Health & safety

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...

'Terrifying incident': a licensee was stabbed after confronting two armed robbers (Image: Google Maps)

Licensee wounded after confronting armed robbers

By Georgina Townshend

A licensee was stabbed after confronting two armed robbers brandishing a spade and a knife who broke into his Lancashire pub in the early hours of Monday (December 18) morning.

Staying safe: More than 7m people have signed up to Diageo's campaign to stop drink driving

Diageo secures 7m pledges to never drink and drive

By Georgina Townshend

Diageo has secured more than 7m pledges never to drink and drive through its global programme Johnnie Walker's #JoinThePact, beating its 5m target a year ahead of its goal.

Police probe bottle attack in Rutherglen pub

By Stuart Stone

Lanarkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured at the Wee Mill pub on Baronald Street, Rutherglen, in the early hours of Saturday 9 December.

Safe journey: the Uber Karaoke campaign focuses on the fun side of travelling home at night

Absolut creates song and dance over Uber journeys home

By Stuart Stone

In a video campaign fronted by Absolut Vodka, brand owner Pernod Ricard UK has teamed up with taxi service Uber to take a different tune in its annual anti-drink-driving campaign by introducing Uber Karaoke.