Out with a bang: pubs in the north of England lost thousands of pounds after grouse shoots were cancelled

Pubs lose out amid grouse shoot cancellations

By Emily Hawkins

Cancelled grouse shoots have caused problems for some rural pubs, with sites in Cumbria and Northumberland reporting tens of thousands of pounds in lost income.

Butter up: the price of oils and fats have risen by a third

Substantial rises in the price of butter and fish

By Nicholas Robinson

Increased butter prices have resulted in oils and fats costing over 30% more than they did a year ago, while the price of fish is up by 25%, new data from the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has shown.

Counting chips: French fries have been dubbed a 'starch bomb' by a US professor of nutrition

Six chips are an 'ideal portion', says Harvard professor

By Emily Hawkins

Six fries are an ideal portion, according to a Harvard professor who dubbed the food a “starch bomb”. The Morning Advertiser asked UK industry experts if portions served by pubs here were too large.

Hygiene inspection: the Tredegar Arms was visited by environmental health officers following a complaint (image credit: Newport City Council)

Greene King fined £152k for food hygiene failings

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Greene King has been hit with a bill of more than £165,000, including a £152,000 fine, after one of its pubs was found to have a slew of food hygiene failings, which could have made diners ‘seriously ill’, according to Newport City Council.

Just the veganning: the Shoulder of Mutton is changing its long-standing name to accommodate vegans.

Pub changes its name to avoid offending vegans

By Robert Mann

A pub has scrapped its long-standing meat-related name dating back to the 1950s – because it might compromise its plan to focus on vegan and vegetarian food.