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Barmaid saved woman from ‘drink spiking’ as man chased down and arrested

12/2/23:Story and photograph courtesy of The Liverpool Echo           The man was apprehended by police as he left Coyote Ugly on Bold Street Beth Mason, Ray Boreham and Rebecca Fitzsimmons A sharp-eyed barmaid stopped a man from allegedly spiking a woman’s drink when she spotted him acting strangely in a city centre bar. Beth Mason […]

New education films explain the role of Pubwatch Schemes and their powers

Licensees who want to set up or know more about the issues surrounding Pubwatches can get all the information they need by watching a new range of short information films on NPW FAQ YouTube page. The films answer some of the frequently asked questions that members of the pub, hospitality trade and general public ask […]

Warrington Pubwatch members work together to bring back business to town centre

Hospitality businesses are holding a fancy dress Boxing night 15/12/22: Story courtesy of Warrington Guardian Town centre venues working together to build Boxing Day back to ‘what it was’ (Image: Showbar) Town centre bars and venues are clubbing together in a bid to try and build Boxing Day back to ‘what it was’ this Christmas. […]

Stirling Pubwatch launch safety campaign

Safety campaign launched in Stirling for holiday season 19/12/22: Story courtesy of the Alloa Advertiser PUBWATCH: Co-chair Neil Campbell from Kilted Kangaroo, Go Forth Stirling project director Danielle McRorie-Smith and co-chair Dave Thompson from FUBAR PUB owners and partners in neighbouring Stirling have launched a campaign to ensure visitors in the night economy enjoy […]

Pubwatch scheme launches in Prescot Town Centre

16/12/22: Story courtesy of Knowsley News A scheme to support a safe and secure evening economy in Prescot Town Centre has been launched. The Prescot Pubwatch scheme was formally launched at Deanes House pub on Church Street to promote a responsibly led social drinking environment and evening economy in all licensed premises in the […]

Llandudno Pubwatch backs knife campaign

‘I died twice after my throat was slashed in Llandudno nightclub’ Story courtesy of Daily Post Jake Pickstock is leading an anti-knife campaign after he was brutally attacked in 2021und The survivor of a horrific stabbing in Llandudno nightclub, who says he died twice before doctors saved his life, is leading a North Wales anti-knife […]

Darlington: Council CCTV team working with town centre pubs and shops

13th December 2022: Story courtesy of Northern Echo New radios have been given out to Darlington’s local businesses in a new scheme to help keep the town centre safe Credit: DARLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Image: Darlington Borough Council) New radios have been given out to Darlington’s local businesses in a new scheme to help keep the town centre […]

South Wales Police launch Designated Driver Scheme ‘DES’

2/12/22: Story courtesy of Claire-Louise Dewhurst Police Licensing Officer As part of Cardiff & Vale’s drink drive campaign, South Wales Police alongside thirteen pubs and restaurant have launched their DES (Designated Driver) Scheme. Ahead of the busy Christmas period, the thirteen licensed premises will offer free draught soft drinks to designated drivers. A designated driver […]