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BHA backs Government advice on avoiding 'Brexit' sausage virus

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has echoed advice from the Government on cooking pork thoroughly amid reports of a ‘Brexit virus’ in 10% of sausages.

Banger bombshell: advice for operators is to ensure pork is cooked thoroughly

Pubs praised for helping Manchester terror attack victims

23-May-2017 - Hospitality venues such as pubs are “focal points” for members of the public in need of help, providing “assistance and reassurance”, it has been said following the terrorist attack in...

Former security head warns pubs to boost vigilance after Manchester terror attack

23-May-2017 - The former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Chris Phillips has warned pubs and bars to increase their security following the devastating bombing at the Manchester Arena last...

Pregnancy advice has gone too far, expert warns

19-May-2017 - Warnings for pregnant women about drinking in pubs have gone down an “overly precautionary route”, an expert has said.

National Pubwatch launches Ask for Angela film

12-May-2017 - National Pubwatch (NPW) has unveiled an Ask for Angela film to back up the campaign that promotes best practice across the sector.

Licensees could face 'life in prison' if caught selling fake booze

04-May-2017 - Operators have been warned they could be sentenced to a lifetime behind bars if a customer dies from drinking counterfeit alcohol bought and consumed on their premises.

Chefs’ health put at risk by ‘punishing’ long hours

27-Apr-2017 - Chefs have called out industry working hours as potentially damaging to their mental and physical health in a snapshot survey by union Unite.

Fire devastates Thwaites pub after £1m transformation

13-Apr-2017 - A Thwaites food pub and microbrewery in Hoghton, Lancashire, has been devastated by a fire that tore through the building just months after a £1m refurbishment.

Nine ways to child-proof your pub ahead of the Easter bank holiday

12-Apr-2017 - With new figures showing that there are two claims a week for children being injured at commercial properties, according to data from NFU Mutual, Graeme Cushion at legal expert Poppleston...

How to approach the sensitive issue of transgender customers

10-Apr-2017 - Taking the sensitive approach to transgender customers is what all pub operators would like to think they would do. But after a Sussex licensee asked a transgender woman to use...

Nottingham pub welcomed evacuated residents during police ‘stand off’

07-Apr-2017 - A Nottingham pub, The Johnson Arms, became a rest centre to more than 40 residents evacuated from their homes after reports of two youths on the roofs of their properties.

‘Over-regulation’ fears on sugar guidelines

30-Mar-2017 - Public Health England (PHE) has issued guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar in pub meals.

Pubs charged for food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Pubs could be made to pay for requested re-inspections of their businesses under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

Food safety controls to be ramped up by local authorities

16-Mar-2017 - Food safeguards and allergen protection for consumers will be moved up a gear by local authorities, and will be core to delivering a better system of control to ensure a...

£10K fines for using illicit wholesalers to start in April

07-Mar-2017 - The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), which could see pubs fined up to £10,000 for working with illicit wholesalers, will come into force on 1 April.

Woman dies of food poisoning after eating at Cornwall pub

01-Mar-2017 - A grandmother died from food poisoning after eating incorrectly prepared roast lamb at a Cornwall pub, a court has heard. 

Ex-Potting Shed and Rectory couple set up Welsh food pub

27-Feb-2017 - The couple behind famous Cotswolds pub and boutique hotel the Potting Shed and the Rectory have set about transforming a Welsh village pub into a food destination.

Responsible drinking messages in pubs 'largely ignored'

22-Feb-2017 - Alcohol Research UK has called for a "multi-pronged" approach to responsible drinking in pubs after a study revealed that posters encouraging drinking in moderation are largely ignored in a pub...

Cumbria pub destroyed in blaze to reopen after £2m revamp

09-Feb-2017 - A fire-ravaged Cumbrian pub is set to reopen after a £2m investment by owner Robinsons Brewery.

BBPA releases guidance for pubs on catering for customers with access needs

31-Jan-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published updated guidance in a bid to help licensees ensure their pubs are welcoming to customers with access needs.

Food safety

Zero hygiene rating for pub with encrusted fly killer and E.coli

13-Jan-2017 - A heavily “encrusted” electronic fly killer, the presence of E.coli and a lack of hand-washing facilities has left an historic Northamptonshire pub with the lowest food hygiene rating.


Alcohol 'good for body and mind'

09-Jan-2017 - Moderate and low-alcohol consumption could “improve” people’s personal and mental wellbeing, according to a recent study. 

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NHS Health Survey: 31% of men drink above recommended guidelines

15-Dec-2016 - More men than women drink above the recommended alcohol guidelines on a weekly basis, latest NHS health statistics have revealed. 

Self-combusting tea towels

Warning on the dangers of 'self-combusting' tea towels that 'burn pubs to the ground'

14-Dec-2016 - Publicans are being urged to review the way they wash tea towels after self-combustion caused a string of disastrous pub fires.

Food safety

Rare burger crippling health risk warning

13-Dec-2016 - A food safety watchdog has warned of the crippling health threats undercooked burgers can cause now that the category is in steep growth and as a result of more consumers...