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Would the last person to leave the pub please turn out the lights

Would the last person to leave the pub please turn out the lights

Bars, Featured, Lifestyle
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 ...
Who’s 0 will go? Where to watch Fury vs Wilder

Who’s 0 will go? Where to watch Fury vs Wilder

American Sports, Boxing, Featured, Sport
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

Would you like some politics with that pitcher? Wetherspoons thinks so…

A favourite pre-drink spot for millennials, JD Wetherspoon, is sharing its own Brexit manifesto on 500,000 beer mats within 895 pubs across the UK. JD Wetherspoon stated: "The message calls on Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and MPs to stop messing about and endorse Wetherspoon's three point manifesto." The three point manifesto consists of the following: 1) "The UK should unilaterally and immediately grant rights of citizenship to legal EU immigrants." 2) "The EU currently charges taxes on food imported outside the EU. From March 2019, the government can and should eliminate these import taxes. This will result in a reduction in food prices in shops and pubs." 3) "From March 2019, the government should also stop paying the EU £200m per week. The money disappears into EU c