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Pub share scheme success

Regulars at The Bell Inn at Walcot in Bath don't want the live music venue ending up as part of a chain. They've raised enough money to save it in a community share buy-out

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Iconic Bell Inn to raise £500,000 through shares

Each week, more than a dozen pubs shut their doors for good in towns and villages across the country. That equals hundreds every year and many of those that don't shut up shop end up in the hands of the big brewery chains.

But as Dave Mason reports, one community in Bath is hoping to retain the character of its local pub by persuading regulars to buy it between them.

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