'Neil Morrissey pledges support for Proud of Pubs Week in The Sun'

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Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey is hoping to pull punters to pubs across Britain - with his own-brew bitter. The actor, 47, is one of dozens...

Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey is hoping to pull punters to pubs across Britain - with his own-brew bitter. The actor, 47, is one of dozens of celebrities and MPs supporting Proud of Pubs week, a nationwide awareness campaign led by industry bible The Publican​. He expects to shift 100,000 pints of a Proud of Pubs bitter brewed at his own micro-brewery in North Yorkshire. Neil said: "This is a superb campaign and one of those things that reminds us that we have something to be proud of." - The Sun

John Dunsmore, the chief executive of C&C, the cider maker, insisted yesterday that "incompetence not malevolence" was responsible for an error that led the company to publish inaccurate trading figures - The Times

Whisky giant Diageo's plans to axe 900 jobs are "wrong" and "very damaging to the Scottish economy", finance secretary John Swinney said last night - Scotsman

It seems Brits are falling out of love with fast food after sales of the quick-fix grub fell for the first time since 1969. A report says informal dining out — classed as a spend of under £15 per person — is feeling the pinch from the credit crunch. Experts commissioned by McDonald's found that on average Brits spend £12.75 a week on eating out. People in Wales were found to be the most frequent pub-goers, with 38 per cent visiting a boozer at least every two weeks - The Sun

Motorists suspected of drink-driving by members of the public are to be sent warnings by police in the Lothians, even if they have not been caught - Scotsman

Inflation fell below the Bank of England's target rate of two per cent for the first time in almost two years last month, reflecting a decline in food prices, in line with economists' forecasts.The annual inflation rate measured by the consumer price index dipped to 1.8 per cent in June, down from 2.2 per cent in May - FT

Ed Miliband, the environment secretary, admitted low-carbon energy will be more expensive for customers ahead of launching plans for a major expansion of renewables - Daily Telegraph

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