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New support for families in the licensed drinks trade

Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care has launched its new support programme, Education & Training Support, aimed at families in the licensed drinks trade. The programme includes useful, downloadable guides on subjects such as how to deal with problems at school and how to keep children active, and also provides financial assistance for essential education […]

New National Pubwatch film in production

Cast and crew in good spirits after a successful days filming Monday 25th January 2016: Actors and crew descended on the Fullers George IV pub in Chiswick High Road to start work on a new instructional film for NPW which is being produced for us by Mini Mammoth Films. The film is intended to assist […]

Westminster Street Pastors report for Pubwatch. Patrol 15th January 2016.

Update from Nick Cornish of Westminster Street Pastors So, 2 weeks after the New Years Eve Central London event, Westminster Street Pastors were back on patrol last weekend. Teams patrolled in Victoria and the Strand, and in Soho and all areas in between, while a third team patrolled the central London Thames bridges in support […]

Man jailed for manslaughter after killing party-goer over spilled drink

Brett Gleeson A man who punched and killed a fellow party-goer over an altercation about a spilled drink has been jailed for manslaughter. Brett Gleeson (born 23/10/1983) of Drake Street, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Manchester Crown Court.   Today 18th January 2016, he was jailed for six years with a further five years […]

Bars urged to join Newland Avenue pubwatch after mass brawl

PLEA TO WORK TOGETHER: PCSO Noel Horseman in Newland Avenue. PUBS and bars in Hull’s popular Newland Avenue are to be invited to join a new Pubwatch scheme in the wake of a street brawl. PCSOs will hand deliver letters to licensees tomorrow inviting expressions of interest for the scheme. CCTV captured revellers being stamped […]

Bulford-based Mercian Regiment barred from Salisbury nightspots the Chapel, Zoo and YoYo

Entire army regiment banned from nightclub and bars An entire army regiment has been banned from Salisbury’s biggest nightclub and two popular bars over concerns about soldiers’ behaviour. The Bulford-based Mercian Regiment is barred from the Chapel, plus bars Zoo and YoYo, after some of its soldiers were allegedly involved in a number of violent […]

Westminster Street Pastors – New Year’s Eve

National Pubwatch is currently sponsoring the training of volunteers with Westminster Street Pastors. This update has been compiled for us by Brian Arnott at Ascension Trust. For the 4th year running Westminster Street Pastors managed to put out a team of just under 40 volunteers to patrol both the Westminster Streets and surrounding areas on […]

Manchester Pubwatch schemes shielded under one umbrella

The Tameside Metropolitan borough’s separate Pubwatch schemes are set to unite under one Tameside-wide banner following an inaugural meeting recently. Seventy one licensees met at Hyde Town Hall with police and council partners to broker the confederation deal which will see each town have its own independent scheme, but with all linked through Pubwatch online. […]

Fabric nightclub wins appeal against use of sniffer dogs and ID scanners

Successful appeal: The club will not have to use sniffer dogs or ID scanners, a court has ruled Google Street View Clubbers at London’s nightclub Fabric will not be checked for drugs by sniffer dogs or have their IDs scanned following a court ruling. The iconic Farringdon nightspot has won an appeal after the security […]

Pub landlord says police withdrawal from Pubwatch “beggars belief”

An Ipswich pub landlord has criticised Suffolk police for pulling out of a crime reduction scheme which has been praised by the Home Secretary, Theresa May. Adrian Smith, landlord at the Dove Street Inn and Chairman of Ipswich PubWatch, said it "beggared belief" that the police had withdrawn from the scheme citing Data Protection laws, […]