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World Thousands flock back to pubs as some bars close early after 'irresponsible behaviour'

06:15  05 july  2020
06:15  05 july  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Customers flock back to bars and restaurants while 67 further deaths reported. People could get a drink in a pub , have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three Police chiefs are worried the reopening of pubs could fuel drunken and irresponsible behaviour , while hospitals

Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today's wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pint since bars shuttered three months ago. Borough Market in London was busy today as pubs and bars reopened for the first time since lockdown began in March.

People have been flocking to pubs in their thousands - with some apparently flouting social distancing guidelines - as England's most significant relaxation of lockdown rules so far came into force.

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As new regulations cleared the path for bars to reopen - on what was widely dubbed "Super Saturday" - pictures showed drinkers packing beer gardens and outdoor areas.

Disorder in some parts of the country forced pubs to close early, with police making arrests after violent clashes.

a group of people sitting at a table: Drinks are served to customers at the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden, West Yorkshire © PA Drinks are served to customers at the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden, West Yorkshire

But on a day that also saw hairdressers reopening, weddings allowed to take place in front of loved ones and people allowed to meet friends and family indoors, many people reported nightspots being significantly less busy than before the lockdown began.

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There has been some dispute on social media (not for the first time) over a tweet posted by Nigel Farage. The Brexit party leader shared this Roads in south-west England were “very, very busy” as lockdown restrictions eased on Saturday, with holidaymakers flocking to the region, PA Media reports.

Bar Soho in Soho, London, was one of the popular destinations for revellers, who danced in the This large group gathered for a drink at Borough Market in London as pubs reopened for the first time Some pub -goers were able to find a seat outside The Market Porter in Borough Market, but those

A number of pubs chose to close after disturbances in Nottinghamshire.

Police said three bars in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield, and two in Arnold and Newark had opted to shut early.

The Ravensdale in Mansfield posted on its Facebook page that it would be closed "until further notice" due to "irresponsible behaviour".

Inspector Craig Berry stressed that the pubs, rather than police had chosen to close the pubs, saying: "Officers were quickly on the scene to deal with a number of alcohol related anti-social behaviour reports including a smashed window and minor assault.

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Pubs and clubs, like the Forest Lodge, are also only allowed to open “an eating area on the “The first thing we wanted to do was come here so we could give back and support the local businesses. Despite restrictions easing, many of the city’s most popular venues have remained closed on Friday

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"As a result four arrests were made by officers and we supported licensees who chose to close their own premises."

But he added that he was grateful to "the majority of the public who have acted responsibly throughout Saturday".

In Essex, Special Inspector for Brentwood Steve Weaver, reported that an officer had made several arrests just moments after he had used a tweet to encourage people to "enjoy yourself tonight" but be "responsible".

He posted: "That didn't last long. Disturbance in Brentwood High street assisted other units. 4 people arrested."

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Devon and Cornwall Police said it had racked up more than 1,000 reports by 10pm.

"The majority of reports this evening have been linked to drink-related disorder and anti-social behaviour," a spokesperson said.

But one couple out in Manchester, Charlie and Sienna, told Sky News they had anticipated bars would be far busier.

"It's much quieter than we were expecting," they said.

"But it's a really nice atmosphere and the bar we went to felt safe. We'd definitely feel reassured to go out again next weekend."

And the national chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said he believed as many as half of pubs had chosen not to reopen.

"I think it's going to be difficult for pubs," he said.

"They are opening up under uncertain circumstances. They don't know if they're going to get their customers back.

"What you are finding is, some of the pubs haven't even bothered opening today - they want to see what's going to happen."

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AUSTRALIA: thousands of residents in several high-rise apartments in Melbourne went into lockdown for at least five days on Saturday. For the first time in 105 days, people across the UK flocked to pubs , beer gardens and other licensed premises today. My colleague Mattha Busby has more on

Just a week after thousands of British people flouted social-distancing rules to crowd beaches in a heatwave, it's feared the heady mix of alcohol and a But concerns still remain that, no matter how committed people are to keeping coronavirus at bay, after a few drinks that will all go out of the window.

The caution around the relaxation among many was reflected by a new poll, which showed more than half of voters think the hospitality sector has been reopened too soon.

The Opinium survey indicated 52% believe outlets like pubs and restaurants are going back into business early, while 73% expect a second outbreak of COVID-19 this year.

It puts the government's disapproval rating at 49% - with just 30% approving of its performance.

And the poll also found that 53% of people think the easing of the lockdown is happening too fast.

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Adam Drummond, head of political polling at Opinium, said: "While the government may be keen to reopen, the public are looking ahead and with trepidation and aren't expecting this release to be anything but temporary."

Meanwhile, new quarantine exemptions will allow major sporting events, as well as TV and film productions, to go ahead this summer, the government has said.

Silverstone will be able to stage races in August, and the move gives the go-ahead for international cricket, Champions League and Europa League football, the PGA British Masters Championship and the World Snooker Championships to take place.

Also, significant darts, horse racing and other sporting events are expected to follow, ministers said.

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