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The pub was bulldozed without permission in April

Demolished pub

Public inquiry to be launched for demolished pub

By Emily Sutherland

An appeal into the illegal bulldozing of Maida Vale’s Carlton Tavern will heard in public, despite developers CLTX Ltd desire for it to be heard behind closed doors.

The Star in St John’s Wood closed without warning last month

Councils urged to play by ACV rules following delays

By Ellie Bothwell

Licensees and pub campaigners have urged local councils to play by the rules when it comes to responding to applications to list pubs as assets of community value (ACV), as the future of outlets in the capital are increasingly threatened by developers.

Pubs would have to be marketed for at least a year before changing use

Westminster proposes pub protection policy

By Ruth Williams

Pubs in central London will have to be marketed for at least a year before a developer can change its use, if Westminster City Council’s proposal for a new planning policy is rubberstamped.

2012: what are your plans?

Westminster eyes pub Olympics boost

By John Harrington

Westminster City Council is examining plans to let pubs open later during the 2012 Olympics, the authority has confirmed. No details of what forms...

Endurance: No drinking outside after 6pm

Westminster bans street drinking

By John Harrington

The Council has won its attempt to ban drinking - or smoking - on the streets outside a pub after 6pm.

Westminster fights licensing defeats

Westminster fights licensing defeats

By John Harrington

Westminster City Council is fighting defeats of its restrictive licensing policy. Westminster has applied for a judicial review (JR) of a judge's...

Traces of polonuim210 found at Hey Jo Club

Traces of polonuim210 found at Hey Jo Club

By Joe Lutrario

Hey Joe Club in Mayfair, which is currently publicly flouting the smoking ban, has been named by Westminster City Council as one of 21 premises that...

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.

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...