Final straw: ministers have highlighted that 8.5bn plastic straws are thrown away in the UK every year

Plastic straws set to be banned in England

By Stuart Stone

Plastic straws could soon be banned from sale in England under a Government plan to protect rivers and oceans from the rising tide of plastic pollution.

Your help needed: pubs must help reduce risks to their customers

How to help battle the ongoing fight against terror

By Poppleston Allen

We don’t need to be reminded of the atrocities recently in Carcassonne, France. This historic city was blighted with an act of terrorism leaving five dead, including a police officer who exchanged himself for a hostage and paid the ultimate price.

Investigation: the Insolvency Service says the licensees used eight different company names

Banned landlords found running Robinsons pub

By Michelle Perrett

Robinsons Brewery has said it will be having discussions with two of its licensees after it was revealed they were disqualified from running business as limited companies after using insolvency laws to avoid paying debts.

Waiting game: Gary is hoping for clarification from the PCA

Licensee to get ruling from PCA over MRO lease policy

By Michelle Perrett

Licensee Gary Murphy of Ye Olde Mitre Inne in Barnet, North London, is hoping a ruling in his case with the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) will provide clarity over market-rent only (MRO) leases.

Give lease a chance: The ins and outs of lease reassignments

Pub property: Lease is the word

By Stuart Stone

Leaseholds remain an ever-popular point of entry into the pub industry for inexperienced pub owners. However, sites that are only part way through their lease may need to be reassigned, so what’s the best way to do this?

“While traditional pubs thrive in densely populated areas, wet-led pubs situated in the shires continue to face the pressures of increasing overheads

Regional focus on...the West Midlands

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the west midlands focuses on the best pubs in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Approaching deadline: the Electoral Commission is targeting unregistered voters under the age of 34

Electoral Commission distributes 1m beer mats

By Stuart Stone

Ahead of the deadline for voters to sign up for the upcoming local elections on 3 May, the Electoral Commission has distributed around 1m beer mats to pubs and bars encouraging their punters to register.