date.



Exmouth New Nightclub Parade

He said: “After hearing some unfortunate news, we can’t open this weekend. Instead, we’ll chill out with a beer and relax.

“The club looks amazing and we can’t wait to open. Good things take time, I guess.



Inside the new Exmouth Parade nightclub
Inside the new Exmouth Parade nightclub

“We will definitely open as soon as possible.”

Shaun says the delay was not caused by the Covid restrictions but says it’s something they are very aware of.

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He said: “It has nothing to do with the regulation of Covid, although I am personally relieved not to open until we know more about the new variant and what the government wants to do about it. topic.”

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Partygoers are asked for Covid passports before partying in Manchester – as venue changes opening hours to bend rules


Party-goers heading to Manchester tonight will be asked to show their Covid digital pass as the requirement goes into effect.

Yesterday, MPs across the country voted in favor of using NHS Covid passes – meaning anyone looking to enjoy a night out will need to prove they are double vaccinated.

Either that or they must show proof of a negative lateral flow test performed 48 hours before arriving at the site.

Although it was a quiet midweek evening in the city, with most nightclubs closed until the weekend, one venue attracted huge crowds, dressed in costumes and sparkling dresses from head to toe.

Manchester Central Conference Center hosted another of its ‘Vivid Experience’ Christmas parties tonight, where tables can be reserved by parties or separate workplaces for a festive party.

And as excited revelers lined up outside to enter, they also pulled out their phones to show off their Covid digital passes on the NHS app, which was carefully checked by door staff.

A woman, who was on her way inside, told the MEN that she felt there was a need to show a pass in such a large venue, but added that many will feel ‘pulled back into a corner’ and forced to get their jabs in order to enjoy a evening.



Covid passes must be shown at nightclubs and other large venues from today

She said: “I feel okay with showing my Covid pass tonight, especially in such a big room where so many people are mingling from all over.

“I had my two jabs so I have no problem showing a pass as I would still have been vaccinated anyway.

“I haven’t been out in months, this is the first time I have been out in a long time and knowing that everyone has had their jabs or showed a test result makes me feel better.

“I wasn’t even sure tonight would move forward because of the increase in cases and all the uncertainty.

“It’s a bit unfair that places need to apply for the Covid pass as it might cause some people to feel pressured to get the jab when it should be a choice. People will feel stuck in a corner, I think.”

Another person in line to enter the room added: “It’s not ideal, it’s a bit of a pain but you just do what you have to do. It’s a lot easier than doing a lateral flow test whenever you want to go somewhere. “

Bettors are urged to be cooperative and patient as sites are doing their best to comply with the government’s latest coronavirus legislation as of today, December 15.

Speaking to social media this evening, the downtown 42s nightclub reminded clubbers that they should show a Covid pass or an email showing a negative lateral flow test result.

The new rules apply to nightclubs, any indoor non-seated venue of more than 500 people, outdoor non-seated venue of more than 4,000 people and any venue of more than 10,000 people.

There is also a clause that says any venue, regardless of capacity, must check covid passports if it is open beyond 1 a.m. and has a dance floor or “space to dance.” “.



Various locations will ask for proof of a Covid pass from tonight, including Cuba’s Revs

In this scenario, sites could check covid passports at any time prior to entry, or they could choose to start checks on those already inside the premises at 1 a.m.

Albert Schloss, on Peter Street, usually opens until 2 a.m., but a venue official told Manchester Evening News they are testing closing at 1 a.m. to avoid checking Covid passes this week .

The venue does not meet the requirement to request capacity passes, but has space for dancing and is classified as a ‘late night venue’.

A staff member said: ‘We don’t have a capacity above 500, but we usually open later, so we technically had to apply for Covid passes.

“We have changed our opening hours slightly and will close at 1 a.m. this week and see how it goes.

“The rules have changed every time and if we have to enforce them we will make them work. We had to get used to constantly adapting.

“We have done it before and we will do it again.”

A few doors down, also on Peter Street, is the popular Revs De Cuba bar.



When the Covid pass requirement was first announced last week, Manchester nightclub bosses also objected to the idea

The room manager has confirmed that starting at 10 p.m. tonight, bouncers at the door will ask for proof of the Covid pass or a negative lateral flow test.

Asked about the logistics to ask customers for proof of vaccination, the MEN He was told, “It won’t be different for us. We already have to ask people who come for ID, so it’s not much different.”

The new rules were introduced as part of Plan B measures, which were imposed on England to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the rapidly increasing Omicron variant.

John Hamilton, owner of Bar Pop and Churchills and vice chairman of the Pub and Club Network, said today there are almost 800 licensees in Manchester and he believes around 80% are affected by the changes .



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Speaking to MEN on Wednesday afternoon, he said the sites were still awaiting advice from Manchester Council on how they should interpret the rules.

When the Covid pass requirement was first announced last week, Manchester nightclub bosses also opposed the idea.

Mo Mohamud owns Manchester Club Liv and History nightclubs, as well as Yours restaurant on Deansgate and was devastated to hear Boris’ announcement.

“It’s an absolute nightmare for any nightclub. We were the first to be locked out and the first to be let loose like this again.”

And Aaron Mellor of Tokyo Industries, the company that operates many of Manchester’s busiest nightclubs including Factory, Gorilla, Impossible, Deaf Institute & South, added: super experienced in crowd management, better controls, tighter security and in larger and better ventilated spaces.

“We keep introducing policy without the systems to actually implement it, nor any proof that it is really needed or that it works. “

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Inside Wavemaker Labs’ push to automate restaurants


Like so many other sectors, the restaurant industry continues to face a serious labor shortage.

The November 2021 Jobs Report found that employment in the leisure and hospitality industry had fallen by 1.3 million, or 7.9%, since February 2020, enough to prompt the U.S. secretary to Labor, Martin Walsh, to admit he saw “room for improvement” in the industry.

But there is no easy fix: An increase in the federal minimum wage, the odd-job economy option, a pandemic, and new attitudes about work and employment, have made it nearly impossible for restaurants to retain their employees.

But for fast food outlets, there seems to be a solution, albeit controversial, to get around the labor shortage: remove workers altogether from the equation. Indeed, the industry appears to be on the cusp of a transition to automation, and Los Angeles is located in the center of the coming storm.


Wavemaker Labs is a Santa Monica-based incubator focused on automating the entire food industry supply chain “from seed to fork,” said Wavemaker Founder and CEO Buck Jordan.

Recently, they announced two ambitious new robotics projects focused on automating fast food and restaurant kitchens: Miso Robotics, a company that makes robots capable of running a frying station or beverage station in a fast food restaurant; and Nommi, who is working to create what is essentially a fully self-contained vending machine that serves Michelin-starred quality grain bowls.

Los Angeles is a fertile testing ground for these technologies.

“California, especially Southern California, is a restaurant hub,” said Jake Brewer, chief strategy officer for Miso. “You have Panda, you have Chipotle, you have Taco Bell, Del Taco. You have these big brands that are centered there.

These business opportunities, combined with a strong talent pool from schools like Cal Tech, have enabled Wavemaker Labs to form partnerships and pilot programs.

“This is where food and technology meet,” Brewer said. “Food creativity in Los Angeles is unlike any other, and technological creativity is unlike any other. If two people live together long enough, they either become friends or they kill each other. In this case, they became friends.

Robotics Miso

Miso Robotics has been operating since 2016, but the company has only recently started testing its technology in the wild.

Miso has 15 robots deployed to restaurants across America and has signed pilot agreements with 12 restaurant brands, including Buffalo Wild Wings, CaliBurger, and Compass Levy. The plan, according to Brewer, is to have hundreds of robots operational by the end of next year and thousands by the end of 2023.

Currently, Miso offers three different solutions for the fast food industry, all designed to facilitate background operations. The first two are robots that can operate different stations, especially deep fryers and beverage stations.

The robots, known as Flippy and Sippy, effectively replace workers at these stations and, according to Miso, deliver improved efficiency. The third tech piece is an AI-powered camera training platform that helps new hires understand how to put together the controls and manage the home background.

Miso recently completed a pilot project with White Castle in 2020 for its robot fries cooker. The robot basically operates the fryer and grill at the back of the house, which is one of the most demanding jobs with the highest turnover rate in the industry, averaging less than a year and often less than 6 months.

White Castle, according to Brewer, was a particularly difficult partnership for the company due to the large number of fried items on the menu, the high volume of the restaurant and the brand’s complex limited-time offer programs. Still, the robot has won its guard, and White Castle is looking to add more Flippy units to its stores in 2022.


Bobacino robots are ready for the era of food automation.

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Nommi represents an arguably more ambitious vision for the future of fast food. The idea behind Nommi is to make the kitchen fully autonomous. Humans still have to oversee operations or maybe clean and maintain machines, but the idea behind Nommi is basically to make a vending machine that serves hot and fresh meals.

The technology follows in the shoes of other kiosk-style operations developed by Wavemaker. The incubator has tried out a pizza stand (Piestro) and a stand-alone boba-tea maker (Bobacino) before, but Nommi is considerably more ambitious both in terms of scale and what that might mean for the future. future of the industry.

The Nommi kitchen prototype cooks bowl-style meals, think noodles and chicken or rice and vegetables. All cooking, chopping, seasoning, etc. are run by a series of robots and the ingredients are dispensed into a bowl atop a small, self-contained cart and delivered to one person.

The project received support from former Iron Chef Koumei Nakamura, and prototypes are currently under development. “He’s really serious about his food,” said Jordan, who, in addition to his role as CEO of Wavemaker, is also CEO of Nommi. Jordan says consumers can expect to see the Nommi pilots “in the wild” as early as the end of next year, with production versions after another year.

