News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Recognising excellence – National Pubwatch

Article written by Michelle Perrett for Institute of Licensing LINK magazine issue No.9 Winter 2021 National Pubwatch believes that recognising individuals and groups that have gone ‘above and beyond’ to help ensure a safe licensed trade is even more crucial this year as the industry faces its greatest ever challenge with the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite […]

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker receives OBE in New Year’s Honours List

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker has been honoured with an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to reducing crime and improving safety in licensed premises. He has played an influential role in National Pubwatch, the voluntary organisation that now supports over 800 local Pubwatches across the UK, since its creation over […]

Report the crime: Protect your pub

8/12/20: We are pleased to release our latest short film, which is about the importance of reporting crime to the police. We all know the damage that crime and anti-social behaviour can have on the pub and hospitality trade. For various reasons not all crime is reported; but if you don’t notify the police, how […]

Screening live sports in your pub or bar – new film from National Pubwatch

20/11/20: We are pleased to release the latest National Pubwatch film The end of Covid-19 restrictions may appear to be a long way off, but hopefully in the not too distant future the pub and hospitality trade will once again be able to open its doors to customers wishing to experience the big screen atmosphere […]

Pontypool dad and sons jailed over ‘outrageous’ pub attack

From left to right, Reuben Edwards, Leonard Edwards and Nino Edwards  17/11/20: Story and photographs courtesy of South Wales Argus A FATHER and his two sons who launched an “outrageous” attack on a pub landlord, his bar staff and customers on New Year’s Day have been jailed. Reuben Edwards, 49, Leonard Edwards, 22, and […]

Nottingham City Pubwatch Chairman stands down after 32 years

Mike Knight shown centre at 2019 NPW Pubwatch Awards 18/11/20: After 32 years at the helm, Mike Knight has decided to stand down as chairman of the Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme. Mike announced his “hard decision” at the end of a recent Pubwatch meeting, which was held online as result of the COVID-19 restrictions. He […]

Offender banned from Winchester city centre pubs for two years

13/11/20: Story courtesy of Hampshire Chronicle A WINCHESTER man has been banned from nearly a score of city centre pubs for two years after attacking three people, including two police officers. Charlie John Gleeson, 21, pleaded guilty to assaulting Stuart Richards, PC Andrew Pollock and Special Constable Kate Gray and threatening behaviour at The […]

Bank of England – Banknote Checking Scheme News

November 2020: Story courtesy of Bank of England Our paper £20 and paper £50 notes are the focus of counterfeiters and continue to be so. The impact of the polymer £10 is shown by the reduction seen from 2018 following the previous paper note’s withdrawal in March of that year. £5 notes are not targeted […]