Nags Head Pickhill Wed, 25 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nags Head Pickhill 32 32 Coleg Cambria student Dylan cooks winning dishes Wed, 25 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 A WREXHAM student is set to win £3,000 and be named the UK’s rising ‘Wokstar’ in a new Chinese cooking competition for catering students.

Dylan Quartly, 18, dazzled the judges in the very first round of the competition last week, which saw five students from Wrexham’s Coleg Cambria put through their paces and asked to serve a Chinese hot dish, a cold dish and a dessert.

Under intense pressure, Dylan served the best hot and cold dish and was named the overall winner of the heat by the judges’ chairman, Mike Jennings of the Hospitality Hut. Classmate Edward James produced the best dessert in the heat.

Dylan now moves on to the final, which will be held at the award-winning Lu Ban restaurant in Liverpool on June 17.

Winner cold dish (left) and hot dish by Dylan Quartly.

Mike said: “It was fantastic to see such an energetic and enthusiastic group of students competing in the Wokstar heat.

“The standard of cooking was extremely high with a very detailed approach. All participating students can be proud of what they have achieved. We look forward to seeing Dylan and the other students in Liverpool next month.”

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The Wokstar 2022 competition, which is supported by the Lu Ban Foundation, the Chinese Department of Education and the Tianjin School of Cookery, was launched to promote Chinese culinary arts skills and give student chefs an insight into the Chinese cuisine.

This is the first year of the competition, which includes a total of six colleges from across England and Wales, with the aim of expanding it further across the UK next year.

All of this year’s competitors and their guardians will be invited to Liverpool and the final. Heat winners will be ‘grilled’ by a panel of food and drink experts, while the rest will enjoy a tour of Liverpool.

Dylan Quartly working in the kitchen.

Dylan Quartly working in the kitchen.

The winning Wokstar will be announced on the day, while the winning tutor will be invited back to enjoy an evening at the Chef’s Table in Lu Ban.

The ceremony is set to be broadcast live in China to coincide with Tianjin Vocational Skills Week.

Lu Ban Foundation Director and Wokstar Contest Consultant Mike Mounfield explained the thinking behind the contest and how the foundation supports it.

He said: “We knew that many culinary competitions were not an option for colleges, so following advice from the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) and in consultation with senior food lecturers , the Lu Ban Foundation developed the Wokstar competition to overcome challenges and complications.

“This has included Wokstar supporters funding all the ingredients for the students to compete.”

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AAPL dividend announcement $0.1600/share 05/24/2022 Wed, 25 May 2022 00:18:05 +0000

Farmers National Bank Corp. (Canfield, OH) (NASDAQ:FMNB) on 05/24/2022 declared a dividend of $0.1600 per share payable June 30, 2022 to shareholders of record as of June 10, 2022.

Farmers National Bank Corp. (Canfield, OH) (NASDAQ: FMNB) has paid dividends since 1993, has a current dividend yield of 4.3360433578% and has increased dividends for 6 consecutive years.

The market capitalization of Farmers National Banc Corp. (Canfield, OH) is $501,958,080 and has a PE ratio of 8.58. The stock price closed yesterday at $14.76 and has a 52-week low/high of $14.47 and $20.00.

Farmers National Banc is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, The Farmers National Bank of Canfield (The Bank), Co. is engaged in commercial and retail banking. The Bank’s commercial and retail banking services include checking accounts, savings accounts, term deposit accounts, commercial, mortgage and installment loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit , night deposits, safes, money orders, bank checks, ATM machines, Internet banking, travel cards, E Bond transactions, MasterCard and Visa credit cards, brokerage services and other miscellaneous services .

For more information on Farmers National Banc Corp. (Canfield, OH), click here.

Current Farmers National Banc Corp. dividend information. (Canfield, OH) as of the date of this press release are:

Dividend declaration date: May 24, 2022
Ex-dividend date: June 9, 2022
Dividend record date: June 10, 2022
Dividend payment date: June 30, 2022
Dividend amount: $0.1600

Highland Coast Hotels acquires historic Tongue Hotel and celebrates one year of investment in the region Tue, 24 May 2022 17:50:00 +0000

Scotland – Scottish hospitality company Highland Coast Hotels has announced the acquisition of The Tongue Hotel as it also celebrates a year of investment in the North Highlands region.

This is the second hotel that Highland Coast Hotels has acquired in as many months, along with The Tongue Hotel after the recently purchased Plockton Inn. These new additions join the Kylesku Hotel and Newton Lodge in Unapool, the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch and the Royal Marine Hotel in Brora and ensure that the Group now has hotels located east to west and north to south in the North Highlands , offering a high quality welcome throughout the region and the North Shore 500 in particular.

After acquiring the Tongue Hotel, HCH has covered the NC500 route well and the company will now focus on improving the quality and range of experiences its guests can enjoy.

