Wentworth MP and Minister for Housing and Planning, John Healey, has reportedly been handed his dream job in government – Minister for Pubs. Press over the weekend suggested that Healey had been appointed to aid the UK’s 53,000 recession hit pubs. M&C Report
According to a survey conducted by the Sunday Mirror, pubs are charging up to 60p more for a soft drink than a pint of beer. The survey revealed that a pint of standard bitter is cheaper than an equivalent amount of non-alcoholic drink such as cola and lemonade in almost half of Britain’s pubs.
Guy Ritchie is opening a British pub in New York in a move that will help him to maintain ties with his children. It is thought that Ritchie will recreate his London pub, The Punch Bowl, in New York’s Tribeca area. Mail On Sunday
The UK could be in line for its most blistering economic recovery in almost 40 years, according to an authoritative measure from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Daily Telegraph
According to a survey conducted by British Beer & Pub Association the tide is turning on the rate of pub closures. The latest figures showed that closures were down to 39 a week, having peaked at 52.
The Capital Pub Company has reported an improved trading performance against last year as the London market remains buoyant. The announcement came as the operator confirmed the acquisition of two pubs: the Havelock Tavern in Brook Green, W14 and the Uplands in East Dulwich. morningadvertiser.com
The latest figures from figures from hospitality research company STR Global, revealed that hotel revenue per available room rose by 5.8% in London but fell by 7.8% across the regions in the week ending 16 January 2010. caterersearch.com
…and finally. We were amazed to get an email this morning informing us that as a previous victim of an internet based scam, we’re eligible for a share of $8m compensation. All we need to do is send our bank details to the company handling the claims. We’ll let you know how we get on.
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