Brewer says the pandemic initially lowered in-store fast food purchases by more than 70%, but the number of deliveries and take-out has exploded and has remained high ever since. If this trend is here to stay, Jordan believes Nommi could represent the future model of fast food.

“In five to seven years, I think you’ll see a lot of big brands start designing their menus to be automated,” he said. “When you can fully automate a menu, your property costs are suddenly cut by two-thirds or three-quarters because you have a kitchen in a box. Your work is almost useless.

While pricing systems have yet to be worked out, Jordan is hopeful that Nommi can deliver high-quality food at quick, relaxed prices.

“We know that the profitability of the Nommi machine is so good that we are sort of 4 times more profitable than a comparable restaurant operating in analog,” he said. “We believe that this allows us to really offer Michelin star quality at a really affordable price. I would love to offer a bowl of cereal for $ 7.

What about the workers?

An average McDonald’s franchise employs between 50 and 150 people. A fully self-contained kitchen will always need humans to clean and maintain the machines. People will be required to repair damaged equipment. The delivery people will always drive the raw materials to the machines. Someone will probably have to oversee the entire operation.

But even still, making a kitchen autonomous represents the loss of dozens of jobs. “Is it going to be a job lost and a job gained here?” I doubt. There will be a change, ”Jordan said.

Mark Muro, who studies automation at the Brookings Institute, says the thing that worries him the most is the loss of entry-level jobs.

“It’s not always clear how you start in the US economy,” he said. “But one thing has always been there is to work in a restaurant or a low-end retail business. This could be a serious problem for teenage workers and in their twenties. ”

He also points out that under-represented groups, who have historically held difficult and low-paying jobs, can be disproportionately affected by automation in the sector.

Conversely, automation holds great promise for business owners and potentially for consumers if costs go down and consistency and quality improve. These are not groundbreaking concepts, but they are concepts that the industry will be forced to grapple with if automation becomes mainstream.

“I don’t think we’re going to uninvent these technologies,” Muro said. The best we can do, in his view, is to give workers a fair warning that their jobs are on the chopping block and provide them with retraining opportunities.

Likewise, Jordan believes automation is happening one way or another. It highlights the development of the tractor and other technological advancements that in the past put large numbers of workers out of work, but ultimately created more agriculture industry overall.

“My first job was making pizza at Valley Pizza in Woodland Hills,” he said. “I don’t think my son, when he turns 18, will have this job available to him.”

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Cafe owner forced to shut down expensive business

A popular cafe that reopened just 16 days before the first lockdown was forced to close after Covid-19 hit the independent business.

Sami Mannings took over Wirral-based cafe The Willow Tree last year.

The Willow Tree has been on Main Street in Liscard just behind the Cherry Tree Mall for three decades, and some of the staff have been working there since day one.

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Sami’s husband Jay worked at the popular cafe as a chef for eight years, and Sami also did many temporary shifts during this time.

She said staff members arrived for their shift in February last year to find the locks had been changed and the owner had “disappeared”.

Sami, 33, told ECHO: “It was a huge shock, the staff just showed up to find out that the locks had been changed and found a note from a bailiff.

“When that happened, I told myself and my husband that I could have a coffee.

“We spoke to the owner and it was agreed that we would take over almost immediately. “

However, just 16 days after the ‘darling’ cafe reopened, all UK hotel businesses were forced to shut down as the country entered its first lockdown after the Covid-19 outbreak.

As the couple had just acquired ownership of the business, restrictions in place prevented all four of staff from being eligible for the leave, leaving all four as well as Sami and Jay with no income.

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The mother of four said, “During this time my stepfather has helped us get through the lockdown and keep the business open.

“While we were closed I put thousands of dollars in it – to decorate it and update it.

“I spent night after night raving about getting it ready for when we could reopen.”

When given the green light to reopen, all staff returned part-time and Sami was optimistic.

The Willow Tree came to the attention of locals in October after announcing they would provide free packed lunches to schoolchildren during their mid-term after Tory MPs rejected a Labor motion that planned to provide free school meals to schoolchildren. poorest families in the country during the mid-term.

Sami said: “I am very community driven – I love helping the community and always want to help anyone who needs it.

“When we announced that we would be doing the free packed lunches, it exploded. The number of messages I got from moms, dads and grandparents saying ‘you don’t realize how useful this is “, it broke my heart.

“We have four children of our own, so I can’t sit still knowing that other children are hungry.”

Sami said that during the semester, they prepared around 280 packed lunches a day for community members, extending meals to parents and their children.

But despite the positive attention and respected reputation, Sami said the cafe had never been the same since it reopened after the first lockdown.

She said: “A lot of our footsteps have always come from people walking through Wilkinson’s and out their back door to the cafe.

“After the lockdown, Wilkinson’s door still seemed to be locked, so we went to them and asked if they could reopen it, but their head office told us the door would not be reopened.

“It was a huge damage to our business and from there we just struggled and struggled – with the high rent and the drop in custom.

“I went as long as I could physically – I would convince myself that if we got to summer it would be crowded, if we got to fall it would be crowded, I even said that if we got there at christmas it would be crowded, i just couldnt do it anymore.

Sami, who is originally from Scotland and moved to Wallasey when she was 15, said the decision was ‘heartbreaking’ and that if she won the lottery, keeping the willow open would be the first thing she did. she would.

Outside of herself, she said it was “heartbreaking” for the staff, especially their other boss who has been with the company since day one.

Sami said: “It has been very difficult for my husband and our other chef who have been there and worked together for so long.

“I tried to keep going as long as possible because I felt so responsible and guilty if the staff lost their jobs, especially as Christmas approached, but I couldn’t stop it or stop it and when I talked to them about it, they were really understanding.

“We’re such a tight group, I love these guys – they’re family and I’ve known them for so long – that’s one of the hardest parts.”

Announcing her closure on Wednesday, Sami posted on The Willow Tree’s Facebook page how she had “struggled” and “tried her best to stay open” despite the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions that took her financial toll, but in the end , it just wasn’t possible.

Sami wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that from Saturday December 4, 2021 at 3pm, we will be closing our doors for the last time.

“As most of our customers know I resumed coffee 16 days before the first lockdown, struggled and did my best to stay open through a number of lockouts and restrictions.

“Unfortunately, I’m now at a point where Liscard is such a quiet place and the cafe has become so quiet that I just can’t stay open anymore.”

Sami added that she and all of the staff were “going to miss” all of their repeat customers.

She told ECHO: “We have customers that grandparents used to bring in, and people who have been coming for years who come at the same time on the same day every week and eat the same thing. – people have memories here and we will miss it.

Customers flocked to the comments section to wish the team the best of luck for the future and to express their “devastation.”

Laura J Friess said: “Omg absolutely devastated for you, im so sorry. I send you so much love, I will never forget how kind you were making all those breakfasts for the kids who needed it . “

Jenni Ward said: “I am so disappointed for you. You have done an amazing job for our local community, it is such a shame. I will always be grateful for the kids’ breakfasts when I had the most trouble. J ‘hope you and your staff all the best for the future. “

Despite her heartache, Sami said if there was one bright spot that she could take away from her experience as owner of The Willow Tree, it’s that she had had the opportunity to make a difference for the community.

She said: “The short time that I have had it I have been helping people and that means everything to me knowing that we will always be known as the cafe that has helped the community.

“I would love nothing more than to wake up on Monday and be able to open the doors, it would be a dream come true but I have been blessed enough even if it was only for a short time.”

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Inside the brand new Sherwood Cafe looking to sell alcohol and host entertainment

Residents have welcomed plans for a new cafe in Nottingham that hopes to serve alcohol and put on shows.

CGI images reveal what a brand new cafe in Sherwood will look like inside.

The new cafe, which will be called Bronte & Co at 589 Mansfield Road, is expected to open in the first week of December after being set up on Saturday 27 November.

It will include an outdoor space with a large roof that can be opened and closed depending on the weather.

Zip Bakery, the company that runs the cafe, is licensed to sell bread, cakes, sweets and drinks in an unlicensed cafe.

But a request has been made to change parts of his license, including the sale of alcohol between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily, shows and late-night refreshments indoors and outdoors.



CGI image of what Bronte & Co will look like inside

The cafe was a former games room and has been dormant for almost a decade.

Asked about a new cafe that wants to sell alcohol, shoppers and locals hailed the addition on the main street.

Sue Sipple, 66, who lives in Sherwood, said: “It will help attract more people to the area.

“There are a lot of cafes around and there is a dilemma that it can rob other business, but it’s good that businesses are thriving and you really have everything on your doorstep in Sherwood.”



Sue Sipple, 66, thinks “it will help attract more people to the area”

A 57-year-old Mapperley Park buyer who declined to be named said: “I have no problem with that, one more store like this won’t make a huge difference.

“My curiosity means I’ll have to try it in there when it opens.”

Susan McCartney Martin, 61, of Sneinton, said: “It’s a good idea because people come here for something to eat.”

Turkish company STC Construction joined forces with Zip Bakery to redesign the store.

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GoLocalProv | At RI, restaurants sign up for an app to offer discounts


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New app connects shoppers to restaurants and stores in Rhode Island – to buy surplus food at a reduced price.

According to “Too Good to Go,” more than a third of the world’s food is wasted. And they want to change that.

“We dream of a planet without food waste, and every day we work to make it a reality,” say the creators of the application. “Our app is the most direct way for you to get involved – just download, log in and save some perfectly good surplus food at your local stores. It’s always a surprise and instant good deed for the planet.

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Customers can sign up for a ‘surprise bag’ of food – or lunch – to be picked up from a participating store or restaurant at a specific time at the end of the day, typically paying a third of what the food would cost. normally retail.

