A speakeasy-style bar in a former men’s toilets in Sheffield has tonight been named the best place to drink in the country – less than a year after opening. Hidden gem Public, which has transformed the disused, 19th century toilets under Sheffield Town Hall on Surrey Street into a stylish destination for innovative cocktails and imaginative food, claimed the ‘best place to drink’ prize in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards held in London. The awards, co-hosted by chef Nigella Lawson, recognise the finest food and drink establishments and the ‘best place to drink’ category was voted for by Observer readers across the nation.Public is the fourth venue from James O’ Hara and James Hill, who also run Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road, plus The Great Gatsby and Daisy’s on Division Street.It opened less than a year ago, and favourite features include its subtle nods to … [Read more...] about This Sheffield bar has just been named the best place to drink in the UK
Drinking in public uk
THE government is set to ban the selling energy drinks to kids. Here’s what we know about the proposal. Will there be a ban energy drinks in the UK? The sweeping ban will cover higher caffeine drinks like Red Bull and Monster will apply to all retailers. The government is to launch at 12-week consultation on whether to set the ban at 16 or 18. Speaking during her Africa tour, the Prime Minister Theresa May said: “With thousands of young people regularly consuming energy drinks, often because they are sold at cheaper prices than soft drinks, we will consult on banning the sale of energy drinks to children. “It is vital that we do all we can to make sure children have the best start in life and I encourage everyone to put forward their views.” A Downing Street source added that on the ban that “it is a question of how, not whether we do it.” Theresa May to ban sale of energy drinks to kids in sugary beverages crackdown after the high caffeine drinks … [Read more...] about Will there be an energy drink ban in the UK and how old do you need to be to buy Red Bull and Monster?
Between 7,000 and 10,000 England supporters are expected to travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup, with a major security operation currently underway. Police have issued travelling fans with a guide to “sensitive sites” in the city of Volgograd, which stages England’s opening Group G match against Tunisia, while football policing lead Mark Roberts this week warned that acts of disorder carry “severe” sentences in Russia. “Don't assume an offence will be dealt with like in the UK,” he told the BBC. “The punishments could be far more severe.” Although Roberts said that he is “confident” the event will pass without serious incident – adding that the Russian authorities have provided assurances a “safe” tournament will play out – the behaviour of English supporters in the Netherlands has raised concerns. England fans have been urged to behave in Russia (Getty ) Ninety fans who had travelled to watch … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
Poll PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 April 2018 Sarah Howells [email protected] Landivisiau Walk in Bideford. Archant The mayor of Bideford has praised proposals to tackle street drinking in the town. Torridge District Council’s community and resources committee will be discussing plans to impose a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) at its meeting on Monday. If implemented, the PSPO will focus on tackling antisocial behaviour from people drinking in public open spaces around the Quay, Victoria Park and Landivisiau Walk. It can be enforced by police officers, PCSOs and council enforcement officers, and a breach is a criminal offence resulting in a fixed penalty notice of £75, or a court hearing. Mayor Dermot McGeough, who vowed to tackle street drinking problems during his mayorship, said it was a positive way to finish his term as mayor. Bideford Quay. He said: “I think it’s the best they can do with the legislation they have from the government. … [Read more...] about Council’s plans to tackle street drinking in Bideford
The lazy assumption about Kevin McCloud is that he’s a property snob. Of his long-running TV show, Grand Designs, Charlie Brooker once said that “thanks to shows like this, it feels like it’s not enough to own a reasonably OK house any more”. And indeed the stated mission of McCloud’s own housing developer, HAB (Happiness, Architecture, Beauty) is to challenge “identikit volume housing”. But is it snobbish to suggest that people could buy a better product than that which the big housebuilders offer? Genuinely good homes are, he says, more affordable than bad ones over time. “A good idea”, says McCloud, “doesn’t cost any more money than a cheap idea.” Anyone looking for a housing snob would do well to ask the chief executive of any of the big housebuilders, McCloud suggests, if they would live on any of their own developments. McCloud would, happily. “It’s a question we pose to ourselves within … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Kevin McCloud says the quality of new homes in the UK is “unforgivable” Why wood is making a comeback in housebuilding