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Unlocking announcement: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update the country about what life will look like on Monday 19 July (image: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)

PM to announce end of restrictions

By Emily Hawkins

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to set out how he will “restore people’s freedoms” by removing all Covid measures including face-covering and social distancing laws.

Unlocking delay: the fourth and final roadmap step has been delayed, the Prime Minister has announced (image: Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)

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Four week unlocking delay 'hard to stomach'

By Emily Hawkins

The lifting of lockdown rules has been delayed for up to four weeks as the Prime Minister urged the public to "wait a little longer" until Monday 19 July.

Hard to believe: 'Looking back, we had no idea of the challenges we would face including three national lockdowns, tiered and regional reopening strategies,' Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie explained

Coronavirus: a year of closures

In numbers: 12 months since Boris Johnson told pubs to close

By Stuart Stone

With 20 March marking a year-to-the-day since last orders were called in pubs just days before a first national lockdown, The Morning Advertiser looks back on some of the defining data from the past 12 months.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 17

THE LOCK IN PODCAST

A year to forget?

By Ed Bedington

It has been a year to the day when the Prime Minister told customers to avoid going to the pub. The podcast team take a wry look at what has turned out to be an unprecedented year of challenge and struggle, which has brought out the best and the worst...

Announcement expected: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be giving a statement to MPs this afternoon before addressing the nation at a press conference this evening

PM expected to announce reopening date today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Prime Minister is set to reveal his plans for a roadmap out of the third lockdown later today (Monday 22 February) with a focus on “outdoor activities”.

Next steps? 'the best thing for the hospitality sector is we all work together to defeat the virus, in the way I’m absolutely certain we can, with disciplined action and the vaccine roll out, and get it back on its feet,' Boris Johnson said

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MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

By Stuart Stone

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures on 11 January. After a positive reception in both Houses of Parliament, where does it go from here?

In need: pub trade demands more support in second lockdown

Lockdown 2.0 'nightmare before Christmas'

By Nicholas Robinson

England's month-long lockdown has been described as a "nightmare before Christmas", with pubs and suppliers to the sector in need of support in addition to furlough.

Extended: Full furlough is back at 80% of salaries

Furlough extended and £1.1bn of support

By Nicholas Robinson

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a month-long extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the second lockdown,

Lockdown: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces second national lockdown

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All pubs to close in national month-long lockdown

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other “non-essential” businesses will be forced to close from Thursday 5 November for a month as the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second national lockdown, a move considered by experts as extremely worrying for the hospitality sector....

In talks: South Yorkshire leaders discuss tier three

South Yorkshire moving to tier three

By Nicholas Robinson

South Yorkshire pubs will face tough tier three rules from this Saturday (24 October), it has been announced following lengthy discussions.

New date: face coverings will now be required to be worn by customers and staff from tomorrow (Thursday 24 September)

Face covering requirement date brought forward

By Nikkie Thatcher

The requirement for pub staff and customers to wear face coverings inside has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday 24 September) despite the Cabinet Office previously confirming to The Morning Advertiser that it would be enforced from Monday (28 September).

Increased risk: the UK alert level has risen from three to four

Government 10pm curfew 'crushing blow'

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government's plan to impose a 10pm curfew to all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality businesses has been labelled 'a crushing blow' for trade.

Rule of six: 'You must not meet socially in groups of more than six and if you do, you will be breaking the law,' Boris Johnson explained

‘Rule of six’ comes into force today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s ‘rule of six’ will be enforced from today (Monday 14 September) meaning those breaking it could be arrested.

Favourite: Johnson is most trusted to run pubs

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Boris Johnson: nation's favourite to run a pub

By Nikkie Sutton

The recently appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been voted the politician trusted most to run a pub according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Destroying UK's oldest gay pub 'unthinkable'

Destroying UK's oldest gay pub 'unthinkable'

By Emily Sutherland

Prominent architects have added their voices to the call to save the UK’s oldest gay pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and described destroying it as ‘unthinkable.’

Who is this man?

Election Special

Mystery man: Can you name the Community Pubs Minister?

By Mike Berry

Two thirds of PMA readers are unable to name the Community Pubs Minister - a damning indictment of how invisible and ineffective the majority of publicans think the incumbent has been in the post.