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The development was managed by Steve Walker, architectural consultant and project manager, and the interior design and art was by Teresa Snowden, a talented local artist who was commissioned to create special pieces for Aagrah inspired by Ilkley Moors. Executive head chef and managing director Mohamed Aslam, MBE, said: “We have tried to create a place in harmony with the local architecture and heritage, with attention to detail for an all-round Aagrah experience. We are passionate about the changing seasons and fresh foods that are in tune with the land. Our own traditions of cooking follow the cycles of the year, recognising that the freshest produce makes the best ingredients and for this reason a truly seasonal cuisine is our goal here at The Aagrah.”


Kansaras protects logo


KANSARAS is seeking legal protection for its ‘Thank You’ design and logo used on bags, wet towels and pens across the Euro Zone including the UK. A firm of solicitors, Eton Law, based in Luton and London, and its principal, Jilu Ahmed, have been instructed to pursue through the courts any illegal activity taking place, such as counterfeiting and copying, or any other infringement of the trademark and intellectual property in the logo. In effect this now means that Kansaras can legally and speedily protect its ownership of the Thank You design and brand from anyone trying to pass off inferior products as original Kansaras Thank you chocolates, bags and wet towels. Kansaras is now offering a next day courier service across the UK for its Thank You products. Indra Kansara, director of Kansaras says, “We have a simple solution for restaurateurs all over the country whereby they can call us on any weekday before 12 noon, and have their goods delivered to any address in the UK, Scottish highlands and Northern Ireland within 2 days. We pride ourselves in having the ability to supply restaurants in a highly efficient manner and being able to supply them almost immediately with top quality Thank you chocolates, wet towels and bags.” n


STUDENTS TRASH CURRY HOUSE


DRUNKEN Cambridge students caused extensive damage to a local curry house when they had a giant food fight. A mass brawl broke out at the Curry King restaurant after students had been drinking heavily and tables and chairs were smashed. Although Police were called, there


Established in 1977, Aagrah


is now the UK’s largest chain of Kashmiri restaurants. The company currently has 15 branches throughout Yorkshire and beyond as well as other businesses including a boutique hotel in Wakefield. n


were no arrests. Curry King owner Ali Rana, aid: “The room was a mess. There was broken glass and food all over the carpet and we didn’t finish cleaning up until 4am. We like to have students at the Curry King but there’s a minority of them who ruin it for everyone else.” n


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