Metropolitan Police

Childish illustration: complaint against Mikkeller’s Side Eyes pale ale upheld

Mikkeller’s forced to redesign one of its beers

By Rebecca Weller

A complaint made by the Metropolitan Police against artwork for a pale ale, which was upheld by the alcohol industry’s Independent Complaints Panel, has resulted in a redesign for one beer.


What could be as simples as a temporary event notice?

By Jonathan Smith

It struck me last week — while I was shaving a mere two-thirds off the cost of my home insurance through a well-known website, whose cute PR chaps sit up on their hind legs and look around — just how ‘simples’ such matters can be. I’m not sure what Aleksandr...

M&B wins licence conditions case

M&B wins licence conditions case

By Michelle Perrett

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has won a ground-breaking appeal against a premises licence condition that would have forced it to fit ‘privacy shields’ to hand-held PDQ machines at the Goat in Clapham, London.

Clear-up operation: the aftermath of the riots in Ealing, west London

Riots: Trade associations called to riot meeting

By Michelle Perrett

Trade associations were called to a crunch meeting with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Metropolitan Police over the effect of the rioting across the UK, yesterday.

Riots: Uninsured pubs can claim compensation

Riots: Uninsured pubs can claim compensation

By Gurjit Degun

Uninsured pubs and bars affected by looting and vandalism in the widespread riots are eligible for compensation from the police. The Riot (Damages)...

Music campaigners demonstrated outside Parliament last week

Police challenged on pub music claims

By John Harrington

A music campaigner has challenged a senior policeman to justify his claim that live music can lead to disorder. Phil Little of the Live Music Forum challenged the Met's Adrian Studd over his fears on extending exemptions.