Health & safety

Shut up: the Mill pub in Salisbury has been closed as part of police investigations (image credit: Chris Talbot)

Diners warned to wash clothes after poisoned spy incident

By Nikkie Sutton

Customers of a pub and a restaurant that were closed as part of investigations into the poisoning for a former Russian spy and his daughter have been advised to wash their possessions after nerve agents traces were discovered.

Sleeves rolled up: the staff at the Lindisfarne Inn provided 50 motorists with shelter from the wintry weather

Room at the inn for stranded motorists

By Stuart Stone

The Lindisfarne Inn, just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, opened its doors to 50 motorists stranded in the snow despite rooms being fully booked.

Pretty crap: Pub toilets are only slightly better than train toilets, according to a new survey

Pub toilets get piss poor rating

By Georgina Townshend

Pubs, bars and nightclubs are seen as some of the "worst offenders for poor quality toilet facilities", with only train toilets seen as worse, according to a survey of 2,000 people.

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.