Almost a quarter of the UK pubs have closed in the last decade. The number of smaller pubs is dramatically falling while larger ones are still steady. Since 2011, 22% of the UK pubs have closed their doors. According to the Office for National Statistics (OSN), the number of pubs had decreased from 52,500 in 2001 to 38,815 due to various reasons. These include increasing costs and business rates, demand for healthier lifestyle, cheaper alcohol prices in supermarkets and growth of home entertainment. One in four independent pubs has shut down, while the number of boozers such as JD Wetherspoon has stayed almost steady. The closures have hit urban pubs more than the ones in rural areas and villages. Actually, employment in rural pubs has gone up almost 24 per cent. However, Newham ...
The biggest and most anticipated fight of the year is happening this weekend as Deontay Wilder defends his WBC crown against Lineal champion Tyson Fury. So where can boxing fans get their fix in London on Sunday morning? Voice of London has got you covered with the map below. Tyson Fury has not faced a true test since his surprise, Fight of the Year victory against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015. Following this fight Fury’s weight ballooned as he struggled with mental health issues and he was stripped of all the gold he had won by beating the Ukrainian all-time great. After this Fury fell into a two-year hiatus and during this time, Deontay Wilder compiled victories against the likes of Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne which firmly placed him at the top of the heavy
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Why limit yourself to just a slice of lemon and lime? Get creative with your gin and tonic and surprise your guests this upcoming Christmas. Once upon a time, the main conversation was whether lemon or lime was the better option. Oh, how times have changed! Today, gin has not only become UK's signature fragrant liquor but one of the country's best-selling spirits, with people consuming nigh of 1.12billion gin and tonics in 2016. Gin sales are even predicted to surpass whiskey by 2019. In fact, according to "The Gin Queen", Caroline Childerly, the UK tax office makes more money from gin sales than beer! As distillers try to stand out from the crowd, the market has been flooded with more and more gin flavors to beat out the competition. Portobello Road Gin leads the pack with its origi