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Raising a glass: (l-r) Annabel Smith, Dea Latis; Lilian Greenwood MP; Jess Phillips MP; Lisa Harlow, Dea Latis; Brigid Simmonds, CEO BBPA; Sophie Goodall, head of public affairs at Heineken UK; Ruth Smeeth MP; Alison McGovern MP

Dea Latis celebrates women in the pub industry at beer tasting

By Claire Churchard

More than 70 female MPs and women working in brewing and related industries attended the third beer tasting to be held in parliament by beer and women group Dea Latis, the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) and the British Beer & Pub Association...

 Winning formula: From L-R Steve Baker, National Pubwatch chairman; Graham Tuach, Romford Town Pubwatch chairman; James Hall, Romford Town Pubwatch deputy chairman; Gavin Shuker MP; Charles Ireland, general manager Diageo Great Britain, Ireland and France

Diageo National Pubwatch Awards unveils winners

By Claire Churchard

Romford Town’s Pubwatch scheme collected the top prize at the glittering Diageo National Pubwatch Awards last night for its significant contribution to community safety.

Pressure: parliament backs motion on rethink in the PCA appointment process

PCA appointment rethink backed by Parliament

By Liam Coleman

Parliament has delivered a further blow to Paul Newby by backing a motion calling on the Government to "reopen the appointment process for the PCA (pubs code adjudicator)".

Beer Group MP: 'We won over beer, many would say we lost over pubs'

Beer Group MP: 'We won over beer, many would say we lost over pubs'

By Andrew Griffiths MP

Just like the Forth Road Bridge, where famously workmen on completing a new coat of paint have to start all over again at the other end, so the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group begins again at the start of the new Parliament.

BII chairman Bernard Brindley, who sadly died over the weekend

BII chairman Bernard Brindley dies

By John Harrington

Bernard Brindley, the pub industry stalwart and chairman of the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping), has died, aged 63.

Jacques Borel says he has obtained 24 lobbying appointments with MPs

VAT Club ‘back on track’, says Borel

By Rob Willock

Jacques Borel’s VAT Club has obtained 24 lobbying appointments with MPs and had responses from a further 55, according to the veteran campaigner.