Built in the mid-1800s when owned by the Duke of Sutherland, the 19-room Tongue Hotel is an award-winning former sports lodge nestled in the picturesque village of Tongue on the north coast of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Overlooking the magnificent Kyle of Tongue, the remarkable Ben Loyal, with Viking-built Varrich Castle in the foreground, The Tongue Hotel offers the visitor a glimpse into its historic past and is ideally placed as a center of tourism for those wishing explore and immerse yourself in this unique part of the country with a wealth of stunning views, beautiful unspoilt beaches and endless walking opportunities on the doorstep.

The Tongue Hotel will retain its name and become part of the Highland Coast Hotels Collection. There are plans for a complete refurbishment of all public areas (including the popular Brass Tap Bar) and a slight refurbishment of the rooms.

Highland Coast Hotels Chairman David Whiteford explains: “We are delighted to acquire The Tongue Hotel and build on the work of the previous custodians of such a historic and unique hotel. I look forward to the Highland Coast team joining the Tongue community as we put even greater emphasis on investing in the local economy by creating more careers and business opportunities in the area.We are keenly aware that the hotel is held in great affection by guests and the close-knit local community , and it is a responsibility we take very seriously as we develop our plans for the years to come.We are grateful for the continued support of the Scottish National Investment Bank which made the acquisition possible.

David and Lorraine Hook, outgoing owners of The Tongue Hotel, commented: “We have spent 15 wonderful years at The Tongue Hotel and are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved, but now is the time for us to hand over to Highland Coast Hotels. Thank you to those who have supported us, from our ever-enthusiastic team, to loyal customers and to the local Tongue community. We are reassured that you will be well taken care of by Highland Coast Hotels. Having worked closely with the team over the past year, we are sure that the group will only build on our successes and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for the hotel.

Founded in the spring of 2021, Highland Coast Hotels has spent its first year investing in and developing independent hotels in the region, while driving regional growth, setting new standards for eco-friendly hotels and supporting communities and local suppliers. Led by Chairman David Whiteford and CEO Roddy Watt, the group was created to provide quality and sustainable hospitality on the coastline of Scotland’s North Highlands. Over the past year, Highland Coast Hotels has built up a strong management team which has implemented a series of positive changes at each hotel, including a complete refurbishment of the Royal Marine Hotel in Brora, which will fully reopen in June 2022.

Since its launch, Highland Coast Hotels has created over 40 new jobs locally and implemented community-focused strategies which have benefited the region and led to exciting business opportunities for people living locally, as well as the creation of many careers in tourism and hospitality. As the Group evolves the guest experience at The Tongue Hotel, vendors and experience providers in the region are encouraged to connect.

The Highland community is at the heart of every decision Highland Coast Hotels makes, and as with its other hotels, it will set up a Community Liaison Group in Tongue which will serve as a forum for locals to give feedback on the group’s plans.

Highland Coast Hotels prides itself on nurturing and developing its people to be the best they can be, with recruitment continuing to be a priority. Current employees of The Tongue Hotel will be positively impacted by the Group’s new status as a true Scottish employer offering a living wage. There will be salary increases to reflect this, as well as additional training and development opportunities.

Highland Coast Hotels built on a successful first year of operation with strong occupancy levels across the group into the summer season and for the remainder of 2022.

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Highland Coast Hotels

Established in April 2021, Highland Coast Hotels is a Scotland-based group that aims to bring innovative, sustainable and community-based hospitality to the beautiful coastlines of Scotland’s North Highlands. Highland Coast Hotels intends to strengthen and improve the hotels it owns, as well as drive regional growth. There is also a focus on creating eco-friendly hotels and supporting local communities and suppliers.

Highland Coast Hotels has acquired several iconic hotels in the region; the award-winning Kylesku Hotel, overlooking beautiful Loch Gleann Dubh in the far west Highlands; Newton Lodge overlooking Loch Glencoul just minutes from Kylesku; Plockton Inn on the west coast of the North Highlands; the historic Tongue Hotel on the north coast of the Highlands; the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch located on the first tee of one of the most famous golf courses in the world; and the Royal Marine Hotel in Brora, in this historic town, located near other golf courses, superb beaches and world-famous distilleries.

Mayor Richard Irvin clashes with gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin – Chicago Tribune Tue, 24 May 2022 11:54:00 +0000

Hello Chicago.

House Speaker Michael Madigan knew in advance that several lobbyists would send secret payments to a top lieutenant he ousted in a 2018 sexual harassment scandal, recently unsealed court records have revealed. The revelation undermines the script the now indicted ex-president released when the Tribune first revealed that his longtime confidant Michael McClain lined up friendly utility lobbyists to pay Kevin thousands of dollars. Quinn despite her abrupt departure.

In other news:

  • The Chicago casino project has taken a step forward.
  • As the United States Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Illinois said she has begun offering abortion pills by mail to qualifying state residents.
  • And New York Yankees’ Josh Donaldson received a one-game suspension for what Major League Baseball called “inappropriate comments” made to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during the game. Saturday.

