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The pub was bulldozed without permission in April

Demolished pub

Public inquiry to be launched for demolished pub

By Emily Sutherland

An appeal into the illegal bulldozing of Maida Vale’s Carlton Tavern will heard in public, despite developers CLTX Ltd desire for it to be heard behind closed doors.

The Star in St John’s Wood closed without warning last month

Councils urged to play by ACV rules following delays

By Ellie Bothwell

Licensees and pub campaigners have urged local councils to play by the rules when it comes to responding to applications to list pubs as assets of community value (ACV), as the future of outlets in the capital are increasingly threatened by developers.

The Carlton Tavern - before and after the demolition last Wednesday

Council seeks legal action over demolished pub

By Ellie Bothwell

Westminster City Council said it will look into taking legal action against a developer after a Maida Vale pub was demolished, despite the fact the authority had rejected an application to replace the building with flats.

The West End Commission report calls for a “clear distinction” between the evening and night-time economies

Report calls for licensing clarity in London's West End

By Mark Wingett

The licensing policy for London’s West End should make a clear distinction between venues that trade in the “evening” - until about midnight – and late-night drinking outlets, and give more flexibility around licence conditions to the former.

EMROs: Government considers last-minute changes

EMROs: Government considers last-minute changes

By John Harrington

The Government is said to be planning last-minute changes to Early Morning Restriction Orders (EMROs) to exclude certain venues from being subjected to the restrictions.

The Ebury: Tom Etridge has bought back leasehold

Etridge buys back Ebury

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Entrepreneur Tom Etridge has bought back the leasehold of the Ebury in Pimlico, nearly four and a half years after he sold it to the First Restaurant Group.

Westminster fights licensing defeats

Westminster fights licensing defeats

By John Harrington

Westminster City Council is fighting defeats of its restrictive licensing policy. Westminster has applied for a judicial review (JR) of a judge's...

Traces of polonuim210 found at Hey Jo Club

Traces of polonuim210 found at Hey Jo Club

By Joe Lutrario

Hey Joe Club in Mayfair, which is currently publicly flouting the smoking ban, has been named by Westminster City Council as one of 21 premises that...

Westminster wants outdoor smoke ban

Westminster wants outdoor smoke ban

Westminster City Council has confirmed it intends to seek power to stop people from smoking outside West End pubs when the ban comes in next year.

Ladies-only nightclub refused extension

Ladies-only nightclub refused extension

By Iain O'Neil

An appeal by ladies-only nightclub Candy Bar to open until 3am has been refused by magistrates in Westminster. Westminster City Council refused an...