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Grand designs: award-winning pubs include a micropub and a former slaughterhouse

CAMRA recognises cool pub conversions

The winners of CAMRA’s Pub Design Awards have been announced, with pubs recognised for their efforts in converting disused buildings into pubs and protecting historic taverns.

Eventful year: NewRiver’s Mark Davies (left) and Hawthorn Leisure’s Gerry Carroll remain opportunistic about new acquisitions

NewRiver aims for £2.8m spend on pub projects

Following what NewRiver’s CFO Mark Davies described as a “pretty eventful” year – both he and Hawthorn Leisure’s CEO Gerry Carroll believe that the company’s pub business is well placed to develop further.

Final straw: a ban on single-use plastics will still allow pubs and bars to provide plastic straws to disabled customers

Pubs ‘exempt’ from ban on plastic straws

Environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that a ban on single-use plastic coming into force in April 2020 will still allow pubs and bars to provide plastic straws to disabled customers on request.

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