Bleach accident

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A mum of two was left with severe blistering of the throat and mouth after being served bleach instead of mineral water at a Gloucestershire pub. No...

A mum of two was left with severe blistering of the throat and mouth after being served bleach instead of mineral water at a Gloucestershire pub.

No criminal prosecution was taken against either the Shutter Inn in Gotherington or the producers of the bottled water ­ Abbey Well.

Graphic posters

A hard-hitting poster campaign warning of the dangers of alcohol-fuelled violence is being rolled out at pubs and clubs in Devon and Cornwall. The posters, to be put up in toilets, feature graphic mock-ups showing the consequences of attacks.

Scott returns

Former S&N Retail executive Russell Scott is back in business, with plans to roll out a chain of Asian restaurants. Scott has signed a franchise deal to develop the Asha brand in the UK and Ireland, with an initial agreement for 10 sites. The name comes from Asha Bhosie, one of India's top singing stars, who has a 20% stake in the business.

Isle of Man-hood

Students on the Isle of Man are being offered free proof-of-age cards in a bid to cut under-age drinking. Students have been told the £5 fee for the 18+ card will be waived if their school approves their application. The school endorsement helps to cut down on administration costs for the Office of Fair Trading.

Cut and dry white

A Harrogate hairdressers is believed to be the first in the country to be granted a licence to serve alcohol. Customers at the horribly-named &Hair will now be able to enjoy a glass of wine while they have their hair cut and styled. Only customers who are paying for a service will be able to have a drink.

Fined for tipping

A Bedworth licensee has been fined £1,000 for substituting branded spirits for inferior products. Frank Kaminski of the Plough Inn, in Smorral Lane pleaded guilty to the charge after a visit from Trading Standards last February.

Jet power

A Cheshire licensee has bought a Vulcan jet for £15,000 on eBay. Christopher Ollerenshaw will display the former RAF nuclear bomber, which served during the Falklands war, outside his pub, the Snipe Inn, in Dukinfield. Earlier eBay had to deal with hoax bids of up to £7m.

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