A campaign to stop the decline of the Great British pub has won support from Parliament which is now set to introduce tough new laws to protect landlords.
It is hoped that a code of conduct will throw a lifeline to many struggling pubs.
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It will be another day of frequent sunny spells, brisk winds, and isolated showers.
Friday will remain cold in the breeze with a mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers.
Outbreaks of rain, sleet and some hill snow are forecast across the region through Saturday morning.