Shut us down: publicans in areas with household mixing bans have pleaded for the Government to issue more support (image: Roger Kidd, Geograph)

Pubs in second tier 'better off closed'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the second tier of coronavirus measures have said they would be “better off” closed as they brace for slumped trading with a household mixing ban.

Pub cleaner: Sheila Nicholson retires after 41 years at the Red Lion in Chester-le-Street

Pub cleaner retires after 41 years

By Gurjit Degun

Sheila Nicholson, cleaner at the Red Lion in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, has polished the pub’s bar for the last time, retiring after 41 years.

Best Bar None: Loft has been stripped of its award

BBN awards revoked over £10 drinks deal

By John Harrington

A Durham nightclub has been stripped of its Best Bar None awards after running an all-inclusive drinks deal. Loft, owned by Vimac Leisure, is...

Warwick is sold

Warwick is sold

Acting on behalf of the Unique Pub Company, the Newcastle office of agents Christie & Co has sold the Earl of Warwick pub in Chapel Street, West...