Manchester

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

Has the Budget duty rise had any effect on trade? Kevin Connor Red Lion Withington Manchester It's a bit early to say, but so far we haven't...

Empty pub prices drop

Empty pub prices drop

By Joe Lutrario joe.lutrario@william-reed.co.uk

A national property firm says pub prices are dropping as rate rebates on vacant properties come to an end. Business rate rebates of up to 50% for...

Pub prices drop as rate rebates end

Pub prices drop as rate rebates end

By The PMA Team

A London-based property firm says pub prices are dropping as rate rebates on vacant properties come to an end. Rebates of up to 50% for owners of...

Final warning for rogue publishing firms

Final warning for rogue publishing firms

By John Harrington

Rogue publishing firms that con pubs are getting a final warning to stop the scams. Letters are to be sent to suspected rogue publishers to coincide...

MPS targets north-west

MPS targets north-west

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.u

Pubs in Lancashire and Greater Manchester that screen football via foreign satellites will be the first priority for the new branch of investigations...

Undercover drunk stings confirmed

Undercover drunk stings confirmed

Undercover police will attempt to catch bar staff serving drunks in Manchester and Carlisle. The MA exclusively revealed that the Home Office was...

Smokers want last laugh in comedy club

Smokers want last laugh in comedy club

A comedy club owner believes he has discovered a loop-hole in the smoking ban. Dave Perkin told the Manchester Evening News that customers may be...

Don't make them pay

Don't make them pay

Forget the Manchester Evening News Arena and the Manchester Academy - the Station Hotel in Ashton-Under-Lyne can make a robust claim that it is...

North West

North West

Red Lion Withington, Manchester Licensees do not come much more experienced than pub managers Kevin and Janat Connor. The couple recently celebrated...

Licensees praised for helping cut crime

Licensees praised for helping cut crime

Police in Manchester have hailed an operation to reduce the number of thefts in city centre pubs, bars and clubs. Police say crime was cut by 28 per...

A doorman

Police medals for nightclub staff

By Iain O'Neil

A Manchester nightclub manager and two of his doorstaff have received medals from the police. Keith Ifield and door supervisors Abid Hussain and...

Councillor calls for Tesco licence review

Councillor calls for Tesco licence review

By Iain O'Neil

A Manchester councillor has called for a Tesco supermarket to have its licence reviewed after trouble flared at a World Cup big screen event in the...

Pubs celebrate calm start to World Cup

Pubs celebrate calm start to World Cup

Pubs up and down the country enjoyed a trouble-free start to the World Cup - but the same could not be said for the big screen events in Liverpool...

Europe's farm committee has approved strict new rules to improve the welfare of broiler chickens.

Simple solution to DPS problem

By John Harrington

Hosts and police have come up with a simple solution to the problem of bars being closed in the absence of the Designated Premises Supervisor. NEW COMMENT

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Adam Benzine discovers why Best Bar None has become such a success story.The Grand Harbour De Vere Hotel in Southampton was the glitzy venue for...

Manchester pretty

Manchester pretty

Manchester's pub and bar scene has seen massive regeneration in recent years. Michelle Perrett pays a visit.Manchester is widely regarded as the hot...

Playing safe

Playing safe

Adam Withrington finds that the Manchester City Centre Safe scheme is having a positive impact, due in no small part to the spirit of partnership.It...

Lease of life

Lease of life

With freehouses increasingly hard to come by, leaseholds are enjoying a resurgence in the north of England, reports Tony Halstead The north's buoyant...

Property briefs

Property briefs

Cardiff is still seeing a booming trade in the leisure sector. The 20,000sq ft Millennium Plaza in the Welsh capital now boasts a 14-screen Ster...

BBPA pricing call

BBPA pricing call

The British Beer & Pub Association is seeking clarification from the Office of Fair Trading over a minimum drinks price scheme set to be launched...