BY CORMAC O'SHEA A HEROIC doorman stopped an attempted robbery at an off-licence
after a man threatened staff with a samurai sword.
Developers want to demolish an off-licence
and post office in Sheepridge Road - and build an impressive new store complete with digital clock.
Out of date law YOUR correspondent PD is right describing as out-of-date the present licensing law which prohibits any off-licence
(as distinct from the out-door department of a public house) from selling a quantity of spirits less than a single half-bottle.
NEIGHBOURSHAVEOPPOSED an application for a new 24-hour off-licence
in their Coventry street.
Rye and Dry off-licence
, on Ryhope Street, had its licence revoked following a hearing of Sunderland City Council's Licensing Committee.
PLANS for a new off-licence
in Newcastle have been withdrawn after opposition from police and local residents.
A BID to get a drinks off-licence
for a mini market planned for Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough has been rejected.
Currently there is a legal presumption that a retailer who submits an application for an off-licence
will be successful unless he or she is of demonstrable previous bad character.
COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for a new off-licence
in Rhyl despite a claim by a local businessman that it could cost him thousands and even affect the health and well-being of his staff.
KPMG has already sold 98 of the leases to bulk bidders, including 34 to northern off-licence
chain Rhythm & Booze, 13 to Venus Wine and Spirits and 14 to Wickham Vineyards.
At one time adults who wanted a drink either went into the local pub or to the off-licence
if they wanted to take alcohol home to drink.
Also, could it be that the items they purchase at the Welsh Government Off-Licence
will be at a reduced, subsidised price, and, therefore, another example of snouts in the trough subsidised by the taxpayer?