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In his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Richard Irvin has been plagued with inconsistencies between his past actions as Aurora mayor and his statements since hitting the stump. From his views on mandates imposed during the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and gun control to his personal voting history and views on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Irvin often finds himself in conflict with GOP gubernatorial candidate Irvin.

For his part, Irvin denies any disparity in his positions. “I think I’m consistent all the time, whether it’s mayor or a candidate running for governor,” Irvin said.

David Husser was sleeping at his Lincoln Park home earlier this month when he woke up to the sound of gunshots. “It looked like they were right outside my house,” Husser said of the May 6 shooting that left 23-year-old culinary student Dakotah Earley fighting for his life. “I saw a man stand over him and shoot him again.”

Earley’s mother, Joy Dobbs, met Husser for the first time on Monday and thanked him for not only calling 911, but also administering first aid and staying with her injured son. while they waited for the police and an ambulance. The Georgia resident said her son had always been cautious and was “the nicest kid around” and “so naive”.

People with long-term COVID-19 who visited a Northwestern Medicine clinic still had symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and brain fog for a period of time, according to a new study from Northwestern. median of 15 months after first falling ill, although they never needed hospitalization.

The Willis Tower still dominates the Chicago skyline 49 years after it was built, but when Blackstone bought it for $1.3 billion in 2015, the iconic structure inspired more admiration than affection. “It was an engineering marvel, but it was monolithic, with granite everywhere, so it left a lot to be desired,” said David Moore, senior vice president of EQ Office, a wholly owned company. Blackstone.

But company officials say a five-year makeover is complete, and a groundbreaking ceremony today will celebrate the transformation of the 110-storey building, once the world’s tallest, into what they call it a group of neighborhoods, open to workers, nearby residents and the many tourists who flock to its famous observation deck.

Tribune reviewer Michael Phillips calls “Top Gun: Maverick” a really good time, and often a really good movie for the jittery blur we find ourselves in right now. It’s comfortable. And it will be catnip for those who can’t wait to see Tom Cruise flash That Look.

Orange Garden, Chicago’s oldest Chinese restaurant, which recently sold its iconic neon sign and will sell out next year, may not be for sale after all.

“I don’t want to sell,” owner Hui Ruan told Tribune’s Louisa Chu. He spoke in Cantonese, seated in a booth in the historic North Center dining hall. “I am 72 years old this year. Before, I didn’t want to work anymore, because of my age, and because I’m tired. But now my kids say they really like this restaurant so I can’t bear to sell it.

The children, an adult son and daughter, now run the business, perhaps best known for Chinese American classics including foo young eggs and Chicago-style peanut butter spring rolls. Ruan’s children, however, are unwilling to take over the family restaurant – another wrinkle in Orange Garden’s long, contested history.

Love Your Local: Keeping Mom and Dad’s Hard Work Alive Through Covid at Ōtāhuhu Try It Out Restaurant Mon, 23 May 2022 22:59:00 +0000

Ōtāhuhu Vietnamese restaurant Try It Out has hard work, resilience and extremely loyal customers to thank for carrying the family business through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jenny and Jane Ha, who inherited the restaurant when their mother retired and their father died, said they never thought of giving up, despite going through the ‘lowest of lows’ during the pandemic.

“At first it was difficult… The restaurant is our life, our way of life,” said Jenny Ha.

Jenny and Jane HA inherited Try It Out from their parents when their mother retired and their father passed away.

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Jenny and Jane HA inherited Try It Out from their parents when their mother retired and their father passed away.

“We had no choice but to stick with it. It didn’t even cross our minds. »

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Jenny and Jane’s parents are refugees from Vietnam and have always had a passion for Vietnamese cuisine.

When they opened Try It Out in 1989, they worked hard to make the restaurant the success it is today, and Jenny recalled that they “just didn’t go home. home “.

“They would just come home for a shower or a nap before going back to the restaurant, and sometimes even sleep in the store,” Jenny said.

Memories of their father’s two daughters live on through the restaurant’s iconic name.

Jenny said her dad, who didn’t speak much English, asked her to translate the Vietnamese phrase meaning “go in and try” into English – which is how the name Try It Out was born.

“There were times when I thought about changing it up to something a little fancier,” Jenny said.

The HA sisters learned everything they knew about cooking and running a restaurant from their parents.

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The HA sisters learned everything they knew about cooking and running a restaurant from their parents.

“But it reminds me of our father, and whether I like it or not, it sticks.”

In 1989, Kiwis weren’t as familiar with Vietnamese cuisine as they were in 2022, which meant that many of the restaurant’s first customers were Asian themselves.

“The Kiwis knew Chinese cuisine and some Thai dishes. People didn’t know what to expect when visiting Try It Out,” Jenny said.

Try It Out is known for its fresh and authentic cuisine, including one of its specialties - banh mi.

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Try It Out is known for its fresh and authentic cuisine, including one of its specialties – banh mi.

But soon, news of Try It Out’s fresh, authentic cuisine began to spread, and children who had grown up eating at the restaurant began bringing their friends and family, and its popularity grew exponentially.

