London pub closures report

A new report has found that more than 1,300 London pubs have closed in the last decade - including 400 that have been demolished.

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Is your local pub under threat?

Over the last ten years, more than 1,000 local pubs have closed down in the capital.

Now there are calls for serious measures to be taken to stop the decline.

A new report suggests councils need stricter planning laws to stop pubs being demolished so freely.

It also criticises supermarkets for having such cheap alcohol, which encourages people to drink at home instead.

Rags Martel has the full story.

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More than 1,300 London pubs close in last decade

London has seen more than 1,300 pubs closed in the last decade - including 400 that have been demolished.

The south east of London has been the worst hit - with 36% of pubs shutting down in Lewisham alone.

Today, pubs in the capital are closing at the rate of around 4 per week and this number is expected to rise if preventative measures aren't taken.

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