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Four people have Scunthorpe pub bans extended

THE Scunthorpe Pub Watch is getting tough with excluded drinkers who breach their banning orders. The latest meeting of the 28 delegates saw four men have their blanket bans extended by up to two years. Watch chairman Kerryann Barker warned: “Breaches of bans will not be tolerated. “We are working very closely together to make […]

Police and Pubwatch licensees support Newquay food bank

NEWQUAY police have handed over four giant containers packed with groceries to the local food bank following an appeal to pubs, clubs and restaurants in the town to support ‘Food bank Friday’. Working in partnership with Newquay food bank and Newquay Pubwatch, officers called in to seven licensed premises to collect donations from staff and […]

Pickering Pubwatch scheme revised in an attempt to reduce crime

A MARKET town has revived its Pubwatch scheme in an attempt to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Landlords and licensees hope to make pubs in Pickering safer, and have joined forces with police to bar anyone who assaults a member of staff or customer, uses or sells drugs or damages property. Anyone barred from one […]

Grimsby Pubwatch members respond to challenge of Dry January

WE have all been there. Whether it’s your turn to be the designated driver, you’re pregnant, or you’re simply not drinking, all your mates want to go out to the pub and you’re left with a choice of fresh juice, cordial and soda, lemonade or cola. Again. It has to be said, that as an […]


In light of the recent terrorist outrage in Paris we think that bars and clubs should be reminded of the recent advice given during National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week.   Crowded Places, which can include bars, restaurants and night clubs, may be vulnerable to a range of criminality including terrorism. To keep people safe, businesses secure […]

Pubwatch Conference – Cheltenham 10 February 2015

We are fast approaching the annual NPW conference which this year is being held at the Cheltenham Park Hotel on 10 February. As always we will be providing delegates with a good value conference experience and a superb range of interesting speakers and break-out sessions. The event is heavily subsidised and refreshments, lunch and conference […]

Northampton Pubwatch backs campaign over spiked drinks after victim speaks out

Rocket Managing Director Neil Thompson with Rocket account executive Louise Prickett. Thousands of revelers and students in Northampton have been warned to stay safe when out drinking this festive season. A drink spiking awareness campaign launched by Northampton marketing and PR agency Rocket, has gained momentum and support in the town. The awareness campaign has […]

Check that your vodka is safe – Weston-super-Mare

Counterfeit Smirnoff Vodka with potential health hazards has been discovered at a number of retail shops and bars in Weston-super-Mare. North Somerset Council’s trading standards team was alerted to the problem by Avon and Somerset Police after a local retailer and member of Pub Watch became suspicious of a man trying to sell what looked […]

Pub and club door staff to wear ‘body cameras’ to deter violent customers

Door staff at bars and clubs in two Leicestershire towns are to wear small digital cameras on their chests to deter rowdy behaviour. Staff who work on the doors of venues in Ashby and Coalville will use ‘bodycams’ from tonight. The cameras, which capture high quality digital footage, will act as a deterrent to customers […]

Man sentenced to 14 years behind bars for stabbing Wolverhampton doorman

A man has been jailed for 14 years for stabbing a doorman through the heart after being denied entry to a Wolverhampton pub.  Craig Birch, aged 31, was found guilty of wounding with intent today (Thursday 11 December) at Wolverhampton Crown Court.  The court heard how, on the night of 6 June, Birch left the Malt […]