Health & safety

'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.

Cheers: Make sure you look after the designated drivers this Christmas as well! (Image: ImageegamIstock/

How pubs can look after designated drivers over Christmas

By Georgina Townshend

The number of drink-driving casualties is on the decline, and the amount of soft-drink options are on the up. This combination provides opportunities for pubs and means the heroes of Christmas – the designated drivers – can be looked after during the...

Time to talk: Portman Group chief executive John Timothy saysd he wants to kickstart a

Safe spaces play a vital role in night-time economy

By Stuart Stone

According to a new report by MAKE Associates, safe spaces play a key role in alleviating pressure on police resources and local accident and emergency departments and could return over £100m per year to the NHS.

Repeat offender: thief targeted five pubs across the north-east

Fruit machine raider could face jail

By Stuart Stone

A thief who stole thousands of pounds from five bars and social clubs across Northumberland and Tyneside, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and was found guilty of a fifth after a trial.

Pub collisions: police were called to car crashes at the Cinque Port Arms and the Hare & Hounds

Arrests made after multiple car crashes at Kent pubs

By Stuart Stone

Police were called to incidents at the Cinque Port Arms in New Romney and the Hare & Hounds in Ramsgate on Friday night (24 November) and the early hours of Sunday morning (26 November) respectively.