Smoking

THE GUV'NOR

THE GUV'NOR

Mike Bell The smoke ban could be a blessing for pubs if licensees are prepared to go with the flow, says the licensee of West London's Portobello...

LETTERs

LETTERs

Smoke-ban has killed the pub The economics of running a community pub mean that most are one-person operations, unable to employ additional staff to...

Rockers struggling with smoking ban

Rockers struggling with smoking ban

Happy Mondays' frontman Shaun Ryder could face a fine after he reportedly smoked several cigarettes during the band's concert in Manchester

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Licensing@aol.com

Smoking when closed Q I should like to know whether it is legal to allow smoking when the pub is closed for business, but friends of the licensee are...

THE GUV'NOR

THE GUV'NOR

John Baldwin Pubcos need to do more to protect the traditional community pub, says the licensee of the Big 6 in Halifax, Yorkshire I recently took...

Ashes to ashes

Ashes to ashes

Smoking will be banned in pubs from this Sunday. To mark this historic occasion, we talk to the people most affected... you! It still seems hard to...

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Spirit prepares pubs for smoking ban

By John Harrington

Spirit Group is holding a two-day event of action to ensure its pubs are ready for the smoking ban. Hundreds of employees of Spirit, and head office...

Non-smokers want to ban outdoor smoking

Non-smokers want to ban outdoor smoking

By Iain O'Neil

A new survey claims that two-thirds of non-smokers want to ban smoking outdoors as well as in public buildings. With less than two weeks before the...

People smoking

Greene King helps pub-goers quit smoking

By John Harrington

Greene King is to help pub-goers quit smoking as the start of the English smoking ban approaches. Posters advertising NiQuitin gum, patches and...

Stephen Goodyear

Young's announce sparkling profits

By Andrew Pring

Young's delivered a sparkling set of full-year results today, with pre-tax profits up 18.5% (post exceptionals) to £12 million and managed house...