Jenny said they have customers who eat their pho every day and others who travel around the area just to get their hands on a banh mi.

“Our food is what makes Try It Out popular. We put so many things in it that it takes a long time to prepare it. It needs the right amount of ingredients, herbs, warmth and lots of care,” Jenny said.

Jenny HA said people were flocking across Auckland to eat their pho.

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Jenny HA said people were flocking across Auckland to eat their pho.

When Thing visited Try It Out, the clock had just struck and the parking lot was already full. According to the sisters, this was just the start of their daily lunch rush.

It was the dedication to their customers and the work ethic the Ha sisters’ parents had instilled in them from an early age that got the family and their Try It Out staff through Covid.

“My mum came through the Vietnam War, she came to New Zealand on a boat full of 80 other people – she went through so much hardship, so we knew they would pull through,” Jenny said.

Jenny and Jane HA said that although Covid was

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Jenny and Jane HA said that although Covid was “the lowest of lows”, the strength they learned from their mother helped them through.

“We have learned to adapt. We did take-out, changed the amount of food we prepared, and asked our customers what they needed and what else we could do,” Jenny said.

When Omicron swept Auckland in February, the Try It Out staff were hit hard.

“One after another people were getting sick, we were very understaffed. We had to do so much work that I could barely recognize myself,” Jenny said.

“I’m very proud of us and our staff because we’ve been very resilient.”

Try It Out’s clientele is almost back to what it was before Covid, and Jenny said now is the time to give back to their loyal customers, with renovations to make the restaurant “fancy”.

Despite its success, Jenny has no intention of letting the restaurant go unrun by her family.

“If it wasn’t us kids running it, it wouldn’t be the same. You can’t teach love,” she said.

]]> Bank of Hawaii Corporation – Consensus indicates 18.9% upside potential Mon, 23 May 2022 11:11:58 +0000

Bank of Hawaii Corporation with ticker code (BOH) now have 6 total analysts covering the stock. The consensus rating is “Hold”. The target price ranges between 101 and 80 with an average TP of 89.33. Given that the stock’s previous close was at 75.12, this indicates that there is upside potential of 18.9%. The 50-day MA is at 79.73 and the 200 moving average is now moving to 83.35. The market cap of the company is $3,033 million. More information on:

The potential market capitalization would be $3,606 million based on market consensus.

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Bank of Hawaii Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Bank of Hawaii which provides various financial products and services in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in three segments: Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking and Treasury and Others. The Consumer Banking segment offers checking, savings and term deposit accounts; residential mortgages, home equity lines of credit, auto loans and leases, personal lines of credit, installment loans, small business loans and leases, and credit cards; banking, investment, credit and trust services to private and international clients to individuals and families, and high net worth individuals; investment management; institutional investment advisory services to corporations, government entities and foundations; and brokerage offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, life insurance and annuity products. This segment operates 54 branches and 307 ATMs in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, as well as a customer service center, as well as through online and mobile banking. The Business Banking segment offers business banking, commercial real estate lending, commercial lease financing, automobile dealership financing and deposit products. It offers commercial loan and deposit products to medium and large businesses and government entities; commercial real estate mortgages to investors, developers and builders; and international banking and merchant services. The Treasury and Others segment provides enterprise asset and liability management services, including interest rate risk management and foreign exchange services. Bank of Hawaii Corporation was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

]]> Cozy retreat with secret garden where you can spot dolphins Sun, 22 May 2022 18:12:45 +0000

From Friday May 27, schools across England will separate for the last time before the summer term.

Staycations are growing in popularity, offering an easy alternative for families to get away for a well-deserved break. To avoid the hassle of the airport, travelers choose to stay in the UK to make life easier.

With a mini heat wave predicted by the Met Office, many families may be looking for a way to make the most of the hot weather. Sykes Cottages still has a few bookings available for those looking for a charming cottage, rural retreat and more.

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Chance Inn Lodge – Balmedie, Aberdeenshire

The lodge even has a cozy wood-burning stove

Chance Inn Lodge is just two miles from the coast in the town of Balmedie. With spacious bedrooms, plush furnishings and a mezzanine seating area, families can relax in front of the wood-burning stove after a day of exploring the area. There is plenty to see and do here including fishing, walking, cycling and whiskey tasting. Find out more or book your stay here.

Lorash – Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales

The courtyard is perfect for lunch in the sun
The courtyard is perfect for lunch in the sun

Lorash is a contemporary cottage tucked away on a cobbled street in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. With one king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom, the property is ideal for a small family looking to relax. It also has a well-equipped kitchen and a courtyard for mid-term outdoor dining.

Alton Towers is located nearby, where there are plenty of local shops for a souvenir. A range of pubs and restaurants are also within walking distance. Find out more or book your stay here.

The Secret Garden – North Kessock, Inverness

Settled on the outskirts of the fishing village of Kilmuir in Inverness is The Secret Garden. Adjacent to the owner’s house, the refuge is set on 20 acres of woods, paddocks and an orchard, with a viewing platform for dolphin watching.

