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Public Health England publishes findings on ‘theoretical public health licensing objective’

Health bosses have claimed that a public health licensing objection could play a “positive role”, despite objections from industry bodies.

Controversial: PHE bids to make public health a licensing objective

Drinkaware unveils five-year strategy as it focuses on older drinkers

A significant shift in drinking habits and falling sales have led the alcohol education charity Drinkaware to shift its focus from young to older drinkers. 

Pro-smoking group calls for review 10 years after ban

A pro-smoking campaign group has called on the Government to review the impact the smoking ban had on pubs, and to “consider alternatives to the policy”, as the UK approaches its 10-year anniversary.

The Big Interview: Craft Union's Frazer Grimbleby

At the time the smoking ban came into force, many suggested it was the final nail in the coffin of the traditional wet-led pub. But 10 years on, a new operation has emerged which is leading the crusade to put wet led back on the menu.

BBPA's rally call leaflet sent to all MPs

Pub trade bosses have sent a leaflet to MPs setting out why beer and pubs matter so much to the UK economy this week.

Anglian Country Inns acquires eighth pub

Anglian Country Inns has brought in investors from outside the Nye family for the first time to acquire its eighth site the Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant between Hitchin and Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Wetherspoon announces ‘biggest single investment’ in new Dublin pub

Wetherspoon is to embark on what it claims to be its biggest-ever investment, converting a row of “derelict” properties into a new pub and hotel, chairman Tim Martin has announced.

Technology: How pubs can take advantage of mobile phones

As the UK becomes a ‘smartphone society’, how can pubs take advantage of the opportunity.

Property of the week

Shropshire Craven Arms: The Crown Inn, Clunton

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Situated in Shropshire’s Clun Valley and the picturesque village of Clunton, The Crown Inn is at the heart of...