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Lib Dem councillors James Baker (left) and Ashley Evans defending local pubs

Calderdale Council to target planning loophole

By Ellie Bothwell

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, in West Yorkshire, has passed a motion to close the planning loophole that allows pubs to be converted or demolished without planning permission.

Rating system: five is the top score

Rochdale rolls out Food Hygiene system

By Lesley Foottit

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has rolled out the Food Hygiene Rating System, following more than 150 local authorities in England. The Food...

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...

Final warning for rogues

Final warning for rogues

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

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...

The Smoking Ban - Act one: scene one

The Smoking Ban - Act one: scene one

By John Harrington

Actors are to be used to teach licensees how to cope with the smoking ban in parts of Lancashire next week. Role-plays will give advice on issues...

Scams reveal pubs' openness to fraud

Scams reveal pubs' openness to fraud

By John Harrington

A trading standards boss has called for pubs to get more protection against scammers who claim to be selling ads in magazines for emergency services....

Robinson's provides smoke-ban backing

Robinson's provides smoke-ban backing

By Tony Halstead

Northern brewer Frederic Robinson plans a package of support to help licensees combat the worst effects of next summer's smoking ban. The...