Le Jardin Secret is surrounded by nature
Le Jardin Secret is surrounded by nature

With a games room including a pool table, darts and table football, there is plenty to keep families entertained. The city of Inverness also offers a lot of history. Find out more or book your stay here.

Partridge Holme – Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria

There is a lot to see in the village
There is a lot to see in the village

Partridge Holme is a stone cottage located in the heart of the Lake District in Bowness-on-Windermere. With an open-plan living space, the former sailmaker’s house is an ideal base for small families wishing to explore the region.

The heart of the village is home to a range of restaurants, bars and shops, with rowing boats for hire to take in views across Lake Windermere. Find out more or book your stay here.

Greeb Rocks Cottage – Marazion, Cornwall

There is a lot to see in Marazion
There is a lot to see in Marazion

Greeb Rocks Cottage is located close to the heart of Marazion, Cornwall. The cottage has been refurbished with a log burner and conservatory whilst retaining period features including its original stone walls.

Marazion has a range of independent shops and pubs, as well as a sheltered beach with kitesurfing, sailing and windsurfing. Find out more or book your stay here.

Twyni Canol – Rhosneigr, Anglesey

The cottage is close to the beach
The cottage is close to the beach

Twyni Canol is located on the shores of the Isle of Anglesey coast. Ideal for families looking for a relaxing retreat, the gite is nestled in the picturesque village of Rhosneigr, with comfortable furnishings and a balcony to soak up the sun.

Nearby is Rhosneigr Beach, which is a popular center for water sports. Find out more or book your stay here.

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]]> 72 restaurants in Derbyshire with a one-star food hygiene rating Sat, 21 May 2022 11:30:51 +0000

With the heat rising as summer approaches, many of us may be reaching for the take-out menu as we enjoy sitting outside in the garden or catching up with friends in one of the many fine pubs and restaurants in the Derbyshire.

But every month, more and more restaurants have dropped their food hygiene standards. Councils regularly inspect businesses in the county to ensure outlets comply with regulations, but not all are up to snuff.

Since we last published the list of one-star rated outlets in April, several changes have been made to the list. But there are still 72 that need major improvements, and we have the full list here. The maximum number of stars is five.

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Derby still has 27 restaurants classified as needing major improvements, the same number as in April. This is compared to 23 in March and 20 in January.

However, there have been some changes, including some new additions, which are:

  • Hawraman Kulicha – Stenson Road (inspected March 29, 2022)
  • Mama Jane’s – Morledge (inspected March 16, 2022)
  • Scoops Diner – Normanton Road (date of inspection not available)
  • The Waterfall – Railway Terrace (inspected March 11, 2022)
  • The Victoria Inn – Midland Place (inspected March 14, 2022)

They are in addition to the restaurants and food businesses below that already had a star:

  • Afro Shop Emma – Normanton Road (inspected 30th June 2021)
  • Apna Currys and Fast Food – Pear Tree Road (Inspected October 5, 2021)
  • Biedronka – Upper Dale Road (inspected June 21, 2021)

  • City Off-Licence – Normanton Road (Inspected 16 Dec 2021)

  • Curry Express – Blagreaves Lane (inspected 22 Feb 2022)

  • Delton Foods – Walbrook Road (inspected March 10, 2021)

  • Derby Fishmonger – Normanton Road (inspected January 10, 2022)

  • Good Cheer Cellar – Arthur Street (inspected February 28, 2022)

  • Istanbul – Pear Tree Road (inspected June 10, 2021)
  • Kurdistan Restaurant – Pear Tree Road (Inspected July 14, 2021)
  • Lucky House – Duffield Road (inspected January 27, 2022)

  • Mahmaan Restaurant – Smalley Drive (inspected February 7, 2022, with new rating to be posted soon)

  • New Desi Karahi – St Thomas Road (inspected 24 March 2022)

  • Pasta 4 U – Le Derbion (inspected August 12, 2021)

  • Pepitos – London Road (inspected January 31, 2022)

  • Punjab Meat Center – St Giles Road (Inspected 23 June 2021)

  • Raisway Convenience Store – Handel Street (inspected 11 October 2021)

  • Sharif & Sons (Goldens Derby Ltd) – Pear Tree Road (inspected 13th January 2022)

  • Spice Palace – London Road (inspected 17 November 2021)

  • Fittings – Monk Street (inspected December 13, 2021)

  • St Thomas Shop – St Thomas Road (inspected 17th August 2021)

  • Zam Zam Supermarket – Pear Tree Road (Inspected January 24, 2022)

Congratulations to Li’s Fish Bar in Shardlow Road, which had gone from a major improvement to being rated five out of five on April 21st. Ararat Butchers in Normanton Road can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

Curry Express in Blagreaves Lane, Derby, achieved a one-star food hygiene rating during an inspection in February 2022

Amber Valley one outlet was given a poor food hygiene rating. This is Codnor Tandoori, which was inspected in March.

