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.
Leading industry voices have blasted research that suggests low-alcohol products, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle as marketed, are "simply increasing the number of occasions on which people drink alcohol".
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.
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.
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.