For businesses, they can be paid for food that is still “good” but is approaching its expiration date or, in the case of restaurants, for food that would otherwise be thrown away.

And like most food apps, customers can rate and rate restaurants and stores, so future consumers can get a feel for user satisfaction with service.

“Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to take action against food waste. We know that in order to live and breathe this every day, we have to turn our words into deeds, “says Too Good to Go.” With this in mind, we have defined a new ambition: to contribute in every way possible to the building of the movement. global food waste. It is only when we all come together to fight food waste that we can generate positive change in society.

According to an app representative, an official launch in Rhode Island is expected in early December, but businesses and consumers can participate now.

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A new app wants to match stores and restaurants with surplus food – with customers looking for a big discount. PHOTO: Roma FB

In the United States, food waste is estimated to be between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply, according to the FDA. That figure, based on USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer level, worked out to about 133 billion pounds and $ 161 billion in food loss. 2010.

“Wasted food is the largest category of material placed in municipal landfills and represents food that could have helped feed families in need,” writes the FDA. “In addition, the water, energy and labor used to produce wasted food could have been used for other purposes. To effectively reduce food waste will require cooperation between federal, state, tribal and local governments, faith-based institutions, environmental organizations, communities and the entire supply chain. “

In Rhode Island, more than half a dozen businesses have already signed up for the “Too Good to Go” app.

“It works very well for us. I like participating in programs like this, especially if we can help people, ”said Oliver Aldana with Roma on Federal Hill.

Aldan said that in addition to selling a meal that would normally cost $ 15 for a third of the $ 5 price, he likes to add even more.

“I like to do a good deal for people. I will also include bread and dessert, ”he said.

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The new app seeks to use technology – to help stop waste. PHOTO: file

At the Chalkstone supermarket, Rodger Rodrigue said the app also helped sell their hot food offerings at the end of the day.

“We can offer food products and packaged food [on the app], but there are ups and downs in terms of what people get, ”he said. “If I’m offering something that’s about to expire, there probably won’t be a lot of variety. It will probably be, say, four cans of graham crackers.

“We were already doing ‘grab deals’ in the store, if anything neared the expiration date we would lower the price,” he said. “We saw this as a way to get more people to buy from the store. “

“Everyone has waste,” he said of the industry. “If we can limit this and help people at the same time, you can’t go wrong.”

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Rugby club bar will not function as a nightclub, says woman who hired him to give back to community


A rugby club that is said to be “the absolute hub of the community” has a new premises license, despite a resident’s concerns about noise and anti-social behavior.

Meinir Thomas told a Carmarthenshire licensing subcommittee that she and her husband David took the rental from Llandybie RFC to give something back to the community.

She said they were familiar with the village and felt they had a good understanding of the impact of the business on local residents.

Ms Thomas told the committee that, with that in mind, they had requested that the license hours be reduced from what is now.

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She said the club wouldn’t be for late night drinking and refuted a suggestion from a resident living across the street – Juliette Fane – that it would be more like a nightclub.

Ms Thomas spoke on two occasions in October that had sparked Miss Fane’s concerns – the first a wake, the second a Halloween party.

Miss Fane said she sympathized with the circumstances surrounding the wake, but said she could hear chants from inside the club in her living room and more noise from the parking lot outside.

Late at the Halloween event, Miss Fane said she witnessed screaming, screaming, shoving and fighting in the parking lot.

“No one at the club seemed to come out to stop him and ask for the noise to be reduced,” she said.

“When the police arrived, it took about 10 more minutes for it to calm down.”



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Miss Fane said she felt the license hours requested were “ridiculous” for such a built-up area, especially since there were residents in poor health or with very young children.

“I’m not against people having fun,” she said. “What I’m against is when it interrupts other people’s lives.”

Ms Thomas said the funeral was the largest the village had ever seen and that she had told several residents about it in advance. She said the bar was closed “at a specific time” and that she had helped organize taxis for customers between 10:45 pm and 11:15 pm.

“The whole hall was closed at 11:30 pm,” she said.

She said the Halloween party incident was a domestic incident, with one of the people allegedly involved arriving outside the club just before kick-off.

Ms Thomas said that she and her husband, after being made aware of an altercation in the parking lot, went out to see what was going on, despite the fact that they were both in Halloween costumes.

She said that when the police arrived, she asked the bar staff to stop serving alcohol.

“The whole incident from start to finish did not last more than 30 minutes,” she said.

Ms Thomas said the club had been at its Woodfield Road location since 1964 and was the absolute center of the community.

The club’s license meant that only club members and bona fide guests could drink there. The new license means it is open to all members of the public.

Speaking in favor of the demand, Llandybie adviser Dai Nicholas said the alcohol supply was a key revenue driver for the club, which had attracted many young rugby players to its ranks over the years. years.

Dyfed-Powys police did not oppose the license application, provided several conditions were met, and after consulting with a lawyer, the licensing subcommittee granted it.

The new license has a condition that no alcohol can be consumed outside after 10:30 p.m.

The Thomases will also install signs reminding customers to limit noise when leaving the premises and will offer residents a means of contacting them in the event of a problem.


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New nightclub’s cocktail bar closed for several weeks after an early morning fire


A cocktail bar inside Middlesbrough’s new superclub was closed several weeks after a fire.

Love & Potions inside the downtown STEREO club was hit by fire around 4:15 am.

Cleveland firefighters attended the scene on Zetland Road and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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A post on the STEREO Facebook page read: “Unfortunately our lovely little Love & Potions cocktail bar was caught in a fire this morning and will be closed for the next few weeks.

“Customers with functions and reservations are informed now. “

STEREO opened in July on Freedom Day, welcoming returning clubbers to the city’s nightlife.

Formerly the Atik Nightclub in the Spensleys Emporium Grade II listed building on the corner of Albert Road and Zetland Road, it has been renovated and refurbished to provide a modern and versatile bar and event space.

The Love & Potions Cocktail Bar is located on its middle floor.



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Fortunately, the main part of the STEREO hall was not damaged by the fire and the club and the club will still be open on Tuesday for its YOYO event.

“The fire systems and doors were in place so the main part of the building is intact, which is a big relief,” Gary Dobson said from the site.

“It’s a bit of a punch, but these things are sent to try us out.

“We have a professional company coming to review it.”

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Inside Kerry’s first alcohol-free nightclub as opening night sold out


Kerry’s first alcohol-free nightclub will open on Thursday, promising “0% alcohol and 100% craic”.

The Virtue Club in Tralee, Co. Kerry is now fully booked for its launch party which will run from 7pm to 11pm.

Nightclub organizer Lisa Curran said the idea came about after realizing there was a void in the market for those who don’t drink but still want to hang out.

Speaking to Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live, she said: “It comes from a personal perspective – I think when you’re over 30 drinking isn’t so much fun anymore.



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“You want to sit down and talk to people, and you want to make real connections with like-minded people.

“We looked for studies when we got the idea – myself and Ger O’Sullivan – of what people really do with alcohol.

“And we’ve found that 25% of the adult population in Ireland don’t drink – and they don’t have a place to go where they’re not surrounded by other drinkers, or with peer pressure.”

Guests will enjoy renowned tapas and sharing platters as well as soft drinks and live music at the exclusive launch party.

Drinks offered

The nightclub announced that it will offer drinks such as:

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Wine options

Entertainment

The nightclub will offer a variety of entertainment on launch night, from magicians to musicians.

The first host of the evening will be Magic Steve.

Announcing the lineup, the Virtue Club said, “MagicSteve is Co Kerry’s # 1 family entertainer! By putting the mind in mentalism, magic in magic and com in comedy, you will never see another show like a MagicSteve show!

“He’s a comedy wizard like no other with comedically executed magic and magically executed comedy leading to both magical and comedic comedy magic!

“With appearances nationwide and on TV, MagicSteve will keep you and your guests entertained, no matter how old (or young) you are! “

Gillzie Fitz will be the second artist to take the stage.

The Virtue Club said: ‘Crowned’ One to Watch ‘after the Funny Women Awards 2020, from Kerry, Gillian Fitzgerald has brought her sharp wit and hilarious anecdotes to audiences across Ireland and beyond.

“In August 2019, she presented her show ‘Friends with No Benefits’ with two fellow comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also performed in major festivals such as Electric Picnic and The Vodafone Comedy Festival.

“Gillian performs regularly all over Ireland. Gillian’s sets cover everything from dating tribulations in the Tinder era to creepy tactics used by a loving Irish mother.

“As a recent semi-finalist of RTE’s Stand Up and Be Funny competition, whatever she’s talking about, Gillian captivates her audience and makes her one of the most promising Irish actresses.”

Finally, Michael Wager will take the stage with an acoustic set with the frontman of ‘Queenless Kings’.


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We had lunch at one of Derby’s top rated cafes

We’re back in search of the best Derby spots for lunch and this week we visited The Squashed Tomato.

You will find the restaurant, tucked away among the independent shops and businesses located on The Strand in Derby town center.

The premises were once home to Baked, a popular bakery that has won several awards over the five years of operation.

The Squashed Tomato opened in 2017 and received rave reviews on all platforms from the public, so of course we had to pay it a long overdue visit.

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The crushed tomato is the “dream of a lifetime” for its owner, Anna Haynes, who declares on the cafe’s website: “I have always had a passion for food, since my mother helped me make my very first batch of cookies when I was just six years old. “

According to Anna, The Squashed Tomato aims to “create a warm and welcoming atmosphere” and in our experience, that was definitely the case.

When we were there at least the sun was shining and the space was light and airy. Above the cash register are dozens of cookbooks, all well used and reminiscent of any foodie’s collection in their kitchen. It was really simple and we immediately felt right at home.

