Pubs without beer gardens WILL be able to open on April 12 due to loophole

Pubs without beer gardens WILL be able to open on April 12 due to loophole in easing of Covid restrictions that allows punters to drink in outdoor spaces like car parks Pubs with no garden will be allowed to utilise any outdoor space from April 12  The move allows as many pubs as possible to … Read more

Landowners accuse ‘bullying’ telecoms firms of using loophole to slash rent paid for phone masts

Landowners accuse ‘bullying’ telecoms firms of using loophole to slash rent paid for phone masts – with one saying he was offered £250 rent by EE instead of the usual £6,000 for space at a rugby club Phone giants such as EE, Vodafone and 02 are reducing rents for phone masts Aylesbury Rugby Football Club … Read more

Paedophile private tutor was allowed to CARRY ON teaching due to loophole

Paedophile private tutor was allowed to CARRY ON teaching youngsters under shocking loophole in the law despite pleading guilty to molesting four victims Judge said he was ‘deeply concerned’ Yi Liu has been able to continue teaching The 63-year-old was jailed following a Daily Mail investigation last month It found dozens of private tutors continued … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Fears weddings could use ticketed events loophole

Lockdown-easing plans to allow just 30 guests at weddings from May 17 are ‘not viable’ for couples or venues – amid claims some brides and grooms could try and sell tickets to try and get around the rules. The government published its roadmap to a free UK yesterday which said June 21 would see unrestricted … Read more

Footballers aged 16 wear betting adverts on shirts due to loophole

Children are being exposed to betting adverts worn by footballers as young as 16 because of a legal loophole. Celebrities and sporting stars under the age of 25 are banned from promoting gambling in light of their influence over young people. However logos emblazoned on team strips are not considered advertising under the rules. Kaide … Read more

SPORTS AGENDA: BBC under scrutiny over Test coverage… Premier League stars use loophole for a trim

Government regulators are closely monitoring the BBC website’s coverage of the England cricket tour of India, amid concern that the broadcaster is providing commentary on a series for which they have not paid. The BBC are adamant that their Cricket Social audio feed is not a live commentary, but rather discussion and analysis by the … Read more

‘Green’ number plates ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners due to checks loophole’

‘Green’ number plates meant for electric vehicles ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners for just £20 due to checks loophole’ Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched green number plates late last year  The plates, on sale for under £20, give drivers free access to clean air zones But the AA has found major … Read more

Convicted rapist is one of FIVE men trying to exploit a Brexit ‘loophole’ to avoid extradition

Convicted rapist is one of FIVE men trying to exploit a Brexit ‘loophole’ to avoid extradition Rapist is one of five men trying to exploit Brexit ‘loophole to avoid extradition If successful, could see more suspected criminals released on to the streets  High Court heard there was ‘no power to extradite any individual’ to  an EU … Read more

Matt Hancock dodges questions on ‘substantial meal’ loophole as savvy landlords reveal Tier 2 plans

Matt Hancock has today dodged talk over a ‘substantial meal’ loophole, which could see pubs team up with takeaways in order to keep pulling pints. In the latest round of interviews involving ministers facing a grilling over food and pubs, the Health Secretary blanked questions on whether watering holes could use takeaway services as way … Read more

Landlords and drinkers’ fury at loophole that lets football fans and cinema-goers drink without food

Landlords and drinkers are in uproar over a legal loophole which means football fans and cinema-goers will be allowed to enjoy a pint without a ‘substantial meal’. While pub-goers will be forced to buy food if they want a drink, football supporters will be able to knock back a pint in the concourses without having … Read more