Health & safety

House for all: ‘perhaps we can redouble our efforts to look out for those most vulnerable, remembering that just like disability, some forms of vulnerability are not immediately obvious’

How can pubs look out for society’s most vulnerable?

By Poppleston Allen

Nelson Mandela once said: “A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones,” and this principle could be applied to the late-night economy as well.

The final spotlight: another LTC volunteer expresses how she's made a difference within the trade

How does the Licensed Trade Charity make a difference?

By Nicholas Robinson

In March, Age UK revealed that there are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, with the Christmas period only serving to magnifying the issue.

Christmas trouble: police crack down on crime in pubs to create a merrier Christmas

Troublemakers can expect 13-month pub ban

By Alice Leader

Cumbria Police are knuckling down on drink-fuelled trouble in pubs and clubs across Whitehaven by implementing a bar ban for troublesome customers, spanning both this Christmas and next.

Talking to a friend: Jackie Parker, a Licensed Trade Charity volunteer, expresses her need to help others

How to overcome loneliness in the run-up to Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely but almost two-thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it, according to research by the British Red Cross and Co-Op.

Friend on the line: Jo Navin advises how to reduce isolation and loneliness among former pub workers

Combating loneliness in the licensed trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Last year, Age UK found more than half a million older people in the UK expected to feel lonely at Christmas, and with less than a month until the big day this year, the spotlight turns to addressing the issue within the drinks trade.

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

By Alice Leader

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Billy Spong with M&B colleague Caroline Davies after LTC awards win in 2017

Little Interview

Isolated operator in his 60s gains a friendly lifeline

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser, in association with the Licensed Trade Charity, is exploring the help available to those in the trade who are facing various issues. In our first piece, M&B employee relations manager Billy Spong explains how he's helping...

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