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Remember, remember your ales this November, say three pubs staging a month-long cask ale festival.

The Robin Hood, The Sportsman and Rising Sun are introducing four ales to their guests, including the fastest ale on earth, Project Green, made in 100 hours from green hops rather than dried, plus a beer created by award-winning band Elbow. Build a Rocket Boys, named after their current album, was created with brewers Robinsons of Stockport.

Popular Banner Cross cafe Snap Deli celebrated its first birthday on Monday.

“We are proud to have stood by our promise to serve food either made in our own kitchens, or sourced from specially-selected suppliers who use local produce wherever possible,” says co-owner of the Ecclesall Road cafe, Rob Smith.

He and business partner Chris Gilingham are so grateful to locals for their support, they have donated the website www.bannercross.org to the Neighbourhood Group.

Dust off your magnifying glasses and start practising your Basil Fawlty impressions.

Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is staging a murder mystery night on Friday (November 4). The venue becomes Fawlty Towers for the night (minus the terrible hospitality). Over a three-course £40 dinner, guests will witness a ‘murder’ and try to spot ‘who dunnit’.

Book at www.clumberparkhotel.com or 01623 835333.

World Cup ref Howard Webb was a judge when Woodseats diner Swanky Frank’s staged the final of their design-a-burger challenge.

Five finalists from 150 entries went head to head, and the £100 prize went to Coal Aston medic Sumeet Vohra and his Portobello Belle burger – mozzarella cheese, Portobello mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, chilli, olive oil and lemon juice – which now goes on the menu.

Second was Rebecca Sykes with her Mexicana cheese burger.