The food

The menu is simple and not overcrowded. We could feel that in the years since The Squashed Tomato opened, they’ve established what worked and were rolling with it.

They also had a little promotion board that offered some intriguing alternatives.

We ended up ordering the pizza from The Squashed Tomato from the regular menu and the nacho jacket potato from the promotions board.

Crushed tomato gives pizza its own touch by using a tortilla as a base rather than dough. The pizza was topped with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, and oregano, along with fresh Buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, arugula, and balsamic glaze.



Crushed tomato pizza

The pizza was really well presented, felt really light, and was utterly delicious. The thin tortilla base was crisp around the edges and we thought the balance of the toppings was perfect.

We enjoyed the tomato sauce so much that we asked Anna for the recipe and she was more than happy to give us a breakdown.

The sauce is made special by the addition of lentils to the sauce which gave the sauce a really interesting texture.

We decided to indulge ourselves with the potato from the nacho jacket and it didn’t disappoint either. It’s a really interesting concept to have such an adventurous garnish on a lunchtime staple.

The jacket was topped with nacho cheese, jalapenos, and tortilla chips and came with a side salad, house coleslaw, and jars of guacamole and sour cream.

Overall the food was fresh and the portions were such that we were both full and not feeling too guilty for the nacho cheese.



Potato in a jacket topped with tortilla chips and nacho cheese

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Pizza € 7.95

Nachos jacket potato 8,25 €

Flat white € 2.95

Can of San Pelligrino € 2.50

Total £ 21.65

The verdict

Online reviews are right in this case and it was clear that Anna is truly passionate about the service she provides to The Squashed Tomato.

The food, service, and location are all fantastic and you should definitely get a coffee ASAP if you walk past The Strand.

The Squashed Tomato is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Two popular nightclubs will close on Wednesday to support student protest against drinking spikes


Two of Manchester’s popular nightclubs will close on Wednesday evening to help students boycott nightlife venues in a bid to take drink spikes more seriously.

42nd Street, known to many as 42, and independent club The Venue will be shutting down overnight in support of the boycott, put in place by members of the University of Manchester Students Union.

The Nightlife 42s, on Bootle Street, have confirmed they will pay staff in full for their work that evening, though they remain closed.

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An article on the club’s social media pages read: “After careful consideration we have decided to close next Wednesday October 27th.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, especially since we have a lot of employees who depend on their income of 42. As such, we will continue to pay our staff for the night, despite the closure.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure at a party, it is important that our staff and customers know that we take their safety very seriously.

“It’s not a knee-jerk reaction, we have always put our customers and staff at the forefront of who we are.

“We support the ‘girlsnightinmanc’ initiative to improve the safety of people at a party.”

The site confirmed that all ticket holders for Wednesday’s event will be automatically refunded and the club are in discussions with the Manchester City Council licensing team to find a solution.



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A post on the club’s Facebook page on Thursday afternoon read: “We made the decision to close on Wednesday October 27 in support of the ongoing protest calling on nightclubs to take more action to protect people. against damage.

“Although we have taken a number of steps ourselves, no one should ever feel unsafe at a party. We are in constant dialogue with Manchester Licensing, our security team and our staff to do more to stop which is an increasingly worrying problem.

“As a nightlife operator, the safety of our customers has always been and will remain our number one priority.

“Since more and more reports of these issues have arisen, we have already put in place a number of procedures to ensure a safe environment, such as increased research policies, welfare policies, customers and creating an environment where customers feel able to raise concerns to staff while on site.



Posters inside Manchester’s 42nd Street nightclub warn of the dangers of consuming drinks

“We will continue to welcome any feedback on what we can do as a nightclub to make you feel safer.

“We stand with all those protesting that this problem must be targeted and eradicated from the nightlife industry.”

The Girls Night In initiative will see protests across the country, with people urged to boycott nightclubs to encourage leaders to take action against the recent spate of incidents.

In Manchester, police are investigating after three girls fell ill at Ark nightclub on Deansgate Locks last month, with a series of young women showing up to say their drinks had been spiked in Fallowfield and the city center.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, one of the boycott leaders, Emily Bennett, 19, said: “Obviously we are concerned about the rising peaks.”

The University of Manchester Students Union Release and Access Officer added: “People need to feel safe when they go out and people who smash need to know that they are not. can not, that the places will not accept it.

“The number of emails we’ve received from students saying ‘we don’t feel safe’ and don’t feel safe going out.

“We would like a response from the Manchester Combined Authority, Andy Burnham and Sacha Lord. We want to see them put in place measures.

“We want to see them finance anti-doping devices, clearly indicating that they do not accept doping. We want clear policies in place.

“Having policies and procedures and doing their best to catch people who are doping, and knowing that there is support for those who are doping. “

Burnham: “Words fail me completely”

Speaking to Mike Sweeney on BBC Radio Manchester this week, Andy Burnham discussed the issue of fortified drinks.

He said, “It’s just completely off the scale.

“This thing is about the safety of women and girls again, you know I said it before Mike my daughters tell me some of the things that happen when they go out at night and it’s just that’s ridiculous .

“Fortunately, I checked with GMP, we haven’t had a lot of reports on this. Although there were some in the Fallowfield area by the time the students returned to college.

“There have been about five reports of beverage consumption and we have looked at that.”

The Mayor of Greater Manchester then passionately explained that this issue was “one for men”.

Anyone who wishes to seek help but does not want to speak to the police can contact the St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Center on 0161 276 6515 or visit by visiting the website.

St Mary’s provides medico-legal, counseling and after-care services to victims of rape and sexual assault.

The national helpline for male survivors, Safeline, can be reached on 0808 800 5005 or through the website here.

Manchester survivors supports boys and men who have been victims of rape and sexual assault.

The association provides therapeutic support and independent sexual violence counselors (ISVA). They provide assistance throughout the criminal justice system, from initial reports to court and beyond.

ISVAs work independently of the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the judiciary.

Boys and men in Greater Manchester affected by sexual abuse, regardless of when it happened, can access Survivors Manchester by calling 0161 236 2182 or sending an email to: [email protected] .uk

A weekly welcome session takes place every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can donate to Survivors Manchester here.

Greater Manchester rape crisis works with women and girls affected by rape and sexual assault. They can be reached on 0161 273 4591.

Victims of sex crimes have the right to anonymity for life.

He said: “If you know of any of your companions, or of a so called companion who is doing this, you must call them immediately and if they don’t arrest him you go to the police. . It’s that simple.

“I’m aware that this has happened in my own kind of circles and it’s not fair. I mean what kind of sane guy sees this kind of behavior happening and thinks “well, I’m going to close my eyes on this”.

“If you know someone you know pulls out a syringe with them… words fail me completely.”

“This one is for men. This one is for boys. Catch yourself, settle it, don’t put up with it. You know, we all have moms, we all have sisters, we all have daughters. This is ours. Not on women, it’s on us.

“Clubs need to do more, men and boys too. “


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Research by the Elliot Group shows that investors’ money was used to make unsecured loans


Investors have expressed concern about how a property developer has used their deposits to make unsecured loans.

Last week, investors in the Infinity Waters program on Leeds Street shared their guilt, shame and fear after the program collapsed.

The Elliot Group’s Infinity Waters, Aura, and The Residence programs all came under administration last year.

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Liverpool businessman Elliot Lawless, who founded the group, said his arrest in December 2019 on suspicion of conspiracy involving fraud, bribery and corruption led to the collapse of operations.

The police investigation continues, but Mr. Lawless denies any wrongdoing.

Following an investigation by the Elliot Group, Liverpool-based ECHO can now reveal that Mr Lawless used the money from investors to extend large unsecured loans to affiliates in 2019.

The legal documentation filed with Companies House shows that the various intra-group loans were granted before December 2019.

Over £ 4 million has been loaned unsecured from Residence and Infinity to Aura alone.

The Residence Program has loaned the Aura Company £ 3.5 million and Infinity Waters has loaned Aura £ 746,000. The loans were unsecured as they were not secured by debt securities.

Equity Group Limited, a company controlled by Mr Lawless, loaned the Aura company £ 6,415,634 in 2019. However, this loan, which did not include investor funds, was protected by a bond.

Legal documentation filed with Companies House shows that the Infinity company has received £ 28 million from investors who have deposited funds.



Elliot Lawless of the Elliot Group

The website was purchased for around £ 5,050,000 and the fees were around £ 4.67 million. Investors put around £ 27,292,872 in, but it’s not yet clear how much was paid to the Vermont construction company.

Investors received notification in September 2019 that the financial firm was providing funding to Maslow Capital, but it is now clear that Maslow did not grant a loan.

Mr. Lawless also sold a large stake in the Infinity Waters site to a sister company. Land was transferred from Queensland Place to the Elliot Group and from Parliament Place to 1DOM.

An Elliot Group spokesman said, “Mr. Lawless has provided all necessary assistance to the administrators of his various developments, including providing a full business statement for each project showing the allocation of all funds. It remains an ongoing, formal process, and that’s the way he has to deal with requests of this kind. “

Max Murphy, who invested in Infinity Waters, said, “I am concerned to learn that Elliot used investors’ money to make unsecured loans within the group. It now appears that the company had some financial problems prior to Elliot’s arrest . “

A letter from administrators to investors recently revealed that investors face “enormous losses”.

It read: “The failure of the company has caused enormous losses to large numbers of investors, commercial and ordinary creditors. This is not the Joint Administrators’ fault. The failure and the structure of the company are subject to an ongoing The creditors have decided that liquidators should be appointed and that the liquidators continue the investigation “.

