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Big Interview: Bruce Cuthbert, BT Sport director, commercial customers

Just two years on from launch, BT Sport has secured exclusive rights to football’s top European competitions. Mike Berry finds out how the company will make the case for pubs to switch on to its service.

BrewDog offers IPA with 45-day shelf-life

Born to Die comes with a best-before date of 4 July

Leigh pub operator hit with £14,700 fine for showing Sky Sports from Irish system

To show Sky Sports, pubs and clubs on the UK mainland must have a commercial viewing agreement from Sky.

Sky extends exclusive boxing deal

The broadcaster will show up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six years.

Licensing Act: ‘hysteria’ over 24-hour drinking proven unfounded, report finds

Binge-drinking, public order offences and violent crime have all fallen in the past decade, according to right-leaning think-tank.

Prosecco shortage sparks industry fears

Rumours of a possible summer prosecco shortage have sparked frenzied speculation

Pub turnover up 23% thanks to young licensees

Research from Barclays finds average pub turnover up 23% since 2012 thanks in part to younger licensees entering the trade.