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Take the strain: pub sector warned 2018 will be the toughest in a decade

Pubs face 'toughest year for over a decade'

By Georgina Townshend

The pub industry should treat recent figures released on Britain's managed pub sales with "very cautious optimism", says the managing director of procurement firm Regency Purchasing Group (RPG), and warns the sector faces "its toughest...

New standards: as of 1 April low energy ratings could block the letting of pubs

Low energy ratings to block pub lets

By Stuart Stone

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations are coming into force on the 1 April changing the rules on around whether a pub can be let to a tenant or not.

Support call: the BBPA has highlighted how 80% of pubs are classified as small businesses as part of its Government inquiry response

BBPA calls for more support for 'struggling' smaller pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for more support for pubs in response to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into small business and productivity.

Shut up: the Mill pub in Salisbury has been closed as part of police investigations (image credit: Chris Talbot)

Diners warned to wash clothes after poisoned spy incident

By Nikkie Sutton

Customers of a pub and a restaurant that were closed as part of investigations into the poisoning for a former Russian spy and his daughter have been advised to wash their possessions after nerve agents traces were discovered.

Sleeves rolled up: the staff at the Lindisfarne Inn provided 50 motorists with shelter from the wintry weather

Room at the inn for stranded motorists

By Stuart Stone

The Lindisfarne Inn, just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, opened its doors to 50 motorists stranded in the snow despite rooms being fully booked.