Government scraps plans to abolish personal licences

The government has scrapped plans to abolish personal licences after a consultation found little support for the move. The consultation was launched to see if…

Tesco opens alcohol-free Express store

Tesco has opened an alcohol-free convenience store in Newcastle upon Tyne after the city’s licensing boss launched a clampdown on off-licences in the area. Licensing…

City bringing in minimum unit pricing “to make a stand”

The man who is intent on bringing minimum unit pricing to one of England’s largest cities said he is not worried about defying central government’s…