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15 trouble drinkers indefinitely banned from 20 Plymouth pubs

FIFTEEN people accused of persistently causing trouble on the Barbican have been indefinitely banned from 20 Plymouth pubs. Police and publicans say there has been a drop in booze-related crime on the Barbican. This month’s meeting of Barbican Pubwatch heard how the August Bank Holiday had passed off peacefully after a trouble-free year. The Pubwatch […]

Bars Tackle Drunken Behaviour With New Initiative

Bar staff at the Astoria support the campaign. With a new influx of students to the city, and many big nights out being planned for the autumn, a new initiative is being launched in Portsmouth to tackle drunk and rowdy behaviour. Bars and clubs in the city will be reminding staff to spot drunks and […]

Suspended prison sentence for seller of fake vodka

A man from Yatton has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years and 100 hours unpaid work, when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court, on Friday 4 September. Andreas Antounas, 55, of Stowey Road pleaded guilty on 26 June this year, at North Somerset Magistates Court, to a number of offences, including […]

Carlisle woman celebrating end of pub ban punched stranger in face

A woman who went out to celebrate the end of a year-long ban from Carlisle’s pubs and clubs finished the evening by punching a stranger in the face. Amy Leanne Taylor, 30, lost her temper after a succession of clubs and bars refused to let her in. Drunk and infuriated, she pushed over a metal […]

BII warmly invites PubWatch members to Join Inn!

The BII have been hard at work planning 10 fantastic Regional Events all around the country, bringing together some of the industry’s most engaging speakers, as well as a selection of fun and inspirational ‘Master-Classes’, from Cocktail making to Beer tasting… This year’s BII Regional Events are an invaluable opportunity to learn new skills and […]

New SIA report highlights importance of Pubwatch

A new report, commissioned by the Security Industry Authority, shows the success of Pubwatch schemes at reducing antisocial behaviour and crime across licensed premises and enthusiastic support for Pubwatch from local publicans.   The publication, authored by research consultancy Cragg Ross Dawson, also found strong support for partnership working at local level to improve the management […]

Seven banned from Caerphilly County pubs in less than a month

Seven people have been banned from pubs in Caerphilly, Bargoed and Blackwood since August 1 due to the Pub Watch Online scheme. Nine pubs in Caerphilly and seven in Blackwood and Bargoed are part of the scheme that means offending in one pub could see culprits banned from other establishments in the area. Among those […]

Copeland Mayor welcomes Pubwatch relaunch

Whitehaven is bringing back a scheme designed to cut alcohol related trouble in the town. Whitehaven pubs will be part of a new Pubwatch scheme. A new Pubwatch scheme is set to be introduced after receiving the full backing of Whitehaven council. The scheme aims to ensure locals, visitors and staff feel welcome and safe. […]

Shrewsbury door staff go digital with video cameras to deter louts

Door staff at bars and clubs in Shrewsbury are to wear small digital cameras to deter rowdy behaviour. Police chiefs believe that the cameras, which capture high quality digital footage, will act as a deterrent to customers who behave aggressively to security staff and other clubbers. Similar cameras are also widely used by police officers […]