The famous Star at Harome in North Yorkshire was “reduced to ashes” after flames swept through its thatched roof on Wednesday night. The fire broke out soon after 10pm in the fourteenth-century building and was attended by nine fire engines, but there was little firefighters could do to prevent the flames spreading through much of […]

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Tommy Banks, the chef behind Oldstead’s revered Black Swan (number eight on the Harden’s 100 list of the country’s best restaurants), has announced plans for a second venture called Roots in York this autumn. Banks “produces exceptional, exciting – even mind-blowing – tastes and textures, with subtlety, intensity, and integrity” at Black Swan, which is “well […]

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