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Phil Mellows is a freelance journalist living in Brighton


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Interview with Richard Piper, the new head of Alcohol Concern

The Carlisle Experiment
100 years since they nationalised pubs

The science of temperance
The story of the Institute of Alcohol Studies.

More grey areas than a late Rothko
Off licence bans on superstrength beers

A figure that does'nt add up
The story behind the 12bn cost of alcohol harm

The Beer Orders
...not just history

Learning from a dry society
Interview with Redemption Bar's Catherine Salway

Bye-Bye Booze Britain?
Young people seem to have gone off the drink...

Strength in Numbers
Voluntary off-licence bans on strong beers and ciders

Aware of the need for change 
Inteview with Drinkaware chief executive Elaine Hindal

Stats are the real cause of concern
The misuse of alchohol statistics

Aiming to Serve and Protect
Alcohol policy according to shopkeepers on the frontline

Winning Over the Doubters
Interview with serial pub entrepreneur David Bruce

Your good health?
Drink and the politics of public health

The Benefits of Preloading
Having a drink before you go out may not be so awful

Alcohol and the State
Governments have been wrestling with drinking issues for centuries

The Musical Moderniser
Interview with Fran Nevrkla, chairman of PPL

All in the detail
Interview with telly troubleshooter and pub 
entrepreneur Martin Webb

A man of culture
Interview with Gavin George, who runs 43 pubs in Brighton

The romance of brewing
Interview with Harvey's Miles Jenner, Brewer of the Year

Having his Tuppen'orth
Interview with Britain's biggest pub owner

Part of the solution?
Interview with Drinkaware chief Chris Sorek

The Price of Cask Beer
Should pubs be charging more?

Demonising Drink
Inside the health lobby

Cask has lift-off
Why cask beer is back in growth

Alcoholism in the pub trade
The issue that dare not speak its name

Standing out from the crowd
What successful pubs do that others don't

Tipping points
What you need to know about the new rules
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The People's Pubs
When nationalisation was the answer

On the Road to Prohibition?
Temperance is back on the agenda

Meet Mick the Tick
The king of the beer tickers

From Rags to Riches
A 21st Century Steptoe & Son

Scot Topics
Retailers in Scotland are under pressure...

A Constant State of Flux
The 1989 Beer Orders

A Lesson from the Past
How the trade united in 1908

Cask Marque
The origins of Cask Marque 

From the slums to the lap
of luxury

Gin has come a long way

Marketers move in on Mardi Gras
Southern Comfort: the spirit of New Orleans

Profit from beer
A course that's about more than pulling pints

Bushmills enjoying life under Diageo
Irish whiskey distiller is 400 years old - and never been healthier

The threatened pubs of Ulster
They survived the Troubles but face a new threat

Welcome to cava country
Catalunyans insist their fizz is as good as any champagne

24-hour pubs: the real story
Staying awake (just) for an all-nighter

Ford's focus
Interview with Tattersall Castle Group chief David Ford

Are you a great licensee?
Here's a course that aims to make you more than just good

Early Bird
Interview with EP operations director Tim Bird

What I love about pubs
... you don't want to hear

Building the brand
Profile of Camerons Brewery

Keep it in the family
Profile of Everards Brewery

A right Bobby dazzler
Interview with darts legend Bobby George

A happy breed?
The birth of a new kind of licensee

My destiny: a real ale tale
Pubs have always been a part of my life

Full steam ahead
Profile of Tony Brookes' Head of Steam

A good Hyding
Profile of Hydes Brewery

Crusader for beer reverance
Interview with George Philliskirk

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