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Self-sanctioned baptism of fire: 'Ironically, the one area I do now feel in control of is the other side of my career as a performer'

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

‘When you’re a publican and you’ve retrained as an actress. Just call me Lucky’

By Debbie Baisden, the Rayleigh Arms, Terling, Essex

To kick off a series looking back at a turbulent 12 months in the on-trade, Debbie Baisden, a multi-tasking, performing publican, explains how she is confronting Covid-19 challenges with hopes to continue both her careers in the arts and hospitality.

Publican Awards: The MA is calling for stories of excellence to send the message that hospitality matters.

Publican Awards aims to celebrate sector

By The Morning Advertiser

The coronavirus crisis has battered our sector, yet companies have remained resilient and strong, supporting their teams and customers. The Morning Advertiser (MA) aims to celebrate this with the launch of the Publican Awards.

Cultural change: 'pubs and restaurants have made headlines consistently over the past nine months, but the incredibly serious, potentially existential crisis, facing night clubs doesn’t seem to be penetrating the zeitgeist in the same way'

Analysis

Night clubs 'unfortunate, unnoticed casualties' of coronavirus

By Stuart Stone

While the existential crisis facing night clubs hasn’t occupied as many column inches as the plight of pubs, a number of sector stakeholders believe that lights out for late nights out would change not just the complexion of the hospitality sector, but...

Music limit: pubs must ensure “no music is played on the premises which exceeds 85db

Pubs banned from playing loud music

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector was not adequately consulted on extra restrictions on pub music volumes, a trade association has said.

Government clarification: pubs have been advised they should not be hosting karaoke events just yet.

Pubs 'should not host karaoke'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs should still not host karaoke events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

Reopening unlikely: news of Government support for grassroots music venues will be welcome news for sites such as the Fiddler's Elbow in north London

Grants of up to £80k for music pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Grassroots music venues at immediate risk of permanent closure will receive £2.25m emergency funding, the Government has announced.

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