Liverpool real estate company Legacie Developments has agreed a deal with administrators David Rubin and Partners to purchase Infinity Waters and The Residence. Both sales must be approved by a court.

Last week, Infinity Waters investors told ECHO troubling stories about the breakdown of the program that hit them.

Mom Jacqui Parker said she bought two units and is planning to move to Liverpool with her son, who has mild learning difficulties. Mrs. Parker from London said the plan seemed perfect for her, but now she was left with nothing.

Speaking to ECHO in 2019, Mr Lawless told ECHO that after starting a building services company in 2010, he started buying land on the city’s waterfront.

He said he was committed to regenerating the city and supporting jobs in the region.

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Nightclubs Ireland: Everything You Need To Know About Nightclubs Reopening Tonight


For the first time since March 2020, Dublin nightclubs are scheduled to open tonight.

It comes after the latest easing of restrictions from Covid-19 means the hospitality industry can reopen with only a few restrictions remaining.

Despite the continued increase in cases and hospitalizations, restrictions on nightclubs have been relaxed. NPHET believes that the number of hospitals is unlikely to change if nightclubs remain closed.

Here’s everything you need to know about reopening nightclubs, from wearing a mask to getting vaccinated.

Any restrictions that are being removed from today?

Not only can discos reopen tonight, but they can also operate at 100% capacity. If the venue is hosting a live music event, it can accommodate up to 1,500 people standing and 100% seating.

And the masks?

Masks are compulsory so as not to eat, drink or dance. Masks are also required when social distancing in a bar queue.

Does my vaccination status matter?

People can only access indoor hospitality settings with a Covid-19 digital pass. The government has called on companies to crack down on Covid pass control and strictly follow regulations.

What about the curfew?

The 11:30 p.m. curfew is over. Sites may stay open late depending on the type of license currently held by the company.

What other restrictions remain in place?

There are still restrictions on table reservations at hospitality establishments. Customers can reserve multiple tables but with a maximum of 10 adults per table. This figure increases to 15 if there are children included.

Sitting at the bar is still prohibited, but people can line up if they are socially distant and bring the drink back to the table.

Do nightclubs accept walk-ins?

Some venues that have sold tickets to live music events will not accept walk-in tours. Most other sites will operate normally and accept walk-in tours.

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Lancashire nightclubs to be ‘boycotted’ amid nationwide reports of needle-stick women


Lancashire university student groups have created social media pages promoting a boycott of all clubs following reports of women being needled by needles across the country.

Recent stories have been shared of women reporting being ‘pricked’ with a needle.

The boycott comes weeks after people visiting the Switch Night Club in Preston said they remained “shaken” after consuming drinks believed to contain drugs.

Women all over the country, in particular in Nottingham and Leeds, shared personal accounts of going out to clubs and pubs where they were unable to remember the events of the night and waking up to find strange bruises and marks where a needle was used to drug them.

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Victims in various areas said they were pierced with a needle in their leg, arms or hands, which left them unconscious overnight.

University of Nottingham student Zara Owen, 19, from Surrey was on a night out in Nottingham with her friends on Monday.

Upon entering the club and passing security, she went for a drink at the bar, but that’s where her memories of that night end.

The next thing she remembers is waking up the next morning with no memory of what happened after entering the club, something that had never happened to her before.

Speaking to the Mirror, Zara said: “I was originally very confused because I woke up with no memory of the night.

“It’s something that never happens to me and it was confusing because I hadn’t drunk a lot of alcohol.

“When it hit me, I had been drugged, I was so shocked to realize that it had happened to me as I take the given safety precautions very seriously.

“I cover my glasses and cover my bottles to make sure nothing gets in, but realizing that I have been given an injection is terrifying.”

One person was arrested in Nottingham in connection with another investigation.

Student groups from Lancaster and Preston have now created social media accounts dedicated to raising awareness of the sinister attacks carried out in the dark.

The peak drink attacks that took place at the Switch Night Club reportedly occurred on separate dates in August 2021 with night accounts shared through social media.

Bernie and Alex, both 20, dated August 28 with another friend and immediately arrived at Switch before 11 p.m.



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The couple say they ordered drinks separately at “different points of the same bar”. Alex ordered two drinks and after drinking later he “threw up” immediately.

The couple decided to leave where they went to sit in Wetherspoons.

Alex said: “By the time we got there, Bernie was just awful. Bernie was falling asleep on the table, and it was all out of nowhere. From being ‘a little tipsy’ to falling asleep on a table, that’s something Bernie doesn’t. “

By the time they returned to Switch, Alex said Bernie had started to get “scared” so they decided to go home. Alex told LancsLive that Bernie “just collapsed on the couch and felt really shaky. I’ve never seen Bernie like this.”

Alex waited for their friend to come home and recalled feeling “shaky and in pain”. Bernie doesn’t remember the night.

Another visitor, who requested anonymity, visited Switch on August 7. She says she was transported out of the location around “3:00 am” and brought home by a friend’s relative.

The visitor said she had no understanding of what had happened, and while friends pointed out the unusual incident, she continued to ignore it.

She said: “I was in denial, I thought I had the worst hangover ever, but the symptoms of physical discomfort lasted for five days. I could not eat or drink without being sick and I ended up going to the hospital on the fifth day because I was so dehydrated that I couldn’t even drink water. “

As medical treatment took place more than 72 hours after the incident, the hospital was reportedly unable to test the substance she had consumed.

Following these events, discussions erupted on social media regarding recent reports of doping attacks carried out via injections.

The Lancaster-based Girls Night In group is a replica of many of the same pages created for other towns that all share the same goal.

Each page ran an article that reads: “The peaks have become an epidemic. Never before have we heard of so many students waking up with no memory of what happened the night before.

“It’s not ‘getting drunk on the dark’, it’s getting high, and it’s something that can be changed.

“We are asking clubs and bars to increase their entry security. We are asking clubs and bars to provide protective devices against drinks (divers, etc.) free of charge.

“We ask clubs and bars to provide a clear and obvious medical center and a safe way to come home.

“It is NOT a message to stay at home. It asks our students to protest against clubs and bars.

“They are not responding to our complaints, so we have to do them.”

In addition to organizing a boycott movement at each university, the pages are used to collect signatures for a petition created to “make it compulsory for nightclubs to thoroughly search guests at the entrance.”

Support for the petition quickly gained momentum as more women and girls shared their stories of the recent attacks on the rise.

Now the petition has grown to over 134,000 and the figure continues to increase hourly.

Following the incident in Preston, a spokesperson for Switch said, “” We were only personally informed of one complaint about a spike inside the room, that was the next day. Switch has dedicated customer service and an in-house first aid team every night we operate, including improved site-wide signage to remind customers to keep their drinks safe with them at all times. We pride ourselves on being a safe night out and have been doing so since our opening in 2017. “

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NI nightclubs: New Covid rules as restrictions ease on Halloween


Halloween is set to be wild in Northern Ireland this year – not just because of the crazy costumes, but because nightclubs are finally going to reopen.

From October 31, a number of restrictions will be relaxed, including the reopening of clubs.

Club lovers across the country will no doubt be delighted to return to some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic nightlife spots.

But what exactly will the rules be when they get there?

From October 31, nightclubs will be allowed to reopen.

The restriction on indoor dancing will be lifted, which means clubbers can dance until they have a blast.

Ministers have agreed on a number of mitigations and it is believed that companies will be asked to verify vaccine certificates.

But vaccine verification will be a guide and not be a legal requirement.

The rules will also be relaxed in a number of other contexts in Northern Ireland.

People will be allowed to move around the reception areas and indoor areas, including the ability to stand up for a drink or eat food.

Social distancing in all settings will be done away with – and become a guideline rather than a law.

People will also be asked to minimize face to face contact.

Ministers agreed to keep the face covering rule mandatory in certain settings, such as shops.


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Woman sexually assaulted after Ormskirk nightclub visit


Police are appealing to find a potential witness after a woman was sexually assaulted.

A sexual assault reportedly took place overnight until Sunday August 1 after the victim, a 22-year-old woman, visited the Alpine Club Lodge in Ormskirk.

However, it is not yet clear where the alleged attack took place.

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After combing through hours of CCTV, the police have now issued a CCTV call.

They want to speak to the man portrayed as a potential witness.



Police have launched a CCTV call to locate a man they wish to speak to as a potential witness

DC Dave Rigby of Ormskirk CID said: “We have combed through hours of CCTV and are able to share a picture of a man we want to speak to as a potential witness.

“We want to know exactly what happened, and that person could have key information.

“If this is you or if you think you know who this person is, please contact us as soon as possible. Likewise, if you think you know something about what happened, please let us know.

Anyone with information can email [email protected] or call 101 quoting incident reference 388 of August 1.

Alternatively, information can be reported through an independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Vote for the best burger in Raleigh NC restaurants


Vote for your favorite burger among these tasty 16 in the first round of our Burger Bracket.

Vote for your favorite burger among these tasty 16 in the first round of our Burger Bracket.

There isn’t just one way to have a blissful burger, but you know it when you find it.

The sports bar, the walk-in roadside stand, the gourmet restaurant, it’s often the gooey cheeseburger that unites them.

The News & Observer searches for the best burger in Raleigh. We’ve narrowed down the city’s burger sphere to 16 of Raleigh’s most popular local burgers. Some are icons, some are beginners, some are shattering burgers, some are towering restaurant-style burgers served with a cloth napkin. All of them have made a contribution to the collective joy of Raleigh burgers.

There are plenty of great burgers out of Raleigh, and these burgers will have their time. This rack is only for local burgers in Raleigh, excluding some very popular and very tasty chain burgers from elsewhere. (For example, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar was not selected because it is a chain from Charlotte. Likewise, Cookout is not there because they started in Greensboro.)

