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POPULAR Longshaw country inn The Fox House re-opens at noon on Friday after a swift £100,000 renovation.

The Hathersage Road Vintage Inn, dating to 1773, has had an external and internal makeover and boasts comfier seating, a new colour scheme and lighting. Full table service for diners means you don’t have to go to the bar, says landlord Wayne Moreton.

Sheffield College catering student Shaun Longmire recently made it to the final six in Hotelympia, a national talent award to celebrate and reward young talent.

Shaun proved he had talent while still a schooboy; he won the 2011 National Junior Chef awards, judged by Gary Rhodes.

A bargain midweek menu at Swanky Frank’s on Chesterfield Road, Woodseats is offering two courses for £9.95, Monday to Thursday.

On Mothers’ Day the usual Kids Eat Free deal (noon-4pm) will still run to help families keep down costs.

Fed up with loose-bottom cake tins that leak mixture all over your oven?

I’ve tested Lakeland’s new Push Pan, deemed the only totally leak-proof one on the market (in 10 sizes, £7.99-£24.99). Slide the base into place and its silicone edge forms a water-tight seal.

I tried a pear tart tatin and got perfection.

Made of anodised aluminium for even heat distribution, the tin doesn’t need lining, and releasing the cake is easy as pie.