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PHOTOS: Great British Pub Awards 2014 - party pics

12-Sep-2014 - The Great British Pub Awards took place last night at London's Park Lane Hilton. 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.

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.

Premier League announces partnership to target piracy

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.

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.

CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2015 finalists announced

11-Sep-2014 - The Campaign for Real Ale has announced its Top 16 pubs as the 2015 Good Beer Guide hits the shelves today.

Jägermeister targets pubs 'passing off'

10-Sep-2014 - Mast-Jäegermeister UK has warned it will take legal action against pubs and clubs that repeatedly ‘pass off’ and ‘pour over’ as part of a fresh crackdown.

Tenant accuses Punch of keeping him in the dark on takeover

10-Sep-2014 - A tenant has hit out at Punch Taverns for selling the freehold of his pub to developers without informing him or giving him the opportunity to buy it.

New cider chief urges Government to support industry

10-Sep-2014 - The new chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) delivered a strong message to MPs and government officials at a Westminster reception last night.

10 tips on the Live Music Act

10-Sep-2014 - Never has the law relating to live and recorded music been so complex. Here is a brief guide to the main issues licensees often ask.

Licensee successfully challenges smoking sign fine

09-Sep-2014 - A licensee has warned fellow publicans to make sure they know their rights after a council wrongly threatened him with a £200 fine for not displaying the correct ‘no smoking’ sign.

Restrictive covenant announcement 'imminent', says Kris Hopkins

09-Sep-2014 - The outcome of the consultation on restrictive covenants on pub sales will be published “in the coming weeks”, new community pubs minister Kris Hopkins has claimed.

Survey shows young people want more alcohol education

09-Sep-2014 - Almost 90% of 18-24 year olds agree that education on the effects of alcohol should be integrated into the National Curriculum, according to new research.

Pint of London Pride goes into space

08-Sep-2014 - Fuller’s London Pride has boldly gone where no beer has gone before following the release of ‘photographic evidence’ of the first pint of real ale in space.

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