'Killer on the run after pub landlord is murdered for refusing to serve a drink'

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A landlord was found murdered behind his pub yesterday after he refused to serve a drink. The publican, named locally as Stevie Curran, 47, suffered...

A landlord was found murdered behind his pub yesterday after he refused to serve a drink. The publican, named locally as Stevie Curran, 47, suffered multiple injuries and police confirmed they were treating his death as murder. Officers revealed they were linking the murder, in Whitecraig, East Lothian, to a car crash 24 miles away on the A1 near Dunbar. Checks on the registered owner are believed to have led them to the Doplhin Inn, the pub in Whitecraig which dad-of-two Stevie ran with his wife Jill. A source claimed trouble had flared earlier in the evening when a man came into the pub in a drunken state and Stevie refused to serve him - Daily Record

On October 18, one of Spain's biggest brewers, Estella Damm, introduced its gluten-free "real beer tasting" Daura, originally Estrella Damm Apta Para Celíacos, to the US market. Daura is presently available in twelve nations around the world (Australia, UK, Germany) and holds the title of "World's Best Gluten-Free Beer" for 2008 and 2009 - The Independent

Wholesale changes to the nation's diet, with a move towards vegetarian food and away from beef and cheese, have been recommended by Government advisers. A report commissioned by the Food Standards Agency suggests radical changes to what we eat and even how we cook - Daily Mail

Net lending to businesses grew £300m in August, a modest improvement after July's £2.5bn drop, according to the Bank's monthly Trends in Lending report. However lending to businesses was still down year-on-year, contracting 5.4pc. Credit availability for small businesses - often a source of criticism aimed at banks - "generally remained difficult", although it was improving for bigger companies - The Telegraph

Half of men refuse to order a soft drink in a pub because it would make them feel "a wuss" in front of mates. Peer pressure means millions of blokes order a beer when they would happily have an alcohol-free drink if they were alone, a survey claimed yesterday. One in 10 even said they "wouldn't dream" of ordering a soft drink in front of pals. A spokesman for drinks firm Iron Press, which carried out the study, said: "It seems men feel under pressure to drink alcohol when they're with their friends." - The Mirror

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