West End Of London

The West End Commission report calls for a “clear distinction” between the evening and night-time economies

Report calls for licensing clarity in London's West End

By Mark Wingett

The licensing policy for London’s West End should make a clear distinction between venues that trade in the “evening” - until about midnight – and late-night drinking outlets, and give more flexibility around licence conditions to the former.

Tiger Tiger: Novus bar brand

Exclusive: Novus set to buy Balls Brothers

By The PMA Team and Mark Stretton

Novus Leisure is understood to be in exclusive negotiations to buy Balls Brothers, the London wine bar business currently in administration.

Novus looks to buy Soho Clubs & Bars

Novus looks to buy Soho Clubs & Bars

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Novus Leisure, the bar operator led by Steve Richards, has entered exclusive negotiations to buy Soho Clubs & Bars for between £7m and £10m,...

Ladies-only nightclub refused extension

Ladies-only nightclub refused extension

By Iain O'Neil

An appeal by ladies-only nightclub Candy Bar to open until 3am has been refused by magistrates in Westminster. Westminster City Council refused an...

2 Giles Thorley,

2 Giles Thorley,

chairman, Punch (3) MA|29/5/03 |28 |30 Tony |Hughes, managing director restaurants, Mitchells & Butlers (9) MA|29/5/03 |28 |31 Stephen Haupt,...

Westminster aims to

Westminster aims to

clean up' Chinatown by Claire Hu Westminster City Council has launched a draft plan for London's Chinatown which aims to deter poor quality bars...

Westminster set

Westminster set

to thwart reform by The PMA Team Controversial Westminster City Council has given its first indication of how it will side-step the Government's...

The late late blow

The late late blow

The Government claims to be pushing for licensing leniency, but some police forces and councils are seeking the opposite. Jackie Annett reportsThe...