  • Codnor Tandoori – Market Place, Codnor (inspected 23 March 2022)

In Bolsover, the list remains the same, with two entries. They are:

  • Royal Oak Inn – High Street, Barlborough (inspected 24 May 2021)
  • Top Nosh – Bolsover Road, Shuttlewood (inspected 30 November 2021)

Chesterfield saw no changes to its roster, with three businesses still in need of major improvements in the neighborhood. They are:

  • Tasty Bites – Chesterfield Road, Staveley (inspected 18th November 2021)
  • The Moonrakers – Keswick Drive, Chesterfield (inspected 25th August 2021)
  • Wong Lee – Church Street, Brimington (inspected 14 October 2021)

In the Derbyshire Valleysthe general store in Hulland went from a rating of one to three, meaning it is generally satisfactory, during its inspection on December 21, 2021. The milk vending machine at Yeldersley Farm, in Derby Road, Yeldersley, went from a one to a rating of four on April 13, 2022.

However, four new outlets have joined the list of one-star rated establishments, meaning Derbyshire Dales has the highest number of one-star rated food businesses outside of Derby. They are:

  • Birds Nest Chinese Takeaway – St John Street, Wirksworth (inspected 10th September 2021)
  • Cantonese Wok – Dale Road, Matlock (inspected 21 January 2022)
  • Charles Cotton Hotel – Market Place, Hartington (inspected 13 July 2021)
  • H&D Exotic Teas – Queen Street, Tideswell (inspected 3rd September 2021)
  • Long Meadow Residential Home – Bakewell Road, Matlock (inspected 24th November 2021)
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant – Bridge Street, Bakewell (inspected 15 March 2022)
  • Rose Cottage – North Parade, Matlock Bath (inspected 10th November 2021)
  • Round Oak in Sudbury – School Lane, Sudbury (inspected November 17, 2021)
  • Spar Shop – Kingsgate, Calver (inspected 22nd February 2022)
  • Spice Restaurant – Dale Road, Matlock (inspected 25 November 2021)
  • Stella’s Kitchen – private address, registered with Derbyshire Dales District Council (inspected 9 March 2022)
  • The Bulls Head – The Square, Monyash (inspected 10 February 2022)
  • The George Hotel – Alport Lane, Youlgrave (inspected 25th February 2022)
  • The Star Inn – High Street, Tideswell (inspected 5 April 2022)
  • The Tors Cafe – Derby Road, Cromford (inspected 9th December 2021)
  • Yew Tree Inn – Hollington Lane, Ednaston (inspected March 30, 2022)

Erewash has seen several companies make improvements since this list was last published. The most improved was Za Za Pizza in Station Road, Long Eaton, which went from a major improvement to a four out of five rating. The Steamboat Inn in Lock Lane, Sawley, was reduced from a rating of one to three when inspected on March 30.

The Thai Kitchen, in Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, still has work to do after dropping from a one to two rating, also on March 30. Green oranges can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website. This means that the following Erewash outlets have a one-star rating:

  • Happy House – Derby Road, Long Eaton (inspected 11 March 2021)
  • Ilkeston Mini Market – Market Place, Ilkeston (inspected December 2021)
  • Saagar – Tamworth Road, Sawley (inspected 5th August 2021)
  • Village Chinese Takeaway – The Village, West Hallam (inspected January 6, 2022)

high peak didn’t see any new entries on its roster, but it did see one business improving. It was Sushi Kaji, in High Street, Buxton, which is now rated as generally satisfactory – three out of five – after being inspected on May 5. This means that there are four one-star rated food companies, which are:

  • Fiveways Cafe and Launderette – West Road, Buxton (inspected 22nd October 2021)
  • Stocks Café – Place du Marché, Chapelle-en-le-Frith (visit on December 13, 2021)
  • The Village Chippy – Church Street, Hayfield (inspected 28 April 2021)
  • Wing Lee – Bench Road, Buxton (inspected 23rd February 2022)

North East Derbyshire saw the only new entry in our latest publication – Popeye’s 2 in Eckington – leave the list as it can no longer be found on the FSA website. The remaining list is:

  • Border View Farm Shop – Rod Moor Road, Dronfield Woodhouse (inspected 8th December 2021)
  • Clay Cross Desserts, Kebab and Pizza House – Market Street, Clay Cross (inspected 11 January 2022)
  • Grassmoor Supermarket – New Street, Grassmoor (inspected 23 September 2021)
  • Simply Chinese @ The Rock – Chesterfield Road, Dronfield (inspected 22nd September 2021)
  • West End Hotel – Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh (inspected 21st September 2021)

South Derbyshire saw a new entry, with Spice Touch added to the list. This means that South Derbyshire has five one-star rated businesses in the books, namely:

  • Amy & Ben’s Kitchen – Private Address (Inspected October 30, 2020)
  • Hilton Dial A – Sutton Lane, Hilton (inspected June 10, 2021)
  • Melbourne Kitchen – Castle Street, Melbourne (inspected 15th February 2022)
  • Santis Café – Pilgrims Way, Stenson Fields (inspected 11 February 2022)
  • Spice Touch – Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, Swadlincote (inspected 25 March 2022)

All food hygiene scores were correct as of 14 April 2022. Inspections are carried out by the local council according to criteria set by the Food Standards Agency.

