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Top pubs in Perth receive awards for raising the bar

Perth best Bar None Awards and the Pubwatch committees pictured at the awards ceremony at Sandemans in Perth Perth Best Bar None Awards and Pubwatch Committees pictured at the Awards Ceremony at Sandemans in Perth. Several pubs in Perth received recognition at the Best Bar None Awards 2014/15. The awards, now in their eighth year, […]

Stansted licensees fight crime with new Pubwatch scheme

LANDLORDS in the Stansted area have banded together to launch a new Pubwatch scheme.   In all, 10 licensees signed up at the inaugural meeting in the Rose and Crown, Bentfield Green on Tuesday (16/2/15)   The landlords were joined by Essex Police Chief Superintendent Carl O’Malley and police licensing officer for the district, Steve […]

The 2015 National Pubwatch Conference an Outstanding Success

(Left to Right) Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, Mike Knight, Nigel Williams & Trevor Hooper.   Cheltenham – 10 February 2015   We are pleased to report that the latest NPW conference received overwhelming praise from both delegates and exhibitors for the range and quality of its presentations and its hospitality.   In its 12th year […]

Radio link to be re-installed to keep late-night revellers safe in Braintree

A pub radio link to keep late-night revellers safe is set to be revamped after being out of action for months. The Braintree Pubwatch group, BOBB (Behave or Be Banned), are working with Braintree Council and Essex Police to set up a new link between seven or eight town centre pubs, police and the CCTV […]

Disorderly behaviour will lead to a ban from every pub in Barry

ANYONE banned from one pub in Barry will face being banned by every pub in the town for a minimum of 12 months, under a newly launched Pubwatch scheme. Aiming to tackle alcohol related crime and disorder in the town; Barry’s Pubwatch scheme is being relaunched. Pubs and clubs which have joined Pubwatch will work […]

Man dubbed the ‘Worm Burglar’ sentenced for string of pub burglaries

A man has been jailed after committing eight burglaries across Greater Manchester. Leigh Cassidy (15/09/1967) of Hyde Road, Gorton pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and was sentenced today, Wednesday 11 February 2015 at Minshull Street Crown Court to four and half years in prison. He has also been sentenced for a burglary […]


2014 Awards. From left to right: Steve Baker-Chair NPW, Andrew Cowan-CEO Diageo GB, Alan Graham-Droylsden Pubwatch, Lord Rupert Redesdale.   The 2015 Diageo National Pubwatch Awards were launched today at the 12th National Pubwatch Conference in Cheltenham. Speaking at the packed conference venue to Pubwatch members, police and other stakeholders, Steve Baker, Chairman of National […]

Warning over dangerous drugs craze in Wellingborough pubs and clubs

Nitrous oxide gas has been banned from pubs after reports of an increase in use of the legal high.   Wellingborough’s Pubwatch group and police have teamed up to ban the legal high being taken in their premises.   Nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas – has several legitimate uses, but when inhaled […]

A man who stole a wallet from an unsuspecting reveller has been jailed.

Robert Rafael (16/07/1973), of Prescot Road, Fairfield, Merseyside, admitted theft and was sentenced to six months in prison when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 2 February 2015. The victim in this case, a 56-year-old man, was at the Paramount Bar on the evening of Thursday 17 December 2013, when he placed his […]