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Publicans ‘losing sleep’ over slow grant process

By Emily Hawkins

Councils processing applications for the Government hospitality grants at a slow pace has left operators frustrated and concerned they will not be able to meet immediate costs.

Time at the bar: a council will not grant extended opening hours after neighbours complained about noise

Publican loses battle to extend opening hours

By Alice Leader

A council has rejected a publican’s application to extend a pub’s opening hours after neighbouring residents warned it would worsen the existing “nightmare of noise” and disruption.

Hastings: council encouraged objections to pubs and bars

Hastings reviews pub licences en masse

By John Harrington

Another council is reviewing licences of pubs in an area en masse to force new restrictions on trading. Hastings Council has been accused of actively...

Welsh council bans staff from smoking

Welsh council bans staff from smoking

By Iain O'Neil

A Welsh council has banned its staff from smoking at all during working hours. The move by Denbighshire council means staff will no longer get fag...