Officers inspect three main categories: hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and building, and food safety management. A zero rating means urgent improvements are needed, with councils having the power to temporarily close a food outlet if it poses a risk to public safety.

A rating of one out of five means major improvements are needed and a rating of three means a food outlet is generally in compliance with regulations. After a company’s inspection, the board has 14 days to notify operators of the rating decision.

The company then has 21 days to appeal this decision. Only then can Derbyshire Live submit a freedom of information request for further information, which may take up to 20 working days to provide.

]]> 8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel Sat, 21 May 2022 10:55:02 +0000

Special menus pay homage to nostalgic Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine through the talents of four seasoned chefs in a unique culinary premiere.

From May 18-25, 2022, Min Jiang at the Goodwood Park Hotel is the venue for an exclusive culinary collaboration of four veteran Chinese chefs – Chan Kwok, Chin Hon Yin, Chung Ho Shi and Chan Hwan Kee of Min Jiang – who each have a amazing talent 20 to 40 years of experience in the art of Chinese cuisine.

The magic number here is “8” for this very first “8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A Rediscovery of Cantonese Classics”, presented through three menus for four, six and ten guests.

Top row (left to right): Chief Chin Hon Yin, Chief Chung Ho Shi, Chief Chan Hwan Kee; bottom row (left to right) Chef Chan Kwok, Gastronomic Ambassador Moses Lim

This unique collaboration spotlights rarely seen traditional Hong Kong-style Cantonese dishes that date back at least three decades, curated by foodie ambassador Moses Lim, the famous Singaporean connoisseur and a leading expert in Chinese cuisine. “Hong Kong-style Cantonese dishes have enjoyed a rich history in Singapore and represent the grandeur of yesteryear, where each dish is a carefully crafted masterpiece with nuanced flavors that ‘dance’ in the mouth. To appreciate Chinese cuisine today, you have to pay homage to these dishes of the past, to the chefs who created them and to their culinary mastery,” explains Lim.

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Braised rice vermicelli with crabmeat and egg white in a superior broth

Not only does the specially curated nostalgic menu present the rebirth of 19 once-familiar dishes enhanced with modern finesse, each elaborate creation is the result of years of experience. Diners will be treated to rarely seen masterpieces such as Steamed Rice Vermicelli with Tiger Prawns and Ikura on Egg White (Moses Lim); Crispy Milk Cream, Pan-Fried Australian Scallops Stuffed with Sliced ​​Shrimps (chef Chan Kwok); Classic Pan-Fried Shrimps on Toast, Pan-Fried Japanese Peppers Stuffed with Dace and Chopped Jinhua Ham (Chef Chung Ho Shi); Twice-boiled bird’s nest in minced chicken broth with Yunnan ham, diced chicken and crab meat (chef Chin Hon Yin) and baked peony flower red bean pastry (chef Chan Hwan Kee and his team).

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Classic Pan-fried Shrimps on Toast and Pan-fried Japanese Peppers Stuffed with Dace

Each of the esteemed chefs has had an illustrious career. Chef Chan Kwok ran the Hua Ting Restaurant at Singapore’s Orchard Hotel from 1997 to 2013, and was more recently Head Chef at Grand Orient, The Melbourne Hotel in Perth from 2017 to 2019.

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Sliced ​​green-lipped abalone with Brias and Japanese conpoy in fuzzy melon

Hong Kong local chef Chin Hon Yin managed Li Bai at Sheraton Towers from 1985 to 1993. He was executive chef at Crystal Jade Palace from 1996 to 2003 and most recently executive chef at Imbi Palace Restaurant, Malaysia , until 2021.

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Crispy Milk Cream and Pan-Fried Scallops Stuffed with Sliced ​​Shrimps

Chef Chung Ho Shi is originally from Hong Kong and served as Chinese Executive Chef at Raffles Hotel and Chinese Executive Chef at Golden Peony at Conrad Centennial Singapore. His latest position was Executive Chef at Weil Hotel, Ipoh, overseeing its Chinese restaurant.

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Twice boiled bird’s nest in ground chicken broth

Finally, Chef Chan Hwan Kee joined the Goodwood Park Hotel in 2011 and holds the title of Master Chef, with more than two decades of experience in Malaysia and in the best local Chinese restaurants, including Hai Tien Lo, Chef Chan’s Restaurant and Majestic Restaurant.

8 Hands Culinary Showcase: A rediscovery of Cantonese classics at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel
Baked Peony Flower Red Bean Pastry and Durian Sticky Rice Ball

Shares Chef Chan de Min Jiang: “The opportunity to collaborate with such incredible talents and stalwarts in the industry is a rewarding and rewarding experience, and one that I will definitely cherish. We invite diners to join us for a memorable appreciation and rediscovery of the soul of Cantonese cuisine, immersed in a delicious symphony of flavors and textures.

