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Vitally important: NTIA states rebuilding confidence in transport infrastructure vital as sector regains pre-pandemic trade levels (Credit: Getty/ilkersener)

TfL confirms night tube services return

By Rebecca Weller

Building confidence in the nations transport infrastructure is “vitally important” as businesses regain pre-pandemic levels of trade, the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has stated.

The Admiralty pub suffers fire: Fuller's site to remain closed until further notice  (Credit: Getty/Ricky Deacon)

Fuller's pub suffers 'serious' fire

By Rebecca Weller

A Fuller, Smith & Turner site in Central London will remain temporarily closed until further notice after a “serious” and “challenging” fire broke out at the premises yesterday (Tuesday 12 July) afternoon.

Supportive working environment: Night Owl implements menopause policy to tackle stigma

Night Owl encourages sector to tackle menopause stigma

By Rebecca Weller

Independent Birmingham and London-based nightclub the Night Owl has urged businesses across the UK to join its pledge in tackling stigma and prejudice in the workplace with regards to the menopause.

Ensuring customer safety: safeguarding schemes essential for the sector (Credit: Getty/Peter Cade)

Safeguarding schemes 'essential' for hospitality

By Rebecca Weller

Schemes such as ‘Ask for Angela’ are essential in helping hospitality venues ensure the safety of customers, especially women or those considered vulnerable, amid “increasingly common” risk of drink spiking and violence, according to independent London...

Pub blaze: the fire took hold over the weekend (image: Getty/Jaroslaw Kilian)

Cricket stars’ pub up in flames

By Nikkie Thatcher

A village pub owned by cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney has been damaged by a fire over the weekend.

Facing danger: One in six students claim to have had their drink spiked at a nightlife venue (Getty/ Peter Kade)

1 in 6 students say they have been spiked at nightlife venue

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

One in six students said they have had their drink spiked at a nightlife venue, with 80% believing venues were not doing enough to reduce the risk of spiking, the third edition of Stint’s The Students Sentiment Tracker revealed.

A listening ear: 24/7 mental health helpline now accessible for NTIA members (Getty/ We Are)

24/7 mental health helpline available for NTIA members

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A 24/7 helpline, run by the Drinks Trust, is now available to all members of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), as the organisations rally together to combat mental health stigma within the night-time economy.

Clean slate: Hance McGhie offers advice on keeping your pub in mint condition

Five post-pandemic hygiene lessons

By Hance McGhie, business development executive, Chemisphere UK

The hospitality industry has been through many challenges during the pandemic but, as we all adapt to the emerging, restriction-free world with a hopeful eye on the future, some of the lessons learnt when it comes to hygiene can – and should – be built...

'Public health guff': health warnings are not supposed to make products unappealing (credit: Getty/sturti)

Health warnings on alcohol make drinking ‘unappealing’

By Chris Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics, Institute of Economic Affairs

Institute of Economic Affairs head of lifestyle economics Chris Snowdon looks at how a study by the University of Stirling has made young adults more likely to shun drinking over the use of health warnings on them.

Mandatory introduction: the ratings scheme is compulsory in Wales and Northern Ireland but not in England (image: Getty/navorolphotography)

Call for mandatory food hygiene rating display

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has renewed its call to introduce a mandatory food hygiene rating for food businesses, such as pubs, in England.

Safety first: customers demand the best hygiene standards

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Hygiene demands by consumers serve as wake-up call

By Food Alert

‘One strike and you’re out’ – that’s the conclusion of a Hygiene Matters consumer report that shows hygiene is a key decision driver when choosing where to go for a drink, meal or order takeaway for delivery.

TeiganSmile: Owners of the Maldon Grey aim to raise awareness of dangers of newborns being kissed on lips

Pair use pub to promote TeiganSmile campaign

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Rebecca and Tony Bayliss have used their pub the Maldon Grey in Sudbury, Suffolk, to help fundraise through their campaign, TeiganSmile, to support their child who developed cerebral palsy after being kissed on the lips as a newborn baby.

Storms Dudley, Eunice, and Franklin: pubs battered by extreme weather costing thousands and causing closures (Credit: Getty/ oversnap)

Storms cost pubs tens of thousands

By Rebecca Weller

Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin have battered parts of the UK over the past week and left some pubs unable to open.

Mezzanine collapse: emergency services including ambulances were called to the incident at Hackney Wick's Two More Years bar (stock image: Getty/Franz Takatsch)

13 injured by collapsed mezzanine at city bar

By Nikkie Thatcher

Emergency services were called to Two More Years bar in Hackney Wick, east London following reports parts of the building had collapsed on Saturday (12 February) afternoon.

New measures: the rules mean those who test positive for Covid-19 can leave isolation on day six if they have had two consecutive negative lateral flow tests on days five and six (image: Getty/TraceyAPhotos)

Cutting isolation to 5 full days ‘very helpful for sector’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s announcement about self-isolation for those with Covid-19 being able to end after five full days following two negative lateral flow tests has been welcomed by the trade as it could help ease staffing pressures.

New rules: from 11 January, people who receive a positive lateral flow test result won't need to take a confirmatory PCR test (image: Getty/EllenMoran)

Testing delays ‘causing havoc’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Delays in Covid testing has meant sector staff have had to isolate for almost a fortnight, according to reports.

Government information: there is now guidance on how late-night businesses should use the NHS Covid pass as a condition of entry (image: Getty/dinn)

What is the guidance for Covid passes in nightclubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With NHS Covid-19 Passes set to become mandatory for entry for venues including nightclubs from tomorrow (subject to a parliamentary vote later today – Tuesday 14 December), The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the guidance for these businesses.

Union pushback: Unite said masks should be mandatory in hospitality venues (Getty/ Juan Jose Napuri)

Unite calls for mandatory mask wearing in pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The union Unite has called for the culture secretary to ensure mandatory mask wearing at UK hospitality venues after masks became mandatory on public transport.

Following the rules: hospitality customers must prove they have been double-jabbed in France

How vaccine passports are functioning in France

By Elaine Beckett, Darls Communications

Having arrived in France more than two weeks ago, I was armed with numerous documents and apps ready to enter the French covid-secure regime. Passport control took approximately a minute longer than normal where they checked my two-vaccine status and...

Rule change: while those who are double jabbed will no longer have to isolate after coming into contact with a positive Covid case, they are advised to continue wearing a face covering (image: Getty/AleksandarGeorgiev)

Self-isolation rules end for double jabbed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Double-jabbed adults will no longer have to self-isolate if ‘pinged’ from today (Monday 16 August) for those in England and Northern Ireland.

International rules: French pubs, restaurants and cafés will have to ask for Covid-status certification from August (image: Getty/Frank Rothe)

How are pubs in France preparing for mandatory vaccine passports?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With vaccine passports looking set to become compulsory in nightclubs later this year, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at how Covid-status certification is being undertaken across the Channel, where all hospitality venues have to impose it.

Pingdemic: Downing Street has said it is 'crucial' for individuals to isolate when notified by the NHS Covid app (image: Getty/Mark Sutherland)

Downing Street contradicts minister on app alerts

By Emily Hawkins

Downing Street has contradicted a minister who said businesses and employees should make their own “informed decisions” concerning self-isolation alerts from the NHS app.

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