News Archive

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Westminster Street Pastors Training Initiative – Update

An update by Nick Cornish – Secretary of Westminster Street Pastors.   Westminster Street Pastors continue to patrol on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of each month and so we were out on patrol on 6th November with teams in Victoria and Charing Cross and then later in Soho, having taken in Westminster and […]

North-east pub owners recommend safety scheme should be ‘mandatory’

Bar owners in the north-east have urged the Scottish Government to make membership of a pub safety scheme a “mandatory requirement” for the sale of alcohol. The North Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum (NALF) has written to Health Minister Shona Robinson and Justice Minister Michael Matheson, recommending that the government force those managing licensed premises to become […]

Man jailed for 7 years for stabbing doorman

A man who attacked a doorman with a knife has been jailed. Lawrence Lowrey (10/03/89) of Moston Lane in Manchester pleaded guilty to a section 18 assault, a section 47 assault and possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square. Today, Monday 2nd November 2015, he was sentenced […]

Durham wins Diageo National PubWatch Award

Left to right. Andrew Stephenson MP, Richard Barlow Diageo GB, Steve McGeady Glasgow City Pubwatch, Helen Towns Durham Pubwatch, Martyn Milburn Consett Pubwatch, Andy Hughes Durham Pubwatch, Steve Baker Chair NPW Durham PubWatch is presented with the national award for role in the reduction of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in Durham City, and its positive impact […]

During the festive period, take extra care when checking your banknotes

Retailers and businesses will be much busier than normal over the festive period and often employ temporary staff, so there is an increased risk of counterfeit banknotes being passed. During this busy time the Bank of England is reminding retailers and businesses to check that banknotes being passed in transactions are genuine, and to ensure […]

Westminster Street Pastors – Training Initiative

Do you have a local team of Street Pastors in your town? If you do then you are probably aware of the invaluable service that they provide to vulnerable people who are out and about in the late night economy. Their work can have huge benefits to the pub and hospitality trade as they provide […]

Have you been affected by violence in your pub?

Pubs are at the heart of our communities and have always served as social hubs and great places to meet. But, according to figures released by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, there is a national trend of increasing violent crime in pubs. Licensed Trade Charity supports people from the licensed drinks trade who have been affected […]