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Punch

Punch core estate net income up 0.3%

Punch Taverns has reported core estate net income up 0.3% for the year to 22 August.

Pub Sales

Greene King exchanges on 16-strong pub package

Greene King has exchanged contracts on the sale of the 16 pubs it was required to dispose of by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with the bulk of them going to Star Pubs & Bars.

Advertising board

"German porn" A-board removed following complaints and visit from police

A licensee has removed a sign advertising “German porn” at a Shrewsbury pub after complaints led to a visit from police and environmental health.

BrewDog

BrewDog launches craft beer bond through Crowdcube

'Best bond to come out of Scotland since Sean Connery' according to co-founder James Watt. 

Sports bra scandal

Women wearing sports bras and leggings to get free drink at Oakman Inns

Oakman Inns pokes fan at Costa Coffee after the coffee chain asks woman wearing leggings and a sports bra to leave. 

Wages

Penalties doubled for pubs who fail to pay minimum wage

Business who fail to pay the minimum wage 'will feel full force of the law' according to Business Secretary. 

Protected interwar pubs

Picture gallery: The most beautiful pubs in England?

The PMA is taking a detailed look, inside and out, at the pubs which have been protected by the Government, and see the reasons given for protection.

Abandoned south London pub wins £3.8 million lottery windfall

Lottery win reverses fortunes of pub where legendary boxer Henry Cooper trained. 

City news

Red Oak Taverns acquires 146 GRS pubs

Red Oak Taverns, the Mark Grunnell-led pub operator has acquired the 146-strong GRS tenanted pub portfolio, in a deal thought to be worth c£35m.

Beer

'Exclusive' pale ale for artist Banksy's Dismaland exhibition

Brands Reunited team up with Bansky at new Weston-super-Mare exhibition, Dismaland.