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My career highlight – in Leamington Spa

I may not have a high-flying career, but I can take a bit of pride in establishing a certain pub session after work on Friday nights Continue reading

This is what we’re losing

As Sheffield’s defunct Old Heavygate Inn is dismantled, a 300-year-old foundation stone reminds us of all that disappears when a pub breathes its last Continue reading

Discrimination and dress codes

Pubs and bars are rightly taken to task for prejudice against gay or disabled people, or minority ethnic groups. So why do we just shrug when they discriminate on the basis of clothing? Continue reading

Thanks, Dave – you changed my life

Sheffield pub pioneer Dave Wickett died on 16 May. His legacy to the city is tremendous. I never knew him but I owe him a lot of gratitude. Continue reading