Insomia Coffee Company to open first Belfast store BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A new coffee company has signaled its intention to inject a shot of espresso into the Belfast market. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/insomia-coffee-company-to-open-first-belfast-store-37038697.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/article37038720.ece/72429/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_407881a6-a53e-4d36-be91-d0a22fe97f56_1 Email A new coffee company has signaled its intention to inject a shot of espresso into the Belfast market. Insomnia Coffee Company - described as Ireland's leading coffee chain - says it will open a new store in Belfast, its first in the city centre, later this year. It signaled its intention in an article for business publication Fora.ie as it described its expansion plans for the coming years. It is the largest coffee chain in Ireland. First opened in a bookshop in Galway in 1997, the chain has grown to over 150 across Ireland with around 20 in the … [Read more...] about Insomia Coffee Company to open first Belfast store
Mel C of The Spice Girls and fashion icon Gok Wan have been added to the incredible line-up for the first ever Polo Fest later this year. This new boutique festival will be held at JF Polo Academy in Great Barrow on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16. Brit Award nominated band Toploader of Dancing in the Moonlight fame have already been announced as the headline performers on both days. But now they will be joined by Melanie C who will be hitting the decks with her amazing 90s Mix tape DJ set on the Saturday. As part of the biggest girl band the world has ever seen - The Spice Girls - Melanie C is a household name all over the planet. In 1996, their debut single Wannabe hit number one in 37 countries, establishing a global phenomenon that went on to have an incredible nine No.1 singles in the UK alone, selling over 31 million albums worldwide. There will also be a DJ set on Sunday from fashion expert and much-loved TV star Gok Wan who has become a firm favourite with house disco … [Read more...] about Former Spice Girl Melanie C joins the Polo Fest line-up
These images give a sneak peek inside The Beverley Arms, where posh bedrooms are the first rooms ready ahead of reopening. The historic hotel, which is undergoing a £6.5m revamp, is now set for a big reveal in August. Owners Thwaites had hoped to reopen the Georgian building to the public in July but they are now targeting early August. As many as 135 builders are working on site to transform the original main building and complete the rear new-build. Bookings are now being taken for rooms from August 6, with prices from £110. A sneak peek in bedrooms overlooking St Mary’s Church reveal plush decor, furnishings and ensuites. Newly-appointed general manager Chantell Clark-Dickinson and her management team are in training and 69 of the 70 staff are now appointed. Beverley-born Chantell, 47, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to The Beverley Arms, we can’t wait to get in there and get started, the staff are raring to go. “It’s … [Read more...] about Take a first look at hotel’s posh rooms after huge £6m revamp
Families can join in the fun and help Princes Quay celebrate a year since the new outlet level opened with a mini-beach, gaming competitions and big discounts. Since opening in June 2017, the Outlet Level has brought big names such as Next Outlet, Hamleys, Sole Trader and Beauty Outlet to the centre, with discounts of up to 70 per cent on high street prices. There will also be music quizzes, a mini beach, giant family games, Hamleys activity tables and spot prizes throughout this weekend, June 23 to June 24. Centre manager John Magee said: “The Outlet Level has been a great addition to Princes Quay, bringing high-end outlet and full-price shopping together under one roof for the first time in the UK. “The £20m investment from the owners is certainly paying off, with increases in footfall of 33 per cent over the last year that have benefited all our retailers. “Princes Quay is the only place in Hull that shoppers can find top outlet brands alongside high street … [Read more...] about There’s a beach, Mario Kart and big discounts and Princes Quay!
Travellers are causing chaos in a part of west Hull with residents saying they’ve seen them "chariot racing" around a park close to a primary school. A group of travellers left St Thomas More playing fields near Costello Athletics Stadium less than a month ago but pitched up once again on Wednesday. The community now say they may as well “put a welcome sign up” such is the frequency of their visits. Around a dozen caravans are now on the site, which backs on to St Thomas More Voluntary Catholic Academy, and residents say they have seen horses tethered to the school’s fence. One female resident told Hull Live: “They were there about three weeks ago and then I looked through my French doors two nights ago about 7pm and they were there. “From what I could see from my angle they had about six horses and they had foals with them as well. And they had a little chariot that they put on the back of the horse and they go racing across the field on it. "So … [Read more...] about Anger as travellers seen chariot racing on Hull playing fields