The first round of the Raleigh Burger Bracket will go live on Monday, September 27 and will be open until Friday, October 1 at 11 a.m. You have four days to vote for your favorite burgers. Choose eight favorites from the grid below.

Check back for the second round starting Friday October 1 at noon.

Raleigh Savory 16

â–ª Beasley Chicken + Honey

â–ª Capital Club 16

â–ª Char-Grill

â–ª Cloo’s Coney Island

â–ª Cow burger

â–ª Good Folk

â–ª High-end burger

â–ª Mandolin

â–ª Mama Crow’s Burger & Salad Shop

â–ª MoJoe’s Burger

â–ª Neuse River Brewery

â–ª Retirement of players

â–ª Square Burger

â–ª The train station

â–ª Sam Jones’ barbecue

â–ª Town hall

This story was originally published September 27, 2021 at 12:59 pm.

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Holiday in Spain: Boost for Irish tourists as hot spot nightclubs reopen for those vaccinated


Irish holidaymakers heading to Valencia in the coming months will be able to enjoy the nightlife thanks to new government proposals.

As the number of cases begins to drop in the holiday hotspot, regional president Ximo Puig said health officials plan to reopen all nightlife as early as October 9.

Plans are underway to ensure that all vaccinated people are allowed entry as long as they have documentation proving they have received both doses.

Confirmation of details has yet to be given, but it is understood that unvaccinated people would also be allowed in with negative test results or proof of recovery from the virus.

Local Covid measures are under review on September 27, shortly after which an official update is expected to be given.



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Boost for Irish tourists as spanish hotspot nightclubs reopen for those vaccinated

Passengers traveling to Valencia during the winter will need to provide a certificate proving vaccination, negative test results or recovery in order to be allowed entry without quarantine.

Certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain the original in one of these languages, the supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, drawn up by an official body.

All passengers will be required to adhere to all restrictions in place to stop the spread of the virus, including wearing a mask for anyone over six years of age under the following circumstances:

  • In any enclosed space for public use or open to the public
  • In any outdoor space where due to the mass of people, it is not possible to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between them, except for people who live together
  • On the modes of transport: air, sea, bus, rail, including docks and passenger stations, or cable cars, as well as other public and private passenger transport in vehicles that can accommodate up to nine people, including including the driver, if the occupants of the passenger vehicle do not share the same residence.
  • For passengers of ships or ships, it will not be necessary to wear a mask in the individual cabins, or in the exterior spaces of the boat where it is possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters
  • At large outdoor events, when participants are standing or sitting, it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between people, except for people who live together


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Largest nightclub in the world with a capacity of 10 km and overrun after the doors close


The world’s largest nightclub and an institution in Ibiza look sad and decrepit after two years of Covid-induced shutters.

Superclub Privilege near San Rafael could accommodate 10,000 clubbers each night and hosted Freddie Mercury, Madonna and David Bowie.

The huge summer party hall covers an area of ​​69,968 square feet – the size of an airport hangar.

But after 20 months of abandonment to the elements, the Superclub is in search of absolute state.

Paint is peeling off the walls, metal fixtures rust in the sun, and decorative elements are aging on the outside.

Buses that carried thousands of avid clubbers to the city’s hottest night saw their windows smashed and their exteriors covered in graffiti.



The institution of Ibiza has never been so tough

Privilege started out in the early 1970s as an innocent restaurant and pool, but after being bought by footballer Jose Antonio Santamaria in 1979, it became riskier.

By the mid-90s it had a reputation as a gay highlight of the Balearic Islands and was renamed Privilege in 1995.

People like Boy George, Madonna, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner, Kylie Minogue, Spandau Ballet, and Freddie Mercury walked through its holy doors in its heyday.



Buses that carried crowds of impatient revelers are now abandoned and disfigured
Buses that carried crowds of impatient revelers are now abandoned and disfigured

The Queen singer and Montserrat Caballe filmed the video inside the club for their song Barcelona.

The privilege is also mentioned in the movie Kevin & Perry Go Large.

Covid’s restrictions in Ibiza mean nightclubs can only operate seating and outdoor spaces.

Anyone who knows Privilege will know that this is not the style of the beach.

Known for its dance and techno nights, the super club depended on an impressive crowd for its unrivaled reputation.



Decorative light fixtures rust under the scorching sun
Decorative light fixtures rust under the scorching sun

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During the pandemic, it became impossible.

Superclub Privilege has been closed for almost two years, although the true toll of its closure has only become clear in recent depressing images.

Ibiza last week changed its Covid restrictions to mean that social gatherings between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. can take place without restrictions.

But Superclub Privilege will need a long time to get back on its feet.


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Angelo’s transforms Federal Hill restaurant into an indoor-outdoor place


Wednesday September 22, 2021

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Angelo touted the completion of the new installation of new windows on Tuesday. Photo: FB d’Angelo

Federal Hill’s nearly century-old Italian restaurant has announced the installation of new windows for an enhanced dining experience.

On Tuesday, Angelo’s – located at 141 Atwells Avenue – announced the completion of the renovation that now allows for increased ventilation – and more.

Veal and sausage and fries may even be better – and that’s a high bar.

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And although this is a major benefit during a pandemic, Jamie Anitgano d’Angelo said on social media that the project has been in the works for four years, to bring more light into the restaurant and connect the spaces interior and exterior catering.

“Ciao Bella,” Angelo wrote. “The secret is out, our new windows are here! They open fully, allowing open air circulation and beautiful natural light. It’s a long-held vision that has finally come to life – we can wait for you to see them! Thank you to everyone at Towne Glass for working with us and protecting our historic building!

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During the pandemic, Angelo’s, like many restaurants, has struggled to “think outside the box” and deal with state restrictions on coronaviruses.

In October 2020, the restaurant featured a twist on an Italian classic and offered take-out ‘Halloween cannoli kits’, which included’ mini mummy cannoli shells, green mud cannoli cream. and Halloween nuggets for all your favorite ghouls and elves ”.

Earlier that fall, the restaurant offered its own “twist” on PPP loans – naming one dish the “PPP”.

“Bowtie pasta sautéed in oil and fresh minced garlic mixed with crispy prosciutto and peas topped with pecorino romano cheese,” wrote Angelo’s “Restaurant week has never looked better.”

During the pandemic, Angelo’s announced that it had obtained a ServSafe Restoration Commitment Seal.

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The restaurant writes the following of its history on its website:

“In 1924 Angelo’s Civita Farnese restaurant opened on Atwells Avenue. Farnese is a small town 60 miles northwest of Rome (central Italy) and the name reflected the style of Italian cuisine to which the new Federal Hill settlers might have expected. Angelo’s was the “worker” restaurant, a no-frills restaurant serving simple and delicious cuisine based on village recipes. Every dish was plentiful and filling, never expensive, and the restaurant had an ambience which was and still is unique.

A place where food is known to be plentiful and the prices affordable, Angelo’s has had the help of history to establish itself as a landmark in Rhode Island. The humble restaurant survived the Great Depression. That’s when Angelo’s tradition of serving French fries with meatballs began, providing customers with an inexpensive way to have a full stomach without emptying their wallets.

When founder Angelo Mastrodicasa retired in 1954, his daughters took over and in 1965 moved the restaurant for the third and final time to its current location at 141 Atwells Avenue. In 1988, the family business was transferred to nephew, Bob Antignano, his wife Lee and their two daughters, Cindy and Jamie. With the Antignano family at the helm, the same spirit of generosity continues at Angelo, as thick and hearty as the tomato sauce, which is still fresh every morning. “

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Everything we know about the NHS Covid pass which will be mandatory for nightclubs and events in Wales


Prime Minister Mark Drakeford has announced his intention to create a Covid Pass in Wales.

Those over 18 will need to present one of these passes to access many events and venues from October 11 in Wales.

The new system will mean extra work for the public and businesses, especially early on, so WalesOnline has put together a guide to everything we know so far about the Wales Covid pass.

Read more: See the latest news and updates on the coronavirus in Wales here

What events and locations will you need to show a Covid pass at?

You will need an NHS pass to enter:

  • Nightclubs
  • Indoor and non-seated events for more than 500 people, such as concerts or conventions
  • Outdoor events without seating for more than 4,000 people
  • Any setting or event with more than 10,000 people present

Who must present a Covid pass?

Anyone 18 years of age or older will be required to present a Covid pass when entering these places and events. The reason the Welsh government has not enforced the rules on younger people is that they haven’t had that long to get their double shot.

What should my Covid pass indicate?

For your pass to be approved, it must show that you had two vaccinations or had a lateral flow test within the past 48 hours.

The Welsh government has said the reason it added the side flow option is because some people cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons.

When do they come in?

The obligation to present an NHS Covid Pass will take effect from October 11.

How to download a Covid pass?

You can access the NHS Covid Pass through the NHS website here. This will allow you to produce a COVID pass using a smartphone, computer or laptop.

To access the service, you will need to sign up for an NHS connection. You will need to upload a photo of your ID (passport, full UK driving license, full EU driving license).

If you live in Wales you cannot get it through the NHS app as it is only valid in England. This means that it is only available through the website and you will receive a code which you scan or download in pdf format.

If you don’t have photo ID, you’ll need to apply for an NHS COVID paper certificate.

Your NHS Covid Pass includes a barcode. The expiration date refers to the barcode and will be updated automatically. It does not apply to your vaccination status.

You can find the full explanation here.

Will this apply to away football fans in Cardiff City and Swansea games?

Yes. If you are attending events in Wales you must follow these rules.

Are there checks that people correctly record lateral flow tests?

