September 26, 2014

Is ‘laughing gas’ a security concern?

Nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ is a legal drug that becomes popular amongst young people, due to its effects similar to those of hard drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. Inhaled from party balloons, ‘laughing gas’ creates hallucinations and a sense of short time euphoria. According to ...

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July 08, 2014

New Proof of Age Card

The Licensing Act 2003 sets out a series of objectives which a licensing authority is required to promote. These are: Prevention of crime and disorder Public safety Prevention of public nuisance Protection of children from harm ‘Protection of children from harm’ includes preventing the sale and supply of alcohol to ...

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May 16, 2014

Watch out for concealed weapons

Believe it or not, violence has declined over long stretches of time, and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. However, we still live in a very violent society, as violence (distinct from power, force, or strength) continues to exist in many spheres of ...

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April 23, 2014

Business Licensing postponed

If previously SIA announced that business licences will be implemented from 7 April 2014, Home Office has now communicated a revised business licensing roll-out timetable. However, this creates confusion not only about the open for business date, but also about the whole business licensing idea.  Firstly, the original date (7 ...

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March 21, 2014

New style photocard DVLA driving licence introduced last month

Young people have always been keen to experiment and test their boundaries, but alcohol misuse brings health risks. Since 2010, when local authorities imposed that all premises to have in place an age verification policy, door supervisors and staff who serve alcohol are taking age verification much more seriously. As ...

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