William and Kate: wedding approaches

Royal wedding: later pub hours 'closer'

By John Harrington

Pubs are a big step closer to getting the automatic right to open later during the royal wedding. An order has been laid in Parliament that, if...

Hung Parliament: is it good for pub trade?

Pub trade differs over hung Parliament

By Ewan Turney & John Harrington

Pub trade leaders are themselves divided on the best political solution for the pub trade — just as the country has been split on who should rule. BII boss Neil Robertson argued a hung parliament may stop the worst excesses of the Government.