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Independent operator: the Cross Keys in Somerset will "surrender back into the UK" on 9 September

Pub declares independence from the UK

The owners of Somerset pub the Cross Keys Inn at Lydford-on-Fosse have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to let her know they intend to secede from the United Kingdom.

Ratings rise: HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King

Pubcos' ratings upgraded by HSBC

HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King despite a mixed performance because of wet weather conditions earlier this year.

Farewell: Chalk Farm's iconic Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month. (Image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

Iconic Camden music venue changes hands

Famous Camden venue the Lock Tavern is set to change hands at the end of this month, with new owners pledging that the pub will continue its showcasing of live music.

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