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Pubwatch: warning

Pubwatch warning on public bodies

By Michelle Perrett

National Pubwatch has issued another warning against getting public bodies involved with decisions to ban offenders, after schemes in North Wales teamed up with hospitals.

Coulson: change of use can take a long time

Change of use for retirement

By Peter Coulson

To retire and use your pub as a home and not a business, you need to arrange change of use from commercial to residential, says Peter Coulson.

Mephedrone: linked to three deaths

Mephedrone user escapes Pubwatch ban

By Lesley Foottit

A Hereford Pubwatch has decided against a blanket ban on Mephedrone users because the drug is still legal. Paul Neades, of the Litten Tree in...

Smoke ban: 175m fewer pints drunk

Smoke ban: 175m fewer pints drunk

By John Harrrington

On-trade alcohol volumes fell 8% in the nine months to March 2008 as the smoking ban battered pubs. Around 175m fewer pints were drunk overall as a...

Robinsons

Robinsons

William Robinson Director How many pubs do you operate? 405. How many of those are already smoke-free? 50. How much have you invested in preparing...

Non-smokers want to ban outdoor smoking

Non-smokers want to ban outdoor smoking

By Iain O'Neil

A new survey claims that two-thirds of non-smokers want to ban smoking outdoors as well as in public buildings. With less than two weeks before the...

Question time

Question time

As many questions were left in the air as answers over the implications of the smoking ban during the Welsh legs of a series of BII roadshows...

NI pubs want smoke ban deferred

NI pubs want smoke ban deferred

Licensees in Northern Ireland are pleading for the smoke ban to be put back to give them more time to prepare. The ban is due to come into effect on...

Back to the ban

Back to the ban

By James Wilmore

The countdown has begun. In less than a year smoking will be banned in all pubs across England and Wales. Of course licensees are already facing up...

Smoking ban Q&A

Smoking ban Q&A

When will the ban be introduced?As it stands, summer 2007. Where will the smoking ban apply?In all enclosed public places, including pubs, bars,...

Town & country

Town & country

With some form of smoking ban now certain across the rest of the British Isles, James Wilmore went to Ireland to find out how licensees are coping.In...

Taking a stand

Taking a stand

The Publican's Butt Out! campaign has had overwhelming support. Tom Sandham went along to a Pubwatch meeting in South-East London to hear what the...

Smoke protector

Smoke protector

The possibility of a smoking ban in Scotland is growing more likely. Tom Sandham reports.After a week of announcements from the Scottish Executive,...