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Drinkaware partnership: football fans can win a Derby County shirt for taking part in the programme

Drinkaware and Derby County FC launch ‘Game Changer’ competition

By Stuart Stone

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware will be launching a new competition for Derby County football supporters during the team’s Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford on Saturday 3 February, as part of an ongoing partnership with the club.

Unnecessary stress: Robin Wheeler speaks out over his experience with Marston's

Publican condemns Marston's over 'stress' of missing deposit

By Georgina Townshend

A publican has spoken out over the strain Marston's has caused him over his missing £5,000 deposit, and said that, based on his experience, it is "no wonder good operators are deserting the pub industry in droves”.

Challenging high rents: what options are available to licensees who find their rent unsustainable?

How can licensees tackle high rent?

By Stuart Stone

The Morning Advertiser sought advice from Slater and Gordon lawyers on where licensees stood when it came to challenging high rent.

New role: MP Richard Harrington has confirmed he is the new minister for pubs policy

Do pubs have a new pubs code minister?

By Georgina Townshend

MP Richard Harrington has confirmed he is the new minister overlooking the pubs code, and said he is "listening very eagerly" to concerns.

Huge concerns: MP Adrian Bailey slams Paul Newby and pubcos

Pubs code adjudicator and pubcos slammed by MP

By Georgina Townshend

An MP has blasted the behaviour of pubcos and the work of the pubs code adjudicator in a Westminster Hall debate, calling for adjudicator Paul Newby to be replaced and for a tougher approach to legislation.

The rise in staycationing in 2018 is set to provide a boost for the south west

Regional focus on...the south-west

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the south-west takes a look at the best pubs available in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

Cultural and economic assets: the Government has pledged to help protect Britain's music venues

Government backs 'agent of change' rollout

By Stuart Stone

The pub industry has reacted positively to the news that an agent-of-change principle, protecting the UK’s live music venues from property developers, has received Government backing and will be written into planning law.