One of the criticisms of the new regime is that there is very little oversight. To record a lateral flow test, people simply scan a QR code. They don’t even have to take the test.

When WalesOnline challenged Mark Drakeford over it, he said he would consider passing legislation making it illegal to manufacture a test result.

“Am I concerned that there may be misuse of lateral flow testing?” He said. “Of course, we are right to be concerned.

“But I am relying on the fact that for the long history of the coronavirus in Wales the vast majority of people are people who want to help, who want to do the right thing and want to be sure that they are playing their part to ensure their security and other people safe too.

“We will be examining over the next few days whether or not to introduce a specific offense of knowingly and willfully falsifying a Covid Pass.

“So if there are people who think it’s just an easy race and they can just invent results, then they care about the big consequences for them.”

Why are they introducing these rules?

The Welsh government fears mass rallies will continue to foster the infection and hopes this will add further protection against the virus.

There is also a secondary hope that it will lead people to get vaccinated, although the effectiveness of this will be uncertain given that you do not need to be vaccinated to receive a Covid pass.

What are other counties in the UK doing?

The rules are different from those in Scotland, where people over 18 will need to prove that they have received both doses of the vaccine before they are allowed to enter certain places and events.

In England there are no mandatory event passes, but until recently the UK government has said it plans to have them.

Are people already using them?

Yes. The infrastructure is already in place and used in many places in Wales. The passes were required for the Green Man Festival and will also be used at the Manic Street Preachers concert.

Is it a vaccination passport?

Asked about it at yesterday’s press conference, Prime Minister Mark Drakeford said these were not vaccine passports because you didn’t need to be vaccinated to use one.

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The 13 Best Nightclubs in Sheffield & South Yorkshire – as voted by you


It is something that has only just returned to our lives due to the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.

But in the end, we were able to go back to the nightclubs and have a good boogie with our friends.

And Sheffield and South Yorkshire have some of the best to offer for an evening to remember.

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So we asked readers to Yorkshire Live to tell us their all-time favorite best nightclubs in the county which are the ultimate destination for a night out.

It could either be a nightclub from the past that helped create some precious memories, or a club that they just can’t get enough of now.

So here is a rundown of some of the nightclubs that you voted the “best of all time”.

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The best nightclubs in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

  • Josephine (Sheffield)
  • Adam and Eve (Doncaster)
  • Living stones (Doncaster)
  • The Limit (Sheffield)
  • Crazy Daisy (Sheffield)
  • Elliot (Rotherham)
  • Niche (Sheffield)
  • Penny Farthing (Sheffield)
  • The Cavendish Club (Sheffield)
  • Arches (Sheffield)
  • Roxy (Sheffield)
  • The lead mill (Sheffield)
  • At Romeo and Juliet’s (Sheffield)

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‘We lost £ 20,000 every night we closed in lockdown’: London nightclub manager now fears impact of Covid passports


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a ‘devastating’ impact on the UK nightlife industry, a parliamentary inquiry concluded in February – with nightclubs being the hardest hit.

Sites had to lay off more than half of their workforce and, in the second half of 2020, traded only 20% of their pre-Covid annualized revenue.

Despite these grim figures, the sector woke up slightly on “Freedom Day” after more than a year of forced hibernation and attempted to get back on its feet.

READ MORE:Iconic Soho gay bar wins late battle after losing £ 2million to pandemic

But without urgent government support, the investigation warned that many nightlife businesses were threatened with extinction.

This would lead to urban centers being “ghost towns” and a broader economic recovery, as the industry contributes £ 66 billion a year to the UK economy, the Night Time Industries Association has estimated.

Egg London Nightclub, on York Way in King’s Cross, is one of the capital’s most famous venues and has been hosting dance parties all night long at its warehouse-style club since 2003.

Yet that in no way made him immune to the effects of the pandemic.



Egg introduced mandatory coronavirus testing before club entry

Managing Director Hans Christian Hess held various positions at Egg for 17 years. While the club is typically open five evenings a week, he predicted they lost £ 20,000 a night which they had to close during closings.

He said: “We have been closed for 18 months and it has been really difficult. Brexit with Covid has definitely been a problem. The bills add up and the authorities don’t help with guidelines and restrictions. It has been a nightmare. “

He gave specific examples of a shortage of staff and taxi drivers transporting revelers to and from the venue – both due to workers returning to the EU. He also cited the “pingdemia” as having had a big impact in preventing clubbers from attending.



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Since reopening on July 19, Egg has implemented a system requiring a negative test result for the coronavirus before entering, which Hans says “works very well.”

They have also introduced plenty of hand sanitizers, air conditioning for proper ventilation, new Covid-resistant hand dryers and door temperature controls, as well as training for staff on the Covid protocol. Apparently, they haven’t had any issues with the spikes in infections so far.

Hans commented: “We are happy. We’ve been pretty busy. People came down and the atmosphere was really good.

“We had a lot of young people, which is really good for the younger generation and those who have never experienced nightlife before.”



The sites are desperately trying to stay afloat and give revelers a fun night out
The sites are desperately trying to stay afloat and give revelers a fun night out

But the government recently announced it will move forward with the introduction of mandatory Covid-19 passports, meaning participants will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated before being allowed into clubs. .

Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association, said this “is disappointing because it will cripple the industry.”

He added: “These political decisions will have a catastrophic impact on people’s livelihoods and careers. “

Apparently, the announcement “aroused the anger and frustration of operators across the country.”

Hans agrees: “It will be really difficult for us. I’m a little apprehensive. “

Instead, his point of view was, “Let people have freedom. We have to learn to live with it because we still need to trade. “

In the meantime, Hans remarked: “I hope we will continue to negotiate, but we are just trying to take it step by step. You can’t plan for the future when you don’t know what’s going to happen next.

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The sword striker who struck outside Reading’s After Dark nightclub has never been found


A man whose hand was slashed in a horrific sword attack 20 years ago is still waiting for his attacker to be found.

Lee Rackham is now 51 years old and still bears the scars of the attack, which occurred outside London Street’s After Dark nightclub in 2002.

Lee and his friends were drinking at Reading’s popular nightclub – now facing a very uncertain future after losing her license due to noise complaints from neighbors – when they mingled with a group of men.

Read more: Attack outside the club leaves man with broken jaw

The argument spilled over into the street outside the nightclub and Lee admits it turned into a brawl.

He admits to pushing one of the men who hit his head on a boot cleaner outside a desk next to the nightclub

Lee said that after this the brawl took a turn, as he claims that one of the men drove into a nearby car and got a “kukri” – a type of Nepalese sword.

He said: “There was no doubt that this man was trying to kill me, he stabbed me once and he got stuck in my coat.

“Then he basically tried to cut my head off.



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“I managed to raise my hand and the sword cut off my fingers.”

The man then fled, Lee claims.

Lee was rushed to hospital and required major surgery to his hand and fingers.

What he calls an “impressive beer scar” remains on his hand after the incident.

The sword went through this joint and his hand, as well as the front and back tendons and some of the bones.

He was off work for six months.

Police charged Lee with GBH for injuries sustained by the man he ran over.

He found himself in the odd position of facing his own trial and the possibility of a potential prison sentence, as he also worked with the police as a victim of the sword attack.



X-ray of Lee Rackman's hands after being attacked with a sword
Lee’s whole hand had to be rebuilt after the attack

His own charges were ultimately dismissed 18 months later, and he says police told him they would keep in touch about the case involving his attacker.

20 years later, the man has never been found.

He said: “The police told me that my friends and I had indeed fought with a group of very bad people and I don’t really doubt that he was trying to kill me.”

Lee, who is a computer consultant, is from Slough and moved to Reading because he thought it was ‘chic’. He then moved to a small village near Derby in 2016, but said his thoughts on the heartbreaking incident led him to want a ‘closure’.

He was quite surprised to learn that the Thames Valley Police are still investigating the case 20 years later.

He said: “I thought they would have closed the case because they believe the man who attacked me left the country after this happened.

“But I was told he was still under investigation.

“It seems very unlikely that they will ever find the guy.

“I was looking to shut it all down after all this time, but I understand they don’t close business if they never catch anyone.”



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Lee Rackham’s ‘beer scar’ from brutal attack

A spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police explained: “A victim can be informed of the progress of their investigation at any time, whether it is an active investigation or not.

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“Cases can be filed while waiting for further information to be revealed, but anyone with information can always call Thames Valley Police on 101 or the 100% Independent Crimestoppers anonymously, with any information that can help them. ‘investigation. Your information would be treated in the strictest confidence. ”

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Reveller, 25, catches Covid after ‘kissing seven men’ at nightclub on UK Freedom Day


A club fan who caught Covid after kissing seven men on Freedom Day says he has no regrets.

Jack Jackson was among hundreds who attended London’s Heaven nightclub grand reopening at midnight on Monday as England entered Phase 4 of the lockdown easing.

The 25-year-old, who has over 23,000 subscribers on TikTok, admitted to “getting back with seven guys” on the dance floor, but reality struck the next day when a lateral flow test came back positive , reports My London.

Night spots across the country have seen queues of excited punters meander around street corners to mark the end of restrictions.

And the Strand venue saw balloons and confetti raining down from the ceiling as revelers partied into the early hours of the morning.

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Jack Jackson tested positive for Covid after a night at the Heaven club in London

But Jack’s experience is a timely reminder that the virus has not disappeared, with cases increasing rapidly, including in all the districts of the capital.

Speaking on TikTok, he waved his positive test before attesting that he didn’t regret being out.

“So yeah, obviously I went to Heaven on Sunday and damn I had Covid,” he said.

“Do I regret kissing seven guys that night? Absolutely not.”

