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The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists

Make Some Noise: Surrey licensee urges councils to communicate better over noise disputes

30-Sep-2014 - A licensee, whose venue has survived two reviews, has called for local councils to be more proactive in mediating disputes between residents and premises to reduce the number taken to hearings.

LTC support line helps thousands in its first year

30-Sep-2014 - The Licensed Trade Charity’s Support & Care service helped thousands of people in its first year.

Cask Matters launches website

30-Sep-2014 - A website has been launched to help licensees look after and sell cask ale successfully.

MA300: Laine Pub Company's Gavin George says pubs should reflect local culture

30-Sep-2014 - Operators should take the time to research the culture of an area before opening a site there, according to Laine Pub Company’s Gavin George.

PHOTOS: Pub openings - September 2014

29-Sep-2014 - A number of pubs across the country have either opened or re-opened this month following extensive fit-outs and refurbishment of premises. See a selection of the best images of the work here.

Publican's Choice Awards: The winners

29-Sep-2014 - Every single winner in the Publican’s Choice Awards during the years has deserved their victory because it can only happen with your genuine vote of confidence. See this year's winners here.

Reader Survey: Let us know your information needs

29-Sep-2014 - Tell us your views on the topics that are valuable to you and the information you rate as essential to run your pub business.

CAMRA appoints new chief executive

29-Sep-2014 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced its new chief executive, three months after Mike Benner left the post.

Make Some Noise: publican who spent £12k to limit noise faces second licence review

29-Sep-2014 - A licensee, who has spent £12,000 in an effort to limit noise from her pub, has called for support ahead of a second licence review hearing.

VIDEO: Warwick Davis signs off Britain's biggest pub tour in London

29-Sep-2014 - Star Wars actor Warwick Davis oversaw the finale of Stonegate's Britain's biggest pub tour at the Slug and Lettuce, St Katherine's Dock, London on Friday (26 September).

MA300: 'Social media has made craft beer challenge even harder'

29-Sep-2014 - Craft beer, like the introduction of guest ale, is changing the way we drink, speak and share information, according to The Evan Evans Group.

MA300: BII Licensee of the Year reveals seaside trading tips

29-Sep-2014 - British Institute of InnKeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year Lee Price emphasised the importance of treating all differing segments of your customer base with equal value.

New interactive pub quiz fronted by Krypton Factor’s Gordon Burns is launched

29-Sep-2014 - Gordon Burns, the host of iconic game show the Krypton Factor, has launched a quiz game for pubs.

VIDEO: Spirit Pub Company brand Wacky Warehouse releases official song

26-Sep-2014 - Spirit Pub Company firm Wacky Warehouse has released its first official song “It’s Wacky” by children’s pop group, the Little Singers.

Make Some Noise: Kent publican under sound-war siege

26-Sep-2014 - The publican of the George Inn in Chartham, Kent, fears he is being “driven out” of his pub by “malicious keyboard warriors” complaining about noise.

MA300: Glendola boss says venues that tell a story will thrive

26-Sep-2014 - Glendola Leisure managing director Alex Salussolia said operators must rise above the temptation to drive trade through offers and focus instead on creating a story for their product.

MA300: Craft Beer ‘could follow mistakes of gastropubs phenomenon’

26-Sep-2014 - Craft beer is in danger of following the gastropub phenomenon and being misrepresented to consumers, Craft Beer Co’s Martin Hayes claimed at the MA300 Business Club in Brighton.

Operators say Tax Equality Day boosted sales

26-Sep-2014 - The second Tax Equality Day saw sales rise as much as 11% according to some of the operators taking part.

Four licensees convicted for illegal Sky use

26-Sep-2014 - Licensees in London, Liverpool and Manchester have been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in their pubs.

Sky Sports awarded rights to Monday Night Football

25-Sep-2014 - Sky Sports has won the rights to ‘Monday Night Football’, as part of a new five-year agreement for more live American Football from the NFL (National Football League).

The Publican Awards 2015: The judging process

25-Sep-2014 - All the information on the judging process for the Publican Awards 2015, which are now open for entries.

Publican Awards 2015: previous winners' testimonies

25-Sep-2014 - What do previous winners of the Publican Awards have to say about the impact of winning on their businesses?

PMA launches Make Some Noise campaign

25-Sep-2014 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser today launches a campaign to protect established pubs and bars that are threatened with closure due to noise complaints.

Pete Brown on the Cask Report

25-Sep-2014 - Working in beer often feels like living in a busy, hyperactive bubble - less so now that beer is finally enjoying the mainstream media attention it deserves.

Cask Report says pubs need culture change to capitalise on ‘beer revolution’

25-Sep-2014 - The annual Cask Report has called on the pub trade to abandon ‘outdated stereotypes’ about ale drinkers and end the war with craft beer.

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