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24 hr drinking success!

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Message 1 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Dec 12, 2005

No booze related public order problems in Plymouth since the new relaxed opening hours. We should have done it decades ago!
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Message 2 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Dec 12, 2005

It is not 24 hour drinking though is it.... most clubs and bars have opted to only stay open longer by, at most, a few hours. Lets get Christmas and New Year out of the way first. i suspect that many are saving their beer tokens for then.
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Message 3 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Dec 12, 2005

Plymouth is much better now. Easy to get taxis. More people spread over a longer time. The police no longer up the closing time tension by arriving aggressively mobhanded like short tempered impatient sheepdogs.
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Message 4 - posted by U2448401, Dec 12, 2005

Great improvement, no ones in a rush any more.
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Message 5 - posted by U2487692, Dec 12, 2005

And I like the under 16s nights at Destiny.
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Message 6 - posted by U2448401, Dec 13, 2005

The police don't like it because they have they feel they have to spread their deployment.A single mass closing time is for their convenience alone.
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Message 7 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Dec 15, 2005

Have a look round the back of Charles Cross police station in Plymouth late on a weekend evening. All those riot vans parked up with nothing to do. Lets reverse the new law and get some rough and tumble back into a night out!
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Message 8 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Dec 20, 2005

And as we cruise through the Christmas party heavy drinking season still no major or it seems even minor drink related public disorder.
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Message 9 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jan 1, 2006

And a week later after new year, no drink fuelled trouble on the streets of Plymouth. So much for fears on the rationalisation of opening hours.
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Message 10 - posted by U2369341, Jan 1, 2006

Sadly on NEW YEAR from 12pm to 3pm in London 24 people have undergone surgical operation. after been stabbed by a knife. the question is how many more across the country have also been stabbed? it's no wonder there is now a great fear of Blairs Labour Government's rationalisation of opening hours.some people don't care too hoots what happens around other parts of the country as long it dose not happen on their door step.

And when it does happen they are the first ones to -----SHOUT.
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Message 11 - posted by U2448401, Jan 1, 2006

But what have the stabbings to do with drinking? Are any of these stabbings related to booze violence? Most stabbings are domestic or between gangs.
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Message 12 - posted by U2487692, Jan 1, 2006

Surely you'd have to be pi**ed to stab someone which means it is horrid Mr Blair's fault after all!
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Message 13 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jan 1, 2006

If in common with Stardust we are to enter the realms of supposition and anecdote then may I suggest drawing on the opinion of my sister-in-law (who in turn draws mostly upon the Daily Mail)that most stabbings have nothing to do with drunkeness but are rather instead most often a feature of drug related crime and that violence of this kind arises during 'turf wars' and debt collection.So Stardust tell us which of your stabbings were because of drinking?
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Message 14 - posted by U2369341, Jan 1, 2006

YES. THE RESULT OF DRINKING.
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Message 15 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jan 1, 2006

Got a webpage or a news reference for that?
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Message 16 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jan 1, 2006

So how many stabbings are there on an average day in London? Is there an upward trend? Do the statistics show how many might arise from drink incidents?
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Message 17 - posted by U2369341, Jan 1, 2006

Don't you see the news on any tv station. going by your comments you seem to belong to the category in the last paragraph of my recent post.
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Message 18 - posted by BasfordBill, Jan 1, 2006

The London Ambulance Service reported a "horrifying" spate of stabbings across the capital - 35 in all on a night the service dealt with a record number of emergency 999 calls.

Between midnight and 4am the service dealt with 1,444 calls, up four per cent on the same period last year.

Deputy director of operations Russell Smith, who led the service's New Year's Eve response, said: "We are horrified that there have been so many stabbings on what is an evening of celebration for most people.

"The majority of calls that we have responded to this evening have been alcohol-related.

"Unfortunately, when some people consume alcohol they become more aggressive and we have seen a high number of violent incidents reported."

He added: "At the busiest point of the evening, our staff were taking over 400 calls an hour - more than three times what they would expect to deal with on a normal night."

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From, Nottm Eve Post 'news page'.

Don't know if we are allowed to provide 'links' on here(?)

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Message 19 - posted by U2369341, Jan 1, 2006

Thanks for that information. BasfordBill.
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Message 20 - posted by BasfordBill, Jan 1, 2006

You're welcome Stardust.

Jannermaid, You claim 24hr drinking to be a "Success"!?

I say, come spend any saturday night in Notts city centre, don't worry about accomodation, you'll possibly spend the night on a trolley in the corridor of the QMC, our main hospital, the A&E and all beds will be full but you'll have lots of company in the 'corridors'.

Perhaps Plymouth is so quiet because all the local rowdies head for other locations for their bust ups? <biggrin>
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