Pub is social hub

Belper’s MP has praised the community role pubs play in Belper, Duffield and Little Eaton after the government pledged to boost the number of local inns.

Pauline Latham, Mid-Derbyshire’s MP, emphasised the importance of the ‘local’.

She said: “Pubs are hubs of community life. They are as important to the local social scene as they are to the local economy here in places like Belper, Little Eaton and Duffield, and of course, throughout the rest of Derbyshire and across the rest of the country.”