News Archive

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What Lincoln bars and clubs are doing to combat drink spiking

22/10/21: Story courtesy of the Lincolnite Drink toppers, Ask for Angela, testing kits, and staff training “Harassing women on a night out has to stop”. That is the key message from bars and nightclubs in Lincoln as they seek to put a halt to drink spiking in the city, amid rumours of a venue […]

Plymouth Pubwatch says ‘We need to make drink-spike testing more accessible’

22/10/21: Story courtesy of Planet Radio There are calls for the first-of-its kind drink testing programme – which started in the West Country – to be rolled out nationally The spiking test kits used across Devon & Cornwall Since 2019 bars in Plymouth have been able to test drinks which people are worried may […]

Ask for Angela poster downloaded almost 12,800 times

20/10/21: Story courtesy of Morning Advertiser  The Ask for Angela campaign poster has been downloaded 12,790 times from the National Pubwatch (NPW) website, said NPW chair Stephen Baker. Any pub sporting an ‘Ask for Angela’ poster means anyone in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation can get discreet help to leave if they ask for […]

How to check if a UK driving licence is genuine

Have you checked the image and date of birth on a driving licence and still not sure if it was genuine? We have worked in partnership with Best Bar None to create a useful graphic which will help you check. How to check if a UK driving licence is genuine (4)  

Check if a CitizenCard is fake by using their new app

We are aware of concerns expressed by a number Pubwatch schemes about a worrying increase in the number of seizures of fake CitizenCard’s and Driving Licences. These fake or so called ‘novelty’ cards are getting increasingly sophisticated. Andrew Chevis, the CEO of CitizenCard has informed us that they have a new app, which will allow […]

Horncastle Pubwatch seek new members

13/10/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Lincolnshire World Guardian angels The owners of Harpars Bar in Horncastle are letting the public know that they are back and dedicated to keeping their punters safe. Mr Rainer Barnes and Harpars are members of Horncastle Pubwatch Scheme, along with many other hostelries in town, and Mr Barnes has […]

Troublemakers could be banned from Accrington pubs in new joint venture

6/10/21: Story courtesy of Lancashire Telegraph Troublemakers could be banned from pubs and clubs in an East Lancashire town. Under a new scheme launched this week, anyone seen acting in an aggressive way or causing trouble in pubs in Accrington town centre could be banned from the premises until further notice. The new Pubwatch venture […]

Warminster Pubwatch issues first ever ‘ban for life’ on man after assault

The Bath Arms in Warminster 28/9/21: Story courtesy of Wiltshire Times A WILTSHIRE man has been banned for life from all Warminster pubs after allegedly leaping over a bar to attack a member of staff. The Warminster Pubwatch group says the incident at the Bath Arms Wetherspoons pub in the Market Place has appalled […]

Supporters gather for launch of Furness Pubwatch scheme

(L-R) Wendy Ingham, Superintendent Matt Pearman, Simon Fell MP, Joe Murray and Kay Bower of Barrow Labour Club 24/9/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Westmorland Gazette Furness Bar Watch has seen a rebrand after the launch of a new scheme yesterday morning. The relaunch saw 65 people from the Furness area’s licensed premises in […]