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Finalists announced for BBPA awards 2014

15-Sep-2014 - The British Beer & Pub Association has announced the shortlist for its annual awards.

Great British Pub Awards 2014: Charity quiz raises £5,000 for Licensed Trade Charity

15-Sep-2014 - Guests at last week’s Great British Pub Awards raised more than £5,000 for the Licensed Trade Charity’s (LTC) Support & Care service.

Breathalyser trial launches in pubs in North Leicestershire

15-Sep-2014 - Breathalyser tests and alcohol calculators are being trialled in pubs in two Leicestershire towns as part of Alcohol Awareness Week (15 – 21 September).

Customer service in hospitality not up to scratch

15-Sep-2014 - Customer service skills are not up to the standard desired by employers in the hospitality industry, according to new research.

ALMR honours the best of the late-night sector

15-Sep-2014 - The winners of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Late Night Awards were announced at the second annual Dusk ‘til Dawn ceremony yesterday.

VIDEO: Interviews with Great British Pub Awards' winners

15-Sep-2014 - The winners of the Great British Pub Awards, including the winners of the overall Pub of the Year, talk to The Publican's Morning Advertiser's news editor James Wallin about their success.

VIDEO: Community pubs minister Kris Hopkins says 'pubs are a treasured part of the economy'

15-Sep-2014 - Community pubs minister Kris Hopkins tells the industry at the Great British Pub Awards that it is a 'treasured part of the UK economy' and that he wants to do help the industry to thrive.

Hospitality trade most likely to leave appliances plugged in

15-Sep-2014 - New research from E.ON has revealed that 57% of all catering or hospitality businesses are likely to leave their equipment on when not in use.

PHOTOS: Great British Pub Awards 2014 - party pics

12-Sep-2014 - The Great British Pub Awards took place at London's Park Lane Hilton on Thursday, 11 September. After a Champagne reception, fantastic three-course meal, entertainment and the 17 awards were handed out, it was time for the 700 guests to party until the small hours at the sports-themed after party.

Premier League announces crackdown on illegal supply of set top boxes

12-Sep-2014 - The Premier League has announced a partnership with media protection firm Idreto to investigate the supply of set-top boxes allowing pubs to illegally screen matches.

PHOTOS: Great British Pub Awards 2014 - the winners

12-Sep-2014 - Check out our gallery of winners from the Great British Pub Awards 2014, held at London's Park Lane Hilton on 11 September 2014.

Singer-songwriter Frank Turner urges Gov't to save live music pubs

12-Sep-2014 - Musician Frank Turner has urged the Government to introduce legislation to protect live music pubs in order to prevent an “avalanche” of venues closing down.

Great British Pub Award winners says tenants should not be afraid of working with pubcos

12-Sep-2014 - The overall winners of the Great British Pub of the Year have insisted you get out what you put in when it comes to working with pubcos.

Pictures: Spirit of Jack competition finalists

11-Sep-2014 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser and Jack Daniels asked the nation's pubs to post on twitter how they celebrated the spirit of music, using #spiritofjack, with the overall winner receiving £1500 of JD gear. Here are the finalists for the competition - a winner will be announced on Friday, 12 September.

Tom Kerridge to present the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015

11-Sep-2014 - The two Michelin-starred chef will be hosting the ceremony on Monday, 26 January at Anglian Country Inns’ Hermitage Road Bar & Kitchen in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The company has won Best Food Offer in the Publican Awards for two years running.

Southampton licensing committee recommends late-night levy

11-Sep-2014 - Southampton is one step closer to implementing a late-night levy, after the council’s licensing committee today voted in favour of adopting the fee.

Great British Pub Awards 2014: Interactive map of winners

11-Sep-2014 - The Grafton in Kentish Town, London was crowned the champion of champions at this year's Great British Pub Awards, along with 16 other national category champions. Check out our interactive map for more details on the winning pubs and why they deserved their award.

Great British Pub Awards 2014: Winners revealed

11-Sep-2014 - The Grafton in Kentish Town, London has been crowned the Sky Great British Pub of the Year 2014.

Great British Pub Awards 2014: tonight’s the night

11-Sep-2014 - The national champions and supreme champion in the Great British Pub Awards 2014 will be crowned at a glittering sports themed awards ceremony in London tonight.

Pernod Ricard MD O’Flynn to be new WSTA chairman

11-Sep-2014 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has elected Pernod Ricard UK managing director Denis O’Flynn as its new chairman.

Licensees win holidays in Shepherd Neame campaign

11-Sep-2014 - Five publicans are celebrating after winning £1,000 of holiday vouchers in a Shepherd Neame competition.

Trade demands more balanced alcohol statistics

11-Sep-2014 - Leading industry figures are calling on the Government to produce more accurate and balanced statistics on alcohol, after claiming recent council reports include “flawed” data that amount to “meaningless propaganda”.

Kate Nicholls replaces David McHattie as ALMR chief executive

11-Sep-2014 - David McHattie has stepped down from his role as chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) with immediate effect.

CAMRA and BBPA produce conflicting data on UK brewery growth

11-Sep-2014 - The booming British brewery sector, which is now at its healthiest since the 1940s, has been praised by two separate publications — even if they can’t quite agree on their figures.

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