Village

The Chequers, Swinford, Leicester

Football

Licensee paints pub in Leicester City colours

By Nikkie Sutton

Brian Priest who runs the Chequers pub in Swinford made a passing comment that if Leicester won the league, he would paint the pub in the Foxes’ colours.

Errington:

Risky strategies for tackling bad reviews

By Karen Errington

Allowing yourself to be drawn into an emotional exchange on a public forum is something to be avoided at all costs as it can never result in a positive outcome, argues Karen Errington.

Village gem: the Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire

Community-run pub seeks tenant

By Gurjit Degun

A community group in Oxfordshire that has bought its local pub — the Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon — is looking for a tenant to run the venue.

Library: pubs could take up services

Pubs 'a good option for libraries'

By Adam Pescod

More pubs could be set to add library services to their roster under radical proposals currently being considered by ministers. The Future Library...

Localism Bill will be unveiled today

Communities will get right to buy pub

By Ewan Turney

Communities are set to get the right to buy their pub and other community assets under new plans to shift power back to local communities. Groups of...

Agnew: added services to pub

Horse & Hound: home turf

By Robyn Black

Lucy Agnew, licensee of the Horse & Hound tells Robyn Black why coming out of retirement to rejuvenate a community pub was the right move.

The Guv'nor

The Guv'nor

By Alan Glover

A neighbour first, a business second Going back to the '70s, the focal point of community life was the village store, the post office and of course...

East Anglia

East Anglia

Red Lion Preston, Hertfordshire The Red Lion claims to be the first pub bought by village power. In 1982, residents of the small village of Preston...

Reach for a Pint

Reach for a Pint

The Dyke's End, Reach,East Cambridge As a result of declining trade the owner of the Dyke's End first tried to sell the pub, then gain planning...