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Late night takeaways keep our cities alive. After lockdown, we should help them survive

Whether it’s Middlesbrough’s chicken parmos, Cardiff’s cheesy chips or Glasgow’s munchy boxes, the late-night snack is the purest expression of a city’s culture

By Jonathan Nunn   December 2020

You could pinpoint the moment the heart of the UK hospitality sector was ripped in half: late on 22nd September, when Boris Johnson announced the 10pm curfew for bars, pubs and restaurants. The heartbreak was inevitable—the on again off again flirtations of Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme, not to mention Eat Out to Help Out, could…

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