Assurances made: Star Pubs & Bars launches welcome pack for its acquired 1,900 Punch pubs

Star seeks to assure Punch pub operators on key issues

By Georgina Townshend

Star Pubs & Bars' welcome pack has assured 1,900 licensees on a number of key issues, including rent and product prices, ahead of taking full operational responsibility following the acquisition of Punch A pubs on 5 March.

Falcon contracts: campaigners want to see an end to the agreements

Heineken urged to end Falcon contracts

By Claire Churchard

Campaigners have called on Heineken to end the use of Falcon contracts, which the company will be taking on as part of its deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs.

Social media and the law


Social media and the law

By Poppleston Allen

Whether you are a social media guru or have never posted a tweet in your life, the platform is here to stay.

Willock: Last orders


Willock: Last orders

By Rob Willock

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to the airport, bound for pastures new (well, deserts new) in the Middle East.