The reopening of a popular Tynemouth pub following major refurbishment work has caused a stir among locals.

A Hawthorn Leisure pub partner who has run more than 40 restaurants across the country is breathing new life into an Oxfordshire village local with help from his family.

Award-winning community pub company Hawthorn Leisure has further strengthened its operations team by recruiting a new property director.

A multi-award-winning Berkshire pub will be the start and finish point for a charity bike ride that raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and which marks its 10th anniversary this year.

Hawthorn Leisure has helped a Penrith businessman achieve his ambition of saving one of the town’s pubs from closure.

Publicans at Hawthorn Leisure’s Bridge Inn pick up community award from Adlington Town Council after providing food and shelter for local residents following a large factory fire which happened in February.