St Albans

Pub champ: Anne Main MP says a one-size-fits-all business rates model does not work for pubs in her district

A group of publicans has united against the rates system

By Emily Hawkins

Ahead of a parliamentary probe into the business rates system, The Morning Advertiser (MA) spoke to St Albans MP Anne Main about her work raising the concerns of the city’s publicans in Westminster.

Kotrys leaves as M&B prepares to close Orchid’s head office in St Albans this month


Property director steps down from M&B

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Paul Kotrys has stepped down as property director at Orchid, which is part of Mitchells & Butlers, to take up a role at property agency James A Baker, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report understands.

M&B has confirmed it is in talks to buy the bulk of Orchid pubs

M&B in exclusive talks to buy 175 Orchid pubs

By James Wallin

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has confirmed that it has in exclusive talks to buy the majority of the Orchid estate – with the rest to be placed in administration.

Oliver: 14 Jamie's Italian outlets

Jamie Oliver buys St Albans pub

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Jamie's Italian, the fast-growing restaurant chain spearheaded by Jamie Oliver, is thought to have secured a site in St Albans, Hertfordshire, after...

Protz: good cheer doesn't impress Panorama

Life through a distorting lens

By Roger Protz

The BBC's Panorama programme on Oldham's drinking scene was no better than tabloid television, says Roger Protz.

MA has led campaign against glass bans

St Albans licensee defeats glass ban

By John Harrington

A blanket ban on glass at a Hertfordshire bar has been overturned at magistrates. The result has been seen as a victory against calls for so-called...