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Imbibe: CAMRA sets sights on restaurants, bars and hotels as part of Revitalisation Project

Wondering about the future of CAMRA, in light of its recent Revitalisation Project? Wonder no longer, as the answer is contained within the pages of the project's final report.

13/02/2017

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Financial Review: The battle to save the great British pub

It's a Thursday evening in the British winter, when the UK is plunged into darkness by 4.30pm. But the White Swan Inn, opposite All Saints Church in the village of Hunmanby on the edge of Yorkshire's picturesque Dales, is heaving. As landlord Andy Bowles explained, this is bingo night, with proceeds going to village charities.

10/02/2017

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Local Government Chronicle: ‘Pubs have less planning protection than payday loan shops. Councils must help’

Well-run pubs play a pivotal role in communities.

10/02/2017

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The Times: We’re only here for the beer, so don’t take it away

The Campaign for Real Ale is warning that Heineken's proposed acquisition of 1,900 pubs from Punch Taverns could reduce choice for millions of beer drinkers around the country.

09.02.2017

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The Sun: Cheaper pints please - Government urged to take another penny off beer duty to protect jobs with tax on a pint 10 times what it is in Spain and Germany

The government is being urged to take another penny off beer duty to protect jobs – with tax on a pint in Britain still 10 times what is it is in Spain and Germany.

06/02/2017

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1p off a pint? Camra pushes for beer duty cut in March budget

Campaign for Real Ale calls for duty cut to help both the ailing pub trade and drinkers hit by post-Brexit vote price rises

06/02/2017

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Daily Express: City news: Employment age bias, Thomas Cook and beer duty

THE Government is being urged to continue cutting the duty on beer to encourage investment in the industry and protect jobs.

06/02/2017

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The Mirror: Britain pays second highest tax rate on beer in the whole of Europe amid calls for cuts

Million of beer drinkers are being urged to get behind a new campaign to cut the tax on a pint.

21.01.2017

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MUNCHIES: There Are More Coffee Shops and Less Pubs Than Ever Before

According to new stats released by Local Data Company, an organisation that visits towns and cities to collect information about British leisure activities, cafes are pushing pubs out of UK towns at an alarming rate.

17.01.2017

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Roger Protz defends cask beer quality

Pete Brown used his Publican's Morning Advertiser column to highlight his problems with cask beer quality - Roger's experience differs as he outlines on his website

17/1/17

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Sunday Mirror: Soaring business rates and Brexit could see price of pint raised by 30p

Pubs in England and Wales are looking at a cost increase of £421million over the next five years as business rates have been revalued for the first time in seven years

15/1/17

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Daily Star: Going to the pub is ESSENTIAL for your wellbeing - experts claim

The research found going to your local "directly affects" the size of your network of friends and holds the key to keeping healthy.

6/1/17

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Daily Mail: The power of the pub

Visiting your local makes you healthier, happier - and boosts community spirit, experts say

6/1/17

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The Independent: Going to the pub is officially good for you, according to Oxford University researchers

Oxford University researchers now believe that having a local pub is linked with improved wellbeing due to social engagement.

6/1/17

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Daily Telegraph: Forget Dry January. Drinking in pub with friends is good for you, says Oxford University

For the stoic souls participating in Dry January the local pub might seem like a den of temptation which is best avoided.

6/1/17

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ITV: Going to the pub is good for you, scientists claim

Nipping to the pub for a few hours is good for our health, a new study has found.

6/1/17

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The Guardian: Campaign for Real Ale asks government to give pubs special protection

Camra proposes status that would force pub owners to apply for planning permission for demolition or change of use

26/12/16

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The Scotsman: Number of Scottish breweries at highest level in a century

The number of breweries in Scotland has surpassed 100 for the first time in more than a century.

4/1/17

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Daily Star: Save our pubs

The Campaign For Real Ale says the Government must do more to halt the trend of pubs shutting down.

26/12/16

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Daily Express: Camra urges government to do more to stop closure or demolition of pubs

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) urged ministers to put pubs into a special class so that owners must always seek planning permission for a change of use or demolition.

27/12/16

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