4,000 pubs among hospitality reopening today

4,000 pubs are among the hospitality businesses reopening today for outdoor service.

The easing of restrictions marks the first time this year that bars and restaurants can welcome back customers.

Gyms, leisure centres, cinemas and theatres can also reopen, while the numbers allowed at a wedding reception increases from 6 to 25.

Padraig Cribben from the Vintners' Federation is hoping the recent good weather spell continues: