West Midlands

Campaign launched: Jackie Moody-McNamara announced #inviteustospeak at the MA Leaders Club event

Mayor's actions applauded by pub campaigner

By Ed Bedington

An equality campaigner for the pub sector has applauded the actions of a West Midland’s mayor who refused to take part in the Conservative Party conference due to gender inbalance.

Private socialising banned: new restrictions come into force in Birmingham today but people can still socialise in pubs

Birmingham restrictions 'won't impact pubs'

By Emily Hawkins

Restrictions on private gatherings come into force in parts of the West Midlands today (15 September) but people are still allowed to socialise with other households at pubs.

Regional focus on... the West Midlands

Property

Regional focus on... the West Midlands

By Liam Coleman

Our latest in depth look into the pub property market around the country takes us to Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Men jailed for £5m keg theft plot

Men jailed for £5m keg theft plot

By Adam Pescod

Five men from the Midlands have been handed jail sentences totalling 14-and-a-half years for their part in a plot to steal £5 million worth of beer kegs from across the region.

JD Wetherspoon to open 13 new sites

JD Wetherspoon to open 13 new sites

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, has revealed details of 13 sites it plans to open in the first three months of this year.

BII: West Midlands bash

Christmas social for West Midlands pubs

By Ewan Turney

Licensees in the West Midlands are invited to enjoy a beer tasting and Christmas social on 1 December. The event is being organised by the West...

Hosts were fined for copyright breaches

Two convicted of foreign satellite offences

By John Harrington

Another two licensees have been convicted of copyright offences for screening Premiership football via foreign satellite systems. A further host,...

Police storm pub to check for drunks

Police storm pub to check for drunks

By Joe Lutrario

A dozen police officers burst into a Birmingham pub to check for drunk customers. The raid on the Prince of Wales, which occurred in November, left...

Punch names its top BRM

Punch names its top BRM

Michael Bridger, who is responsible for pubs in the West Midlands, is named the pubco's best business relationship manager

Licensing red tape headache

Licensing red tape headache

By John Harrington

Hosts face a postcode lottery over the amount of licensing paperwork they will have to cope with

Surrey beer more expensive

Surrey beer more expensive

By Tony Halstead

Drinkers in Surrey are paying 31% more for their beer than pub customers in the West Midlands, according to the Good Pub Guide's annual prices...

Karaoke con is back

Karaoke con is back

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.u

The pub karaoke conman has been targeting outlets across the West Midlands, North-West England and North Wales, the Morning Advertiser has learnt....

THE AGENTS

THE AGENTS

Rosie Greenwood Fleurets Birmingham Office Negotiator Our geographical responsibility as one of the most strategically-placed offices in the Fleurets...

As easy as ABCQ

As easy as ABCQ

As the final stages of CaskForce approach, Rosie Davenport reports on the vital trade training aspect of the competition Competition prizes don't get...

Paul J Kiely Provence MD

Provence pubs let by ex-employee's firm

Pub operating firm Provence has embarked on a change of strategy, with a swathe of its pubs now being let by a former employee's company. Bury-based...

Warning as

Warning as

hosts face crackdown West Midlands licensees are being warned not to be tempted to pass off cheap spirits on customers. Trading standards officers in...