The five- to nine-course menu is available for lunch and dinner. Prices range from $88 to $168 per person. For reservations call 6730 1704 or email or book directly here.

The European city break with a magical welcome and a Harry Potter-style attraction Fri, 20 May 2022 19:00:00 +0000

WITH the other passengers, I jump out of my train seat and rush to the window to see what it’s all about.

I’m just in time to spot a white-haired man standing on a hill in the Alps, proudly waving a huge Swiss flag above his head.


Sunny Lugano and historic Lucerne, pictured, make a perfect trip between two centersCredit: Switzerland Tourism
The Gotthard Panorama Express is the perfect way to soak up the views


The Gotthard Panorama Express is the perfect way to soak up the viewsCredit: KEYSTONE

Drivers tell us that for years, Xavier has been welcoming tourists in this way on every passing train.

The Gotthard Panorama Express is the perfect way to soak up the views on your journey through this landlocked country.

With Switzerland, one often imagines a skiing holiday on snowy slopes, but spring sees the slopes come to life with lush green pastures replacing all that ice.

Our cameras capture aqua blue lakes and chocolate alpine villages among verdant valleys.

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We travel to Lucerne in central Switzerland from Ticino, the southernmost and sunniest region.

As I devour a pistachio ice cream on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the feeling of vacation sets in.

Although there are plenty of hotels in the city of Locarno, including the only 4H – Hotel Belvedere – for those watching their holiday there are also budget options, with campsites a short walk from the center on the shores of the lake and the Maggia River.

Later I visit the Termali Salini and Spa where for £30 you can enjoy lake and mountain views all day from the edge of an infinity pool or bathe in natural pools of water salty.

The contemporary spa also includes saunas and steam baths as well as a host of treatments and massages.

It was a taste of luxury after a day of walking through blooming gardens.

The most spectacular are the Brissago Islands, or “floating gardens”, where 1,700 plants, including bamboo and palm trees, grow in a climate similar to Chile, Western Australia and the Mediterranean.

Further south we took a trip to the city of Lugano, where the Gotthard Panorama Express begins.

It certainly has an opulent feel, with cobbled streets lined with designer boutiques.

A walk through the gardens of Parco Ciani is free and we enjoyed pastries from the local bakery while admiring the view of Lake Lugano.

Similar to the bridge leading to Hogwarts

A short drive away is the charming village of Morcote. We strolled through the narrow streets leading down to Lake Lugano, marveling at the calm that reigns.

Morcote’s biggest attraction is the Parco Scherrer, another surprisingly subtropical garden that rises up a hill.

Its views are well worth the walks and there is also a fascinating collection of flora and fauna, artwork and sculpture.

As I devoured a pizza (and a glass of red) at Ristorante della Torre on the seafront, I felt like I was on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. In fact, you can see Italy just across the lake.

This is the specificity of Switzerland. Surrounded by other European nations, it is a mosaic of cultures that you cannot get bored of.

Depending on where you are staying, the Swiss will speak French, German and Italian. So expect to be lost for words if you move between areas where the languages ​​change.

After our train journey from Lugano, we arrive in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking city of Lucerne, fringed by mountains and on the shores of another sparkling lake.

Morcote's biggest attraction is the Parco Scherrer, another stunningly subtropical garden that rises up a hill


Morcote’s biggest attraction is the Parco Scherrer, another stunningly subtropical garden that rises up a hillCredit: provided
Drinks above Lake Maggiore


Drinks above Lake MaggioreCredit: provided

The Chapel Bridge takes center stage in this compact city, which seems almost untouched since medieval times.

The bridge dates back to the 14th century and is strikingly similar to the one seen leading to Hogwarts in Harry Potter. It is considered one of the oldest wooden covered bridges in Europe.

Locals say it’s Switzerland’s most picturesque landmark, especially during the summer when its flowerbeds have been planted with thousands of geraniums.

Historic houses decorated with frescoes line the picturesque town square as well as the pedestrianized old town.

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Sunny Lugano and the historic city of Lucerne make a perfect trip between two centers.

Ideal for spring and summer, they offer all the pleasures of sophisticated city living as well as the opportunity to enjoy nature right on their doorstep.


GETTING THERE : Swiss Airlines offer flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham to Geneva and Zurich from £54 one way, including 23kg of checked baggage. See

STAYING THERE: Rooms at the Belvedere Hotel in Locarno start at £260. See The Wilden Mann Hotel in Lucerne has rooms from £212. See

OUTSIDE & SURROUNDINGS: The Swiss Travel Pass gives you unlimited travel by train, bus and boat as well as free entry to more than 500 museums and mountain excursions and a 50% discount on mountain trains and funiculars.

Valid from three to 15 days, prices start at £186 for over 25s, £133 for younger ones. Children under 16 are free. See