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Brighton’s Grand Hotel evacuated following bomb hoax

The Grand Hotel and the nearby Brighton Centre was evacuated on Sunday following a bomb scare. The hotel received an anonymous phone call at 4.30pm on Sunday 10 September, with the caller saying that an explosive device had been planted. The hotel was evacuated and roads around the hotel were closed for almost five hours while specialists conducted a search. Sussex police said that nothing was found and the call was being treated as a hoax. Chief superintendent Lisa Bell of Sussex police said: “It was important that this report was thoroughly looked into, and we are grateful for the


New York hoteliers use Manchester terror attack to discourage Airbnb use

A coalition of hoteliers in New York have used the Manchester terror attack to create an ad campaign suggesting home-letting companies indirectly support terrorism. The campaign, backed by The Hotel Association of New York City, created an ad questioning the guests who stayed in Airbnb properties. The ad goes on to explain that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was staying in a short-term rental property at the time of the attack, where he is believed to have been sent chemicals to help create the bomb. The property that Abedi stayed in was not an Airbnb listing and the company has described


Trade bodies respond to EU migrants policy

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) have responded to the government’s plans to assess the economic contribution of EU migrants in the UK. The Home Office has launched an independent review into the impact of EU migrants on the UK economy following suggestions that new rules could be made for different industries. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will consider whether employing EU nationals leads to under-investment in certain areas of the economy, as well as the benefits and social costs of people from abroad moving to the UK. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of


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