Property law

U-turn made: Mole Valley District Council has apologised for confusion over the demolition of the Royal Oak

Council's U-turn as demolition of pub did need planning permission

By Georgina Townshend

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has apologised and said "lessons have been learnt" after it became "confused" as to whether planning permission was required for the demolition of a pub in Leatherhead - which campaigners described...

Shropshire pub launches formal share offer

By Stuart Stone

The White Lion Pub in Ash Magna, Shropshire, launched a formal share offer at a public meeting on 30 November in the hope of keeping the 250-year-old site open.

Falcon contracts: campaigners want to see an end to the agreements

Heineken urged to end Falcon contracts

By Claire Churchard

Campaigners have called on Heineken to end the use of Falcon contracts, which the company will be taking on as part of its deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs.