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Friday News Bites

Here’s a round-up of the what’s caught our eye in the news this week. 

Dr Hilary gives helpful advice on face coverings

Wearing face coverings are now part of our daily routine, but only 14% of people are washing them after use.  The issue was raised on Good Morning Britain with its resident doctor, Dr Hilary, advising that disposable face masks must only be worn for three hours before wearing the next one – but wash hands before putting it on.  Reusable face coverings need to be washed after each use in an ordinary wash at 60 degrees with washing powder.

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Eden Mill shares the love

Eden Mill has launched a new initiative to support Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben amid further COVID-19 closures and restrictions for the hospitality industry.

The Love Gin, Love Hospitality initiative will see the St Andrews-based distiller donate £2 from every 70cl bottle of Love Gin sold online to The Ben (and The Drinks Trust south of the border) to help the charity continue to offer support to people throughout the trade.

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Hospitality to stage protest

HospoDemo protestors are converging on Parliament Square in London on Monday 19 October to urge the government to revise its Covid restrictions relating to pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels in England.

The protestors from all corners of the industry will come together to represent their trades, dressed in uniform, equipped with pots, pans, ladles, cocktail shakers, wooden spoons and other hospitality-related props, to make themselves heard.

Expected attendees include chefs Jason Atherton, Tom Aikens and Jillian MacLean. All attendees have been advised to adhere to social distancing measures and to come wearing a face covering.

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Pub renames itself The Three Bellends

A Merseyside pub made national headlines this week when it took a ‘tongue in cheek’ swipe at key members of the Government by renaming itself ‘The Three Bellends’.  A new sign outside what was The James Atherton now features a collage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his adviser Dominic Cummings and Health Secretary Matt Hancock  – all with bells on their heads.

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