Open for business: pubs in Leicester can open from Monday 3 August despite additional restrictions on households socialising

Leicester pubs can reopen from Monday

By Emily Hawkins

City pubs in Leicester have finally been given the greenlight to resume trading after an extended closure period saw them unable to open with the rest of the country.

Using the time wisely: publican Stephen Ward has been ensuring his pub is Covid-secure while it remains closed (image: Mat Fascione, Geograph)

Leicester operator helping community while closed

By Emily Hawkins

A publican in Leicester has shared his experiences of a continued shutdown after the city was placed into a ‘local lockdown’ at the start of the month, owing to high numbers of Covid-19 cases.

Sensational rating: Lineker 'reviews' Tom Kerridge's (pictured) Hand & Flowers

Gary Lineker ‘reviews’ Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers

By Nicholas Robinson

Footballing legend, Walkers crisps ambassador and television presenter Gary Lineker was spotted eating at Tom Kerridge’s two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers, where he described the food as “sensational”.

Vodka man: Gary Lineker

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Gary Lineker on Leicester, pubs and pants

By Liam Coleman

Ahead of the Champions League kicking off, the presenter of BT Sport's coverage talked to The Morning Advertiser about both the tournament and his tipple of choice.

Venture pubco takes on first Star site

Venture pubco takes on first Star site

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Multiple operator, Venture Pub Company has taken on its first pub with Star Pubs & Bars, The Bricklayer’s Arms in Leicester, bringing its estate to a total of 18 sites.