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'Terrifying incident': a licensee was stabbed after confronting two armed robbers (Image: Google Maps)

Licensee wounded after confronting armed robbers

By Georgina Townshend

A licensee was stabbed after confronting two armed robbers brandishing a spade and a knife who broke into his Lancashire pub in the early hours of Monday (December 18) morning.

Concerns raised: Trade bodies and pubcos have said they are worried the handbook could 'create another level of complexity'

Concern raised over PCA's compliance handbook

By Georgina Townshend

While the pubs code adjudicator's recently published handbook for pub-owning businesses has largely been welcomed, there are worries it could "create another level of complexity, in addition to the existing code".

Positive measures: the ALMR has welcomed Sadiq Khan's business rates proposals

ALMR welcomes proposals to reform business rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has embraced business rates reform schemes from both the Scottish Finance Minister and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Staying safe: More than 7m people have signed up to Diageo's campaign to stop drink driving

Diageo secures 7m pledges to never drink and drive

By Georgina Townshend

Diageo has secured more than 7m pledges never to drink and drive through its global programme Johnnie Walker's #JoinThePact, beating its 5m target a year ahead of its goal.

Challenges upheld: four out of 12 challenges made against Newby by licensees have been upheld

PCA has complaints against him upheld by CIArb

By Stuart Stone

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has upheld several challenges made by pub licensees against a member of its group and pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby.

Police probe bottle attack in Rutherglen pub

By Stuart Stone

Lanarkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured at the Wee Mill pub on Baronald Street, Rutherglen, in the early hours of Saturday 9 December.