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The Independent: Support for pubs is welcome

Letter to the Editor from Colin Valentine

19/5/17

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Family friendly beer festivals to visit

Interested in a family day out that's fun for parents as well as children? Please find below some upcoming beer festivals which offer family fun days with everything from face painting and entertainers to ice cream.

17/5/17

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Imbibe - National Cider and Perry Championships name winners

Cider and perry lovers rejoice: the Campaign for Real Ale has scoured the length and breadth of the nation to find the best out there so you don't have to.

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This is Money - Sell 12,000 pints of cider a year

Some parts of the tax system throw up quirky historic exemptions. Cider enthusiasts, for example, can make up to 12,000 pints a year — the same as 7,000 litres, or 1,500 gallons — and not pay a penny of alcohol duty.

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BBC: London loses 1,200 pubs in 15 years

London has lost nearly 1,200 pubs in 15 years, according to new data.

19/04/2017

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Evening Standard: Closing time: number of London pubs falls by quarter since 2001

The number of pubs in London has fallen by more than a quarter because of developers and rising business rates, according to City Hall research.

19/04/2017

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City AM: London has lost a quarter of its pubs since 2001, an average loss of 81 pubs per year

The number of London pubs has fallen by a quarter – an average loss of 81 pubs per year – in the last 15 years, according to figures released by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

19/04/2017

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Time Out: A quarter of London pubs have closed since 2001

You might need a stiff drink after this: a new report from City Hall reports that the number of pubs in London has fallen by 25 percent in 15 years.

19/04/2017

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Evening Standard: Former strip club in King's Cross wins prestigious national pub award after renovation

A former strip club has been given a top award after being renovated and turned into a pub.

07/04/2017

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London Live: London pub wins conservation award

A former strippers' pub is among the winners of a competition to find Britain's best pub designs.

07/04/2017

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The Guardian: Former London strip joint wins CAMRA pub conservation award

A King's Cross freehouse that once attracted notoriety as a strip joint, a more than 300-year-old Lancashire public house, and a stunning Edwardian street corner local in Sheffield have all clinched top design awards in a prestigious national scheme.

05/04/2017

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ITV: Former strippers' pub among winners of competition to find Britain's best pub designs

A former strippers' pub was among the winners of a competition to find Britain's best pub designs.

05/04/2017

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The Morning Advertiser: CAMRA and APPPG urge pub developers to obey amended planning laws now

Plans to develop or convert any pub in England should be subject to a full planning application process from now onwards, according to a letter sent by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group (APPPG) to big pub companies, NewRiver and supermarkets.

30/03/2017

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CLH News: CAMRA Celebrates Pub Planning Loophole Closure

Following a successful campaign led by the Campaign for Real Ale, the Government has announced that it will support a measure to close a planning loophole in England which has allowed pubs to be demolished or converted to a wide range of retail uses without any planning application.

29/03/2017

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The Morning Advertiser: CAMRA backs report on health benefits of alcohol

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has responded to a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that found moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack, angina and heart failure when compared to teetotallers.

28/03/2017

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The Planner: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Government proposes own amendment to protect pubs

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has tabled an amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill that removes permitted development rights from pubs.

27/03/2017

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beertoday: Amendment on pub planning issues welcomed

News that the Government will put forward its own, new amendment on pub planning issues has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

27/03/2017

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The Daily Mirror: Cracking the whip

If you want to convert your house into a shop you'd need planning permission. That didn't apply when a public house was turned into a supermarket. Local people and local councils had no say in the matter.

25/03/2017

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Imbibe.com: Campaigners rejoice as Government backs plans to close planning loophole

Campaigners are celebrating ‘a fantastic victory' that saw the Government back plans to prevent pubs being demolished or turned into convenience stores without planning applications.

27/03/2017

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The Morning Advertiser: Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of us

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual pubs.

24/03/2017

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