Professional Services & Utilities

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

Withdrawn: the paper 'fiver' cease to be legal tender tonight, ©Thinkstock

Paper £5 notes no longer legal tender

By Liam Coleman

The paper £5 notes, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the back, will cease to be legal tender from midnight tonight (Friday 5 May). The Morning Advertiser looks at what you need to know.

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Pub success: Going multiple

Pub success: Going multiple

By Liam Coleman

You’ve squeezed everything you can out of your site and are now ready to move on up and run a second site. What challenges await you on the journey to becoming a mighty multiple operator?

Pursue your goal: Don't give up your vision of what you really want

Pub success: Starting out

By Liam Coleman

Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know about the trade before starting out and what challenges lie ahead for first-time operators?

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