"Pig racing and lingerie parties are among plans to revive the nation’s flagging local pubs. "
In the two years prior to the smoking bans in pubs Britain saw under 500 pubs close. In the five years since the bans they’ve see about 5,000 close.
And yet, in all the 483 words of this article, the two words "smoking ban" don’t appear even once.
Is this supposed to be an April Fools Day joke? Was there a story like this on April 1st, 1944 about the reduction in British Tourism that neglected to mention the influence of World War Two