Local news round-up: pubs including sites in York and London made headlines this week

In local news: pizza challenge and development battles

By Emily Hawkins

Local newspapers writing about their community’s pubs this week reported on sites including a pizza-eating challenge and several campaigns to save pubs from the brink of plans to convert them into homes.

Challenges upheld: four out of 12 challenges made against Newby by licensees have been upheld

PCA has complaints against him upheld by CIArb

By Stuart Stone

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has upheld several challenges made by pub licensees against a member of its group and pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby.

Media guide: how to showcase your pub and drive sales

Ei launches PR guide for publicans to help 'drive sales'

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Publican Partnership has launched a “how to PR your pub” guide to help its licensees showcase their pubs in the media to help "drive sales by promoting their business to new and existing customers".