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One step ahead

One step ahead

By James Wilmore

Any pub thinking of taking the plunge and going smoke-free before the ban kicks in can take heart from the story that has unfolded at the Bull in...

My Plan for the Ban

My Plan for the Ban

Cliff Nye The White Horse, Brancaster, Staithe, Norfolk Pub Ownership: Freehold Action taken: The food-led pub is undergoing a complete revamp prior...

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MyShout

Change brings winners and losers, says Stephen Crawley, but you can choose your side The last MA of 2006! Where did the last 12 months go? For us,...

Welsh minister starts smoke-free tour

Welsh minister starts smoke-free tour

Welsh Assembly health minister Dr. Brian Gibbons has begun a tour of smoke-free businesses in Wales with a pit stop at a Denbighshire café. Dr...

Trade demands ban rules by Christmas

Trade demands ban rules by Christmas

By Ewan Turney

Release the smoking ban regulations now - that's the plea from the trade. Following the news that pubs now have just seven months to prepare for the...

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Trade calls for clarity on ban

By John Harrington

Trade groups are demanding clearer guidelines on smoking shelters, Government regulation of councils and fairer fines when smoking is banned. They...

Westminster wants outdoor smoke ban

Westminster wants outdoor smoke ban

Westminster City Council has confirmed it intends to seek power to stop people from smoking outside West End pubs when the ban comes in next year.

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Pub trade raises smoke ban concerns

The British Beer and Pub Association has raised concerns about the implementation of the smoking ban. In its submission to the Government's public...

Smoke group calls for pub tax break

Smoke group calls for pub tax break

Smokers' lobby group Forest has called on the government to offer tax breaks to pubs to help them erect smoking shelters. Forest makes the point in...

Scots to raise tobacco age to 18

Scots to raise tobacco age to 18

Fresh from banning smoking in public places it appears the Scottish Executive is about to unveil plans to raise the age limit for buying fags to 18....

The GUV'NOR

The GUV'NOR

Although the National Association of Licensed House Managers (NALHM) is part of the Transport and General Workers Union, we rebelled against its take...

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My Plan for the Smoke Ban

Phil Lampey The Lamb Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire takes us through how he's planning for the smoke ban Pub ownership: Punch Taverns leasehold Action...

LETTERs

LETTERs

Unite to reverse smoking ban I write regarding Dave Daly's comments on the smoking ban (The Guv'nor, Morning Advertiser, 7 September). At last,...

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M&B leads way with 220 smoke-free pubs

By John Harrington

A total of around 220 Mitchells & Butlers food-focused pubs are now non-smoking, the Morning Advertiser has learnt. The move means M&B is now...

Mel Smith backs down in smoke row

Mel Smith backs down in smoke row

By Iain O'Neil

Comedian Mel Smith has decided against flouting the Scottish smoke ban after licensing officials in Edinburgh stepped in. Reports say licensing...

Pubs told to keep smokers quiet

Pubs told to keep smokers quiet

By Iain O'Neil

Edinburgh licensees are being warned to keep their smoking customers quiet or face losing their licences. The warning to pubs, clubs and bars in the...