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Profitable: Being at the heart of the community has been key to the site's success

London’s 'first community pub' in the black

By Liam Coleman

A site believed to be the first community pub in London, the Ivy House in Nunhead, is turning a profit for the first time since it came under community ownership.

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My Pub: The Italian Job, Chiswick, London

By Sara Hussein

After opening the UK’s first Italian craft beer pub in Chiswick last year, co-founders Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni explain how they’re planning to bring a taste of Italy to London.

My Pub: The Old Forge, Inverie

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My Pub: The Old Forge, Inverie

By Phil Mellows

The Old Forge at Inverie, in the Western Highlands, is a two-day walk from the nearest road and officially the most remote pub on the British mainland. Belgian licensee Jean-Pierre Robinet, or JP as he likes to be known, explains how the pub functions...

All images: Jo Hone Photography

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My Pub: The Salutation Inn, Ham, Gloucestershire

By Emily Sutherland

Pete Tiley, who runs CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2014 award winner the Salutation Inn, talks about importance of wet-led pubs and how he went from London-based data analyst to rural Gloucestershire licensee.

Murderers' owner Philip Cutter picked up the Best Sports Pub award at last year's GBPA

Summer of Sport

My Pub: Creating an award-winning sports offer

By Oli Gross

Philip Cutter, licensee of freehouse the Gardeners Arms, better known to its regulars as the Murderers, tells the Publican’s Morning Advertiser about the pub’s award-winning sports offer.

Number of micropubs doubles in the last year

City news

Number of micropubs doubles in the last year

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra FS

The number of micropubs in the UK has doubled in the last year and is expected to reach 800 by 2018, according the Micropub Association.

City news

"Unknown future" for traditional pubs

By James Wallin, MC Allegra FS

David Grant, the managing director of Moorhouse’s Brewery, has told M&C the group is determined to grow its pub estate but admitted he does not know what the future holds for the traditional pub.

Puppy saved after arsonists fail to burgle Manchester pub

Puppy saved after arsonists fail to burgle Manchester pub

By Oli Gross

Not every arson attack has a silver lining, but at least thieves who broke into a Manchester pub were stumped by the till’s locks, and nobody was caught in the blaze apart from a puppy – which was later saved by a heroic fireman.