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Need to know: what's going on at Future Trends: Spirits

7 things you need to know about spirits

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits sales in pubs are now worth £1.7bn, having risen by 4.8% compared to the previous year, driven by the growth of premium in particular.

'Call the cavalry': police sent to deal with 40-man fight

40-man brawl breaks out at Star pub

By Georgina Townshend

Staff at a Star Pubs & Bars site in Greater Manchester were forced to call the police when a fight broke out between 40 people who “refused to leave the pub”.

Information packed: delegates heard about best use of sport and festivals

MA500 Edinburgh in pictures

By Nikkie Sutton

The last MA500 Business Club meeting of 2017 took place north of the border for the first time – in Edinburgh – earlier this month (September).

Evacuation: Stongeate pub at centre of false fire alert (Picture from Google Maps when it was called the Hole in the Roof)

Stonegate pub evacuated after ‘false alarm’ fire

By Georgina Townshend

Customers in a new Stonegate pub in Kent, which had £400,000 spent on its refurbishment, were evacuated when it was believed a fire had broken out – just weeks after opening.

Positive outlook: chief executive Jonathan Neame

No room for mediocre pubs, says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Shepherd Neame’s focus on revitalising its managed pub estate through investment and acquisition has provided great profits for the Kent-based operator, but that does not signal the demise of the independents.

Cask beer: What price is right?

Cask beer: What price is right?

By Sophie Atherton

How sustainable is cut-price cask beer, and what is the wider effect on the industry? The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the role of price in securing cask’s future