He continued, “It was such a good night and we have to live our lives now.



Jack Jackson tested positive for Covid after a night at the Heaven club in London
Jack now faces two weeks of isolation

“But yeah, I’m fucked up with Covid, like it really fucked up cause it’s actually shit **.”

It comes as figures show the number of people hospitalized with coronavirus in England has reached its highest level since March – a 30% increase from last week.

The latest figures from NHS England show the country is seeing the highest number of hospital patients after contracting coronavirus for four months.

4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed Covid-19 patients as of Friday – the highest level since March 22 and a 30.7% increase week-over-week from 3,367 people hospitalized on July 16.

Despite this, the numbers are still well below the peak of the second wave when the number of patients in England reached 34,336 on January 18.


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Bristol nightclub will charge £ 10 for door-to-door lateral flow test


Two of Bristol’s most iconic clubs are applying strict Covid protocols for entry to their venues when restrictions are lifted on Monday, July 19.

Lakota uses a coronavirus passport system or evidence of a negative lateral flow test in the past 24 hours.

Whereas Motion requires each participant to present proof of a negative lateral flow test within the 48 hours prior to arriving at the site for entry.

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If you do not provide proof of any of the following, entry to the site will be refused, even if you have purchased a ticket for the respective events.

If you haven’t done a lateral flow test before arriving at Motion, you can purchase one on site for £ 10 per person.

A statement posted on Facebook posted by Lakota said: “Although the government has indicated that covid passes are not a requirement, health authorities and the council have very strongly advised us to implement such a policy.

“As such, we believe this is the responsible course of action that we must take as the health of our customers is of paramount importance.

“This will allow us to continue to host high capacity events and provide a safe place where everyone can embrace, dance and celebrate freedom again.

“We will verify the COVID status of our participants upon entry by proof of negative lateral flow test or vaccination via a COVID NHS pass (obtained after two vaccinations).

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“Visitors will be able to view an SMS or email confirmation of a negative lateral flow test result – provided that the test is negative and has been performed within the last 24 hours.”

Lakota will host one of the UK’s first festivals after coronavirus restrictions eased from July 19 with a Summer of Love festival held at a secret location in north Bristol and the same entry restrictions being made will apply.

Motion issued a similar statement ahead of their reopening on Freedom Day and said: “In accordance with public health guidelines, we ask all customers in attendance to provide a lateral flow test before visiting the site and d ‘enter their results into the NHS COVID- 19 apps.

“We will check your result at the door. If you provide a positive test result, you will not be allowed to enter the premises.

“You will be asked to show your negative results, whether you have had a vaccination or a valid vaccination passport.

“If a negative test cannot be shown at the entrance, a limited amount of lateral flow test will be available on site but will be subject to a charge of £ 10.”

Responding to reviews that he was charging £ 10 per person for a side flow test on the door, they said: “As you can imagine we’ve ordered a lot, and the charge includes the order fee and treatment.

“We have also hired an external medical team who will be responsible for assisting clients with their testing and the disposal of clinical and medical waste. We encourage you to do your lateral flow test before the show.”

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Coventry nightclub bosses ready for revelers amid public safety concerns


Patrons of Coventry’s biggest nightclubs can’t wait to get the party started.

But not everything is straightforward for nightclub owners and promoters, with some expressing concern over the government’s sudden change over Covid restrictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the nightlife industry the green light to reopen after confirming his intention to remove all public health measures from July 19.

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A final decision will be made on July 12, but if everything goes in line with the government’s plan, then nightclubs would be allowed to reopen.

Gary Holloway, manager of JJ’s nightclub at the Skydome, said he was “delighted” with the announcement.

He said: “The past 16 months have undoubtedly been the toughest in the history of the nightlife industry, with the Covid-19 pandemic having significantly affected even the most successful businesses in the industry.

“We welcome the government’s decision, which reflects its understanding not only of the important economic contribution of nightclubs, but also of the vital role that this part of the nightlife industry plays in the continued health of our shopping streets. and our cities.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers again and doing what we do best: providing fun and unforgettable experiences. “



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Like many businesses, JJ’s had to adapt to stay alive.

It recently reopened as a ‘nighttime pub’ allowing revelers to enjoy a seated disco and order pizza while the dance floor remained closed due to social distancing measures.

But the nightclub will look a lot more like its old self when it reopens on July 19 with a “Straight Outta Lockdown” party.

The event, which is nearly sold out, will kick off a busy launch week for the venue.

The Kasbah, in Primrose Hill Street, also promises to be back in full force with “flying” tickets for its big reopening party on July 19.

And while plans to exit the lockdown have been backed by the venue, promoter Sam El-Naaqib said the sweeping changes and the sudden shift in stance on what people can and cannot do have raised more questions only answers.

“This announcement has mixed benefits,” he told CoventryLive.

“This is great news for nightclubs, but there is an undercarriage to it all.

“What has been described is essentially a free-for-all. So all the precautions that existed before are voluntary. It will create a lot of uncertainty.

“It’s been a horrible 16 months for the entertainment industry. The number of bands, artists and singers who have had no recourse through no fault of their own.

“While these freedoms are absolutely necessary for people to come together, the message seems a bit confusing.”

Mr El-Naaqib added: “What happens two months later when cases continue to rise and people start pointing fingers at nightclubs for reopening and young people for getting together?

“What I fear most is that a lot of people still feel vulnerable and this announcement has done little to allay people’s fears about safety in indoor spaces.

“I expect a new announcement next week where hopefully some things will be sorted out and many questions answered.

“How can monitoring and traceability be voluntary? There are things that shouldn’t be voluntary and should always be in place to certify a site.

“There needs to be more of a safety net and not just for the 18 to 25 year olds who want to come back, but who want to do it safely and responsibly.

“There is resistance from the elderly for whom we also have a market. Many think “will it be safe?”

“We need a more defined set of parameters, more guarantees for employees and insurance for the general public as well.”


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Six Edinburgh nightclubs that will make you wonder how you came out alive


Vaccinations are resuming, restrictions could ease even more soon, so no doubt many of you have your eyes on a night out in Edinburgh very soon.

In the meantime, we take a look back at nights gone by and, in particular, those nightclubs that were fun at the time but can’t believe we managed to look back.

Still, once we’re cleared to return to the dance floor, we can’t say we’ll be avoiding these highlights of Edinburgh nightlife.

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Join us as we remember the best, worst and infamous parts of these six Edinburgh nightclubs.

The Beehive

The positive side of all of us used to keeping hand sanitizer on us at all times is that we’ll be prepared for the sticky charm of the beehive.

Edinburgh’s dirtiest nightclub divides the city into the city center, with some adoring cheap drinks and others insulting sticky floors.

At least the lights are still dim enough and the music loud enough that you can’t really see why your shoes are sticking to the floor, or why you had to pull your glass so hard to lift it off the bar.

It brings a mix of clientele, with its prime location on the Royal Mile inviting unsuspecting tourists alongside savvy locals.

This is definitely the place to go if you want a cheap night out and don’t mind ruining the pair of shoes you decide to brave in the venue.

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Can you find your bearings during this eventful evening at La Ruche?

Cavity

Every town has this club that goes through multiple rebranding, which means every other person you meet has a different name for it.

Cav, or Coasters, The Hoochie, The Network, the most recent Avik, and countless other nicknames, may have known different names above the door, but everyone will always know that at the base the club remained the same.

Getting in is a feat in itself, with notoriously rude bouncers deciding who gets in seemingly on a whim.

Once inside, there are enough floors with different music to suit everyone’s taste, as long as you can avoid the equally mean staff inside, greeting and serving visitors with Cav politeness.

Your Cav survival primarily depends on your ability to dodge or charm bouncers, with varying levels of success.

Bongo’s

The biggest threat at Bongo’s is undoubtedly the sound. There doesn’t seem to be any volume control, or if there is, it broke a long time ago.

Nonetheless, if you like bass and the electric music they play, you will be in luck.

Bongo’s also regularly invites big name DJs from all over Scotland, so these nights are often jam-packed with clubs, so be prepared to step out soaked in the sweat of dozens of other people.

Still, once you get used to the volume levels and find a place with a little room to breathe, there are definitely worse places to spend the night.

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by Garibaldi

Another downtown location means you have to fight your way through groups of drunk tourists at Garibaldi’s.

You won’t be able to get far, however, with the notoriously small dance floor making even the average night there seem crowded.

Go with a large group or you risk getting trampled or crushed completely.

Once you have enough room to dance, set it up like yours. Once you leave it, you’ll have a hard time getting it back!



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La Belle Angele

Your battle to survive La Belle Angèle begins in the queue, with famous long lines.

At least it’s located in a quaint corner of the old town, so you’ll have a good view while you’re freezing to death in the queue outside.

Still, there’s nothing quite like standing in line, slowly sobering up and losing the feeling in your feet to get ready for a dance party. Right?

Once inside, you’ll warm up quickly, with tiny dance floors forcing you to quickly get up close to complete strangers.

At least you’ll probably have had time to get to know everyone during the bonding time outside of the queue.



A line of young people waiting to enter a nightclub with a bouncer in a black jacket stands in front of them.
Prepare for a long line at La Belle Angèle.

Sneaky pete

Sneaky by name, sneaky by nature, this nightclub is one of Edinburgh’s most intimate places. And by intimate we mean tiny beyond belief.

Like all the little clubs in town, Sneaky Pete’s very quickly becomes Steamy Pete’s, with sweat literally falling from low ceilings.

With a maximum capacity of 100, you need to get there early to catch concerts of local talent and musicians from across the UK.

Even in the dead of winter, you won’t need to bring a jacket, with short wait times and volcanic temperatures as soon as you walk through the door.


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