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Top dog: Craig Steele had taken early retirement but took the role of licensee

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LONG LIVE THE LOCAL

My Pub: the Dog Inn, Belthorn, Lancashire

By Gary Lloyd

A co-operative group took over the Dog Inn in 2015 after its closure. Here, Community Benefit Society member Yvonne Brown explains how board member and licensee Craig Steele has made sure this pub is no shaggy dog story.

Paranormal pubs: CAMRA starts off Halloween by revealing top 10 haunted pubs

Are these Britain’s most haunted pubs?

By Alice Leader

From ghostly tales to phantom figures, CAMRA has revealed 10 haunted pubs to visit this month to spark the Halloween spirit and intrigue even the staunchest non-believers.

More than pulling pints: recruiting and retaining staff in the hospitality sector is an ongoing problem but pub companies are going above and beyond to help

Spotlight

Busting the myths around jobs in hospitality

By Nikkie Thatcher

Guest editor Simon Longbottom sets the brief for this issue’s Spotlight feature, which looks at debunking the myths surrounding jobs in the hospitality sector.

Local news round-up: pubs including sites in York and London made headlines this week

In local news: pizza challenge and development battles

By Emily Hawkins

Local newspapers writing about their community’s pubs this week reported on sites including a pizza-eating challenge and several campaigns to save pubs from the brink of plans to convert them into homes.

What a cracker: Uphouse Pubs is on the front foot in the fight against plastic waste

Pub group cuts the crackers for Christmas

By Alice Leader

Family-run pub group, Uphouse Pubs, is breaking tradition by going crackerless this Christmas to help aid the battle against plastic waste by pubs.

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