Health & safety

Keep safe: pubs and bars will be offering free drink drug testing kits

Pilot drug testing scheme at pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Following on from the highly successful ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme, 10 pubs and bars have joined the #notinmydrink campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking - and will be able to test drinks for the presence of drugs.

Enormous experience: Lord Kennedy is the former vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary beer-group

National Pubwatch appoints new honorary president

By Stuart Stone

Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark has been appointed as the new National Pubwatch honorary president after many years of working closely with the pub and hospitality trade in his role as a Labour vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary beer group.

Hints and tips on tackling the threat drugs pose to your business - picture credit: Thinkstock

Practise due diligence on drugs

By Poppleston Allen

Customers taking or dealing drugs in your premises represent more of a threat to your business than just reputational or the potential for crime and disorder.

Drinkaware partnership: football fans can win a Derby County shirt for taking part in the programme

Drinkaware and Derby County FC launch ‘Game Changer’ competition

By Stuart Stone

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware will be launching a new competition for Derby County football supporters during the team’s Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford on Saturday 3 February, as part of an ongoing partnership with the club.

Trusted identification: police and trade bodies urge licensees to accept redesigned ID cards

Proof-of-age card could stop passport losses

By Stuart Stone

Following a campaign by the Home Office urging young people not to use their passports as proof of age, the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) launched a new age card design on 17 January to reflect endorsement from the National Police Chiefs’ Council...