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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.

Up and down: dairy is a particularly volatile category when it comes to pricing, according to the index

Cost of food continues to fall

By Nikkie Sutton

Raw ingredients prices fell in January this year, when compared with December 2017, thanks to a drop in costs of bread and dairy.

Legal knowledge: Jonathan Greatorex wants TripAdvisor to take down untrue reviews

How to remove malicious TripAdvisor reviews

By James Beeson

It’s every licensee’s worst nightmare. A wholly untrue and malicious review, posted on the internet on a website that refuses to take it down.

Industry problems: diners who do not turn up for their bookings at pubs is a big issue in the trade

Pubs need to do more to tackle no-shows

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should move towards technology to help them deal with the industry-wide issues of no-shows, according to a booking expert.