News Archive

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Breathalyser Pilot Launches in Durham

A pilot project across a range of bars and clubs in Durham City will see breathalysers used to help support a raft of new safety measures in the city. From this evening (April 22) anyone believed to be intoxicated faces being breathalysed and refused entry at six venues right across the heart of Durham. The […]

Pubwatch steps up anti-violence campaign in Ryedale by introducing blanket ban

Landlords and emergency services talk Pubwatch LICENSEES are sending out a united message to anyone who uses violent or criminal behaviour in their premises, by banning them from every pub in Ryedale. Members of the three Ryedale Pubwatch schemes – Malton/Norton, Helmsley/Kirkbymoorside and Pickering – have agreed to support each other in an attempt to […]

New guidance from trade charity helps those facing illness

With 960,000 employees on sick leave for a month or more each year on average*, and with nearly 60% of all helpline calls to the Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care being debt-related, a year-on-year increase of 8%, new guidance and support is being launched this week which will provide businesses and HR teams with […]

Calls to make Pubwatch mandatory

Picture of Dennis Forsyth Publicans in the north east have called for a mandatory Pub Watch scheme in Scotland to ensure landlords don’t try and put profit over a commitment to keeping pubs safe for drinkers. Members of the North Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum are today due to send a letter to health secretary Shona Robison […]

Robber spent stolen cash on pub session – caught after drinkers identify him

Monday 30 March 2015 A robber threatened a Birmingham hairdresser with a knife before spending the takings he snatched on a drinking session at a nearby pub. But West Midlands Police detectives identified the attacker as Darren Davies, from Harlech Close in Bartley Green, after speaking to other drinkers in the local pub. The 42-year-old […]

Diageo National Pubwatch Award – Open For Applications 6/4/15

The application process for the 2015 Diageo National Pubwatch Awards will be open on 6 April 2015 and will run until 17 July 2015. It will culminate in a prestigious award dinner for finalists held in the autumn of 2015 in the House of Commons. Full details of the Diageo NPW Award and the new […]

Pub yobs’ appeal thrown out

Monday 30 March 2015    Two brothers jailed for an “appalling” attack which left a publican too traumatised to work, fully deserved their severe sentences, top judges have ruled.   Kenneth Hargreaves, 44, and his brother, Steven, 41, punched, kicked and stamped on the landlord after he asked them to leave the Royal Oak, in […]

We Don’t Serve Drunks – New Poster

National Pubwatch is pleased to be able to provide you with a new poster, which aims to help you warn customers of your obligations to prevent the sale of alcohol to someone who is drunk. We obviously do not want to alienate customers – you have a business to run after all; but they need to […]

New Worcester Against Night-Time Disorder Initiative

POLICE are cracking down on night time disorder in Worcester city centre by launching a new pub watch scheme.   The new Worcester Against Night-Time Disorder is a partnership between West Mercia Police and city centre licensees under the Night Safe Pub watch banner and will see action being taken against anyone getting involved in […]