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Norovirus outbreaks caused by dirty chefs' hands

30-Jun-2017 - Poor handwashing in kitchens and overlooking other hygiene practices are contributing to the spread of dangerous foodborne bugs such as Norovirus, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

On-trade serving 1 in 4 teens alcohol without asking for ID

30-Jun-2017 - Operators sold one in four teenage mystery shoppers alcohol without asking for proof of age in 2016, according to new data.

Rare 250-year-old receipt unearths 'great coaching inn days'

30-Jun-2017 - The discovery of a rare 18th-century receipt from the oldest pub in Stafford includes the purchase of two breakfasts, supper, stables and pints of ale – totalling around 60p in...

How to avoid faecal bacteria in pub ice machines

30-Jun-2017 - Ice machine suppliers have issued advice to help pub operators ensure ice equipment is safe from bacterial contamination.

British & Irish Lions return for second Test match

30-Jun-2017 - Another weekend of sport will see the second match in the British & Irish Lions Test series in Wellington, as well as the tennis final from Eastbourne.

One in five people in Wales drink more than guidelines recommend

30-Jun-2017 - One in five (20%) people in Wales drink more alcohol than the recommended weekly consumption figure of 14 units, the National Survey of Wales has revealed.

Public split over smoking rooms in pubs

30-Jun-2017 - The public is split on whether to allow separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms in pubs, according to a survey by Forest, the pro-smoking group.  

MRO fight to cost licensee £25,000

30-Jun-2017 - A licensee, fighting his case for the market-rent-only (MRO) option, said it is going to cost him £25,000 despite using the pubs code adjudicator (PCA). 

Up in smoke: the rules of vaping inside pubs

30-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban came into effect in 2007 but where does that leave the many people who now want to vape in your premises rather than smoke cigarettes?

Open house event launched to celebrate London Bridge and Borough Market

30-Jun-2017 - London operators and customers alike are being urged to come together in London Bridge and Borough Market this Saturday (1 July) in support of local businesses following the terror attack...

Great British Pub Awards 2017 finalists unveiled

29-Jun-2017 - The finalists have been announced for the Great British Pub Awards 2017.  

Sports pubs’ beer sales rise following opening Lions Test

29-Jun-2017 - Publicans who opened their doors early to show the opening British and Irish Lions Test match reaped the benefits, with beer volumes up 4% compared to the same Saturday last year.

Wales to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

29-Jun-2017 - Wales is to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol with legislation expected in the next 12 months.

Bar manager sacked after Grenfell Tower fundraiser cancellation

29-Jun-2017 - The manager of a Shoreditch bar has been sacked after a Grenfell Tower charity night was cancelled, following comments the night would “attract a poor-quality demographic”.

One third of hospitality kitchens have served meat ‘on the turn’

29-Jun-2017 - More than 30% of chefs have worked in kitchens that served meat ‘on the turn’, according to a university study.

Seaside town will not introduce blanket glassware ban

29-Jun-2017 - East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) has denied accusations it was considering banning all glasses from premises in Skegness.

Is JD Wetherspoon opening the ‘biggest pub in the UK’?

29-Jun-2017 - JD Wetherspoon claimed it would be opening “probably” the biggest pub in the UK this summer. 

Booker calls on CMA to 'fast track' probe into Tesco merger

29-Jun-2017 - Foodservice wholesaler Booker has urged the UK competition regulator to “fast track” the review into its merger with Tesco.

Vimto hops into summer with Vimtoad campaign

29-Jun-2017 - Vimto has announced a £1.5m advertising campaign to run in cinemas, on demand and across digital and social platforms, which includes the soft drinks company’s Vimtoad character.

Greene King reports strong annual results

29-Jun-2017 - Greene King has this morning reported a 1.5% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed division in the 52 weeks to 30 April 2017, driven by a good Christmas, a stronger...

Star Pubs & Bars helps battle chef crisis

29-Jun-2017 - A series of food training videos to help licensees combat the skilled kitchen-staff shortage and ensure high standards in food are met, is the latest initiatives launched by Star Pubs...

'Oldest community-owned' pub celebrates 20th anniversary

28-Jun-2017 - What is believed to be the longest running community-owned pub in the UK celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday (1 July).

On-trade to feel the brunt of consumer confidence drop

28-Jun-2017 - Pubs could feel the effects of declining consumer confidence following the recent political uncertainty and the progression of Brexit, according to new research by information solutions firm Equifax.

BBPA slams proposals for Tower Hamlets late-night levy

28-Jun-2017 - Controversial proposals for a late-night levy (LNL) in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have again been slammed by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Pub awarded zoo licence after two and a half year wait

28-Jun-2017 - A pub in Kent has finally been given the go ahead to open a fully-fledged zoo in its grounds after a two-and-a-half-year licensing battle.

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