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Wetherspoons bans England flags from its pubs during World Cup but will allow fans to wear football shirts after outcry

Popular pub chain Wetherspoons has banned staff from flying the St George Cross during the World Cup.

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Peter Borg-Neal

Owner of popular pub-restaurant operator shortlisted for top industry honour

The shortlist for the 35th Catey Awards has revealed that Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 22 venues across the Home Counties, Midlands and beyond has been shortlisted for a top honour.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

International Street Market in Luton

Market is streets ahead!

Luton’s St George’s Square came alive as it hosted the four-day International Street Market.


VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

Bach Tapas, one of the stall holders

International Street Market comes to Luton

Luton BID are organising an International Street Market in Luton town centre next week.

Irmak BBQ Luton opened on Tuesday 27th February

Irmak BBQ opens new kebab shop in Luton

An award-winning kebab business has expanded into Luton.

The Oakman Inns team at Best Companies ceremony

Growing pub group retains top 20 position in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List

One of the UK’s fastest growing pub groups, Oakman Inns & Restaurants Ltd - which has popular venues across Herts, Bucks, Beds, Northants, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire - has again been voted by their own team as one of the top employers in the UK.

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Asda develops Easter egg made entirely out of cheese – but not everyone’s convinced

Asda is bidding to make Easter accessible to those who don’t like chocolate with a festive egg made entirely out of cheese.

Luton Retail Park. Photo from Google Street View

Forty new jobs at Starbucks

Forty new jobs have been created in Luton with the opening of a new Starbucks Drive Thru at Gipsy Lane Retail Park today (Thursday).

Off The Wall opened in Luton on Monday

Former Yates venue gets major facelift

Off The Wall opened its doors in Luton on Monday following a £240,000 investment. The former Yates venue on Park Street has undergone a major refurbishment and will be run by Stonegate Pub Company.

KFC in The Mall Luton is open

KFC restaurants in Luton and Dunstable are open today despite the company experiencing a chicken shortage

The new KFC restaurant in The Mall Luton is open today, despite a number of restaurants across the country closing after failing to receive a chicken delivery.


Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

The Great Northern on Bute Street

Luton’s smallest pub has great plans for the future

The Great Northern, once known as the smallest boozer in Luton, is hoping to lose that title as it applies for an extension,


Revealed: The Luton businesses with a ZERO food hygiene rating

These Luton restaurants, cafes, takeaways and businesses have all been given the worst possible food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency.

The big new Beech House in Amersham will seat 140 people

Tradition and innovation combine as big new restaurant set to open in Bucks

For the last few months, the residents of Amersham in Bucks have been waiting with keen anticipation to see what the major development on Hill Avenue will produce.

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The top 10 cheap eats in Luton

In a new series of features today we’re highlighting the top 10 ‘cheap eats’ in Luton.

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