News Archive

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City’s Pubwatch scheme relaunched

Relaunch of new city centre Pubwatch scheme. Inset co-ordinator Elizabeth Murphy 4/11/21: Story and photograph courtesy of Telegraph and Argus A SCHEME to provide a safe, secure and responsible social-drinking environment in Bradford city centre pubs while boosting evening economy is being revived and relaunched. It brings together hotels, leisure and entertainment providers to […]

Hereford bouncers to start spraying troublemakers

1/11/21: Story and photographs courtesy of Hereford Times Trained bouncers will be able to spray troublemakers with SmartTag BOUNCERS at Hereford’s pubs, bars and clubs will soon been spraying troublemakers so police can identify them easier. West Mercia Police has launched the new SmartTag initiative at Saxty’s Bar in Widemarsh Street, showing how the […]

National Pubwatch and Drinkaware launch vulnerability training partnership

Increasing skills in the on-trade front line workforce National Pubwatch is partnering with Drinkaware to encourage members to complete the alcohol education charity’s Alcohol Vulnerability Awareness course to support the re-opening of the sector. The e-learning course equips bar and venue staff with the ability to identify alcohol related vulnerability, including how to spot harassment, […]

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 […]