Health & safety

Danger to all: the inspection found serious deficiencies that put residents, hotel guests and staff members at risk

Publican sentenced over fire safety breaches

By Alice Leader

The owner of the Foresters Arms pub and hotel has been convicted after admitting serious breaches of fire safety law after its standards “fell far short”.

Australia ablaze: pubs are raising money to help fight the wildfires in Australia (image credit: flickr.com/bertknot)

How are pubs battling Australian bushfires?

By Alice Leader

As the bushfires continue to wreak damage and destroy wildlife, native Australian animals need more help than ever spurring various pubs to do their charitable bit to help.

Breaking and entering: a licensee held a burglar to the ground after he broke into his pub and tried to smash a fruit machine open

Licensee catches burglar red handed

By Alice Leader

A licensee pinned a burglar to the floor after the intruder smashed through a window and began attacking a fruit machine with half a paving slab.

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.

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